Historical fiction

Number the Stars (Unabridged)

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Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family.

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670L
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05:32
Number the Stars (Unabridged)

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Unabridged)

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The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

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1080L
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09:54
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Unabridged)

Hattie Big Sky (Unabridged)

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For years, 16-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards.

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700L
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08:31
Hattie Big Sky (Unabridged)

Bud, Not Buddy (Unabridged)

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It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and 10-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him. One: He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things. Two: He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.

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950L
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05:15
Bud, Not Buddy (Unabridged)

Elijah of Buxton (Unabridged)

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When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of 'em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you".

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1070L
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08:59
Elijah of Buxton (Unabridged)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 (Unabridged)

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Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent."

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1000L
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09:50
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 (Unabridged)

Stop the Train!

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On March 23, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed a proclamation opening two million acres of Oklahoma land to settlement. A month later, with a teeming crush of pioneers, the Oklahoma Land Rush was on.

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