In this young-adult coming-of-age novel, Karin Blanch is a 16-year-old sophomore at Elmwood High in Crescent Heights, California. She experiences the trials, tribulations, and peer and familial pressures of first love when she becomes involved with senior basketball star Reese McKenzie. Reese solicits Karin´s help after fellow basketball player Marcus Payne gets into trouble, involving alcohol abuse and vandalism. Karin asks her criminal-attorney father to represent Marcus pro bono, which he agrees to do. After that crisis is resolved, Karin´s neighbor and best friend, Lesley Rochester, starts to date Marcus. While Karin has a home with both parents, Lesley lives with her widowed mother, who has a new boyfriend. Karin´s involvement with Reese is tested as she tries to resist his pressures to go all the way in the face of competition from Reese´s ex-girlfriend, Cheryl Gibson, a gorgeous cheerleader, who still pines for him and goes out of her way to try and sabotage their relationship. Just when it seems as if Reese is all Karin could ask for in a dream guy, Lesley drops a bombshell by claiming that Reese sexually assaulted her at a party. Karin is stunned and conflicted. Once again, she turns to her father to help Reese legally, though uncertain of his innocence. Karin finds herself torn between her best friend and boyfriend as she seeks to get to the truth, while hoping it´s possible to keep both relationships intact. The shocking ending will reveal all to Karin - but at what price to her budding romance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quiana Goodrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000228/bk_acx0_000228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her Teen Dream: Summer Heartbreak is the second novel in this realistic coming-of-age series for teenagers from Devon Vaughn Archer, author of the runaway best seller Her Teen Dream. After finding her true love in the senior basketball star Reese McKenzie, 16-year-old Karin Blanch attends summer school for some extra credits at Elmwood High in Crescent Heights, California. As in the first book of the series, she experiences the ups and downs of first love. While Reese prepares to go to college in LA, Karin continues her strong friendship with next-door neighbor Lesley Rochester, makes new friends, and has to deal with summer heartbreak. As her summer rolls along, Karin also finds herself attracted to a new guy at school, gets caught up in a school lockdown where she comes face to face with a bank robber, and catches Reese kissing his ex-girlfriend and cheerleader, Cheryl Green. Meanwhile, Lesley, 16, is still dealing with being the victim of sexual abuse. She starts dating Marcus again, and her mother begins dating a friend of her late father´s. When Lesley receives some devastating news, her own romance is threatened. Fans of the first book in the series will find themselves equally entertained by this novel and Karin´s coming of age as she and Lesley prepare to start their junior year in the fall in the upcoming third book in the series, Her Teen Dream: Junior Year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quiana Goodrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003515/bk_acx0_003515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Culinary traditions! Enjoy mouthwatering poems about pizza and pancakes. See the importance of family traditions and that food can bring people together. Learn how pizza became a popular food and make a mini pizza of your own. Stories by Debbie Lecy, Barbara Kanninen, Christina G. Rossetti, Karin Gaspartich, and Dawn King. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/000212/bk_hich_000212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magic Mommy series, is a rare collection of stories you´ll want to listen to over and over again. Marvin and the Surprise Package takes a funny view of sibling rivalry, and weaves it into a sweet lesson on sharing. You´ll look forward to the very last line, when the author, Karin McCay, leaves you with a magical twist that is sure to bring a smile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: June Angela. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092573/bk_acx0_092573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The World of Corazones is a collection of delightful short stories for children by the Spanish writer Nicaren Gallardo. They recount the adventures of an intrepid storyteller, Tara, in search of a mysterious world which her grandfather once told her about. Her travels, in the company of Estrella the Tortoise and a collection of other amusing animals, lead her to a world whose inhabitants value peace, harmony and, above all, fun. These are lovely stories (complete with music and songs) for younger children to enjoy while on a journey, before going to bed or at any time they simply need to relax and imagine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin Luthringhausen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110914/bk_acx0_110914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hamlet, the perfectly pink stuffed pig, is mad at his best friend, Vivienne Scarlett. He decides to run away from home and sets off to see the world, stowing away in a package bound for London. During his whirlwind adventure, he meets someone who helps him understand what it truly means to be a ´´best friend´´. Author Rachel Ellyn creates stories to inspire children to dream, to explore, and to build confidence in being uniquely themselves. The Hamlet series are delightful stories for early elementary graders and excellent bedtime stories for younger children. Be sure to pick up How to Pack a Pig, Hamlet´s debut tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin Allers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121235/bk_acx0_121235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vivienne Scarlett thinks going on a business trip with her mother sounds exciting. But in the excitement of packing, she realizes she needs to bring her best friend´s things, too...only her best friend is a stuffed pink pig named Hamlet. What do you pack for a pig going on a trip? Rachel Ellyn creates stories that inspire children to dream, to explore, and to build their confidence in being uniquely themselves. A delightful story for first and second graders and an excellent bedtime story for younger children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin Allers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121071/bk_acx0_121071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bell has a problem. She´s a Manx cat born with a tail. But Manx cats aren´t supposed to have tails! All she wants is to find a place where she can belong, where the Curse of the Tail won´t follow. Humiliated and scared, Bell leaves her family to save them the shame of her existence...only to find the world outside is full of danger. With a train conductor named Henry, Bell has a chance to find a home again. Then a Pinkerton detective and his hound, Watson, pursue a thief onto Bell´s train. Can she and Watson track him down and bring him to justice? Can a Manx with a tail beat the curse, or will she fail and be cast out again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin Allers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119821/bk_acx0_119821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Emmy Award-nominated and Edgar Award-winning duo of Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan deliver a heart-pounding finale to the postapocalyptic teen world of the Wasteland, filled with dramatic twists and turns. Best-selling author of Criminal, Karin Slaughter, called Wasteland ´´a Lord of the Flies for future generations. An irresistible page-turner.´´ No one dares to leave the District - the towering structure of glass and steel that is their protection against the unruly bands of Outsiders that roam Mundreel and the deadly rain that carries the disease that kills all over the age of 19. This skyscraper stands amid the urban devastation, the city rumored to have once been called ´´Montreal´´. Esther and her allies have created a haven on the rooftop, a garden that flourishes, and a home for her new baby, hidden from all but the very few who know her secret. But as Gideon´s power grows, and factions form, the ultimate darkness is born from greed, and Esther must find a way to save the citizens from themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Knight Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004376/bk_harp_004376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When her family´s cider business is ruined and other local businesses are vandalized, Anika Penning wonders if the recent bout of unrest is merely a result of rivalry between local merchants and noblemen, or if something more sinister is at the root of the recent crimes. Along her journey Anika befriends Prince Valdemar, future king of Brevalia, but their relationship hits many twists and turns along the way. Lady Winifred Paxel Flemming pursues the prince relentlessly. His grandmother, Queen Marguerite, expects him to wed whoever she thinks is suitable, even if it means marrying a foreign princess he´s never met. Anika´s mother, Lady Sarah, wants Anika to help ease the family´s financial burdens by marrying Erland Riccats, National Chairman of the Merchants´ Guild. Lady Sarah also harbors secrets regarding Prince Valdemar´s mother, Princess Karin, who met an untimely death years before. In the end, will both Anika and Prince Valdemar be forced into loveless marriages, or will they be able to outwit their enemies? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecily White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098100/bk_acx0_098100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.