´´A laugh-out-loud listen, full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!´´ (Danny Wallace, presenter and best-selling author) This is the second audiobook in Demolition Dad author Phil Earle´s children´s series, Storey Street. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams, each book in this laugh-out-loud series focuses on a different neighbour. Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd. But his every attempt ends in failure. He can´t even get any attention at home, as his five brothers (triplets and twins) take every second of Mum and Dad´s attention. When Mum foils a bank robbery while on duty as a lollipop lady, she and Mouse are lauded as superheroes. Joining forces with Mouse are The Z List - a group of unlikely crime fighters. But in their midst is a traitor hell-bent on revenge. Will Mouse be super enough to spot this danger, and is he brave enough to do anything about it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000210/bk_hkid_000210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street, where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory; to help her sister Annie find love; and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she could have a new friend close by. But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas writes about his life in his journal - about his father, who spends each night at the tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas has a secret that only Bird suspects, and turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000445/bk_lili_000445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sean Harker is good at two things: stealing cars and fighting. One earns him money, the other earns him respect from the gang that he calls family. A police chase through the city streets is just another rite of passage for Sean...as is getting nicked. But a brutal event behind bars convinces him to take charge and turn his life around. Now he must put his street skills to the ultimate test - as a soldier in the British army. And the battlefield is London, where innocent people are being targeted by a new and terrifying enemy. Undercover, under threat - only Sean Harker can save the streets from all-out war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Lloyd Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002487/bk_rhuk_002487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hans Christian Andersen shares a memorable tale that mirrors what we may all feel as any career comes to an end. A street lamp has been faithful in his duties for decades, yet the time had arrived that he would be relieved of duty. What did the future hold for the lamp? The wind, moon, and rain each gave gifts and there was a line featuring those who wanted to take the lamps place. A highly relatable short fable narrated by Glenn Hascall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001147/bk_mike_001147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews! A New York Times Notable Book * Publishers Weekly Flying Start * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors´ Choice of 2017 (Top of the List winner) * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * BookPage Best YA Book of the Year American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005793/bk_harp_005793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andersen´s fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West´s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, and present lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. This title is part of Andersen´s Fairy Tales, Volume 2, published by Dreamscape Media. LLC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Fenney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003580/bk_drms_003580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Growing up Mexican-American in Fresno, California in the 1950’s and 60’s might not have been easy, but it was certainly never boring for young Gary Soto, his brother Rick and sister Debra. As this compilation of 21 short stories and articles illustrates, there is no limit to the amount of fun a child can have, or how much he can terrorize siblings and neighbors if his imagination is active. Whether it’s beating the new neighbor kids with bagged cats, or staring into a fan for an hour without blinking while imagining he is a World War I biplane pilot, Soto passes along humorous and compelling life lessons and tales of coming of age. Gary Soto, author of The Skirt, teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. He often writes about what it is like growing up Mexican-American, and has produced two short films for Spanish-speaking children. Stories include: ´´Being Mean”, ´´Looking for Work”, ´´The Beauty Contest”, ´´Saturday with Jackie”, ´´The Small Faces”, ´´Bloodworth”, ´´One Last Time”, ´´Being Stupid”, and ´´Getting By”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Ramirez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006785/bk_reco_006785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother´s ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab´s life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the check points, the curfews, the permit system and Hayaat´s best friend Samy, who is mainly interested in football and the latest elimination on X-Factor, but always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel to Jerusalem. However, while their journey may only be a few kilometres long, it may take a lifetime to complete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kellie Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000602/bk_boli_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pip Street is the very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Bobby Cobbler is worried. His good friend Richard Keiths´ mobility scooter has broken, and without the money to fix it he might have to leave Pip Street! Can brilliant Bobby and fizzy Imelda find a way for him to stay? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Dillane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003102/bk_howe_003102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who turned out all the lights? Oh, no one - it´s a power cut. Which is bad news for usually brave Bobby Cobbler, because he´s scared of the dark. And, worse luck for Bobby, this is not just one random power cut - it´s the beginning of a plague of power cuts! Something on Pip Street isn´t right, and just between you and me, I think it might be to do with that pig with the spooky, hypnotic eyes who´s living in Jeff the Chalk´s house.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Dillane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003030/bk_howe_003030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.