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    • Someday

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Alison McGhee
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A mother's love leads to a mother's dream - every mother's dream - for her child to live life to its fullest. A deceptively simple, powerful ode to the potential of love and the potential in life, Someday is a story that you'll want to share today.

    Regular price: $0.99

    • What I Leave Behind

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Sixteen-year-old Will spends most of his days the same way: Working at the Dollar Only store, trying to replicate his late father’s famous cornbread recipe, and walking the streets of Los Angeles. Will started walking after his father committed suicide, and three years later he hasn’t stopped. But there are some places Will can’t walk by: The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back, the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died, and his childhood friend Playa’s house.

    Regular price: $9.44

    • Never Coming Back

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Alison McGhee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondack Mountain town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a fiercely independent but loving woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, forcing Clara to build a new life for herself, far from her roots, far from her high-school boyfriend, and far from the life she had known. Now more than a decade has passed, and Clara, a successful writer, has been summoned home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book!

    • By Tammy Ronas-Slate on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 'Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth' and 'Countdown to Kindergarten'

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Rachael Lillis
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    All the apprehension about school "firsts" is playfully presented in these reassuring stories. In Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth, advice from a "knowledgeable" second grader has the first grade worry-wart convinced that her new teacher is really a 300-year old alien. In Countdown to Kindergaten, a five-year-old has 10 days until she starts kindergarten, and she's in trouble: she doesn't know how to tie her shoes.

    Regular price: $9.98

    • Maybe a Fox

    • By: Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Alison McGhee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they'd be identical twins if only they'd been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn't such a fast - faster than fast - runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they're not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens...and no one ever sees her again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignent

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Bink & Gollie

    • By: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    These two girls are marvelous companions who often do not agree... on socks... or goldfish... or venturing to the Andes. This humorous story relates how compromise helps these two very different individuals remain the best of friends.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Bink & Gollie: Two for One

    • By: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The fair is in town and these two very different girls--but best friends extraordinaire--use teamwork to navigate its many wonders.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Pablo and Birdy

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Alison McGhee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The seaside town of Isla has many stories, the most notable being the legend of the Seafaring Parrot. Locals claim that the Seafarer remembers every sound, every whisper, cry, laugh, or snort ever uttered. But, though there have been rumored Seafarer sightings, no one has actually seen the bird before. Other stories surround a boy named Pablo, who had washed up on shore in a blow-up swimming pool as an infant with only a lavender parrot as a companion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Kristina Jean on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Firefly Hollow

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Three lonely riverside dwellers - a boy, a firefly, and a cricket - are all trying to make sense of unexpected changes in their world. Each has a secret dream, but each finds himself trapped. Becoming friends brings them happiness and solidarity, but more changes are in store. Each character stands up to his greatest fear, and, in doing so, finds his greatest strength.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Star Bright

    • A Christmas Story
    • By: Alison McGhee, Peter H. Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Erin Yuen
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The angels are aflutter: a baby is soon to be born! One small angel can tell this baby is especially special. And holy moly, are their presents extraordinary. The little angel wants to give a present too, but, what could she possibly offer that is as worthy as the others’ gifts? At a loss for ideas, she peeks over the side of her platform and spies something going on in the desert - a caravan of kings on camels, lost in the dark.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Renn, Senna, renn

    • By: Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Johann von Bülow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Schwestern Sylvie und Jules sind ein Herz und eine Seele. Sie bauen im Winter gemeinsam Schneefiguren und werfen regelmäßig Steine in den reißenden Fluss hinter ihrem Haus - jeder einzelne beschriftet mit einem Herzenswunsch. Doch ausgerechnet der Fluss, der ihre größten Geheimnisse kennt, nimmt Sylvie eines Tages für immer mit sich. Jules und ihr Vater müssen lernen, sich in der "Welt nach Sylvie" zurechtzufinden. Was sie nicht wissen: In dem Moment, in dem Sylvie für immer verschwindet, wird im Wald die kleine Füchsin Senna geboren. Sie spürt eine besondere Verbindung zu Jules und hat eine wichtige Botschaft für sie - von Sylvie.

    Regular price: $9.82

    • A Very Brave Witch

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Elle Fanning
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    One Halloween, a little witch decides she'd finally like to see what this special night is about. As soon as she makes a new friend, she discovers how much fun trick-or-treating with humans can be.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Shadow Baby

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    With a missing father, sister, and grandfather - and a mother who refuses to explain - 11-year-old Clara lives with many questions. When she begins interviewing an elderly immigrant for a school biography assignmnent, she learns he too has a shadowy past. Attempting to fill in gaps, Clara invents version upon version of stories for both her new friend and herself. As the tales evolve, she uncovers some unsettling family history, but most importantly, she begins to discover what matters most in life. Filled with small surprises, Shadow Baby is at turns funny, poignant, and heartwarming.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Snap

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Edwina "Eddie" Beckey and Sally Hobart are best friends. They love to jump rope, camp, and eat chocolate doughnuts with sprinkles. Eddie wears different colored rubber bands on her wrist. She nevers takes them off until the one day she finds an important reason to pass them on to Sally.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Making a Friend

    • By: Alison McGhee
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn't forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else - the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn't…and he doesn't have to.

    Regular price: $6.99