Playaways are self-contained audiobooks. All you need to use them is a set of headphones – yours or ours. They’re small – easily fit in a pocket or computer case. They run on batteries, which the library supplies. And they’re entertaining to listen to – read in an interesting voice. Check out some of these new Playaway titles. They are also available as books or eBooks.
Al Capone Does my Homework continues the stories from Al Capone Does my Shirts. and Al Capone Shines My Shoes. In all of these, the teen writer lives on Alcatrez with his family in the 1930s while his father is a prison guard there and interesting things happen to Moose because of it. You’ll find reading these books to be a lot more fun than living on Alcatrez surely was! Find out what it’s like interact with one of the most famous gangsters of the time.
D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy, 1944 is available as a book or a Playaway, You will find so much information and many interesting stories about this successful, but very costly, invasion. Packed with facts, dates, times and individual accounts of this eventful day. This is a non-fiction book.
Also look for these and more:
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer about a teen law enthusiast and problem solver.
Crossing the Wire about a penniless teen struggling to cross the Mexican border.
Fellowship of the Rings – the first in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Guts – the true stories behind Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet and Brian books.