New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

September 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster belt

September 9, 2016
Scieszka, Jon, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
3 audio discs (2 hr., 46 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by the author and Brian Biggs.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Boy genius Frank Einstein finds himself in competition with his classmate and archrival T. Edison and his sign-language-speaking sidekick, Mr. Chimp, over Frank's newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt.

A torch against the night [sound recording]

September 1, 2016
Tahir, Sabaa, author.
New York, New York : Listening Library, [2016]
13 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katharine McEwan and Fiona Hardingham.
Unabridged.
Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia's brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison, a mission that is complicated by hunting Empire soldiers, the manipulations of the Commandant, and lingering ghosts from their pasts.

An author's odyssey

August 25, 2016
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories. When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

The bronze key

August 25, 2016
Black, Holly, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the third installment in the "New York Times" bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.

For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla guide to the Norse worlds : [your introduction to deities, mythical beings & fantastic creatures]

August 25, 2016
Riordan, Rick, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2016]
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kieran Culkin.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
This "who's who" audio guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so listeners can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions.

Full of Beans

August 25, 2016
Holm, Jennifer L., author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne and the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

Furthermore

August 25, 2016
Mafi, Tahereh, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities"-- Provided by publisher.

How to fight a dragon's fury [sound recording]

August 25, 2016
Cowell, Cressida.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2016.
6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Tennant.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear. But can he end the rebellion? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

Judy Moody and the bucket list

August 25, 2016
McDonald, Megan, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
2 audio discs (1 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Amy Rubinate.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Drumroll, please. Judy Moody is about to become a poop scooping, hinny riding, one girl band extraordinaire as she takes on her very own Bucket List.

The lightning queen

August 25, 2016
Resau, Laura, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, 2015.
8 audio discs (8 hr., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Barillas and Thom Rivera.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. Then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a rush of color. Her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends, against all odds. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. And magic. And danger. Inspired by true stories from rural Mexico, this astonishing novel illuminates two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Romani and the Mixteco Indians"--Container.

Mission atomic

August 25, 2016
Chadda, Sarwat, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 43 min.) ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by David Pittu.
Title from disc surface.
Amy and Dan are shocked to learn that Outcast, a violent renegade who is threatening the lives of innocent people, may be a Cahill family member who is determined to exact revenge.

Night of the ninth dragon

August 25, 2016
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
©2016.
2 sound discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
"A Merlin mission"--Container.
In their new adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! In this thrilling adventure steeped in history, Mary Pope Osborne introduces readers to classic Welsh legends and continues her own story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table.

Peril at the top of the world

August 25, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947-
℗2016
4 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Compact discs.
Join the Kidds on their trek to exotic Russia and the dangerous Arctic as they outrun the bad guys in their search for stolen treasure.After their adventures in China and Germany, the Kidd family is ready for some rest and relaxation. But when you're an ace treasure hunting team, there's always another adventure waiting around the corner! This time, the Kidds head to Russia where a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt has gone missing. Hot on the trail of the daring thieves, the Kidds race through the sinister streets of St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to track down the stolen treasure.The action never stops with more chases, sneak attacks, spy missions, and doublecrossing than anyone can handle ... except the Kidds!

The return

August 25, 2016
Johnson, Varian, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
5 audio discs (4 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Split between two worlds, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are four young heroes who are racing to stop an ancient evil. Even the spirit animal bond, the sacred link between humans and animals, is on the brink of destruction.

Where are you going, baby Lincoln?

August 25, 2016
DiCamillo, Kate, author.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Lorna Raver.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey?

Barbie. Best sisters ever!

July 25, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Random House Children's Books, 2016.
1 audio disc (12:08 min.) : CD, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
"Listen-along CD"

Six kids and a stuffed cat [sound recording]

May 10, 2016
Paulsen, Gary.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
2 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space, school bathroom, with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers, and leave as friends.

Theodore Boone : the scandal [sound recording]

May 9, 2016
Grisham, John.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
4 sound discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Thomas.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has even helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what's right in the newest case for clever kid lawyer Theo Boone.

The hidden oracle

May 3, 2016
Riordan, Rick, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robbie Daymond.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor"-- Provided by publisher.

The wild robot [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Brown, Peter, 1979-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2016.
3 sound discs (approximately 4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Read by Kate Atwater.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? Most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's middle grade debut raises thought provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.

Pax [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Pennypacker, Sara, 1951- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Curran-Dorsano.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. One day, the unimaginable happens, Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be, with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own.

Death weavers [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
℗2016
11 audio discs (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Nobbs.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Cole and his friends have made it to the fourth of the five kingdoms that comprise the Outskirts - Necronum, land of the dead. New allies and new dangers await.

Jacky Ha-Ha [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2016.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Sands.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her. With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation, even when she really, really shouldn't, twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly every home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together, even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy.

Raymie Nightingale [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
DiCamillo, Kate.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenna Lamia.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Raymie Clarke decides that if she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

Summerlost [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phoebe Strole.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief"-- Provided by publisher.

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