New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

May 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Red [sound recording] : the true story of Red Riding Hood

April 21, 2016
Shurtliff, Liesl.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
5 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Sands.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Followed by a wolf, a huntsman, and a porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red embarks on a quest to find a magical cure for her ailing grandmother"-- Provided by publisher.

Tales of the fallen beasts [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Mull, Brandon, 1974-
[United States] : Scholastic Audio, [2016]
5 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
All across the world, legends are appearing. Great Beasts, once the most powerful beings in Erdas, are being summoned as spirit animals. Bonded to special kids, they unite the human and animal worlds. A mysterious stranger is hunting these legends, just as they are reborn, and he's crushing anyone who stands in his way. These are the stories of those stolen legends, and of the young heroes who will stop at nothing to get them back.

Mission Hurricane [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Goebel, Jenny.
New York : Scholastic Audio, 2016.
4 sound discs (4 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Who is the Outcast and why is he threatening the lives of innocent people? Book three reveals a shocking secret that will send Amy and Dan, and the world, reeling.

Bad luck [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Bosch, Pseudonymous.
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
6 sound discs (ca. 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Aaron Landon.
Title from container.
"Includes a PDF of illustrations"--Container.
The plot thickens in the brilliant sequel to Bad Magic! At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints, and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, llamas, and a delightfully irreverent and hilarious narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch's anticipated new novel irresistible.

Stink and the attack of the slime mold [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
McDonald, Megan, author.
℗2015
1 audio disc (52 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Performed by Amy Rubinate.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Stink may be a super science freak, but even Dr. Stinkelstein is feeling freaked out about having a slime mold living and growing in his very own room. At Saturday Science Club, Stink learns that these one-celled organisms are smart enough to find their way out of mazes and gang up on food sources.

Rise of the wolf [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.
Jefferson City, MO : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
8 audio discs (8 hr., 38 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by MacLeod Andrews.
Title from container.
Bonus story by the author, "Atroxia."
Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War, the battle to destroy Rome from within, is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet, one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear.

Balto of the Blue Dawn [sound recording]

April 21, 2016
Osborne, Mary Pope.
New York : Listening Library, 2016
2 audio discs (1 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
The magic tree house has returned and it's taking Jack and Annie back in time to Alaska, 1925. There they meet Balto, a jet-black Siberian husky destined to save victims of the diphtheria epidemic. But the trail isn't easy, and Balto is going to need Jack and Annie's help!

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

April 15, 2016
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
New York : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2016]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Bernstein.
Title from disc label.
"Includes a note read by the author."
"Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics ... but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading"-- Provided by publisher.

Spring according to Humphrey

April 15, 2016
Birney, Betty G.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
3 sound discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by William Dufris.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"To Humphrey and the students at Longfellow School, spring seems impossibly late this year. Fortunately, planning a school Family Fun Night keeps the students (and classroom pets) busy as they look for signs of the changing seasons"-- Provided by publisher.

Book scavenger [sound recording]

March 28, 2016
Chambliss Bertman, Jennifer.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
7 sound discs (8.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jessica Almasy.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.

Redeemed [sound recording]

March 17, 2016
Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2016.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Chris Sorensen.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
Jonah was able to save all of time from collapsing but in doing so gained a twin brother, Jordan, who must learn what has happened and do his own part to save time--and his parents.

Fairy's got talent

December 30, 2015
Selfors, Suzanne, author.
℗2015
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Compact discs.
Keeping up evil appearances is hexexhausting work for Faybelle Thorn. But as the daughter of the legendary Dark Fairy, it's all part of her story. So when Justine Dancer is looking for a fairy to audition for a part in her new play, Faybelle' not interested ... until she finds out the role is that of a wicked fairy queen. Faybelle finds out she has some pretty stiff competition and resorts to drastic measures to land it: dark magic.

Adventures from the land of stories boxed set [sound recording] : The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty

December 21, 2015
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2015.
4 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Mother Goose diaries -- Queen Red Riding Hood's guide to royalty.
From New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes two new books about two beloved characters, Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood. Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five hundred years take listeners on a journey to learn buried secrets; and the young queen gives us her take on politics, government, health, love, and of course, what it means to be royalty.

The sixth man

December 16, 2015
Feinstein, John, author.
℗2015
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
John Feinstein delivers a hard-hitting account of prejudice and perseverance on the basketball court -- It's basketball season. And for once, triple threat Alex Myers is not the one in the spotlight. There's a new guy in town, and Max Bellotti promises to turn the Lions' losing streak around and lead the team to a conference title. Alex is psyched, but some of the older guys on the team resent being benched in favor of an upstart freshman. Team morale is rocky at best. And when Max comes out as gay, not everyone takes the news in stride. Snide comments and cold shoulders escalate into heated protests and an out-and-out war with the school board. While controversy swirls around them, the Lions must decide: will personal issues sink their season, or can they find a way to stand together as a team?

Old School [sound recording]

December 14, 2015
Kinney, Jeff.
[United States] : Recorded Books, Llc, 2015.
2 sound discs (1 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ramon De Ocampo.
Compact disc.
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive?

Robots go wild

December 8, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2015
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Read by Jack Patterson.
Title from disc label.
"Fifth grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot 'brother' has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--and his mother's job is in jeopardy as a result"--

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