New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

March 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Du iz tak?

March 14, 2019
Ellis, Carson, 1975- author, illustrator.
Weston Woods, 2018.
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm)
Narrated by Eli and Sebastian D'Amico, Burton, Galen and Laura Fott, Sarah Hart, Bella Higginbotham, Evelyn Hipp and Brian Hull.
Music by Sarah Hart.
"Caldecott honor book."
Track 1: story with page-turn signals (8:07) -- Track 2: story without page-turn signals (7:53) -- Track 3: The Gladdenboot song (0:55).
Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustration that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that?

The Parker inheritance

February 27, 2019
Johnson, Varian, author.
℗2018
8 audio discs (10 hr., 1 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cherise Boothe.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance.

Bunnies : a 3-in-1 listen-along reader : 3 fun fuzzy tales

January 14, 2019
℗2019, ©2019
1 audio disc (8 min., 36 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm)
Narrated by Sharon Muthu
Accompanying book contains 3 titles previously released: I love you, my bunnies, published in hardcover, ©2007 ; Thumper finds a friend, published in hardcover, ©2008 ; Thumper and the egg, published in paperback, ©2018.
Thumper and the egg -- Thumper finds a friend -- I love you, my bunnies.
"In this book you will read about Thumper and his family"--Back cover.

Ghost boys [sound recording]

January 3, 2019
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
℗2018
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Miles Harvey.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation unleashed on his family and community. This gripping story is about how children, families--and one boy--grow to understand American blackness.

Sunny [sound recording]

January 3, 2019
Reynolds, Jason, author.
℗2018
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Guy Lockard.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

The night diary

December 31, 2018
Hiranandani, Veera, author.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2018]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 55 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Priya Ayyar.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

Amal unbound

December 20, 2018
Saeed, Aisha, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 37 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Priya Ayyar.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate. Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks before. So she summons her courage and begins navigating the complex rules of life as a servant, with all its attendant jealousies and pecking-order woes. Most troubling, though, is Amal's increasing awareness of the deadly measures the Khan family will go to in order to stay in control. It's clear that their hold over her village will never loosen as long as everyone is too afraid to challenge them--so if Amal is to have any chance of ensuring her loved ones' safety and winning back her freedom, she must find a way to work with the other servants to make it happen."--Inside dust jacket.

The journey of little Charlie

December 20, 2018
Curtis, Christopher Paul, author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 14 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christopher Paul Curtis and Michael Crouch.
Title from web pge.
Compact discs.
When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the meltdown

December 20, 2018
Kinney, Jeff, author.
℗2018
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : CD audio, digital, 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Ramón De Ocampo.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

Black Panther. The young prince

December 18, 2018
Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959- author.
©2018
5 audio discs (5 hr., 44 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he's not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father-the reigning Black Panther-or testing out the latest tech, he's off breaking rules with his best friend, M'Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and M'Baku to school in America. This is no prestigious private academy-they've been enrolled at South Side Middle School in the heart of Chicago. Despite being given a high-tech suit and a Vibranium ring to use only in case of an emergency, T'Challa realizes he might not be as equipped to handle life in America as he thought. Especially when it comes to navigating new friendships while hiding his true identity as the prince of a powerful nation, and avoiding Gemini Jones, a menacing classmate who is rumored to be involved in dark magic. When strange things begin happening around school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the source. But what he discovers in the process is far more sinister than he could ever have imagined. In order to protect his friends and stop an ancient evil, T'Challa must take on the mantle of a hero, setting him on the path to becoming the Black Panther.

Time jumpers

December 18, 2018
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Nobbs.
Compact discs.
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole Randolph can barely remember what life was like back in Arizona. Now he and his friends are pushed to the limit as they make one final attempt to restore magic to the Outskirts. They must travel to the kindgom of Creon, where time itself can be manipulated and reality can bend and change. It's the last mission-- and the past, present and future are all at stake.

Good night stories for rebel girls. Books 1-2 : 200 tales of extraordinary women

December 14, 2018
Cavallo, Francesca, author.
New York, NY : Listening Library, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marno, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, and Samira Wiley.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Packed with 200 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and present. Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders, from every corner of the globe! Each short biography is written in the style of a fairy tale, filling listeners with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.

9 from the Nine Worlds

December 13, 2018
Riordan, Rick, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018]
3 audio discs (3 hr., 5 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by an ensemble cast of narrators.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Asgard: home of the Aesir: just another decapitated head by Odin -- Midgard: home of humans: this is why I hate clothes shopping by Amir Fadlan -- Nidavellier: home of the dwarves: this little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine by Blitzen -- Alfheim: home of the light elves: speaking of trolls...by Hearthstone -- Jothunheim: home of the giants: my eighth-grade physics actually comes in handy by Samirah al-Abbas -- Helheim: home of Hel and the dishonorable dead: nice doggy by Thomas "T.J." Jefferson Jr. -- Niflheim: world of ice, fog and mist: so's your face! by Mallory Keen -- Vanaheim: home of the Vanir: well, that was a surprise by Halfborn Gunderson -- Muspellheim: home of the fire giants and demons: I play with fire by Alex Fierro.
The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?

Blended

December 13, 2018
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills), author, narrator.
New York : Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Eleven-year-old Isabella's blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

The burning maze

December 13, 2018
Riordan, Rick, author.
℗2018
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robbie Daymond.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to Earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. He has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg.

Dog diaries

December 13, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2018.
2 audio discs (1 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steven Butler.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
When the evil Mrs. Stricker threatens to send Junior, Rafe Khatchadorian's dog, back to the pound, Junior and Rafe go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules.

Ernestine, catastrophe queen

December 13, 2018
Wyatt, Merrill, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
7 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ernestine is the kind of kid who gets things done. Smart, clever, and armed with a take-charge personality, she's easily the most responsible member of her family. Helping her absent-minded parents with their job of looking after the kooky residents of the MacGillicuddie House for elderly and retired artists, both performing and otherwise.

Grenade

December 13, 2018
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
[New York] : Scholastic, [2018]
5 audio discs (325 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Todd Haberkorn and Andrew Eiden.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect. The choices they make in a single instant will change everything.

Harbor me

December 13, 2018
Woodson, Jacqueline, author, narrator.
©2018, ℗2018
3 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
N'Jameh Camara, Jose Carrera, Dean Flanagan, Angel Romero, Toshi Widoff-Woodson, Jacqueline Woodson, Mikelle Wright-Matos.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When six middle school classmates are gathered together for a weekly chat, they fear this new unfamiliar situation and wonder what their teacher thinks they are supposed to get out of the experience. In an abandoned art room, with no adults, the six get to know one another and realize that, in this room, it's safe to discuss the things that are bothering them.

Hurricane heroes in Texas

December 13, 2018
Osborne, Mary Pope, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Listening Library, [2018]
1 audio disc (60 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Jack and Annie are caught out in the rain in the most dangerous Magic Tree House mission yet! When the magic tree house whisks them back to Galveston, Texas, in 1900, they find out that a big storm is coming. But even though there is rain and wind, no one believes there is any danger. As the storm grows, seawater floods the city. Now everyone needs help!

The Land of Stories : the ultimate book hugger's guide

December 13, 2018
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
2 audio discs (approximately 2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this guidebook captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories listeners know and love and delivers new, never before heard information sure to thrill and satisfy listeners.

The law of finders keepers

December 13, 2018
Turnage, Sheila, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library [2018]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 17 min.) : CD audio, digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lauren Fortgang.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"A rumor that Blackbeard's buried treasure is somewhere near Tupelo Landing causes pirate fever to sweep through town just as clues about Mo's Upstream Mother surface and the Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm--take on the most important case of Mo's life"-- from container.

Louisiana's way home

December 13, 2018
DiCamillo, Kate, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Morris.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town -- including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder -- she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.).

Lu

December 13, 2018
Reynolds, Jason, author.
[New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Guy Lockard.
Title from container.
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
"Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"-- Provided by publisher.

The nerdiest, wimpiest, dorkiest I funny ever

December 13, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2018]
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adam McCarthur.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top, he has his own smash hit television show and he's won a national funny kid competition. Now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on Earth, or does he stand to lose his crown?

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