New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

June 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The unmapped sea

June 25, 2015
Wood, Maryrose, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2015]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katherine Kellgren.
Title from container.
Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

Listen, slowly

June 25, 2015
Lai, Thanhha, author.
℗2015.
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lulu Lam.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, though, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai's parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own.

How to steal a dragon's sword [sound recording]

June 16, 2015
Cowell, Cressida.
New York : Hachette Audio, c2014.
5 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Tennant.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
A dragon rebellion is coming filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third. Only a King can save them, and only a champion with all of the King's Lost Things can be King. Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.

Shingaling [sound recording] : [a wonder story]

June 16, 2015
Palacio, R. J.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2015.
3 sound discs (3 hr., 10 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Taylor Ann Krahn.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Listen about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's 'welcome' buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time.

How to seize a dragon's jewel [sound recording]

June 8, 2015
Cowell, Cressida.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
5 sound discs (ca. 330 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by David Tennant.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people, but where should he begin?

Theodore Boone : the fugitive

June 2, 2015
Grisham, John.
New York : Listening Library, 2015.
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Thomas.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when every-thing is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.

Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen [sound recording]

May 29, 2015
Russell, Rachel Renée.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenni Barber.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Nikki's diary is up to the month of April, and springtime is sure to bring more wacky adventures with Nikki and her friends Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon.

The Penderwicks in spring

May 28, 2015
Birdsall, Jeanne.
℗2015
8 sound discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Susan Denaker.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.

Rise and fall

May 28, 2015
Schrefer, Eliot, 1978- author.
[New York] : Scholastic AudioBooks, [2015]
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hr., 15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
"Deep in the desert there sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. His name is Cabaro, the Great Lion, and he reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot in the Great Beast's territory. The journey to his oasis is impossible. As a team, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have achieved the impossible before. But now that team is broken--the friends scattered by a devastating betrayal. The young heroes and their spirit animals have already sacrificed much in their quest for the talismans. But with the world crumbling all around them--and a ruthless enemy opposing their every move--their greatest sacrifices are yet to come" -- summary from amazon.com.

Stella by starlight [sound recording]

May 28, 2015
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Heather Alicia Simms.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
Stella lives in the segregated South, in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. The Klan hasn't bothered them for years, but one late night, while wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination.

The war that saved my life [sound recording]

May 28, 2015
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jayne Entwistle.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Public school superhero

May 28, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2015
3 audio discs (3 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joshua Boone.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "grandma's boy," a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?

Mission Titanic [sound recording]

May 28, 2015
Watson, Jude.
New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, 2015.
5 sound discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Title from web page.
Compact disc.
At only seventeen years old, Ian Kabra is head of the Cahills, the most powerful family in the world. He has presidents on speed dial, generals at his beck and call. Ian knows he's an ideal leader and the only man enough for the job. There's just one small problem: He's already messed up big-time.

A plague of bogles [sound recording]

May 28, 2015
Jinks, Catherine.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
6 sound discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mandy Williams.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Jem Barbary becomes a bogler's apprentice in 1870's London and gets the fright of his life in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.

Jack [sound recording] : the true story of Jack & the Beanstalk

May 28, 2015
Shurtliff, Liesl.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bruce Mann.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

The sweetest heist in history

May 28, 2015
Spencer, Octavia.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2015.
4 audio discs (5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
A hard-to-prove art heist makes a New York City mystery for ninja detective Randi Rhodes, and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge, were flying high after solving the Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. But life in sleepy Deer Creek has begun to feel, a bit boring. But a trip to New York City to visit Randi's aunt changes that! While the ninja detective trio explores Randi's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, they uncover an art heist. Except no one will believe them.

The key that swallowed Joey Pigza

May 28, 2015
Gantos, Jack, author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"-- Provided by publisher.

Pieces and Players

May 28, 2015
Balliett, Blue, 1955- author.
©2015
8 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading by Bahni Turpin of the 2015 book.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Thirteen pieces of valuable art have been stolen. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously--there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.

The truth about twinkie pie : a novel

May 27, 2015
Yeh, Kat, author.
℗2015
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Morris.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When twelve-year-old GiGi and her big sister DiDi move to Long Island from South Carolina for GiGi to attend a fancy new private school, GiGi has a new recipe for success and makes new friends, but then discovers a family secret that turns her life upside-down.

Danger in the darkest hour

May 27, 2015
Osborne, Mary Pope, author, narrator.
New York : Random House : Listening Library, [2015]
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history?"-- Provided by publisher.

The island of Dr. Libris [sound recording]

May 27, 2015
Grabenstein, Chris.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.

Echo [sound recording] : a novel

May 27, 2015
Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, 2015.
9 sound discs (10 hr., 22 min.) ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, Rebecca Soler.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

The black reckoning [sound recording]

May 27, 2015
Stephens, John, 1972-
New York : Listening Library, 2015.
11 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Dale.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Emma has been kidnapped by the Dire Magnus, and siblings Kate and Michael go on a mission to rescue her. On top of that, Emma must locate the last of the magical Books of Beginning, the Book of Death, before the Dire Magnus does. As the fabric of time begins to fray, Emma becomes the final piece of the puzzle. Only if she can master the powers of this most dangerous book will they be able to save the world from the deadly final confrontation between magical and ordinary people.

Frank Einstein and the Electro-finger [sound recording]

May 27, 2015
Scieszka, Jon.
New York : Listening Library, [2015]
2 sound discs (2.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Brian Biggs.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with intelligent robots Klink and Klank once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy"-- Provided by publisher.

Big Nate lives it up

May 27, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln, author.
℗2015
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Fred Berman.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
As his school's centennial is coming up, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around.

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