Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It´s the same evil that took his dad eight years ago; the same evil he battles every day. Natalie Holand´s life fell apart the night her sister, Emily, disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn´t the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn´t know why. What she does know is that, whatever´s happening, it´s bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it. Because Will´s got a secret even bigger than Harrisburg´s...and there´s more to it than even he knows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009454/bk_adbl_009454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Book for Kids, first published in 1921, may be regarded as the Australian equivalent of Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. The collection contains 55 short poems on a wide variety of subjects, and two stories, ´´The Little Red House´´ and ´´The Boy Who Rode into the Sunset´´. Today the book is revered as a veritable icon of Australian literature, and copies of original editions are eagerly sought by collectors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002353/bk_mike_002353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in a six book series that I began writing when I was 10 years old, Detective Kids follows the adventures of Jake Conway and Kevin Broxporch, two 10-year-olds with a gift for solving crimes and mysteries. Drawn from real world scenarios, this series isn´t your parent´s Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Jowsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044156/bk_acx0_044156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robin and Harper are cousins who grew up on detective fiction and TV shows. Inspired by British books about investigator kids, they decide to start their own detective crew. They begin recruiting from their group of friends, although the pool of people interested shrinks significantly after they all find out that Robin and Harper are serious and not just organizing a lunchtime game. They eventually recruit Oppie, a boy from their school who while not unpopular, is a bit of a follower and afraid to take risks. Joining them from school is also George. He joins for reasons he claims as ´wanting to see you all make fools of yourselves´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027086/bk_acx0_027086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C. J. Dennis dedicated his work A Book for Kids to ´good children over four and under 84´. First published in 1921, this is a marvellous collection of verse and stories full of vitality and fun told by well-known actor Colin Friels. This selection of familiar poems and stories includes: ´The Sailor´ ´Our Cow´ ´The Porter´ ´The Looking Glass´ ´The Triantiwontigongolope´ ´The Circus´ ´The Long Road Home´ ´The Music of Your Voice´ ´Woolloomooloo´ ´The Pieman´ ´Cuppacumalonga´ ´The Ant Explorer´ ´The Barber´ ´The Spotted Heifers´ ´The Teacher´ ´A Change of Air´ ´Hist!´ ´Going to School´ ´The Postman´ ´Tea Talk´ ´Upon the Road to Rockabout´ ´You and I´ ´The Baker´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Friels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002724/bk_boli_002724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Newbery Honor Award - winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he´ll be the new kid in class - friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur: the class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, gets lost to surprising results; the culprit of a mysterious lunch theft might actually be something that´s not human at all; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed animal friend. Told with childlike charm and wit, The New Kid is perfect for newly independent listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Glick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015138/bk_adbl_015138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’ll never guess what Mr Butternut said at school today: ‘This is your first day with me and I can see that there is something amazing about you… all of you are hiding a big secret.’ And do you know what it is? We are all superheroes! Then we had to choose our superhero names. I’m Caspar the Cartoon Kid, my best friend’s Big Feet Pete and moaning Noella Niblet - she’s the Incredible Sulk! Now we can fight injustice and Gory and Tory the vampire twins. They’ve stolen something that belongs to us, and we want it back…The first in a fantastic new series from best-selling author Jeremy Strong - specially adapted for audio by the author! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004973/bk_bbcw_004973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billy was a champion soccer star, playing for Chelsea in the 1930s. But that was before war broke out! Billy the Kid is told through the voice of an 80-year-old man, who looks back on his life as Chelsea´s champion striker until the outbreak of war in 1939 and on through his subsequent life. Billy joins Chelsea as a football apprentice and rises through the reserves to become a real champion. His passion for football sees him through the war years - even as a prisoner of war, he organises a friendly match against the Italians - but, having been injured by a mine, he cannot play for Chelsea on his return to England. Billy turns to vagrancy and alcohol, and for years he wanders up and down the country. He re-settles in London in a derelict house and is befriended by a family who move him to a shed in their garden. He, in turn, helps their son with his football match and he in his turn becomes a Chelsea player. Billy becomes a Chelsea Pensioner and his 80th birthday is celebrated when Chelsea play at home. This is a novel for both children and adults, which deals with some difficult issues. Michael Morpurgo´s storytelling is superb, and this will be a welcome follow up to the previous Morpurgo/Foreman collaboration, Farm Boy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Attenborough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000645/bk_hcuk_000645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uncle Pancho isn´t really anybody’´ uncle, but he´s everybody´s friend. He is also a good storyteller. All the neighborhood children love to hear him talk about growing up in a beautiful place called Mexico. Now Uncle Pancho is about to lose his house. The state wants to tear it down to make room for a new freeway. As Gregory and his friends search for a way to help him, Uncle Pancho´s stories give Gregory a good idea. If he uses his artistic talent to paint the old man´s house, maybe it will be too beautiful to destroy. As Gregory and the neighborhood kids create a beautiful mural, news cameras gather in front of the house. Maybe his idea will work, after all. As Gregory´s idea leads to an unexpected conclusion, realistic characters and situations move the story along at a pleasant pace. Johnny Heller´s narration captures the poignancy of this moving story for young listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008359/bk_reco_008359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over - but have they traded one set of problems for another? Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover is still reeling from the shooting death of his best friend, Abe, when he stumbles across an article about a small town giving away homes for just one dollar. It seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city - and to his surprise, his mum, dad, and older brother are all onboard. Only his sister, Anneth, is reluctant to leave her friends and the familiarity (and amenities!) of Flintlock, but with the rest of the family anxious to do what’s best for grief-stricken Lowen, her protests fall on deaf ears. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in much worse shape than it appeared from the pictures, and the locals aren’t exactly welcoming. Some of them even seem to resent the so-called Dollar Families. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers’ troubles? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010876/bk_brll_010876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.