´´The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears.´´ - attributed to King Agesilaus In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. There have been no shortage of great warrior societies in history, including the Romans, Mongols, Macedonians, and Vikings - the list goes on. Yet one humble city in particular, nestled in a valley near the Eurotas River in the Greek region of the Peloponnese, and once ridiculed as little more than a cluster of villages inhabited by uncouth shepherds, produced the most famous warrior elite the world has ever known. The most unique city-state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to fascinate contemporaneous society. It is not entirely clear why Sparta placed such a great emphasis on having a militaristic society, but the result was that military fitness was a preoccupation from birth. If a Spartan baby did not appear physically fit at birth, it was left to die. Spartan children underwent military training around the age of seven years old, and every male had to join the army around the age of 18. The Spartans, whose carefully constructed approach to warfare and - there is no other word for it - Spartan way of life, earned the grudging admiration of all of Greece and succeeded in establishing themselves in the years following the reforms of the semi-legendary ruler Lycurgus as the greatest military force in all of Hellas. Athens might have the mightiest fleet and the greatest cadre of philosophers and dramatists, Thessaly might have had the most vaunted cavalry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095471/bk_acx0_095471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her wonderful storytelling abilities and endless array of gorgeous clothes and toys, little Sara Crewe seems to everyone at her boarding school like the luckiest girl in the world - a ´little princess´. no less. But one day disaster strikes, and she is moved into an attic and turned overnight into a drudge. All but a little cluster of her most loyal friends turn their backs upon her. Constantly cold, with barely enough to eat, and reduced to wearing the outgrown tatters of her former wardrobe, how will she cope? Will she remain a true princess - a girl capable fun, kindness and unselfishness even in misfortune? Above all, does what Sara calls ´The Magic´ truly exist? Created over a century ago, A Little Princess is still of contemporary relevance, being essentially a story of childhood and survival. Along the years it has delighted and moved by turn adults and children alike. In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time children´s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with a primarily US audience. Finally, I am sure Frances Hodgson Burnett would not have found it amiss to mention here that Zada, the studio cat who has listened to every word of this book and quietly overseen its editing, gave birth to three kittens at the very same time that this edition was completed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Magda Allani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slbr/000003/bk_slbr_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a collection of poems imagining the feasts for which various creatures might give thanks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001584/bk_hich_001584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Horrible Harry has caused a lot of trouble at school, but this time, he´s taken it to a new level. When Sid ruins an origami insect Song Lee made, Harry defends her - by targeting Sid for some serious revenge. No one knows when, where, or how, but Harry is determined to get back at Sid! Will it be on Pajama Day, when the kids wear their PJs to school? Will it happen in Room 3B? Or will Harry´s horrible plan mean Sid is the only one not invited to Harry´s ninth birthday party? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Swanson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003315/bk_lili_003315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hank is helping the cowboys with the dangerous mission of rounding up a very angry bull when a strange twist of events brings a yellow Labrador onto the scene. The entire ranch quickly becomes enamored with this new addition to the ranch´s Security Division. Who wouldn´t love a good-natured dog who strikes fear into the hearts of angry bovines, wears a big sloppy grin all day, and adores the ranch kids? Where will Hank fit in now that there is a Perfect Dog on the scene? Hank sings a little thing called ´´Happy Dog´´, and the yellow Labrador sings his story in ´´Happy´s Confession´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John R. Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mave/000069/bk_mave_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third installment of the Zach and Zoe Mysteries - a sports-themed chapter book mystery series by New York Times best-selling author Mike Lupica. Perfect for fans of Cam Jansen! There´s nothing eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe Walker love more than playing sports and solving mysteries. And when those two worlds collide...well, it doesn´t get any better than that. In this third mystery, Zach and Zoe discover their football has been completely deflated, leaving them without a ball to play with at recess. But who´s behind it? In the opening installments of the Zach and Zoe Mysteries, best-selling author Mike Lupica begins a series for a new and younger audience, introducing readers to a sports-loving detective duo who can swing for the fences and catch the culprit in one fell swoop. With a recipe equal parts sports and mystery, the Zach and Zoe Mysteries break fresh ground for an author who has been called the greatest sportswriter for kids. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Nobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003321/bk_lili_003321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spot and Splinter go for a walk, and Spot discovers that crossing the stream on a log is not easy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001591/bk_hich_001591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spot chases his ball all around on a windy day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001646/bk_hich_001646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The animals are all getting ready for winter. Tommy and the other Timbertoes are getting ready, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001609/bk_hich_001609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spot helps a turtle continue a journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001647/bk_hich_001647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.