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A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors' reasons for selecting them. A blend of fiction and real-life events, this unique anthology provides young readers with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaulable resource for families and teachers alike.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away (aka FREE) two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.
SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go! *The app is FREE too! I've downloaded it on my computer since the files can be large and I have limited space on my phone.
All you need to do is sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.
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This week's selection is:
The Great War
by David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, Ursula Dubosarsky, Timothée de Fombelle
Read by Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, Richard Halverson, Sarah Coomes, Nick Podehl
A Study in Charlotte
by Brittany Cavallaro
Read by Graham Halstead, Julia Whelan
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter. Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Thank you, Candlewick Press and Harper Audio, for this week's selection!
May 3 – May 9
SOLO by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, Narrated by Kwame Alexander, with music by Randy Preston (Blink)
May 10 – May 16
May 17 – May 23
May 24 – May 30
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, Stephen DeRosa, Kenneth Cavett, L.J. Ganser, Robin Miles, Stina Nielsen, Elisabeth Rodgers (Live Oak Media)
May 31 – June 6
June 7 – June 13
June 14 – June 20
COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM by Gigi Amateau, Narrated by JD Jackson (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
June 21 – June 27
DOCTOR CERBERUS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Performed by Steven Culp, Pamela Gray, Simon Helberg, Jamison Jones and Jarrett Sleeper (LA Theatre Works)
June 28 – July 4
MACBETH by William Shakespeare, Performed by Josh Cooke, JD Cullum, Dan Donohue, Jeannie Elias, Chuma Gault, James Marsters, Jon Matthews, Alan Shearman, André Sogliuzzo, Kate Steele, Kristoffer Tabori and Joanne Whalley (LA Theatre Works)
July 5 – July 11
GIRLS LIKE US by Gail Giles, Narrated by Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
July 12 – July 18
July 19 – July 25