Cloud Cuckoo Land
If you enjoyed Cloud Atlas, then you’ll love Cloud Cuckoo Land.
“Highly imaginative and incredibly ambitious, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a story within a story that is about stories. Though the premise, like the title, sounds maddening, I found Anthony Doerr’s novel to be rich, intricate, and deeply profound. Like the thread that binds together a vibrant tapestry, the story within the story, also named Cloud Cuckoo Land, weaves the tales of Anna, Omeir, Zeno, Seymour, and Konstance as it defies time and space to ensure their stories endure. A love letter to the tales that have survived the cruel test of time and to the stories that take us away to magical realms above our own, those who’ve read Cloud Atlas and The Ten Thousand Doors of January will take pleasure and delight in Cloud Cuckoo Land. Marin Ireland and Simon Jones' narrations were the cherry on the cake, making the story all the better for their lively and delightful voices.”Nicholas, Mysterious Galaxy Books
“How a young woman, raised without modern medicine, any schooling, or even a birth certificate, in a remote Mormon, survivalist household in Idaho, made it to college and ended up receiving a PhD from Cambridge is the incredible story of this memoir. Outstanding! This true story is a beautifully written and narrated, soulful, hilarious, heartbreaking, even suspenseful page-turner (that you'll want to listen on 1x speed to), and not to be missed!”Josh, Underground Books
Iggy Peck, Architect
Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, even though they're sometimes surprised by his materials-who could forget the tower he built out of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! Andrea Beaty's... Read more »
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great-Great-Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal-to fly-Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her... Read more »
Ada Twist, Scientist
2017 Parent's Choice Award Winner! Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada... Read more »
Alma and How She Got Her Name
If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos├⌐ Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos├⌐, the grandfather who was an artist; and... Read more »
From the bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish
A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that--El... Read more »
If you enjoyed Finding the Mother Tree, then you’ll love The Overstory.
“The Overstory is a difficult novel to encapsulate in a sentence or two. It is an epic novel of interconnected stories that all revolve in one way or another to trees and our kinship with the natural world. I listened to this over a few months and found it captivating, especially the sections of the stories that deal with the non-violent direct action to protect the old growth trees of the Pacific Northwest and the rise of the Earth Liberation Front. Those watching the developments around the protests against the logging of old growth forests at Fairy Creek or interested in the emerging science around forest ecology and communication among trees, will find much food for thought in this beautiful novel.”Peter, Turning the Tide Bookstore
Moonwalking with Einstein
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
“Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory
An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic,... Read more »
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children's books of all time.
The narration, provided by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and...
Once Upon a River
If you enjoyed The Snow Child, then you’ll love Once Upon a River.
“If Dickens wrote suspense this would be it. I enjoyed this meandering tale that is a bit folktale a bit fairytale. A wonderful set of characters, some with hearts that are true as gold. Themes of guilt and many secrets prevail as well as hope and the love for a child. Although the tale flows like the Thames (which has a huge part) there is the undercurrent that “something is going to happen”. This is a story for storytellers. Good if you liked Snow Child and 10,000 Doors of January. The audio is excellent!”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
Brain Rules for Aging Well
10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp
How come I can never find my keys? Why don’t I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts—and the prescription to age well—in his signature engaging style.
The Museum of Rain
“This is a quiet and beautiful little story of family, nature, and how we are remembered. If you need something uplifting to brighten your afternoon or send you peacefully to sleep, The Museum of Rain is a gem. As a bonus, the audiobook narrated by Jeff Daniels is wonderfully performed.”Kaley, Quail Ridge Books
Brain Rules for Work
The Science of Thinking Smarter in the Office and at Home
How can I keep people engaged during my presentations? Why are video meetings so tiring? What can I do to my office so that I look forward to coming back to it on Monday? Scientists know.
In Brain Rules for Work, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist keen on neural development, reveals what’s possible when the 9-to-5 is tailored to the...Read more »