New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

July 12, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All-American adventure [sound recording]

July 11, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2019]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy crisscross the country in a race to find proof of a dastardly conspiracy. And if they don't find it soon, the USA as we know it could be gone forever.

Other words for home

July 10, 2019
Warga, Jasmine, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
3 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Vaneh Assadourian.
Compact discs.
Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. But this life also brings unexpected surprises. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

Dragon pearl [sound recording]

July 8, 2019
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
8 audio discs (10 hr., 20 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kim Mai Guest.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

The line tender [sound recording]

July 8, 2019
Allen, Kate, 1977- author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 22 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenna Lamia.
Unabridged.
Compact discs
"Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"-- Provided by publisher.

Max & the Midknights [sound recording]

July 8, 2019
Peirce, Lincoln, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
3 audio discs (2 hr., 48 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Marc Thompson, Christopher Gebauer, Kristen DiMercurio with a full cast.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers--the Midknights--Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

Sandapalooza shake-up [sound recording]

July 8, 2019
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
[New York, New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In order to save the reputation of the Wonderland, P.T. and Gloria must find the culprit who stole a royal tiara from the hotel.

Diary of an awesome friendly kid : Rowley Jefferson's journal

June 25, 2019
Kinney, Jeff, author.
℗2019
2 audio discs (approximately 1.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Christopher Gebauer.
Compact discs.
"Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author: Rowley Jefferson! Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life's story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his "biography" of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world-one fans won't want to miss!" Publisher's website.

All the Greys on Greene Street [sound recording]

June 21, 2019
Tucker, Laura, 1973- author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 28 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Allyson Ryan & Taylor Meskimen.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist--and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art. Olympia knows her dad is the key--but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.

The bridge home [sound recording]

June 21, 2019
Venkatraman, Padma, author, narrator.
[New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2019]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 33 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.

Juana & Lucas

June 20, 2019
Medina, Juana, 1980- author.
℗2016
1 audio disc (50 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Almarie Guerra.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Juana loves many things, but not learning English. When Juana's abuelos tell her about a special trip, she wonders whether or not learning English might be a good use of her time after all.

Aru Shah and the song of death [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Chokshi, Roshani, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
10 audio discs (11 hr., 57 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Soneela Nankani.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Accused of stealing the god of love's bow and arrow, Aru has ten days to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld.

Beach battle blowout [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 35 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Welcome to the Wonderland Motel--the funnest place on earth! Contestants, start your engines! The race to be the best on the beach is on, and this year the Wonderland is finally going to win! The competition is fierce! But who needs roller coasters and jet packs and pirates when you have not one but two secret weapons? That's right--P.T. and Gloria, of course! Now they just need to sleuth out who the secret contest judges are and come up with enough brand-new attractions to wow them and out-fun the competition! Can they do it? Or will the Wonderland crash and burn? Anything's possible when you live in the funnest place on earth!

Juana & Lucas. [sound recording] Big problemas

June 14, 2019
Medina, Juana, 1980- author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2019]
1 audio disc (38 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Almarie Guerra.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a lot of time. He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music, but sometimes Juana can't help wishing things would go back to the way they were before.

Middle school. [sound recording] Born to rock

June 14, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2019] ℗2019
3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Caitlin Kelly.
Unabridged.
Compact discs
When her favorite rock band Lulu and the Handbags announces a contest, Georgia is determined the all-girl rock band she's in will win--even if she has to ask her brother Rafe for help.

Katt vs. Dogg [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2019
4 audio discs (approximately 4.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Marc Thompson.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A Dogg family and a Katt family are spending their vacations at Western Frontier Park fighting with each other when a youngster from each family becomes lost in the dangerous forest.

The lost girl [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Ursu, Anne, author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2019]
7 audio discs (8 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Being an identical twin, Iris' story always started with somebody else, her sister Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant, and from their first moments in the world together, they've never left each other's side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together. When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it's up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.

To Night Owl from Dogfish [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Morris & Imani Parks and a full cast.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through text messages.

Warriors in winter [sound recording]

June 14, 2019
Osborne, Mary Pope, author, narrator.
℗2019
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
When Jack and Annie arrive at a Roman camp on a mission to learn how to be a fierce Roman warrior, their assignment is complicated by a mysterious man on a black horse.

The strangers

June 11, 2019
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jorjeana Marie.
Compact discs.
What makes you you? The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess, Emma, and Finn have always been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom. But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers.

Sweeping up the heart

June 11, 2019
Henkes, Kevin, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2019]
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Lisa Flanagan.
Compact discs.
Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her cranky father has decided Florida is too much adventure. The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her local art studio. When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia's mother (who died ten years before), the pair embark on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her.

The phantom tollbooth

June 10, 2019
Juster, Norton, 1929- author, narrator.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2019]
4 audio discs (4.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rainn Wilson with an introduction read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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.

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