A Magical Fish, a Shark Scientist, & an Unexpected Accordion | Early Elementary Audio in October

Baker, E.D. Maggie and the Wish Fish. Recorded Books. ISBN 9781501966996.Read by Laura Knight Keating.
Gr 1-4–Maggie is finding it harder and harder to get along with her stepmother and stepsiblings while her father is away. It doesn’t help that every time Maggie finishes cleaning laundry, flying pigs swoop in to muddy everything up and get her into trouble! One day while she’s out collecting berries and her stepbrother is fishing, Maggie catches a magical fish herself. The fish promises to make one of her wishes come true, but only if she frees him. Maggie wants a new family more than anything, but how much faith can she put into a talking fish?

DiCamillo, Kate. Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package. Listening Library. ISBN 9781101916124. Read by Lorna Raver.
K-Gr 3–Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for frivolity. When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives at her house, she is determined to have nothing to do with it. But her plans to sell the accordion, destroy the accordion, and give the accordion away all end in frustration. How can Eugenia stop being tormented by this troublesome package? Might she discover that a bit of unforeseen frivolity could be surprisingly joyous?

Keating, Jess. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781520082776. Read by Jordan Killam.
Gr 1-4–At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie made wide scientific contributions that led to her being nicknamed “Shark Lady.”

Vere, Ed. Max and Bird. Recorded Books. ISBN 9781501963438. Read by L.J. Ganser.
PreS-Gr 2–When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that’s not what friendship is all about —is it?

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