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ALICE WATERS AND THE TRIP TO DELICIOUS

ALICE WATERS AND THE TRIP TO DELICIOUS

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin | Read by Laura Hamilton, Alice Waters

Live Oak Media
Children
Ages 6+

Alice Waters, owner of the restaurant Chez Panisse, is an American chef who is known for creating the “slow food” movement—which promotes the benefits of healthy, organic food to ordinary people. Narrator Laura Hamilton portrays her in a voice that sounds eager and child-friendly. She sounds keenly engaged with Alice’s travels, her love of enjoying fresh, delicious food with... Read More

ALICE WATERS AND THE TRIP TO DELICIOUS
THE BFG

THE BFG

Earphones Award Winner

by Roald Dahl | Read by David Walliams

Penguin Audio
Children
Ages 6+

Versatile British actor David Walliams pulls out all the stops from his vocal repertoire to create a romping narration of this children's classic. There’s no voice too big or too small for him, whether it’s giving the Big Friendly Giant a deep, rumbling Cockney accent or endowing the queen of England with a prim and proper tone. Helping him along are well-placed sound effects... Read More

BFG
THE CHICKEN SQUAD

THE CHICKEN SQUAD The First Misadventure

by Doreen Cronin | Read by Adam Grupper, Michele O. Medlin

Recorded Books
Children
Ages 6+

A retired search-and-rescue dog and "four fuzzy little chicks" team up with one terrified squirrel in a hilarious escapade. The audiobook is made even more entertaining by the expert pacing and inflection of narrators Adam Grupper and Michele O. Medlin. Moving swiftly from solemn to silly, the two depict the serious dog J.J. Tully and the exuberantly youthful chicks to... Read More

CHICKEN SQUAD
FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE

FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin | Read by Peter Jay Fernandez

Live Oak Media
Children
Ages 6+

Can you say "red wiggler worms" in a way that no one will forget? Narrator Peter Jay Fernandez can! He brings drama to the inspirational story of former basketball player and MacArthur award recipient Will Allen and his quest to bring fresh vegetable gardening into the urban setting. Cherishing the gardening, food, and friendship of his childhood, Will has a vision of "city... Read More

FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE
FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

by Neil Gaiman | Read by Neil Gaiman

Harper Audio
Children
Ages 6+

Did you know that Neil Gaiman can sound like a stegosaurus, a pirate, a volcano god, and even a bunch of green blobby aliens? Not only that, but he sounds like he's having an utter ball while he narrates, and it's impossible not to be swept up into the brilliant, batty fun. A father steps out at breakfast time to pick up some milk at the corner store, and when he takes rather a... Read More

FORTUNATELY, THE MILK
GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION

GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION Gooney Bird Greene; Gooney Bird and the Room Mother; Gooney the Fabulous; Gooney Bird is So Absurd

by Lois Lowry | Read by Lee Adams

Listening Library
Children
Ages 6+

When Gooney Bird enters Mrs. Pigeon's second-grade class, she lets everyone know she likes to be "right smack in the middle of things." It's not long before the eccentric young storyteller has everyone—including her teacher—waiting to hear every word she says. Lee Adams captures the listener’s rapt attention as she demonstrates the power of storytelling. Best of all, Adams... Read More

GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION
A HERO'S GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS

A HERO'S GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS How to Train Your Dragon, Book 6

by Cressida Cowell | Read by David Tennant

Hachette Audio
Children
Ages 6+

David Tennant uses his Scots brogue to full enthusiastic effect as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third and his Viking and dragon friends brave Driller Dragons, Red Hot Itchyworms, and the Hairy Scary Librarian to steal a book from the forbidden library. Crowell's book is silly, clever fun, and Tennant makes the most of every over-the-top character (Big-Boobied Bertha is a... Read More

HERO'S GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

by Cressida Cowell | Read by David Tennant

Hachette Audio
Children
Ages 6+

David Tennant, best known for his role as Doctor Who, brings a slew of Scottish accents to this high-spirited rendering of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s journey toward true heroism. Hiccup is the heir to the Hairy Hooligan Viking Tribe, but he must pass the dragon initiation program to become a full member. When Hiccup manages to catch the smallest dragon anyone’s ever seen,... Read More

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
JOSEPHINE

JOSEPHINE The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell | Read by Lizan Mitchell

Recorded Books
Children
Ages 6+

"She shimmied. She shook. Sparks flew.” Like Josephine Baker herself, Lizan Mitchell's narration dazzles with verve and vivacity. The story of Baker's uninhibited rags-to-riches life is told in poetic, often staccato, sentences that Mitchell delivers with gusto, punctuating the action in a volcanic life that "erupted into the Roaring Twenties." Though Baker’s life was often... Read More

JOSEPHINE
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

by Florence Atwater, Richard Atwater | Read by Nick Sullivan

Hachette Audio
Children
Ages 6+

An avid follower of Admiral Drake's radio broadcasts from the South Pole, housepainter Mr. Popper, of Stillwater, USA, receives an astonishing delivery from the Admiral, which has delighted readers for more than 50 years. Audio listeners have a singular opportunity to delight in this visit of penguins to 432 Proudfoot Avenue. Nick Sullivan brings unflappability to the tale. He... Read More

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
THAT BOOK WOMAN

THAT BOOK WOMAN

Earphones Award Winner

by Heather Henson | Read by Walker Harrison

Weston Woods Studios
Children
Ages 6+

Walter Harrison superbly narrates Henson’s wonderful story of the Pack Horse Librarians, who brought books to those living in Appalachian Kentucky during the Great Depression. Harrison reads with a subtle dialect that helps listeners understand the story’s time and place. Harrison embodies the young boy Cal, a reluctant reader whose life is transformed by the bravery of “that... Read More

THAT BOOK WOMAN
WINNIE, DANCING ON HER OWN

WINNIE, DANCING ON HER OWN

Earphones Award Winner

by Jennifer Richard Jacobson | Read by Laura Hamilton

Live Oak Media
Children
Ages 6+

Third-grader Winnie is a delightful character in this charming chapter book, which captures the joys and tribulations of navigating close friendships while maintaining a sense of individuality. As narrator, Laura Hamilton does a great job centering the story in a young girl's experience and tone, though she's equally capable of depicting adults, such as Winnie's dad and her... Read More

WINNIE, DANCING ON HER OWN

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