Hadley is pretty much the model student: straight A´s, perfect attendance, front row in class. So what if she´s overstressed and overscheduled: She´s got school covered. (Life...not so much.) Ms. Pitt is the kind of teacher who wants you to call her by her first name and puts all the chairs in a circle and tells her students to feel their book reports. Hadley wishes Ms. Pitt would stick to her lesson plan. Ms. Pitt wishes Hadley would lighten up. So when Hadley and Ms. Pitt find themselves switched into each other´s bodies, the first thing they want to do is switch right back. It takes a family crisis, a baffled principal, and a (double) first kiss to help them figure out that change can be pretty enlightening. Even if it is a little freaky! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001867/bk_harp_001867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two quirky and hilarious stories from the best-selling Diana Wynne Jones. Two groups of children learn that while you can choose your friends, dealing with your family can make you wish you could choose a different one…. ´The Four Grannies´: Two children are left alone for a couple of days, while their parents go away on a business trip. They have four very different grandmas - a mean one, a snobby one, an anxious one, and a delicate one. Erg (the boy) tries to make all the grannies leave him alone, but manages to turn them into one ‘Super-Granny´…. ´Auntie Bea´s Day Out´: Annoying Auntie Bea always does things her way. And when she decides to take the three children (Nancy, Debbie and Simon) to the seaside, despite what the signs say, she is determined that they will sit on the small, fenced off and isolated island. It turns out to be a magical island though, and whisks her & the children (and dog) around to different places trying to get rid of them…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001419/bk_hcuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Children´s Titles for Ages Up to 8, 2014 Stink may be super smart and Stink may be uber-clever, but he just can’t seem to turn into a Dolphin. He’s been in the Polliwog swim class for what seems like frog-ever, and still can’t bear to put his face in the water. Then, one day, Stink has a close encounter with a freaky mutant frog. All of a sudden, his froggy senses are tingling! He has an urge to slurp up raisins-that-look-like-flies. He can’t wait to play in the rain and mud. And he has become very interested in the local frog population. Could it be? Is it true? Could Stink be turning into...the Amazing Frog-Boy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004734/bk_brll_004734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Maud´s perfect twin sister, Milly, plans a sleepover, Mum forces Maud to have her friends over, too. What can possibly go wrong? Nothing much... just that Maud´s mum might find out about Rotwood High being a school for real monsters! As if that´s not enough, Maud is tricked into looking after Violet, the school hamster, by her archenemy, bitchy-witch Poisonous Penelope. But Violet is no ordinary hamster! She´s a pedigree vampster and an expert cage-breaker. With a vampster on the loose, sleep is the very last thing that happens! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deryn Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006728/bk_bbcw_006728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brynn’s just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace - yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace - is the reigning queen bee. Brynn’s not sure how she’ll ever fit in to this parallel universe, until one day she notices Candace crumbling under the weight of some serious self-imposed stress. So Brynn takes Candace under her wing and teaches her the fine art of chilling out before she turns into a complete basket case at the tender age of 13. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003261/bk_lili_003261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America.Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela´s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last 500 years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie´s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe - nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving.But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations - ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend - he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he´s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. Even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself.Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (aka the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother´s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn´t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what´s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world).No pressure, muchacho.Includes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giordan Diaz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003354/bk_lili_003354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Timmie Guzzmann the author of Unicorns Are Just Really Big Jerks! is always open to some unique and new experiences as well as some jerky inspirations from his dog El Ninjo. Like he did in the past, Timmie trusts the instincts of his dog the most because he knows that following the lead of his freaky dog has never really dissappointed him. This time Timmie is exploring the world of the jerkiest breeds like one horned horses AKA unicorns, humorous dogs and freaky cats, and he soon discovers that looking at these breeds from a totally different dimension is doing one big things for Timmie. His new perspective of watching the animal life is helping him see these animals in a totally new and akward dimension. To his surprise, Timmie pretty quickly learns that animals are just really big jerks when they are all by themselves and when they are thinking that nobody is watching them. Timmie´s reality shift goes from a Ninja fart reality that he has been living for the past couple of months to an even freakier one this time because he is in the process of discovering the real secrets of jerky animals. This leads him to this brand new creation of a phantasie rhyming poetry series that involves jerky animal breeds like unicorns, jerky dogs and even jerkier cats. Timmie gradually comes to the realization that these animals are really just a bunch of big jerks and in his book he enjoys exposing their jerkiness. This series will help kids discover in a very humorous, rhyming and poetic way what the big magical dust and mythical buzz around these unicorns really is all about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024733/bk_acx0_024733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tall freaky stranger comes to the Middleberg school, where all the children have the same perfect smile, the same opinions, and the same clothes, in a story designed to teach children that being different can be good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shadoe Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010304/bk_blak_010304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zara White suspects there´s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She´s also obsessed with phobias. And it´s true, she hasn´t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane . . . but Zara´s pretty sure her mom just can´t deal with her right now. She couldn´t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara´s overactive imagination. In fact, he´s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There´s something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara. In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you´d have to fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001797/bk_brll_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.