When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked the Planet Test for being too shrimpy, he has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere. Will our humble hero, Stink Moody, be smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists and class know-it-all Riley Rottenberger? For the answer to this burning question, tune in - and prepare to have your universe rocked! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Cartwright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001177/bk_lili_001177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Q: When is a planet not a planet?Scientists have argued for years over the answer to this question. And central to their debate has been Pluto, the tiny orb circling the Sun at the outermost reaches of our solar system. On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet.This fascinating and breathtaking audiobook explains in simple terms how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe - and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000711/bk_lili_000711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love - one debilitating phobia at a time. Ever since Esther Solar´s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther´s father is agoraphobic and hasn´t left the basement in six years, her twin brother can´t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck. The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. Esther doesn´t know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors, and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money, and a fruit roll-up she´d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: In an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn´t counted on: love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002330/bk_lili_002330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this second audiobook in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival - this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy. Frank is working on a revamped version of one of Nikola Tesla´s inventions, the ´´Electro-Finger´´, a device that can tap into energy anywhere and allow all of Midville to live off the grid, with free wireless and solar energy. But this puts Frank in direct conflict with Edison´s quest to control all the power and light in Midville, monopolize its energy resources, and get ´´rich rich rich´´. Time is running out, and only Frank, Watson, Klink, and Klank can stop Edison and his sentient ape, Mr. Chimp! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001815/bk_lili_001815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family´s children pay to maintain the family name. ´´A.S. King’s novels...are in another solar system entirely.” (Bookpage, starred review) The Shoveler, the Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, and First-Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family´s maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account - wealth they´ve declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. ´´Because we want them to thrive´´, Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot at the Arby´s drive-thru window. Like a first-class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a double-wide. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings´ precious suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable prose and keen insight into teenage experience, A.S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.S. King, Mike Chamberlain, Tonya Cornelisse, Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003610/bk_lili_003610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.