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I Stink!

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a garbage truck? Lie through a night in the life of a New York City garbage truck in this raucous and stinky video.

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Primary
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00:09
I Stink!

The Girls

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Maya thought she had the greatest friends in the world. But suddenly, BAM!, she's out of the group, with no idea of why her friends have dropped her. The listener will find out, though, as the story of why Maya has been shunned unfolds through five skillfully intertwined, sometimes scorching, first person narratives.

With uncanny precision and unsparing accuracy, Amy Goldman Koss explores the world of middle school cliques, and exposes the "mean girl" phenomenon in this insightful look at the real world behind the headlines.

Am I Blue? (Unabridged)

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A story described by Katherine Paterson as "didactic camp", a very funny but also thought-provoking fantasy about the issue of gayness. This controversial tale has given enormous comfort to many young people struggling with their own sexual identity.

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Am I Blue? (Unabridged)

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (Unabridged)

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Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They sit next to each other in school, help each other with fractions and spelling, and always stick up for one another. But when Justin finds out that he is moving away, everything begins to change.

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720L
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01:45
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (Unabridged)

Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (Unabridged)

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Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn't enough. She straightens up her room - sort of. She does her homework - well, most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her mother's new boyfriend - but she doesn't agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh. What's Amber to do?

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710L
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01:20
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (Unabridged)

Amber Brown Sees Red (Unabridged)

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Meet Amber Brown, the unforgettable third-grader whose spunk and good humor help her survive the joys and sorrows that life delivers in Amber Brown Sees Red.

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680L
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01:18
Amber Brown Sees Red (Unabridged)

Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (Unabridged)

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Nine-year-old Amber Brown faces further complications because of her parents' divorce when her father plans to move back from Paris and she must decide which parent she will be with on Thanksgiving.

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760L
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01:45
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (Unabridged)

A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive (Unabridged)

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Dave Pelzer's astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child-abuse cases in California history. This book spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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850L
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03:47
A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive (Unabridged)

The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition (Unabridged)

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The Leadership Challenge has become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Now, with the publication of the fourth edition of their landmark book and for the first time on audio, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner celebrate 25 years of leadership excellence.

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The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition (Unabridged)

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (Unabridged)

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I should have seen it coming. A long time before it came I should have known. I was six or seven years old and there was a girl living next door named Peggy. She was a year older than me and a lot stronger and we were wrestling and she held me down....

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780L
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01:28
The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (Unabridged)

Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

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550L
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12:50
Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

The Graduates/Los Graduados (2013)

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The Graduates explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six young Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, viewers gain a first-hand perspective on the different challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators and community leaders.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:00
The Graduates/Los Graduados

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry...

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Sophie gets mad, climbs a tree to calm down, and is soon ready to come home to her loving family. "The text is...brief, for it is Bang's double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors, that reveal the drama of the child's emotions." - School Library Journal, starred review. "Bang's strong, nonproscriptive acknowledgment of a feeling most children will recognize will be welcomed." - Booklist, starred review
Caldecott Honor Book 2000

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Bugs in My Hair!

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Is something bugging you? Bestselling, award winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against - oh no! - head lice. This story is guaranteed to make you laugh - and itch!

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Primary
Elementary
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00:08
Bugs in My Hair!