An author writes a book and controls the characters. What happens when the author is actually the character in someone else´s book, and that author is my character? Some people´s fantasies are other people´s realities. And some people are aware while others are not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034235/bk_acx0_034235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1954, two preteen boys, with opposite personalities, electrify Glenwood, a small African-American section of a town called Chesterville, when one, a feared bully with homicidal fantasies, becomes terrified of the other, a mild-mannered bookworm who would hardly shoo a fly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026988/bk_acx0_026988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The famous ´´coonskin´´ politician was always more than the self-promoted backwoods Everyman. An astute and agile leader, Crockett would come of age during the Creek Wars, and die a hero at the battle of the Alamo in Texas. Today we can distinguish between the legend and the history of Davy Crockett, as we survey the facts of his life and the fantasies of more than a century of stories told in songs, films, and books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Becker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000337/bk_adbl_000337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal brings us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn! The Land of Unicorns is in trouble - it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing. Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed...that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there! Amy Krouse Rosenthal revives this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies. Artwork by Brigette Barrager courtesy of Bright Art Licensing. Music by Todd Boekelheide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paris Rosenthal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002430/bk_lili_002430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale follows Winston, a young inner city boy who goes to Brooklyn, NY to get ingredients for his Aunt´s callaloo dinner when he is magically transported to the Caribbean island of Tobago. There, he encounters the mythical folkloric characters that roam the island. Winston´s fears and fantasies fuse together as the reality of his situation becomes dire. He must find his way out of this haunting paradise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marjuan Canady. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019331/bk_acx0_019331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From schooldays to summer holidays, and from childhood fantasies to nostalgic reminiscences, writers have provided us with a rich seam of children’s poetry over the years. This delightful selection brings over seventy poems together, from such celebrated poets as A.A. Milne, Kenneth Grahame, Hilaire Belloc, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Michael Rosen, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, Allan Ahlberg, Spike Milligan and Rudyard Kipling. It mixes classic titles such as ‘The King’s Breakfast’, ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’, ‘Teeth’, ‘The Jumblies’ and ‘Jabberwocky’ with more recent entries including ‘First Day at School’, ‘Aliens Stole my Underpants’, ‘Talking Turkeys!!’ and ‘The Computer’s First Christmas Card’. Acknowledgments to: The Society of Authors as Literary Representative of the Estate of A.E. Housman, The Literary Trustees of Walter de la Mare, and the Society of Authors as their representative. Poems by Charles Causley taken from Collected Poems 1951 – 2000, published by Macmillan. ‘A Child’s Calendar’ taken from Selected Poems by George Mackay Brown, published by John Murray (Publishers) Ltd. ‘The Grass House’ is from OUT AND ABOUT Copyright © 1988 Shirley Hughes. Recorded by permission of Walker Books Ltd., London. ‘Don’t Call Alligator Long-Mouth Till You Cross River’ is from Say It Again, Granny! by John Agard, published by Bodley Head. Reprinted by permission of the Random House Group Ltd. Two Ogden Nash poems used by permission of Curtis Brown Ltd. Copyright © 1936 by Ogden Nash, renewed. All rights reserved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Bond, Eleanor Bron, Bernard Cribbins, Michael Maloney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004281/bk_bbcw_004281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Den ensomme og 100 år gamle Jeppe Jansen med det lange skjegget får besøk av giraffen Tviga. Hun gråter to tårer som heter Jubilato og Tristamento. Disse to tårene representerer motsetningene i livet. Som navnene indikerer, representerer Jubilato det positive som snillhet, glede, seier, fred, sang, vennskap og fantasi, mens Tristamento står for det negative som ondskap, sorg, nederlag, krig, taushet, uvennskap og den harde virkeligheten. Tviga sier at hun kommer fra Afrika, fra hjertet ditt og fra mange andre steder i verden, og hun lærer Jeppe å se på livet med nye øyne. Please note: This audiobook is in Norwegian. 1. Norwegian. Tor Stokke, Linn Stokke, Kim Eidem, Anders Evang. http://samples.audible.de/bk/ebok/000004/bk_ebok_000004_sample.mp3.
How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving new novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk. Nuts to You is short, funny, and surprising - an Incredible Journey with squirrels. It will appeal to fans of animal fantasies by Kate DiCamillo, Kathi Appelt, and Avi. The squirrels Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. New communities are discovered, new friends are made, huge danger is encountered (both man-made and of the fox and bobcat variety) and mysteries are revealed. Nuts to You is wholly original, funny, lively, and thought-provoking. It is a deeply satisfying piece of storytelling about the power of stories to save the world; about the power of friendship and the importance of community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008282/bk_reco_008282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you really know about Love?Love´s her name, but it´s not her whole story... Love Bukowski is a new sophomore at Hadley Hall, the posh prep school where her father is now principal. Raised by her single dad (with more than a little help from her funky aunt Mable), almost-sixteen-year-old Love is strong willed, with a wry sense of humor - but will she fit into the world of Hadley Hall? In the made-for-TV version of her life, she’s got cool friends and hot guys galore. But being a ´´fac brat´´ makes new friends hard to come by, and the guys - well, that remains to be seen. Now Love´s got to step it up if she´s going to overcome her less-than-glamorous reality and get that walk-on role in her own fantasies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Farhat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016047/bk_adbl_016047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Patty Gayle and the Legend of Kingsley is a fantasy set in Kingsley Lake, Florida, in 1960. It´s the journey of Patty Gayle, a twelve-year-old awkward girl, who doesn´t think she has much purpose in life until she is given a key that unlocks possibilities of which she could only dream. The key leads her on an adventure to a magical land that she thought only existed in her grandmother´s stories. While on her quest, Patty Gayle realizes some of her fantasies, but must strengthen her faith in God, gain confidence in herself, overcome her own fears and emotions, and defeat a sinister sorcerer before the inhabitants of Kingsley can be saved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Shalan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009608/bk_acx0_009608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.