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    • Hattie Big Sky

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    For years, 16-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends, especially Charlie, fighting in France, through letters and articles for her hometown paper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly excellent!

    • By Lisa on 06-12-07

    Regular price: $30.60

    • Liberty

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Chris Ensweiler, George Mount
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson comes the moving story of a young boy who, with a dad fighting in Europe and a sister working at the Higgins Boat factory, longs to have a dog of his own. Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her.

    Regular price: $13.29

    • Dear America: The Diary of Piper Davis

    • The Fences Between Us
    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    One fateful day in December, Piper Davis awaits news of her brother, a soldier on the battleship Arizona, stationed in Pearl Harbor. As Piper learns about the harsh realities of war, she understands that she has the power to make a difference.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful educational story

    • By Honey on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Duke

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Jonah Von Spreecken
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, 11-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • poignant and exciting

    • By Moshe Rosenberg on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Dash

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Kathy Hsieh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home - or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a good book I Read it for obob.

    • By karen hittenberger on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Hattie Ever After

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Kirby Larson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved all of it!

    • By littlelighthous0114 on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Code Word Courage

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Erin Stewart, Forrest Goodluck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Billie has lived with her great-aunt ever since her mom passed away and her dad left. Billie's big brother, Leo, is about to leave, too, for the warfront. But first, she gets one more weekend with him at the ranch. Billie's surprised when Leo brings home a fellow Marine from boot camp, Denny. She has so much to ask Leo - about losing her best friend and trying to find their father - but Denny, who is Navajo, or Diné, comes with something special: a gorgeous, but injured, stray dog. As Billie cares for the dog, whom they name Bear, she and Bear grow deeply attached to each other.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Audacity Jones to the Rescue

    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Audacity Jones is an 11-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime.

    Regular price: $17.15

    • Nubs

    • The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
    • By: Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship, made stronger by Dennis's willingness to share his meals, offer a warm place to sleep, and give Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before.

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Audacity Jones Steals the Show

    • Audacity Jones, Book 2
    • By: Kirby Larson
    • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are setting off from Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls on an extraordinary adventure! In the glittering city of New York, the girls meet Harry Houdini, the world's most famous magician, as he prepares a new spectacle: Houdini plans to make an elephant disappear from a crowded theater. But Audacity and Bimmy discover a nefarious plot that puts Houdini's illusion in jeopardy. Who could be trying to sabotage the master magician?

    Regular price: $14.69