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The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.  In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.  The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation) is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. 

©2017 Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence, adapted by Thea Feldman (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Bang

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Less than a hundred years ago, science seriously debated whether a cosmic array of stars and galaxies extended beyond the Milky Way. Discoveries and theories have revealed a universe of increasing enormity, complexity, and mystery. The Big Bang follows the pioneering observations of Edwin Hubble and the early insights in cosmological theory by Alexander Friedmann and Father Georges Lemaitre. The dramatic discoveries of the cosmic microwave background radiation and the accelerating expansion of the universe set the stage for compelling new evidence about big-bang origins. The theory of inflation and the concept of dark energy have established the context for our current outlook on the cosmos. New space probes and space telescopes are the next steps in the quest to understand the origins of the universe. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material.

©2009 Infobase Publishing (P)2011 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Game On!

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Veteran video-game designer Dustin Hansen takes YA listeners on a fun and fascinating trip through the brief but intensely innovative history of video games. Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo's landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (the developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (the ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game). Finally, here's a young adult nonfiction book about video games. Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you!

©2016 Dustin Hansen (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Ryan Burke
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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We Are the Weather Makers

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Tim Flannery's international best seller The Weather Makers changed minds and hearts about global warming. We Are the Weather Makers is a concise and revised edition that allows listeners of all ages to learn the facts about climate change.  Winner, Santa Monica Public Library's Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Young Adult Nonfiction, 2010. In this passionate book Tim Flannery writes about cyclones and droughts, about coral reefs and polar bears, about wind energy and nuclear power. He reminds us that climate connects us all, from the Arctic to the Outback. And our climate is influenced by how we choose to live - how we use our fuels, our water and our land.  Listen to this audiobook and help solve our climate crisis. 

©2010 Tim Flannery (P)2007 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Alles - worum es geht

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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2014! Acht Geschichten, die unter die Haut gehen. Was bringt einen jungen Mann dazu, grundlos Gewalt anzuwenden? Kann man Intoleranz und Extremismus verstehen? Ist Rache ein gutes Motiv? Können gute Absichten einen Mangel an Verständnis ausgleichen? In ihrem neuen Jugendbuch stellt Janne Teller wieder unbequeme Fragen und führt unsere Vorstellungskraft dahin, wo es wehtut. Mit eindrücklicher Schärfe und Intensität, knapper Syntax und assoziativer Kraft erzählt sie acht Kurzgeschichten über Vorurteile und Intoleranz, Mord und Todesstrafe, Identität und geistige Behinderung, Integration und kulturelle Unterschiede, Träume und Irrtümer. Sie zwingt uns, Stellung zu beziehen, und fordert zum Nachdenken und Diskutieren über unsere Gesellschaft auf.

©2014 SAGA Egmont. Übersetzung von Sigrid Engeler und Birgitt Kollmann (P)2014 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Marion Reuter
Author: Janne Teller
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Ta putain de vie commence maintenant

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"Les neurones, ils s'usent et meurent vachement plus vite si on s'en sert pas. Bah ouais. Le cerveau, c'est comme un muscle. Si tu fous rien, tu deviens con. Alors, faut l'entrai^ner. Et pour pouvoir s'en servir correctement, 1) faut lui o^ter tout ce qui l'obstrue (tout ce qu'on a e´voque´ avant et qui NE SERT A RIEN), et 2) faut le stimuler. Et plus on le fait, mieux on le fait. Comme le cul : plus on baise, mieux on baise. Et bah la` c'est pareil : plus on re´fle´chit, mieux on re´fle´chit. En plus, quand on commence a` prendre REELLEMENT conscience du monde et de la Terre, de cette putain de plane`te au milieu de nulle part sur laquelle on vit, quand on commence a` prendre un tout petit peu de recul et a` voir plus loin que le bout de son nez (petit, grand ou tordu), alors TOUT, fondamentalement, TOUT peut devenir inte´ressant".

©2019 Albin Michel (P)2019 Éditions Alexandre Stanké

Narrator: Louise Pasteau
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Selfie Made

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How do I make it big on social media? What is my story - and who is my audience? What content should I post to achieve #success? How do I go viral...or how long will it take me to get noticed?  Selfie Made is a one-of-a-kind guide to creating a digital identity, finding an audience, and building a powerful brand - your own! - on the Internet. Whether you want to be in front of or behind the camera, produce click-worthy content, or start your own business, this audiobook is the place to begin. Authored by Meridith Valiando Rojas, the hugely successful (and super friendly IRL) founder of DigiTour who has worked with every major star from YouTube to Musical.ly, this collection of personal anecdotes and professional advice, tricks of the trade, and behind-the-screen secrets will give you everything you need for your social media toolkit.  Here, you’ll get to know the true stories behind some of today’s most successful multimedia stars and influencers, including:   Max and Harvey Blake Gray Danielle Cohn  Bryce Xavier Lauren Godwin Nathan Triska  Trevor Moran Messy Monday Simon Britton  ...and others who learned the ropes, beat the odds, and took social media by storm. And so can you!

©2018 Selfie Made, LLC. (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

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They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity? Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein's physics. Through armchair- and sometimes passenger-seat-conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas - the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2 - into examples simple enough for a dog to understand. A lively romp through one of the great theories of modern physics, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about space, time, and anything else you might have slept through in high school physics class. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Chad Orzel (P)2020 Basic Books

Author: Chad Orzel
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Be Plastic Clever

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Join teenage activists Amy and Ella Meek on their mission to rid the world of single-use plastics in this practical audiobook, perfect for budding eco-warriors. Be Plastic Clever will teach young activists about the dangers of plastic pollution and climate change, but also to help them find their voice. Amy and Ella want their audiobook to help young listeners shout about the issues they are passionate about and inspire them to become young activists in their own right. Amy and Ella founded Kids Against Plastic with the goal of ridding UK supermarkets of single-use plastic bottles. Their campaign has grown and grown - together they've picked up more than 60,000 pieces of single-use plastic litter, performed their own TedX talk, and gathered together a crack team of kids across the UK to help them tackle the problem. They've spoken at the Houses of Parliament and the UN, and created the #BePlasticClever campaign to encourage schools, businesses, and festivals to be mindful of their plastic use. Oh, and they also juggle this with going to school! With an incredible foreword by wildlife presenter Steve Backshall, diary entries from Amy and Ella detailing their journey, and plenty of tips on what you can do to help, it's the ultimate guide to ridding the world of single-use plastics. Amy and Ella Meek (16 and 14 years old) founded their campaign and charity, Kids Against Plastic, in 2016 after learning about the UN's Global Goals For Sustainable Development and in particular the recurring issue of plastic pollution. Their mission to make a difference started out as a home-school project and has since become an award-winning charity, that has encouraged over 186 schools and over 50 businesses, councils, cafes and even the Houses of Parliament, to become Plastic Clever, and seen over 60,000 pieces of plastic picked up! Amy and Ella have appeared in various online and print media in the UK and around the world including The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Greenpeace, Wildlife Watch Magazine, Glamour, Mailonline and The Guardian. They have also appeared on live broadcast for Sky News, Newsnight, This Morning and ITV News and are confident when being interviewed or presenting live on camera. They've also done aTED talk.

©2020 Amy Meek and Ella Meek (P)2020 DK Children

Narrator: Amy Meek, Ella Meek
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Making of Cyber Teen Project

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Go behind the scenes for the inspiration and development of the Cyber Teen Project series. The audiobook includes deleted scenes, character profiles, games, and unreleased content. Dive into the future of Milford with original previously unreleased cyberpunk themed stories. Gain exclusive access to an online interactive world that is updated regularly. Warning: This book contains spoilers for White Hat Black Heart.

©2019 D.B. Goodin (P)2019 D.B. Goodin

Narrator: Josiah Clark
Author: D.B. Goodin
Length: 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Det er min hjernes skyld

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Synes dine forældre, at du sover hele tiden, og har de svært ved at forstå, at oprydning aldrig kan blive en topprioritet? På en både underholdende og omsorgsfuld måde fortæller forfatter Nicole Morgan om, hvad der sker i din hjerne i løbet af teenageårene, og hvad det blandt andet betyder for humøret, kroppen og relationen til dine forældre. Hvorfor er familien så irriterende, hvorfor er du ofte træt, hvorfor hænger følelserne indimellem uden på tøjet osv. Med bogen får du en ny forståelse af dig selv og din hjerne, og hvis dine forældre læser med, vil de med garanti få et nyt syn på, hvad der egentlig er på spil. Bogen er desuden fyldt med quizzer og gode råd.

©2020 Gyldendal (P)2020 Gyldendal

Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Climate

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Climate is an informative introduction to the subject of climate change. Though climate change is normal in Earth's history, global warming has raised average temperatures to their highest in two millennia, resulting in melting ice caps, shorter winters, changes in the seasonal behaviors of animals, and more extreme weather. And though greenhouse gases are essential for keeping the planet's temperatures comfortable, fossil fuel burning and other human activities are increasing greenhouse gas levels and causing temperatures to rise. While a decade ago many scientists were skeptical that human activities could impact the climate system, their models now show that only human activities can account for the magnitude of changes being seen. Climate is a timely book that discusses the issue of global warming and what we can do to prevent its rise. Written in a clear, accessible manner, this book addresses how people must use energy more efficiently, develop alternative energy sources, and lower emissions technologies. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material.

©2008 Dana Desonie, Ph.D. (P)2010 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Diana Dorman
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible