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Patricia Reilly Giff

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  • Pictures of Hollis Woods | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
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    Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. When Hollis is sent to Josie, she'll do everything in her power to make sure they stay together.

    Ltonya Cousins says: "Good listen"
  • Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Nory Ryan's Song

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Susan Lynch
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    Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year, Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage and fields, the English lord bent upon forcing the Irish from their land so he can tumble the cottages and clear the fields for grazing.

  • Lily's Crossing | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Lily's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Mia Dillon
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    When Lily meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary, during the summer of 1944, they begin a special friendship. However, Lily and Albert have both told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.

  • Jubilee | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Jubilee

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    Jubilee lives with her beloved aunt Cora and her faithful dog on a beautiful island. Years ago, when her mother left, Jubilee stopped talking. Now she communicates entirely through gestures, taps, and by drawing cartoons, speaking only when she's alone - or with Dog. This year, Jubilee faces a big change - leaving her small, special classroom for a regular fifth grade class. She likes her new teacher, and finds a maybe-friend in a boy named Mason. But Jubilee's wandering feet won't stop until they find her mother.

  • Willow Run | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Willow Run

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Staci Snell
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    Meggie Dillon's life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her older brother Eddie enlisted and was shipped off to fight in Europe. And people say that anywhere else Grandpa would be turned in because he's German, and people might think he's a spy. Is it true? Could Grandpa be taken away?

    JoEllen Arnold says: "Read Richard Peck's On the Wings of Heroes instead"
  • A House of Tailors | Patricia Reilly Giff

    A House of Tailors

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    Sewing! NO ONE could hate it more than Dina Kirk. Endless tiny stitches, button holes, darts. Since she was tiny, she's worked in her family's dressmaking business, where the sewing machine is a cranky member of the family.

    Kay says: "Another good one by Giff"
  • Winter Sky | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Winter Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Arielle Sitrick, Cassandra Campbell
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    Sirens! A scary sound, especially to Siria, whose brave Pop is a firefighter. Siria loves everyone at Pop's city firehouse. She also loves to study the stars. Her mother named her after the brightest start in the winter sky. When Siria hears sirens, she sneaks out to chase the trucks, to bring Pop and the other firefighters luck. She'd be in big trouble if she ever got caught. Good thing her best friend, Douglas, is always by her side. As Christmas approaches, Siria suspects that someone in the neighborhood is setting fires.

  • Water Street | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Water Street

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
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    Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street, where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory; to help her sister Annie find love; and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she could have a new friend close by.

  • Eleven: A Mystery | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Eleven: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Staci Snell
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    The shock of icy water as a boat crashes onto rocks feels real; so does the castle high above him that is almost hidden in the mists. And what about the number 11 woven into all those dreams? The papers Sam finds in the locked box in the attic may hold the answers - if only he could read them.

    Alaska reader says: "Lovely book"
  • Today Was a Terrible Day | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Today Was a Terrible Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
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    Today Was a Terrible Day follows the humorous mishaps of a second-grader who is learning to read.

  • Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Dana Lubotsky
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    In Kidnap at the Catfish Café, Minnie's detective business is kind of slow - until one day a stray cat drops into her life, along with her first case. Soon Minnie is investigating a crime wave, and she's hot on the trail of a thief who would steal anything - even a cat!

  • Wild Girl | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Wild Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she's free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12 - time to leave Brazil for New York. Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie's story unfolds, so does the filly's.

  • Big Whopper: Zigzag Kids, Book 2 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Big Whopper: Zigzag Kids, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Bailee Madison
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    Discovery Week at the Zigzag Afternoon Center! Everyone writes their discoveries on a big sheet of paper in the hallway. But Destiny Washington can't think of anything new to discover. Before she knows it, Destiny has told a BIG whopper. And snooty Gina, who's great at discovering things, knows all about it. Destiny has to find a way out of the whopper. In the end, she makes the best discovery of all.

  • R My Name Is Rachel | Patricia Reilly Giff

    R My Name Is Rachel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
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    Rachel, Cassie, and Joey live in the city with their Pop, until Pop's search for work lands the family on a run down farm. Dreamy Rachel loves to read, and doesn't know much about the country. Times are hard there, too - the school and library are closed. When Pop gets work near Canada, he has to leave the children on the farm alone. For two months! But Rachel's the oldest, and she'll make sure they're all right. Somehow.

  • Gingersnap | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Gingersnap

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Olivia Campbell
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    It's 1944. World War II is raging. Jayna's big brother, Rob, is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But right before he leaves, Rob tells Jayna a secret: they may have a grandmother in Brooklyn. Rob found a little blue recipe book with her name and an address for a bakery. When Jayna learns that Rob is missing in action, she's devastated. Along with her turtle, Theresa; the recipe book; and an encouraging, ghostly voice as her guide, Jayna sets out for Brooklyn in hopes of finding the family she so desperately needs.

  • Number One Kid: Zigzag Kids, Book 1 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Number One Kid: Zigzag Kids, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Everette Plen
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    Number One Kid. That’s what Mitchell McCabe’s favorite T-shirt says. He’d like to be Number One at the Zigzag Afternoon Center, where there are lots of fun activities to choose from: swimming, nature walks, field trips, art, even homework help. But Mitchell is worried. What if he’s the only kid who doesn’t get a prize on Prize Day? Luckily, Mitchell realizes he’s a winner at something terrific.

  • Bears Beware: Zigzag Kids, Book 5 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Bears Beware: Zigzag Kids, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Everette Plen
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    Mitchell really doesn't want to go camping with the other kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. Sleeping in the woods with creepy crawly things, coyotes, and bears? Yikes! But his best friend Habib is going, and it's Mitchell's birthday that weekend. He's just got to find a way to be brave, and scare the bears away! Bears Beware continues to delight readers with award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff's quirky, lovable group of kids, capturing all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.

  • Flying Feet: Zigzag Kids, Book 3 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Flying Feet: Zigzag Kids, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Everette Plen
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    When Charlie hears that special buzz in his head, he knows it means one thing: an idea for a new invention. But Charlie's ideas tend to backfire - such as the flying feet that don't really fly. If only Charlie could make his inventions work, people might think he's as special as his older brother, Larry. Then the Zigzag afternoon center organizes a Come as a Character Day, and Charlie gets his chance to shine.

  • Super Surprise: Zigzag Kids, Book 6 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Super Surprise: Zigzag Kids, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Ariadne Meyers
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    This week the kids at the Zizag Afternoon Center are being creative, and trying new things. But that's not so easy for Destiny. All of her ideas turn into disasters - until she finds out what a good poet she is. The sixth book in award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff's Zigzag Kids series captures all the excitement of new friends and after-school fun.

  • Mary Moon Is Missing: Adventures of Minnie and Max, Book 2 | Patricia Reilly Giff

    Mary Moon Is Missing: Adventures of Minnie and Max, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Narrated By Dana Lubotsky
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    "Featuring intrepid girl detective Minnie and helpful cat assistant Max, this vocal adaptation of Giff's story concerns a hotly contested pigeon race and some mildly sinister goings-on. Reader Dana Lubotsky has precisely the right vocal quality, suggesting a touch of uncertainty here, a bit of brashness there. The length is perfect: long enough to develop realistic details yet short enough to hold young listeners' attention for the duration." (Booklist)

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