Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country-the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what´s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America´s favorite places-as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas: This year, it seems everyone in Bear Country has gone Christmas-crazy, and Mama Bear is concerned the true holiday spirit has been lost. Santa worries also and is ready to cancel Christmas! Now, it´s up to the Berenstain Bears to change his mind. The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear: How can Santa´s sleigh land with no snow? How can he fit down all those skinny chimneys? These and other questions and the true meaning of Christmas are revealed.The Berenstain Bears´ Thanksgiving: The Bear family happily prepares their holiday feast, but danger lurks. The legendary monster Bigpaw is coming to Bear Country, and it´s up to Brother and Sister Bear to save the day.The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin: The Bear family may not win the blue ribbon in the pumpkin contest at the Thanksgiving Festival, but they do remember all that there is to be thankful for.The Berenstain Bears´ Comic Valentine: The day of Brother Bear´s championship hockey game has arrived. It´s also the day he finds out the identity of his secret admirer. Who can she be? Brother is in for a big surprise!This audio collection also includes an interview with Stan, Jan, and Mike Berenstain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000922/bk_harp_000922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild! This ´´genuine´´ old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren´t too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine 18th-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware! Then the real ghosts start to come out, threatening visitors to the farm and the family who live there. Paranormal detective Ellie Jordan travels out to the remote farm to root out the dangerous spirits. Ellie and her assistant Stacey must move fast, because the night is coming when all ghosts will be at full strength and free to roam - the night of Halloween. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031956/bk_adbl_031956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since creating the Mouse and Mole series, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winner Wong Herbert Yee has become a favorite among young fans all over the world. In this delightful novel, Mole frets because Halloween will soon be here, and Halloween can be scary. But he perks up at the idea of a pumpkin-carving contest. This could be fun! As Mole cuts his design in the pumpkin, he begins to worry that Mouse might copy his idea. Fortunately, it’s not long before Mole stops his worrying—for nothing can keep good friends apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle O. Medlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005442/bk_reco_005442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Thanksgiving time and Room Nine is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There´s even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. (But Junie B. is thankful for yummy cranberry sauce that´s shaped like a can. And biscuits that explode from their can. And nipsy doodles!) Will Room 9 win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lana Quintal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001496/bk_lili_001496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everybody´s getting ready for Halloween in Snowdrop Valley, especially the College of Literary Arts, where horror literature is taken very seriously. Pay a visit to the sleepy little book town where coffee shops serve hot caramel apple cider, bookstores display chilling horror reads, and BnBs turn front porches into cornucopia wonderlands. Headstrong Lane Sharp survived a traumatic childhood event lost in the woods over Halloween week during the Salem Witch Festival. Only to find herself still shaking ghosts as an adult, she is determined to never be alone, even if it means keeping her brother out of a special school in Boston. When her boss at the college demands she host gothic literature week for visiting students. Lane becomes saddled with a literary consultant to help her design the event and create new horror curriculum despite her pet peeve for the genre. What she wasn´t prepared for was an irresistible know-it-all with an adorable twang and lonely little girl to turn her life upside down. For Southern Georgia boy and horror expert Miles Hall, the offer for a consulting gig in a famous book town was too good to pass up. He heard all about how their homely women book-loving types were happy to start a family, and a family is exactly what he needed for his motherless daughter. Burned by his first love, he vowed never to open his heart again. A platonic relationship and small community life were all that he required. But when he arrived in Snowdrop Valley, he didn´t expect a stubborn and beautiful blond with a sassy mouth and old fears to unlock his frozen heart. An enchanting holiday romance that pulls readers into the nostalgic clutches of a forgotten holiday. A Sleepy Hollow Kiss will make you want to light candles, turn out the lights, and cozy up with a warm blanket and bowl of candy corn as a fresh take on Halloween, where books override ghouls and old fears disappear in the arms of sweet new love. Ideal fiction reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: ´´A Sleepy Hollow Kiss will have most readers counting the days until the next fall season. Mayfair´s characters are authentic and well-defined, and her plot is lively, humorous, and unpredictable. A Sleepy Hollow Kiss: A Sweet and Spooky Halloween Romance is most highly recommended.´´ - Jack Magnus, a Reader´s Favorite 5-star Review ***** ´´A Sleepy Hollow Kiss arrives just in time for Halloween and will appeal to romance readers seeking a dose of small-town seasonal love and horror; a good, clean romance perfect for a crisp Fall day, a roaring fire, and a cup of hot tea.´´ - Midwest Book Review ´´The writing style is light and breezy for the most part and often humorous, which makes it a fun read. I also liked that Lane is shown to be an independent woman who knows her own mind and the general cast of characters is relatable. This is an entertaining read, especially for people who enjoy Halloween and the ghosts and pumpkins and everything that goes with it.´´ - Readers Favorite Contest and Reviews
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad´s old costume, Elle´s determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons - before he was famous. Now they´re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake - until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009856/bk_blak_009856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad´s old costume), Elle´s determined to win...unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons-before he was famous. Now they´re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he´s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake-until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.