New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

December 31, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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"--

The astounding broccoli boy

December 3, 2015
Cottrell Boyce, Frank, author.
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, [2015]
6 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ewan Goddard.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green and finds himself stuck in an experimental hospital ward. The doctors are just as baffled as Rory is, and that's when he begins to wonder: What if this isn₂t caused by his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if it₂s something even more extraordinary? After all, more than a few superheroes₂ careers began when they turned green.

The storybook of legends

December 2, 2015
Hale, Shannon, author.
℗2015
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Compact discs.
At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings, and Evil Queens ... whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

Caught [sound recording]

December 1, 2015
Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2012.
6 sound discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Chris Sorensen.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
When Jonah and Katherine travel to early 1900s Switzerland and Serbia to return Albert Einstein's daughter, Lieserl, to history, her mother Mileva grasps entirely too much about time travel and has no intention of letting her daughter go.

Risked [sound recording]

November 25, 2015
Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Chris Sorensen.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Jonah, thirteen, and Katherine, eleven, travel through time to 1918 Russia just as Alexei, Anastasia, and the rest of Tsar Nicholas II's family is about to be executed. Author's note includes facts about the Romanov's and the mystery surrounding their deaths.

Revealed [sound recording]

November 25, 2015
Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014.
8 sound discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Chris Sorensen.
Unabridged.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
After returning the missing children from history to their original time periods, thirteen-year-old Jonah must save time itself when aviator Charles Lindbergh mysteriously appears and kidnaps Jonah's sister.

Descendants : novelization of the Disney Channel original movie

November 24, 2015
Green, Rico, author.
℗2015
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyla Garcia.
Title from container.
"Published by arrangement with Disney"--Container.
When four offspring of classic Disney villains are offered a chance to leave the island where they have been imprisoned and go to prep school in an idyllic kingdom, they must choose whether or not to follow in their parents' evil footsteps.

Francine Poulet meets the Ghost Raccoon [sound recording]

November 24, 2015
DiCamillo, Kate.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
1 sound disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost, animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities.

Mission Hindenburg [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
London, C. Alexander, author.
New York : Scholastic, [2015]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 49 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Compact discs.
The Cahills are the world's most powerful family, but their strength is being tested. A sinister man calling himself The Outcast has targeted the family and set them an impossible test. He's recreating four of history's worst disasters and challenging the young Cahills to find and stop the tragedies before it's too late. Now, with one disaster behind them, siblings Dan and Amy Cahill and their friends have just days to discover what the Outcast's next move will be. Their frantic search seems to be pointing toward a terrifying air disaster, the explosion of the Hindenburg airship. But no one travels by airship anymore -- what do the Outcast's cryptic messages mean? The young Cahills must split up and take to the skies to try to find the answer before their whole world comes crashing down.

Appleblossom the possum [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
3 sound discs (3 hr., 39 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dustin Hoffman.
Compact discs.
A young possum strikes out on her own and winds up trapped in a human house before her brothers can rescue her.

Beyond the Kingdoms [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2015]
7 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
After the emotional cliffhanger of Book 3, listeners learn that the man the twins thought was their long-dead father was, in fact, their uncle. Their evil uncle, set on taking over every possible world - fairy tale or real! The twins' attempts to fight bring them face to face with major literary characters...and this book finally wraps up the series with a heartfelt epilogue.

The book of kings

November 13, 2015
Voigt, Cynthia.
[New York] : Listening Library : Penguin Random House, [2015]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Solutioneer Max Starling travels to a fictional South American country to rescue his parents who have become embroiled in a political power grab"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of Shane [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Eliopulos, Nick
New York : Scholastic Audio, 2015.
4 sound discs (4 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Shane is just a boy, but in order to free his people, he's resolved to do whatever, to become whomever, his mission requires. Throughout their journey to save the world, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have faced this dangerous foe again and again. But none have learned truth of the boy who nearly changed the course of history forever. Now that truth is revealed. Introduction by bestselling author, Tui T. Sutherland.

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to planet girl

November 13, 2015
Greenwald, Tom, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2015]
3 audio discs (3 hr., 32 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Performed by MacLeod Andrews.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Everyone has a girlfriend except Charlie Joe! But he won't be left in the dust. Look out for make-ups, break-ups, and hilarious romance tips as Charlie Joe figures out this crazy little thing called love.

Chasing secrets

November 13, 2015
Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957- author, narrator.
New York : Random House : Listening Library, [2015]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Karissa Vacker.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to rescue Noah's father from the quarantined Chinatown, and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.

Circus Mirandus [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Beasley, Cassie.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus--and to use its magic to save his grandfather's life"-- Provided by publisher.

The copper gauntlet [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Black, Holly, author.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
7 sound discs (8 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Callum Hunt's life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf--but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers.

Crenshaw [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Applegate, Katherine.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
3 sound discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Home is the place [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Martin, Ann M., 1955-
[New York] : Random House : Listening Library, [2015]
4 sound discs (4 hr., 46 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mandy Siegfried and Lorna Raver.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Far and near. Lost and found. Four girls. Four generations. Georgia cannot figure out what's going on in her family. Her mother, Francie, is extremely overprotective. Her grandmother, Dana, and her great-grandmother, Abby, don't speak to each other. And Georgia's great-great-grandmother also had some secrets that nobody else knows about. Georgia knows this because she's found her great-great grandmother's diary hidden in a wall in the family's house in Maine. Reading the diary makes her think of her own struggles - and draws her even closer to the mysteries of her family as Abby's hundredth birthday approaches.

Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo [sound recording]

November 13, 2015
Scieszka, Jon.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2015]
3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Brian Biggs and the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity), and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), 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 the human body"-- Provided by publisher.

Fuzzy mud

November 13, 2015
Sachar, Louis, 1954- author.
New York : Random House : Listening Library, [2015]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 5 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney with a full cast.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world"-- Provided by publisher.

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