New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

March 6, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Among the enemy [sound recording]

March 5, 2020
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
℗2019
5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Kroft.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, another third-born who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matthias is under constant scrutiny, and he has no idea whom he can trust. What can one boy do against a wicked bureaucracy?

Romiette and Julio [sound recording]

March 5, 2020
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2003.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.

King Arthur and his knights

February 20, 2020
Weiss, Jim.
[Place of publisher not identified] : Well Trained Mind Press, 2017, ℗1990.
1 audio disc (approximately 60 min.) : CD, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Jim Weiss, storyteller.
Duration: ca. 1:00:00.
Sir Bedivere -- Other pendragon and the birth of Arthur -- The sword in the stone -- The King finds Excalibur -- Camelot, the round table, Guinevere -- Sir Lancelot's adventures -- Percival journey -- Percival meets two ladies -- Sir Percival and the knights -- Merlin's magic.
Recounts the exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Hey, kiddo

February 7, 2020
Krosoczka, Jarrett, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2019]
3 audio discs (2 hr., 51 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author, Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, Jenna Lamia, and full cast.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery, Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents, two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Clean getaway

January 14, 2020
Stone, Nic, author.
℗2020
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that things aren't always what they seem.

Dr. Seuss's horse museum

January 9, 2020
Seuss, Dr., author.
New York, New York : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]
1 audio disc (45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Samira Wiley.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Based on a manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this audiobook is like a visit to a museum, with a horse as a guide! Explore how different artists, including Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, have seen horses and maybe even find a new way of looking at them. Young listeners will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways. It is a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.

Remarkables

January 7, 2020
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jorjeana Marie.
Compact discs.
Eleven-year-old Marin and her neighbor Charley hope that by preventing a disaster that occurred twenty years ago, they can save Charley's dad from a future of guilt and self-destructive behavior.

Diary of a wimpy kid. Wrecking ball

January 7, 2020
Kinney, Jeff, author.
[Prince Frederick, MD] : Recorded Books, [2019]
2 audio discs (1 hr., 45 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
An unexpected inheritance allows the Heffley family to make major improvements to their home, but construction causes so much trouble they consider just moving, instead.

Ali Cross

December 30, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2019
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Zeno Robinson and Andre Blake.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve? When Ali's best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood, and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend.

Aru Shah and the end of time

December 18, 2019
Chokshi, Roshani, author.
℗2018
9 audio discs (10 hr., 25 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Soneela Nankani.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

Mr. Lemoncello's all-star breakout game [sound recording]

December 17, 2019
Grabenstein, Chris, author, narrator.
©2019
5 audio discs (6 hr., 05 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Bernstein & the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Greetings, boys and girls, gamers of all ages--are you ready to play Mr. Lemoncello's BIGGEST, most dazzling game yet? After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and going LIVE across the nation on the world-famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Everyone's invited to audition, but only a lucky few will be chosen to compete in front of millions of viewers in a brand-new, completely immersive live-action breakout game--with real kids as the playing pieces! Kyle Keeley is determined to be one of them. Each of the winning teams must make it through five different rooms in Mr. Lemoncello's fantastic new Fictionasium by solving a puzzle to unlock each room and, in the end, break out of the library! But nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello, and the surprises in store just might stump even the game master himself. Can Kyle break out of his own expectations and win Mr. Lemoncello's ultimate game show?

Lalani of the distant sea

December 16, 2019
Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by LuLu Lam.
Compact discs.
When Lalani's mother falls ill with an incurable disease, she gives twelve-year-old Lalani an impossible task--leave to find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest, how can a timid young girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? And how will she manage without Veyda, her best friend?

The Fowl twins [sound recording]

December 13, 2019
Colfer, Eoin, author.
New York, New York : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nathaniel Parker.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
With all the hallmarks that made the Artemis Fowl series so popular, this hilarious spinoff adventure stars Artemis's younger brothers, along with a nefarious nobleman, a shadowy nun, a fairy intern, and a maverick troll. One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins, scientist Myles and Beckett, the force of nature, are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the Earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way, they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is the one that exists between a pair of twins.

Game of stars

December 11, 2019
DasGupta, Sayantani, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic, [2019]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 23 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, smelling of acid and surrounded by evil-looking bees, twelve-year-old Kiranmala is uninterested. After all, it's been weeks since she last heard from her friends in the Kingdom Beyond, the alternate dimension where she was born as an Indian princess. But after a call to action over an interdimensional television station and a visit with some all-seeing birds, Kiran decides that she has to once again return to her homeland, where society is fraying, a terrible game show reigns supreme, and friends and foes alike are in danger. Everyone is running scared or imprisoned following the enactment of sudden and unfair rules of law. However, things are a lot less clear than the last time she was in the Kingdom Beyond. Kiran must once again solve riddles and battle her evil Serpent King father, all while figuring out who her true friends are, and what it really means to be a hero.

Allies

December 4, 2019
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2019]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 18 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jamie Cline, P. J. Ochlan, Matthew Frow, Vaneh Assadourian, Norah Hunter, and Marc Anthony Samuel.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people, and kids, across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, to kids back on the home front, the coordination of thousands came together. Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times best selling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.

We're not from here [sound recording]

November 13, 2019
Rodkey, Geoff, 1970- author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
6 audio discs (6 hr., 57 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dani Martineck.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

Charlotte's web

November 8, 2019
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985, author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews.
Title from disc label.
"With an appreciation written and read by Melissa Sweet."
Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E.B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E.B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Beverly, right here

November 6, 2019
DiCamillo, Kate, author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jorjeana Marie.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her, and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes.

Happy howlidays! : a middle school story

November 6, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2019]
2 audio discs (1hr., 30 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Steven Butler.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When mischievous mutt Junior causes a Turkey Day disaster, getting out of the doghouse will take a Christmas miracle.

Judy Mood [sound recording] : book quiz whiz

November 6, 2019
McDonald, Megan, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2019]
1 audio disc (1 hr., 19 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Amy Rubinate.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Judy's got books on the brain as she prepares to win the Book Quiz Blowout. Has reading always been this exciting?

Look both ways [sound recording] : a tale told in ten blocks

November 6, 2019
Reynolds, Jason, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
4 audio discs (approx. 4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Heather Alicia Simms, Chris Chalk, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo, Kevin R. Free, JD Jackson, Guy Lockard, January LaVoy, David Sadzin, and the author.
Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Water booger bears -- The low cuts strike again -- Skitter hitter -- How to look (both) both ways -- Call of duty -- Five things easier to do than Simeon's and Kenzi's secret handshake -- Satchmo's master plan --Ookabooka land -- How a boy can become a grease fire -- The broom dog.
A collection of interconnected short stories follows a group of students who become so engaged in everyday activities while taking ten different routes home from school that they fail to notice a school bus that has dropped from the sky.

Masters of mischief

November 6, 2019
Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
2 audio discs (2 hrs., 30 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyle Beltran.
Title from disc label..
Compact discs.
When we last left courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick, Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered.

My life as an ice cream sandwich

November 6, 2019
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 39 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In the summer of 1984, twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace of Huntsville, Alabama, visits her father in Harlem, where her fascination with outer space and science fiction interfere with her finding acceptance.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the riddle of ages

November 6, 2019
Stewart, Trenton Lee, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hrs.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric Pollins.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member and a new threat, they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move.

Max Einstein [sound recording] : rebels with a cause

November 6, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2019]
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Andrea Emmes.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After the evil Corporation attempts to kidnap her in Africa, Max Einstein is hiding out in New York City. But how can she be like her hero Albert Einstein if she spends her time hiding instead of helping? When her friend Vihaan asks for Max's help at village in India having a water crisis, Max doesn't hesitate, even if it puts her life in danger. It sounds like a problem only the kid geniuses at the Change Makers Institute can solve!

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