Yaks March on Washington, Poster Girl, and The Case of the Missing Poodle are all available on audio CD or as downloadable MP3. Choose a book that fits your style, read a synopsis and hear an excerpt from each book below:
Yaks March on Washington: This is a true story about the experiences of an Idaho rancher who travels across the country with his trusty dog, and six yaks in tow.
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Excerpt from Yaks March on Washington. Click play to listen while you read:
Yaks March Excerpt
“I jump into the pen and look around. Salto dentro del corral y echo un vistazo. They’ve taken most of the room. Han tomado la mayoría del espacio. I lie in my corner and stare at the yak to make him move away. Me acuesto en mi esquina y miro al yak fijamente para hacer que se mueva. He stares right back. El fija la mirada de vuelta. We stare, nose to nose, hour after hour. Nos miramos fijamente, nariz a nariz, hora tras hora. Finally, I doze off, hot yak breath in my face. Finalmente, dormito, con el aliento caliente de yak en mi cara. View the list of vocabulary from Yaks March on Washington.
Poster Girl: a two-CD story about trying to outdo a goody two-shoes student and problems that happen when you start your school project the night before it is due.
Excerpt from Poster Girl. Click play to listen while you read:
Poster Girl Excerpt
“Cynthia Lyden brought in her science poster today. Hoy día Cynthia Lyden entregó su poster para nuestra clase de ciencia. It’s not even due until tomorrow, and she brought it in today. No hay que entregarlo hasta mañana y ella lo entregó hoy día. She is so annoying. Qué fastidiosa.” View the list of vocabulary from Poster Girl.
The Case of the Missing Poodle: Eleven-year-old Matt is traveling to see his cousin’s wedding when he suddenly has a chance to win $100,000.
Excerpt from The Case of the Missing Poodle. Click play to listen while you read:
Missing Poodle Excerpt
We are stuck at the airport in Chicago because of plane problems. Estamos en el aeropuerto de Chicago sin poder salir a razón de problemas con el avión. We should be landing in Los Angeles and checking into our hotel. Tendríamos que haber aterrizado en Los Angeles y habernos registrado en el hotel. Mom promised it had a great pool. Mamá prometió que el hotel tendría una piscina bien bonita. Instead Mom is on the phone with her twin sister, Aunt Terri, explaining why we aren’t there yet. En cambio, mamá está hablando por teléfono con la Tía Terri , explicándole porque no hemos llegado aún. View the list of vocabulary from The Case of the Missing Poodle.