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Audiobooks by Kathleen Krull

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  1. Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8 Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8
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  2. Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales
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  3. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
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  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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  5. A Wrinkle in Time Archival Edition: Read by the Author A Wrinkle in Time Archival Edition: Read by the Author
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  6. Butterfly Brain Butterfly Brain
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  7. Rooftoppers Rooftoppers
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  8. The Crossover The Crossover
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  9. Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience
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  10. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/09/2020

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull celebrates our most important Hispanic civil rights leader. Cesar Chavez is known as one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn’t always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that—maybe—he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/08/2020

Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin as the “natural philosopher” (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments led to important discoveries about the nature of electricity—including his famous demonstration that electricity and lightning were one and the same. As always, this much-lauded series presents a true Giant of Science in a juicily anecdotal way. This is social history at its best … who knew that Franklin became such a megastar that Paris shops sold Ben dolls, Ben ashtrays, and even Ben wallpaper? Witty and engaging, this is a worthy addition to the Giants of Science series.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/07/2020

All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history’s greatest scientists.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/06/2020

Albert Einstein: his name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar—the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn’t much for lab work—in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think—not in words, but in “thought experiments.” What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of the true Giants of Science, and the turbulent times in which he lived.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/05/2020

Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Readers have come to expect chatty, direct narratives that develop distinct characters and place those individuals squarely in the context of both their times and their disciplines, and this account of the noted physicist’s life delivers the goods. From her childhood in an oppressed Poland, the daughter of two highly educated individuals, Curie emerges as a driven woman, determined to excel for both her parents’ and her country’s sake—this drive informing everything that followed. As in previous series entries, this offering manages to take a wildly complex subject—atomic physics—and render it comprehensible to the child listener, emphasizing the legacy Curie left behind. Curie’s personal life—her unusual (for the times) partnership with her husband, her frustration with the limitations imposed on her because of her sex, her difficulty balancing work and family—receives admiring, but frank consideration. Listeners will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the “Giants.”

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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/04/2020

This book explores the world of Sigmund Freud, who, making it into the author's highly popular series due to his creation of a brand-new branch of medicine called psychoanalysis, introduced the world to such controversial theories as Oedipal complexes, the id, and the ego.

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/03/2020

Kathleen Krull’s biographies for young readers have received accolades from publications such as Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and here she profiles Sir Isaac Newton—the father of calculus and the man who pioneered studies of gravity What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just “by thinking on it,” he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. This compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions. Krull details Newton’s lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history’s greatest geniuses.

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The Only Woman In the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America

The Only Woman In the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Madeleine Maby Release Date: 01/02/2020

Most people know about President FDR, but do you know the woman who created his groundbreaking New Deal? As a young girl, Frances Perkins was very shy and quiet. But her grandmother encouraged Frances to always challenge herself. When somebody opens a door to you, go forward. And so she did. Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, in order to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history. In this empowering, inspirational biography, discover how the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet led the charge to create the safety net that protects American workers and their families to this day.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: 01/02/2020

Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will change children's ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.

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Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Cary Hite Release Date: 01/01/2020

Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real-until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible. That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos. This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space led him to become a star scientist is perfect for young children who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.

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Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Lauren Ezzo Release Date: 01/06/2019

Discover how animals influenced twenty of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J. K. Rowling. Did you know that a dog saved Pablo Neruda's life? Or that Mark Twain had a cat named Bambino? Or that Edgar Allan Poe wrote with a cat on his shoulders? Writers and Their Pets tells these stories and many more that will delight not only children but also literary experts, history lovers, and animal enthusiasts. Each short chapter focuses on one author's life, using simple and entertaining text to weave tales of the pets that affected the lives and works of these writers. Writers and Their Pets features a diverse list of both male and female international authors, from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, including Beatrix Potter, E. B. White, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kurt Vonnegut, Maurice Sendak, Ernest Hemingway, and more.

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Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Heads and Had Each Other's Backs

Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Heads and Had Each Other's Backs

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Lisa Cordileone Release Date: 01/03/2018

One minute you can't live without them . . . the next minute you don't want them breathing your air! Siblings everywhere will relate to this humorous look at famous brothers and sisters whose important bonds have shaped their accomplishments . . . (mostly) for the better. They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings-even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between! * Demi Lovato and her sister * Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams * Walt and Roy Disney * Princes William and Harry * Stephen Colbert and his eleven older siblings * Quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning * The Jacksons (Michael, Janet, and family) * Reality TV sensations, the Gosselins * Queen Elizabeth I and the queen who history remembers as Bloody Mary * Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker * John Wilkes Booth (the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln) and his brother Edwin * Vincent and Theo van Gogh * Airplane inventors, the Wright brothers * The Romanovs * The Kennedys Oh, brother! This could get ugly. . . .

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