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Reading on your own This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America's history.In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn how the lessons and love of Obama's mother and grandparents shaped him; how the places he lived influenced him; and how he turned his sadness from his childhood--the feeling he didn't fit in anywhere--into a positive, driving force of finding a place in the world and in the history books."History and biography are also successful topics for level-three readers. (Random House's) Step into Reading has the best offerings for the reading level . . . they are high in kid appeal."--Booklist
[From the back cover:] "Not a month goes by without a mystery being solved! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Fruitvale is abuzz with its yearly window decorating contest. All the stores participate, and it's Casey, Dottie, and Leon's job to make sure Mrs. Calendar's bakery wins first place! As if the three friends don't have enough on their hands making pinecone turkeys and pilgrim hats, they learn that people all over town are missing jewelry. Can the Calendar Club crack the case of the missing jewels and get the bakery window looking fabulous in time for the contest?" The first Calendar Club book, The Case of the missing Pumpkins is in the Bookshare Collection. Calendar Club mysteries for the rest of the months of the year are on the way.
Sukie is worried -- her parents are acting strange. When she runs in the house, her dad asks, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?" When she eats peas with her fingers, Mom yells, "You'll put an eye out with that thing!" What is going on? Have her parents been replaced by aliens? Are they robots with broken circuits? She and her older brothers decide to investigate. And what they discover leads to a kids-against-parents WAR! This very funny book casts a new light on family rules.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.