New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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!

Scouts [sound recording]

November 6, 2019
Greenland, Shannon, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2019]
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor, but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture. Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts, best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. The Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it. But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteor, and suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed.

Shouting at the rain [sound recording]

November 6, 2019
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lisa Cordileone.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.

A tale of magic... [sound recording]

November 6, 2019
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author, narrator.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2019.
10 audio discs (approximately 11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has always known she was destined for great things, that is, if she can survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom. The only escape she has are books, but since it's illegal for women to read in her country, she has to find creative ways of acquiring them. Working as a maid at her local library gives her the perfect excuse to be near them and allows her to sneak a few titles home when no one is looking. But one-day Brystal uncovers a secret section of the library and finds a book about magic that changes her life forever.

Tales from a not-so-best friend forever

November 6, 2019
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York], NY: Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]
4 audio discs (approx. 4 hrs.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Jenni Barber.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an awesome summer on tour. But will Nikki survive when she learns that her frenemy MacKenzie is her new roommate?

Theodore Boone : the accomplice

November 6, 2019
Grisham, John, author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard Thomas.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
When his friend Woody Lambert is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all.

To the future, Ben Franklin!

November 6, 2019
Osborne, Mary Pope.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House, Inc., Listening Library, [2019]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Jack and Annie are whisked back in time by the magic tree house to meet Benjamin Franklin in Old Philadelphia"-- Provided by publisher.

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky [sound recording]

November 6, 2019
Mbalia, Kwame, author.
New York, New York : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Amir Abdullah.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a bottle tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

The tyrant's tomb [sound recording]

November 6, 2019
Riordan, Rick, author.
℗2019
11 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Robbie Daymond.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Apollo's journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil triumvirate of Roman emperors.

White Bird [sound recording] : [a Wonder story]

November 6, 2019
Palacio, R. J., author.
[New York] : Listening Library, 2019.
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Hillary Huber, Emily Ellet, Michael Crouch, and various narrators ; with a note read by the author.
Unabridged.
"Includes a PDF of the glossary, suggested reading list, organizations and resources, and bibliography"--Container insert.
R.J. Palacio's Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère's story as a young Jewish girl hidden away by a family in Nazi, occupied France during World War II. Her harrowing experience vividly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives.

Among the brave [sound recording]

November 1, 2019
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
℗2019
5 sound discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : digital, 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Kroft.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children.

The stars below

October 18, 2019
Baldacci, David, author.
[New York] : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2019]
10 audio discs (12hrs., 5 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her ragtag crew must take a stand against a fully trained army, knowing the odds are impossible; knowing each of them could die for nothing. But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight.

Among the Barons

September 17, 2019
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Kroft.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
In a future world of false identities, government lies, and death threats, Luke feels drawn to the younger brother of the boy whose name Luke has taken.

The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA

July 26, 2019
Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (3 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by John Kroft.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.

The last last-day-of-summer

July 26, 2019
Giles, L. R. (Lamar R.), author.
℗2019
6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Ruffin Prentiss.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. And as the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes time. Now, with the help of some very strange people and even stranger creatures, Otto and Sheed will have to put aside their differences to save their town—and each other—before time stops for good.

Freedom fire

July 26, 2019
Older, Daniel José, author.
℗2019
7 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Channie Waites.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are heading southwest on the back of Stella, the giant pteranodon, to find Montez, her brother, wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; now they are heading into the heart of the fighting, depending on Magdalys' ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs--but one of the companions is not quite what she seems, and Magdalys's talent could make her a target for both sides.

The last life of Prince Alastor

July 26, 2019
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
℗2019
10 audio discs (11 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Three hundred years ago, fate bound Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm together. Now the human boy and fiend heir to the demon kingdom must put aside a centuries-old blood feud to save everything they love. Alastor will guide Prosper through the demon realm-under one huge condition: Prosper must enter into a contract with the malefactor residing in him, promising eternal servitude in the afterlife. With Prosper's sister in the clutches of the evil queen Pyra, Prosper has no choice but to agree. But when they arrive in Alastor's deliciously demonic home, the realm is almost as alien to Alastor as it is to Prosper-the lowest fiends have dethroned the ruling malefactors, while an unfathomable force called the Void is swiftly consuming the realm. The desperate fiends cling to the one person who says she can stop it: Pyra. As Prosper embarks on a perilous rescue mission to the Tower of No Return, he can't help but feel for the demons losing their home-even Alastor, who lives by a set of rules that have vanished in a new world. With the fates of humans and demons at odds, the battle lines are drawn. Long ago, Prosper's ancestor Honor Redding proved that humans and demons could never be friends. But is Prosper like his ancestor? And is Alastor the same demon who was betrayed by the one human he cared for?

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