Consultant, international speaker, and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers, and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates, and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy, and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099076/bk_acx0_099076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen-year-old Rae Maddox’s mom, Gina, is a big fan of fresh starts. Gina thinks of them as an adventure, but for Rae, each move is just one more friend lost, one more chance to feel like an outsider. After arriving in Wisconsin, Gina promises to stay put until Rae graduates. Cautiously optimistic, she wades into the social whirl at Whitman High School, making a few friends and even earning a chance at love. But when the vice principal pairs her with fellow newbie Allison Daly, Rae’s tentative happiness is jeopardized. It seems Allison was orphaned after her parents died in a suspicious house fire, leaving their daughter to bounce between relatives’ homes. When a sleepover at Rae’s house goes terribly wrong, Rae sees a troubling side of Allison — and learns a few secrets about her own mother in the process. Suddenly Rae is at risk of losing everything and everyone she cares about — unless she steps up and takes charge of her life once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004138/bk_brll_004138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where is Early´s father? He´s not the kind of father who you think would disappear. But he´s gone. And he´s left a whole lot of trouble behind. As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into Chicago´s shelter system. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. There are patterns and rhythms to what´s happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000391/bk_schc_000391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sally Hobart Alexander is a writer of considerable talent and resourcefulness. Taking Hold: My Journey Into Blindness is her powerful autobiography of tragic illness and spiritual triumph. At 24, Sally Hobart was a schoolteacher, engaged to be married, and living a happy, active life in Southern California. Waking up one morning, she discovered that a gray cloud had descended upon everything around her. A trip to the ophthamologist’s office revealed that she was suffering from a retinal hemorrhage. Several treatments later, her sight steadily deteriorating, Sally began to understand that soon she would be completely blind. With courage and conviction, Sally has struggled to overcome her visual impairment, and her story is one of great inspiration. With Suzanne Toren’s sensitive narration, Sally’s story overflows with emotion and determination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005609/bk_reco_005609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A ball drops to the ground. Leaves fall from a tree. Gravity is at work all around you. But what exactly is gravity? And how does it affect different objects? Listen to this audiobook to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high energy, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000431/bk_lrnr_000431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Minnie McClary is the new girl and knows that she doesn´t quite fit in, especially not after she lost it one day in language arts. In art, Minnie has to paint a self-portrait - but how can she do this when she doesn´t even know who she is anymore? Things aren´t great at home, either. Her uncle Bill is building a huge replica of the Apache helicopter he flew in Iraq, and her father has blown some sort of whistle and has to start over in a new job. Then Miss Marks takes over Minnie´s language class and encourages students to think critically about everything. They write their thoughts and questions in journals, marking the most private entries ´´For Your Eyes Only´´. Minnie and her classmate Amira are inspired, but some people in town wonder why Miss Marks is encouraging students to ask these questions and just what, exactly, she´s teaching. When a group of angry parents demands Miss Marks´s suspension, Minnie finds herself asking a lot of questions - and figuring out what she has the power to change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001494/bk_lili_001494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dewayne Falco has been a fixture in Sea Breeze since his appearance in the very first book, Breathe. He always had the one-liners and smart remarks that made you laugh. But there was never any insight into his life. Other than being best friends with Marcus, Preston, and Rock all his life, you knew little else. Until now. In Hold on Tight, Dewayne´s past pain is brought front and center while he realizes not all was lost - and that there may be hope for him yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sebastian York, Shayna Thibodeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006776/bk_sans_006776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children of all ages are often wise beyond their years. Listening to this audiobook is like having an inspiring talk with a close friend or family member, directed right to that wise place inside. Friendly and uplifting, these words help children understand that their power, self-esteem, and direction in life do not need to be dependent on the words and actions of others. Practical tips to handle teasing and bullying are offered. Kids are encouraged to look for their unique gifts and talents too, and to fully appreciate them! Original music and songs by the author are sprinkled throughout. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert B. Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021931/bk_acx0_021931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time is almost out for the Keepers of the School in this fifth Keepers adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story. The Keepers of the School - known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert - have one last chance to save their school before it’s torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule. One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Nobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006459/bk_sans_006459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lin’s all dressed up and ready to go as the anime heroine Maid Momo Battle Maiden of the Akihabara District. Although she has misgivings about being scantily dressed, she goes to the anime convention anyway at the request of a friend. Things turn sour however, when Lin’s costume attracts the unwanted attention of an anime geek. Soon things barrel out of control as Lin struggles to survive in the shoes of Maid Momo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/spkn/000057/bk_spkn_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.