It´s a dangerous time for 13-year-old Clara and her family. They have just been imprisoned in Terezin (Terezinstadt), a ghetto in a medieval town near Prague - which was built to show the world how ´´well´´ the Nazis were treating Jews during the Second World War. Here Clara encounters hunger, disease and filthy living conditions. Even worse is the constant threat of being deported to concentration camps where the possibility of death awaits her.But in the midst of the horror of these conditions, Clara makes strong friendships with Hanna, a girl from home, and Jacob, an older boy who helps her learn about life in the ghetto. She also participates in classes where education, music, and poetry flourish. Life in the ghetto takes an unusual turn for the young people when a children´s opera, Brundibar, written by an inmate, allows them moments of joy and laughter. With a real escape being planned by Jacob, a family tragedy to confront, and an inspection tour from the Red Cross at hand, Clara has some life-challenging decisions to make.Inspired by real events, particularly by performances of Brundibar, this compelling work for readers 10 and up includes a review of the performance written by a young boy in an underground ghetto newspaper, adding further depth to the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001380/bk_adbl_001380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children will enjoy listening to early evidence of young Clara Barton´s calling such as when Patch, her beloved dog, is injured, and Clara nurses him back to health. They will sympathize with her boarding school days when she is snubbed because she is too shy to talk to other girls. But her shyness disappears when she assists the local doctor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001178/bk_blak_001178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you believe in fairies? Join Tinker Bell´s sisters on a magical Valentine´s adventure. Inspired by Tinker Bell, from the book Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie. Before Tinker Bell flew to Never Land and met Peter Pan she lived on Sheepskerry Island with her fairy sisters - Clara, Lily, Rosie, Silver, and Squeak the baby. Every fairy loves the Valentine´s Games on Sheepskerry Island. There´s races, feasts, and friendly visitors to compete with. Clara wants it all to be perfect so she uses a little more magic than usual. But newfound magic can be risky, and Clara´s kindness puts her in terrible danger... Young readers will love the enchanting stories and beautiful illustrations in this charming series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Collingwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001884/bk_hcuk_001884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack and Annie are whisked back to the Civil War, where they meet Clara Barton and save the life of their very own great-great-great-grand-father. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000561/bk_lili_000561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Vargas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000848/bk_adbl_000848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes one little kiss can change everything, especially one from a world famous hero of the American Revolution! Gold Medalist (Middle School/Historical Fiction), 2017 Literary Classics Award 1st Place Winner (Historical Fiction), 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Bronze Medalist (Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction), 2017 eLit Awards Quarter Finalist, 2016 Booklife Prize (Middle Grade) One of the top 10 MG entries! Seal of Approval Recipient, 2017 Literary Classics Awards Finalist (Young Adult), Book Excellence Awards Named on the Grateful American Kids website as one of the best history books for kids to read Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the early 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolmistress aunt. Clara resents that her late mother´s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, ´´Prissy Priscilla´´ keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty 17-year-old ´´Dread Cousin Hetty´´. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara´s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, herself, and about Lafayette. She comes to understand the huge and vital role the young French aristocrat played in America´s Revolutionary War and to see that her problems might not be quite so terrible after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothea Jensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115541/bk_acx0_115541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O’Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin. She realizes that Maren is becoming a mermaid—and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, Clara and O’Neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O’Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid. And always, in the back of her mind, Clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am I? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006771/bk_brll_006771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her...even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seemed like the best option, so she´s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place. As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he´s not the only one.... With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won´t come without sacrifices and betrayal. In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must choose her fate once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Quan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003244/bk_harp_003244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonising low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her...even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place. As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one... With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal. In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eloise Oxer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001770/bk_boli_001770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn´t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Quan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002873/bk_harp_002873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.