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    The Earth Breathed Fire and Other Real Volcano Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    19 min

    Hot magma! Learn all about volcanoes from how they're formed, to what happens when they finally blow their tops! Hear about how scientists who study volcanoes get close enough to do their jobs. Stories by Nancy Marie Brown, Megan Clements, Chris Dietel, and Highlights for Children. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...

    Unabridged

    17 min

    Tells the story of Madam C. J. Walker, who invented a line of African American hair products and cosmetics that her to become the first self-made female millionaire of any race. Written in graphic-novel format. ... Read more

    $11.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Chandra

    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar formulated the theory of black holes. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stroking Molecules

    by Nancy Burnham ...
    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Is it possible to see "friction" under a microscope? ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ocean on Europa?, An

    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Evidence of water on one of Jupiter's moons could lead to the discovery of new life forms. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Astronaut Answers Kids' Questions from Space

    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    3 min

    Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff e-mailed answers to kids' questions—while he was on the space shuttle Endeavor in outer space! ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Acorn by Acorn

    by Judy Bridell ...
    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    2 min

    Highlights presents Acorn by Acorn by Judy Bridell. Scientists study the activities of blue jays realizing that the birds help our planet by planting oak trees. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When Stars Explode and Other Real Starry Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    24 min

    Shining stars! What is a star, anyway? Take a trip through the starry sky to learn all about constellations, what happens when stars explode, and learn more about the star closest to us: the sun! Stories by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. and Highlights for Children. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Cutting-Edge SpaceX News

    Narrated by Intuitive ...
    series Searchlight Books ™ — New Frontiers of Space

    Unabridged

    22 min

    Blast off with SpaceX, the company that builds and launches rockets and spacecraft. Up-to-date information and fact-filled sidebars help readers explore the world's most exciting space-travel company while learning about related STEM topics. ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Next Stop, Pluto!

    This month, a speeding spacecraft will zoom past the farthest world yet.

    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Highlights presents Next Stop, Pluto! by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. This article contains information about Pluto's size, atmosphere, landscape, and other features. In July, the New Horizons spacecraft will pass by Pluto to take photos, look for new moons, measure Pluto's size, and take its temperature before traveling into the depths of space. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Journey to Alpha Centauri

    This neighbor sun has a planet as big as Earth.

    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Highlights presents Journey to Alpha Centauri by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. This article describes Alpha Centauri a group of three stars relatively close to earth. Scientists are trying to find out if the stars have orbiting planets that could sustain life. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Building a Better Shortcut

    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Ben learns how a cruise ship passes through the Panama Canal using a water elevator called a lock. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...

    Unabridged

    16 min

    Tells the story of French scientist Louis Pasteur and his invention of the pasteurization process. Written in graphic-novel format. ... Read more

    $11.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Demoting Pluto

    The Discovery of Dwarf Planets

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Exploring Space and Beyond

    Unabridged

    43 min

    When is a planet not a planet? Dwarf planets orbit the sun, are solid bodies, and are not moons. But they are not considered regular planets. Learn more about these spherical oddities and why Pluto is still hotly debated today. ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Voyage to Pluto and Other Real Planetary Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    18 min

    Our planets! Get to know all about Pluto's size, landscape, and more! What are the different phases of the moon? Where did Saturn get its rings? Is the earth really spinning? Learn the answers to these questions, and more! Stories by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. and Highlights for Children. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How We Got to Now

    Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

    Narrated by Steven Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 57 min

    Did you drink a glass of water today? Did you turn on a light? Did you think about how miraculous either one of those things is when you did it? Of course not--but you should, and New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson has. This adaptation of his adult book and popular PBS series explores the fascinating and interconnected stories of innovations--like clean drinking water and electricity ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Drilling in the Ocean Floor

    series Read With Highlight

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Scientists visit the oceans of the world to study what is beneath the sea floor. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    One Chicken's Discovery

    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Highlights presents One Chicken's Discovery by Julie Brooks Hiller. A chicken uncovers a prehistoric spearpoint. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ring Around the Asteroid

    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    7 min

    Highlights presents Ring Around the Asteroid by Ken Croswell, Ph.D. Astronomer Jim Scotti has discovered an asteroid with two rings. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    New Windows on Our Minds

    How does the brain work? New machines can give us answers.

    by C.W. Dingman ...
    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read With Highlights

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Highlights presents New Windows on Our Minds by C.W. Dingman. New machines can tell us how the brain works. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dueling Dinosaurs and Other Real Dino Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    19 min

    Real dinosaurs! Read about Triceratops' horns and their purpose. Did you know that there are animals alive today that move similarly to dinosaurs? Sometimes museums display copies of dinosaur fossils instead of the real thing. Learn how the Smithsonian made an exact copy of a dinosaur skeleton. A dinosaur fan's dreams came true as he watched a dinosaur skeleton being rebuilt. Stories by Sharon ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Flying Galaxies and Other Real Galactic Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    20 min

    Swirling galaxies! Scientists and astronomers have determined that there are other galaxies just like ours, and have even calculated how old they are. Learn about how scientists determined that our galaxy is a giant swirling pinwheel of stars. Stories by Ken Croswell Ph.D., Tony Helies, and Highlights for Children. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Whale of a Baby and Other Real Whale Stories

    series Highlights Stories

    Unabridged

    24 min

    Huge whales! Learn about where whales live, and how they interact with each other. Get ready to learn why whales blow bubbles at each other, or what it means when they wiggle their flippers. Is a whale shark even a whale, or just an imposter? Stories by Kim Valice, Carolyn Short, Linda Brown Anderson, and Heidi Poelman. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    From Sap to Syrup

    by Laura Sassi ...
    Narrated by Highlights for Children ...
    series Read with Highlights

    Unabridged

    3 min

    A history of how maple syrup was "discovered" by Native Americans who observed squirrels tapping into trees and then letting the water evaporate off the sap. ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial