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The invaders came down to Earth in their ships and multi-legged battle armor, and we had no way to stop them from taking the water. Made sense. They looked like massive crabs, after all. The war was over in days. Now, those left behind eke out a parched existence in the scorched rubble, avoiding the hunter-killer teams of crabs as they scour Earth for whatever they deem valuable. Sixteen-year-old Yasmine Whitten is an expert at navigating the wastes; born into this world, she not only survives; she thrives. But she´s got a secret: her mother´s old cell phone. Kept intact for 13 years of alien invasion and kept charged by a tiny solar panel, these two relics of a dead world give her sanity and a host of tools that allow her to stay ahead of the scavengers, both human and crab alike. It´s a flashlight and a camera, and when she can´t sleep, she can comfort herself in the cold desert by looking at pictures of her mother and father and by reading their old text messages to one another. She´s doing well enough, for a teenager on her own in a ravaged world. Until the phone rings. The Phone is author W.J. Orion´s first young-adult science-fiction novel. First in a planned trilogy of Dry Earth titles, it´s suitable for teenagers and adults alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051907/bk_adbl_051907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say…. BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Novak, Busy Philipps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002427/bk_peng_002427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twelve-year-old JJ loves three things: her great-grandma, her cat, and photography. But she´s never going to be a real photographer unless she gets better equipment. When her best friend, Kat, discovers a photo contest with the grand prize of a fancy digital camera - the kind JJ´s parents could never afford - she jumps at the chance to win it. Things start going wrong when ditzy Aunt Lissa moves in under mysterious circumstances, and JJ´s forced to share her room. Why did Lissa lose her job anyway? Kat has all sorts of theories - theories that bring more trouble than the girls can imagine. Gram´s not doing so great, the cat´s always trying to sneak out, and Aunt Lissa´s ruining JJ´s summer. According to Gram, photography is JJ´s God-given talent, but how can that be true when everything keeps going wrong? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen G. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045733/bk_acx0_045733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heinrich Hoffman´s classic cautionary tales for children was first published in German in 1844, with this English edition following four years later in 1848. It has remained a popular childhood favourite ever since. The tales tell the stories of children whose disobedience or bad habits lead them to a sticky end. No childhood is complete without characters like Shock-Headed Peter who never cuts his fingernails or combs his hair, or Suck-a-Thumb or Fidgety Philip? The comically gruesome fates which befall the children is partly what makes Struwelpeter so appealing to young listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000057/bk_redd_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What a lucky boy Thomas was! For his sixth birthday, he was given lots of presents, but he had two special favorites.One was a box of tiny soldiers, which had been cast in metal from an old spoon. The spoon was almost big enough to make 25 soldiers, but not quite; the final tin soldier had only one leg because the toy maker had run out of metal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Story. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119528/bk_acx0_119528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers. He just has to figure out the questions. Also available in French. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iambic Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106258/bk_acx0_106258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. Winnie´s cat, Wilbur, is black, too. And that is how the trouble begins! This ultimate collection by the creators of Winnie and Wilbur, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, features the following stories: Winnie the Witch The Naughty Knight Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa Happy Birthday, Winnie The Big Bad Robot The Amazing Pumpkin Winnie and Wilbur at the Seaside Winnie Flies Again Winnie and Wilbur in Space Winnie and Wilbur in Winter Winnie and Wilbur Under the Sea The Dinosaur Day The Pirate Adventure The Magic Wand The Midnight Dragon The New Computer The Flying Carpet The Haunted House 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Enticknap. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003234/bk_boli_003234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.