Selection Day is a captivating, witty novel by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga. 'The most exciting novelist writing in English today' A. N. Wilson One of the New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2017" Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know . . . Sometimes it seems as though everyone around him has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him . . .
The long-awaited sequel to Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sagan's classic work Cosmos--the bestselling science book ever published in the English language. A compelling, erudite, and thoroughly entertaining look at man's changing awareness of his place in the universe, Pale Blue Dot is a captivating field guide to our known universe, beautifully represented with dazzling photographs and illustrations."Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan's books."-The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier-space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. "Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars."-Chicago Tribune
Gators & Taters Inspire children to wonder about characters, places, and adventures. These seven delightful stories bubble with lyrical language, captivating scenes, and gentle messages. Written by bestselling author Elaine Ambrose, this book celebrates the wonderful tradition of storytelling. No batteries required. Awards and Honors for Gators & Taters + One of 50 Children's Books Selected for Bowker's National Recommended Reading List+ Selected for Idaho Public Television “First Books” Program with Statewide distribution to underprivileged children+ Selected for State of Idaho “Read Out Loud Crowd” Program+ Selected for the Summer Reading List for the Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise, Idaho+ Selected for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program in Boise, Idaho 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine Ambrose Romano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076199/bk_acx0_076199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full cast dramatisation of this classic children's book. Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil are not really sisters; even their surname is invented since Great Uncle Matthew(GUM) adopted each of them on his various fossil-hunting trips. When the trio decide to "put our name in the history books because it's our very own", each Fossil uses her individual talents to achieve their joint aim in this captivating story, now a modern children's classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Leach, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/bbcw/001101/pf_bbcw_001101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kingdom Encounters is a unique blend of inspiring teaching and life-giving stories with keys to understanding that will motivate and equip you for increased daily encounters with God. This book continues the chronicles of Jay's other books, Downloads From Heaven and Willing To Yield, with captivating, faith-building analogies that promote a desire deep within you to do the same kinds of things in your own church, community, and country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Charles Minatrea. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019769/bk_acx0_019769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Legend of Little Fur Book 3. Little Fur is a creature from another age, half elf and half troll. She lives in a secret wilderness, hidden within an ancient city, healing and caring for the little creatures who come there, and tending her beloved magical trees, the Old Ones. Not since C.S. Lewis have we seen such enthralling fantasy tales for younger readers - the Little Fur books are destined to become classics of their genre. Extraordinary writing, captivating characters, enchanting stories - these books are examples of the highest quality literature for children anyone could imagine, an immense achievement from the master of the genre. Written and read by Australia's most highly acclaimed writer of fantasy for young people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000519/bk_boli_000519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Books contain countless tales - but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book. Books are one of humankind's greatest forms of expression, and now Book, in a witty, idiosyncratic voice, tells us the inside story. A wonderfully eccentric character with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from papyrus scrolls to medieval manuscripts to printed paper and beyond - pondering, along the way, many bookish things, including the evolution of the alphabet, the library (known to Egyptians as "the healing place of the soul"), and even book burning. Book is a captivating work of nonfiction by one of England's leading poets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007463/bk_brll_007463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Japanese tale - not about daring ninja or battling samurai - but a hero with a very different penchant. Based on an actual historical figure, the Akutagawa-nominated master short story writer, , takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery, as Lord Asunaro inherits his own Japanese fiefdom and grapples with his role and ultimate legacy. Hanawa provides us with an unusual and entertaining perspective on the psychology of change within Japan when it was still ruled by its men of steel, samurai and shoguns.As Japan emerges from the conflict-ridden era dominated by infamous warlords into a golden age of plenty, a young lord - heir to a vast domain and incumbent ruler of all he surveys - lives deep within a spiralling castle. From the pen of Hanawa, this cleverly spun tale features our young Lord Asunaro, a 'warlord' who doesn't fit the brave samurai stereotype, as he faces a modernising world where learning now outvalues military prowess. Carrying the legacy of his bloodline, he is compelled to find his place among the great figures of his ancestors. Hanawa's charming story, The Chronicles of Lord Asunaro is translated by Meredith McKinney, and takes the reader back to life and leadership in feudal Japan - while also exploring universal themes of legacy, inheritance, expectations, the weight of history and the psychology of change. Red Circle Minis: Original, Short and Compelling ReadsThe Chronicle of Lord Asunaro is part of , a series of short captivating books by Japan's finest contemporary writers that brings the narratives and voices of Japan together as never before. Each book is a first edition written specifically for the series and is being published in English first.
Frog and Toad, those famous pals, are beloved by generations of children. Their every adventure is filled with the magic of true friendship, whether they're telling ghost stories, searching for a lost button, or eating too many cookies. This captivating audio collection features all four of the Frog and Toad books, read with humor and charm by award-winning author Arnold Lobel. This collection contains: Frog and Toad Are Friends Frog and Toad All Year Frog and Toad Together Days with Frog and Toad 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arnold Lobel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000906/bk_harp_000906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.