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Der kleine Eulenjunge Werner ist schon von klein auf der weltgrößte Fußballfan. Von einem Baum aus schaut er jedes Mal begeistert zu, wenn die Kinder aus Kickerhausen auf dem Fußballplatz trainieren oder gegen eine andere Mannschaft antreten. Dass es selbst bei den allerbesten Spielern nicht so richtig mit den Torschüssen klappt, weckt in Werner den sehnsüchtigen Wunsch, ihr Trainer zu werden. Als sein Onkel aus Brasilien die Familie besucht, erzählt er Werner von den Kindern und den Torschuss-Trainer-Eulen in Brasilien. Ihr großes Geheimnis darf er aber nur mit seinem Neffen teilen, wenn er ihm eine Frage beantwortet, die überraschenderweise gar nichts mit Fußball zu tun hat. Wird es Werner gelingen, ihm die richtige Antwort zu geben und seinen Traum wahr werden zu lassen? Dafür muss er zunächst den Mut aufbringen, die anderen Kinder um Hilfe zu bitten. Wird er es wagen, vielleicht sogar neue Freunde finden und am Ende eine Torschuss-Trainer-Eule sein? Dieses Hörbuch ist für fußballbegeisterte Mädchen und Jungen ab sechs Jahren, die gerne mitfiebern, lachen und träumen. Die ebenso spannende wie gefühlvolle Geschichte wird durch humorvolle Szenen aufgelockert. Die Geschichte verbindet unsere heutige Realität mit einer Welt der Fantasie in der die Eulen sprechen können. Obwohl es hier vordergründig um den Fußball geht, vermittelt das Buch wichtige Botschaften; wie zum Beispiel den Wert echter Freundschaft und die Bedeutung von Mitgefühl und Hilfsbereitschaft. Zusätzlich wird die Frage gestellt, ob wir dazu in der Lage sind, unsere Träumen zu verwirklichen wenn wir es von ganzem Herzen wollen.Show more
When Amanda and her friends make a pinky-promise to run together in the Cross-Country race at school, Amanda needs to make a choice. Should she keep her promise or win the race. It’s OPERATION CROSS COUNTRY! Even though she is competitive, Amanda learns it is more important to show kindness to others than win.Show more
""MAYBE I'M GOOD AT SOMETHING I DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT YET."" Everyone in Maggie Diaz's life seems to be finding their true passion. The one thing that defines them as a person. Her best friends Zoey and Julian are too busy to hang out after school thanks to band and comics club. Mom is finishing her last semester in college. And Maggie's perfect older sister Caro is perfectly-perfect at sports and tutoring. So Maggie cooks up a plan to join every club she can! But trying to fit in with type-A future leaders, gardening whizzes, and the fearless kids in woodshop is intimidating, exhausting, and seriously confusing. And juggling homework, friends, and all of her afterschool activities is way harder than it looks. Seventh grade is all about figuring out who you are -- good thing Maggie Diaz has the perfect plan!Show more
The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry’s school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker – so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky’s getting carried away with his football fame – can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone’s favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser’s Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house … 'Can I keep it to give to a friend?' Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.Show more
Varsha and her father live near the forest. It has been a hot summer and Varsha is feeling the heat. One day she hears a strange noise and decides to investigate. Only she can hear the sound and wonders what it is. Varsha soon finds out it is a leopard cub, fallen into the water well, but will her father believe her? Digitally narrated using the voice of Alice White. - 'The Sound of Water' was originally published by Pratham Books on the online platform StoryWeaver. Several of the stories are written by Indian authors and are set on the other side of the world. In particular, the stories explore exciting topics such as scientific discoveries and how we can care for each other and our planet.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. The next amazing book in THE DREAM TEAM series! A heart-warming, inclusive and funny new story about three big F's: friends, following your dreams and football! Hi! I'm Charligh, and one day I'm going to be a big star. I'm full of PIZZAZZ after all, and everyone I've ever met tells me I'm unforgettable. In a good way, I think . . . I've always loved attention, but at the moment, there's a teeny tiny chance I'm getting it for all the wrong reasons. For starters, me and my very-nearly-world-famous team, the Bramrock Stars, are trying to win big against our rivals in the new league. But I can't stop tripping over the ball! And although I've got my dream part in the school play, the words just won't stick in my head. What's going to happen if I can't learn my lines? Luckily for me, my best friends really are the bestest, and I know they'll help me whatever it takes. It's time for me to step into the spotlight, and prove girls really can do anything! Praise for Jaz Santos vs. The World: 'Exciting, original and heart-warming' - Jacqueline Wilson 'Priscilla Mante is an author to watch' - Aisha Bushby © Priscilla Mante 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022Show more
From the author of Five Things About Ava Andrews comes a new middle grade stand-alone novel with STEM and activism themes, set against the backdrop of beautiful Zion National Park. With the perfect blend of humor and heart, this poignant story about family, grief, and changes beyond our control is perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Meg Medina, and Lynne Kelly. When life doesn’t make sense, twelve-year-old amateur astronomer Tuesday Beals has always looked to the stars above Zion National Park, where she lives. Her beloved late uncle Ezra taught her astronomy, but now their special stargazing sites are all she has left of him, along with his ashes and a poem that may be a riddle. Then a new housing development next door threatens to ruin the night skies and her favorite astronomy spots. Desperate to focus on something besides the growing uncle-sized chasm between her and her mother, the park archeologist, Tuesday takes up photography with her best friend, Carter, after they find an abandoned camera. With this new way of seeing the universe, she tries to solve her uncle’s riddle to save the land. But one day, a photo reveals clues about an endangered animal—one that could halt construction. Will the discovery be enough to save the park and keep the rest of her world from falling apart?Show more
Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look! Welcome to summer camp for detectives! The kids can't wait to spend a week following clues and learning about the science of crime solving. Soon all the campers are working on a mystery. But while Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are figuring out their part of the puzzle, they stumble onto something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at detective camp? Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions!Show more
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon--and a mystery--in the eleventh A to Z Mysteries Super Edition! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting the Grand Canyon when they spot Parker Stone--a famous TV star. They can't wait to get his autograph, but before they can, Parker is kidnapped! Only a few clues--and his pet parrot--are left behind. It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to find Parker--before it's too late! Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! From The Absent Author to The Zombie Zone, there's a mystery for every letter of the alphabet, plus super editions with even more A to Z fun. And don't miss Ron Roy's series for younger readers, Calendar Mysteries!Show more
Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez. Isaac and Marco already know sixth grade is going to change their lives. But it won’t change things at home—not without each other’s help. This year, star basketball player Isaac plans on finally keeping up with his schoolwork. Better grades will surely stop Isaac’s parents from arguing all the time. Meanwhile, straight-A Marco vows on finally winning his father’s approval by earning a spot on the school’s basketball team. But will their friendship and support for each other be enough to keep the two boys from falling short?Show more
One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author. Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old 'Addie Earhart' shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest-and only-fan. Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won't survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us.Show more
STORY 1. Peter’s father liked to look for birds. Every time he saw one he had not seen before he liked to check it with his binoculars, take a photo, and write down its name in his bird book. One day Peter’s father showed him a picture of a big black bird with a yellow tail, and said, “This is a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo; I have not seen one before in the wild, but I hear there is a pair down by the lake. How would you like to come with me today to look for the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo?” Do they find the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo?” STORY 2. Tomorrow is Friday – it is School Sports Afternoon. Peter is looking forward to it because he is good at sport. He especially likes RUNNING and JUMPING. Last year, in his 8-year age group, he won the 70 metres race, the long jump, and the scissors high jump. Peter was so excited on this Friday morning because he expected to be a winner again. He announced to his parents and friends “I hope you will all watch me win the three events again this year! Peter's first race starts; but what happens? Does Peter win like he expects?Show more
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