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    • Cracker!

    • The Best Dog in Vietnam
    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Cracker is one of the U.S. Army's most valuable weapons: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. Rick is headed to Vietnam to prove to everyone who didn't think he was cut out for war that they were wrong. When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Point of View

    • By Cindy on 07-23-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Kira-Kira

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining

    Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Emotional Rollercoaster

    • By Chris on 08-27-05

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Weedflower

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only Japanese girl in her class. Even when the other kids tease her, she always has had her flowers and family to go home to. That all changes after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book of starting over and regrowth

    • By tracy on 04-03-09

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Thing About Luck

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Summer knows that kouun means good luck in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan - right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.

    Regular price: $11.33

    • Checked

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: John Kroft
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Hockey is Conor's life. His whole life. He'll say it himself, he's a hockey beast. It's his dad's whole life too - and Conor is sure that's why his stepmom, Jenny, left. There are very few things Conor and his dad love more than the game, and one of those things is their Doberman, Sinbad. When Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor chooses to put his hockey lessons and practices on hold so they can pay for Sinbad's chemotherapy. But without hockey to distract him, Conor begins to notice more. Like his dad's crying bouts, and his friend's difficult family life.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Half a World Away

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he’s an "epic fail". That’s why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby - to replace him, he’s sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they’ve travelled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adoption

    • By Kristie Michalowski on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $11.33

    • A Million Shades of Gray

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful writing

    • By Lisa on 11-04-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Outside Beauty

    • By: Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated by: Sue Jean Kim
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: she's a sexpot. She collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the country. Sure, she's atypical, but she's also more than a pretty face and nail polish - she's confident and brave and lives life on her own terms.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Yound Adult Fiction: Teens and Turmoil (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2064
    • By: Ms. Jandy Nelson, Ms. Cynthia Kadohata, Ms. Gayle Forman
    • Narrated by: Ms. Sonya Sones
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93