"The Sleepy Pebble and Other Stories is a soothing collection of tales co-written by sleep specialist Alice Gregory and children's book writer Christy Kirkpatrick. They have crafted these stories to incorporate mindfulness and other techniques that can aid relaxation. Coupled with dreamlike and calming illustrations, this treasury could make bedtime a little bit easier."--Provided by publisher.
These bedtime stories incorporate themes from LGBTQ families, relationships, and life situations. They stand as engaging stories in their own right but incorporate diverse themes. As such, these stories are appropriate for all children but may be helpful for those from alternative families who see themselves less represented in mainstream fiction. Stories feature same-sex parents and transgender themes expressed through home and school situations as well as children's relationships with their parents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leasa Casey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130845/bk_acx0_130845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you a secular writer who also strives to incorporate messages of hope or faith? I'm one of those writers, and I've fought for years to learn how to balance both aspects successfully. In this short nonfiction audiobook, I'll share the method I've learned to subtly incorporate faith-based messages in secular stories. I'll discuss: How to fill your spiritual well and know what to add without getting preachy Know where and how to add these precious gems of knowledge via the sneaky art of sub-plotting How to stay resilient against the adversary while considering marketability I'd love to help you get your stories to the next level of hope and faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112635/bk_acx0_112635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the art and science of data storytelling--with frameworks and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with data. The ability to effectively communicate with data is no longer a luxury in today's economy; it is a necessity. Transforming data into visual communication is only one part of the picture. It is equally important to engage your audience with a narrative--to tell a story with the numbers. Effective Data Storytelling will teach you the essential skills necessary to communicate your insights through persuasive and memorable data stories. Narratives are more powerful than raw statistics, more enduring than pretty charts. When done correctly, data stories can influence decisions and drive change. Most other books focus only on data visualization while neglecting the powerful narrative and psychological aspects of telling stories with data. Author Brent Dykes shows you how to take the three central elements of data storytelling--data, narrative, and visuals--and combine them for maximum effectiveness. Taking a comprehensive look at all the elements of data storytelling, this unique book will enable you to: Transform your insights and data visualizations into appealing, impactful data stories Learn the fundamental elements of a data story and key audience drivers Understand the differences between how the brain processes facts and narrative Structure your findings as a data narrative, using a four-step storyboarding process Incorporate the seven essential principles of better visual storytelling into your work Avoid common data storytelling mistakes by learning from historical and modern examples Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals is a must-have resource for anyone who communicates regularly with data, including business professionals, analysts, marketers, salespeople, financial managers, and educators.
In today's highly consumerist society, where possessing a killer instinct is considered a great asset and quarterly growth figures are a measure of a nation's standing internationally, does gratitude have any place at all? What is gratitude? Learn how gratitude empowers, how it affects society, its place in religion, and why gratitude is so important. Gratitude can be learned. Inside are ten steps you can take to incorporate gratitude into your life. Additionally, there are some behaviors to avoid if you truly want to enhance the process of learning gratitude as well as exercises to really incorporate gratitude into your life. Listen to real-life stories about gratitude from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Winston Churchill, and Ronald Reagan. Enjoy the gratitude poems in this audiobook. Use them to increase gratitude in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikola Muckajev. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168794/bk_acx0_168794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate collection of Spanish stories! First, hear the story in Spanish. Then, skip to the next track to hear the same story in English! Includes 16 stories that teach popular vocabulary words: Zoo Animals Counting Colors Simple Phrases Days of the Week Family Members Farm Animals Food and Drinks Feelings Transportation Weather Clothing Occupations Plus, hear two beautiful bedtime stories in Spanish! Then, sing along with 15 fun songs that incorporate the words you learned! For added practice, listen to the last 12 tracks for a review of words with proper English and Spanish pronunciation! Your child will be speaking and understanding Spanish in no time at all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Twin Sisters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twin/000038/bk_twin_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are 21 true stories about how positive thinking can change your life! Everyone needs a little attitude adjustment once in a while, and these amazing true-life stories reveal how real people used positive thinking to improve their lives and overcome challenges. You’ll read stories about how you can: Make every day a special day Incorporate gratitude and joy into your daily life Count your blessings and change your outlook Use a few well-chosen words to reorient your life Manage cancer and other health challenges through a positive attitude Simplify and have a more meaningful life Learn to find the silver lining in every situation Turn adversity into opportunity 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby, Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002617/bk_brll_002617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
101 True Stories about how Positive Thinking can change your life! Everyone needs a little attitude adjustment once in a while, and these amazing true life stories reveal how real people used positive thinking to improve their lives and overcome challenges. You’ll read stories about how you can: make every day a special day incorporate gratitude and joy into your daily life count your blessings and change your outlook use a few well-chosen words to reorient your life manage cancer and other health challenges through a positive attitude simplify and have a more meaningful life learn to find the silver lining in every situation turn adversity into opportunity 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby, Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003173/bk_brll_003173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire with some holiday music playing softly in the background, and lose yourself in eight amazing Christmas stories by a gang of super-talented, cross-genre authors. Not only are they heartwarming, but they incorporate mystery, science fiction, romance and ghosts! A few tend to be more animated than others, but each one is special, and guaranteed to jingle someone's bells. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Kennedy, Jerimy Colbert, Kristine Rusch, Dean Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012049/bk_acx0_012049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.