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November 2003

Children’s Audiobooks

Key
tapeavailable on Cassette Tape
discavailable on Compact Disc
abridgedAbridged version available
unabridgedUnabridged version available
Cover of Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Arthur Writes a Story
Marc Brown
Arthur has to write a story as a homework assignment and keeps changing his idea of what to write as he talks to his friends.
tape unabridged

Ramona’s World
Beverly Cleary
Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham’s class.
tape unabridged

Ruby Holler
Sharon Creech
Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.
tape disc unabridged

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father—the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
tape unabridged

Weasel
Cynthia DeFelice
Alone in the frontier wilderness of Ohio in the winter of 1839 while his father is recovering from an injury, eleven-year-old Nathan runs afoul of the renegade killer known as Weasel and makes a surprising discovery about the concept of revenge.
tape unabridged

Redwall
Brian Jacques
The hero of this enthralling tale is Matthias, a young mouse who must rise above his fears and failures to save his friends at Redwall Abbey.
tape unabridged

No More Dead Dogs
Gordon Korman
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
tape unabridged

The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls. (side one is in English, side two in Spanish)
tape unabridged

Silverwing
Kenneth Oppel
tape disc unabridged
When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called “Runt” becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

Junie B. Jones Collection
Barbara Park
Contains four stories: Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl, Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine, Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket, and Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day.
tape unabridged

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter, now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teacher, problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past.
tape disc unabridged

So You Want to Be President?
Judith St.George
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
tape unabridged

A Light in the Attic
Shel Silverstein
A collection of poems on a variety of subjects that are designed to make you smile.
disc unabridged

The Bad Beginning
Lemony Snicket
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
tape unabridged