New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

September 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Island of legends

September 17, 2014
McMann, Lisa, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steve West.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artim̌, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life₇with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artim̌ heads out to rescue Sky and Crow₂s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands₇and not all of them are friendly.

Fantasy league [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Lupica, Mike.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
6 sound discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

The Iron trial [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Black, Holly.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from disc labels.
"Magisterium, book one"--Container.
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron trial, but not Callum Hunt. All his life his father has warned him to stay away for magic.

The walk on

September 17, 2014
Feinstein, John, author, narrator.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
"The triple threat, book 1"--Container.
Alex is a quarterback. But from the first day of football practice, it's clear that the position is filled by the coach's son, Matt. Alex finally gets a chance to show what he can do when Matt is injured, and he helps win a key game to keep the Lions' bid for the state championship alive. But just when his star is rising, Alex gets blindsided. The state has started drug testing, and Alex's test comes back positive for steroids. Alex knows that's not right.

Tell me [sound recording]

September 17, 2014
Bauer, Joan, 1951-
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Morris.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Feeling scared and powerless when her father's anger escalates and her parents separate, twelve-year-old Anna spends the summer with her grandmother and decides to make a difference when she sees what seems to be a girl held against her will.

The turtle of Oman

September 17, 2014
Nye, Naomi Shihab, author.
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, [2014]
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Peter Ganim.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
A third-grade boy named Aref says good-bye to everything and everyone he loves, including his wonderful Siddi, and prepares to move from Muscat, Oman, to Detroit, Michigan.

Nightmares!

September 10, 2014
Segel, Jason, 1979- author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 33 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jason Segel.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
A book about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.

Danger down the Nile

September 3, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2014
5 audio discs (360 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Title from web page.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting siblings Beck, Storm, and Tommy may have completed their first treasure hunt after their father was lost at sea, but their kidnapped mother is still in the hands of nasty pirates. Their search for a rescue plan takes them down the Nile River in Africa, where they'll have to navigate everything from Egyptian pyramids in the desert to wet-and-wild jungles--not to mention life-threatening encounters with wilderness diseases, angry hippos, and some seriously bad guys--in order to find the treasure and save the day.

Brown girl dreaming [sound recording]

September 3, 2014
Woodson, Jacqueline.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
4 sound discs (3 hr., 56 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Stories of the author's childhood from the '60s and '70s told in prose.

Fleabrain loves Franny

September 2, 2014
Rocklin, Joanne, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julie Marcus.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"-- Provided by publisher.

Save Rafe!

September 2, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2014
4 audio discs (approximately 4.5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, he's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion--complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of "delinquent" trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, will he go home as the same insecure kid?

Flashpoint

August 22, 2014
Korman, Gordon, author.
New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2014]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The latest book in a new adventure for Dan and Amy Cahill from the bestselling author Gordon Korman.

Eternity

August 22, 2014
de la Peña, Matt, author.
[United States] : Scholastic Audio, [2014]
4 audio discs (ca. 4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Dak, Sera, and Riq have fixed the Great Breaks in history; but the SQ isn't beaten yet, and the biggest, boldest Infinity Ring adventure of all time has just begun!

The fourteenth goldfish [sound recording]

August 22, 2014
Holm, Jennifer L., author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Georgette Perna.
Compact discs.
Believe in the possible . . . with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking novel from New York Times bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy...

Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor

August 22, 2014
Scieszka, Jon, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Brian Biggs.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

The unforgotten coat [sound recording]

August 21, 2014
Cottrell Boyce, Frank.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2011.
2 sound discs (1 hr., 40 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Sarah Coomes.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool named Bootle, becomes their new friend and "Good Guide," navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang.

Leroy Ninker saddles up

August 20, 2014
DiCamillo, Kate, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Arthur Morey.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters--Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercy--for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

Judy Moody, mood Martian

August 13, 2014
McDonald, Megan, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
2 audio discs (2 hr., 11 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Snotsicles! It's Backward Day, so Judy Moody double-dares herself to become Queen of the Good Mood for one whole week. Can she do it?

Judy Moody, mood martian

August 4, 2014
McDonald, Megan, author.
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC.
1 audio media player (approximately 2 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Performed by Barbara Rosenblat.
Title from Playaway label.
"HD."
Sasquatch! That's who Judy looks like in her school picture. Antarctica! That's where Judy's been sent three times in a single sour-ball week to chill out. Can Judy's mood get any worse? Well, duh! Of course it can. Unless it's Backward Day! That means it's time for Judy to turn that frown upside down, make lemonade out of lemons, and be nice to stinky little brothers. Can she stay in a good-not-bad mood for an entire day? How about seven whole days? Will her friends freak out when they see a tidy, on-time Judy who smells like cupcake lip gloss? Good thing she has oodles of itchy-twitchy finger knitting to help keep her mind off the grumps: over under, loop-de-loop. Go, good-moody Judy, go!

Memory maze

August 4, 2014
Korman, Gordon, author.
℗2014
1 audio media player (6 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Read by Ramón de Ocampo.
Title from Playaway label.
"HD."
Jackson Opus and his family have been forced into hiding because his identity as a powerful young hypnotist has been leaked out--but his enemy Dr. Mako is still out to find him to use his mesmerizing skills for evil purposes.

The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher

July 30, 2014
Lawson, Jessica, author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
5 audio discs (5 hours and 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Tom Sawyer's and Huckleberry Finn's adventures are legendary, but what about the story you haven't heard? In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher is the new girl in town, determined to have adventures like she promised her brother Jon before he died. Before long, she joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas, and Becky convinces her new best friend, Amy Lawrence, to join her. But the theft doesn't go as planned.

The misadventures of the family Fletcher [sound recording]

July 30, 2014
Levy, Dana Alison.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
5 sound discs (5 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan Woren.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

The secret of the key

July 30, 2014
Malone, Marianne, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.

The unfairest of them all

July 30, 2014
Hale, Shannon, author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy. The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories. But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.

Memory maze [sound recording]

July 23, 2014
Korman, Gordon.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, p2014.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ramón de Ocampo.
Title from disc labels.
"Book two of the hypnotists"--Container spine.
When Jackson Opus's identity as one of the most powerful young hypnotists in the world is leaked, he and his family are forced into hiding. But just as Jax settles into his new home, and new self, the unthinkable happens. Jax's enemies aren't the only ones in search of his mesmerizing skills. An organization more secretive, more powerful, than any in the world is out to find Jax, and it will take all of his hypnotic abilities to keep him and his family safe.

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