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BAKER'S MAGIC

BAKER'S MAGIC

Earphones Award Winner

by Diane Zahler | Read by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, and a Full Cast

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 8+

A full cast works together seamlessly in this charming magical adventure. As the story’s narrator, Tavia Gilbert is crisply engaged, and she’s spirited as young Bee, the baker’s apprentice. Kenneth Cavett, with his rich and resonant voice, is a standout as kindly baker Master Bouts, and Robin Miles is a hoot as pirate captain Zafira Zay. The care in the production is... Read More

BAKER'S MAGIC
BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Earphones Award Winner

by Kate DiCamillo | Read by Cherry Jones

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

India Opal Buloni walks into the Winn-Dixie in her new hometown of Naomi, Florida, for a box of macaroni and cheese, two tomatoes, and white rice and comes out with a dog--a mangy, homeless, smiling dog. And her life changes forever. Motherless Opal and that dog aren't so different, each looking for the comfort of home and people to love them. Tony Award-winning actress Cherry... Read More

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
BEHIND ENEMY LINES

BEHIND ENEMY LINES Infinity Ring, Book 6

by Jennifer Nielsen | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

In a new episode, Dion Graham meets the challenge of narrating a historical time-travel series by maintaining consistency with the young heroes, Dak, Sera, and Riq. The trio is sent back to fix whatever history has been altered by the evil SQ. Graham adopts accents and changes tone and intensity as needed to depict the brand-new cast of characters the trio encounters in WWII... Read More

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
BREADCRUMBS

BREADCRUMBS

by Anne Ursu | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Hazel’s best and only friend, Jack, has disappeared, yet no one else seems to notice. Hazel fears the worst and embarks on a quest to save her friend from a wicked ice queen in an enchanted land. The world of fairy tales can be dangerous, but for Hazel the real world of fifth grade is worse, so she’s up to the task at hand. Kirby Heyborne is a bit too slow paced in his delivery... Read More

BREADCRUMBS
THE CARPET PEOPLE

THE CARPET PEOPLE

by Terry Pratchett | Read by Stephen Briggs

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Stephen Briggs, who has dramatized many of Pratchett’s books for the stage and audio, is the best choice to narrate this 1971 classic. First, there is only flatness; then come the carpet and tribes of carpet people. After their village is destroyed by the mysterious force called Fray, the Munrungs tribe treks across the carpet of hairs and dust to find a new home. Briggs... Read More

CARPET PEOPLE
CAVE OF WONDERS

CAVE OF WONDERS Infinity Ring, Book 5

by Matt Kirby | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Dion Graham offers an exciting narration of this installment in the Infinity Ring series. Dak, Sera, and Riq fix breaks in time; this time their adventures take them to Baghdad. Their mission to save history requires them to prevent the world's greatest library from being destroyed. The story is full of high stakes, and Dion Graham provides an excellent pace. His contemplative... Read More

CAVE OF WONDERS
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Earphones Award Winner

by Roald Dahl | Read by Douglas Hodge

Penguin Audio
Children Ages 8+

When you think of CHARLE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, it’s easy to think of the movies, with their over-the-top visual wackiness. But this audio production brings out the real magic of Roald Dahl’s writing. Narrator Douglas Hodge savors every scrumptious word as Charlie Bucket, destitute and starving, defies the odds by winning a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s chocolate... Read More

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
CLEMENTINE

CLEMENTINE

Earphones Award Winner

by Sara Pennypacker | Read by Jessica Almasy

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

Move over, Ramona, Judy Moody, and Junie B.! Clementine, an imaginative third-grader and a great and loyal friend, has arrived. Clementine constantly hears reminders from teachers and the principal to “pay attention.” Clementine knows she does pay attention . . . better than anyone else, including the adults. “Okay, fine,” her attention is on the wrong things, but her... Read More

CLEMENTINE
CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS

CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS Infinity Ring, Book 4

by Matt de la Pena | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

The fourth book in the Infinity Ring series finds Sera, Dak, and Riq visiting the ancient Mayans to fix a rip in time. Dion Graham narrates a fun time-travel adventure, making history engaging with his deep voice. Graham's narration adds suspense to the trio's adventure, and when the stakes are high, he knows just how to keep listeners on edge. He also excels at bringing comic... Read More

CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS
DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE

DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE The Enchanted Files

Earphones Award Winner

by Bruce Coville | Read by Euan Morton, Nancy O'Connor, Amanda Carlin, Scott Sherratt, Amanda D'Acierno, Jennifer Rubins, Joe Scalora, Dan Zitt, Tavia Gilbert, Matt Hostetler, Karen Dziekonski

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Presented with a full cast, this story is a delightful romp from Scotland to Connecticut via the Enchanted Realm with Angus Cairns, a curse-carrying brownie. Euan Morton, as the kind but fiery-tempered brownie, steals the show with his heavy Scots brogue and animated dialogue. Morton’s comic timing is perfect for Angus’s wry observations of his new life in the relatively... Read More

DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE
DIVIDE AND CONQUER

DIVIDE AND CONQUER Infinity Ring, Book 2

by Carrie Ryan | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Dion Graham’s rich and varied range of voices creates an animated performance in the second installment of the Infinity Ring series. In this time-travel tale, 11-year-old Sera and her friends, Dak and Riq, are using the infinity ring to correct major events in history. Here they find themselves in medieval France. Graham embodies Sera with an unwavering voice of... Read More

DIVIDE AND CONQUER
DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE

DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE And Other Tales

by Terry Pratchett | Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt's delivery is as varied as the diverse characters in this story collection, written when the author was a teenager. The introduction is pure Pratchett as he tells his young audience how he came to be a writer. In the title story, young Ralph sounds appropriately nervous because he must fill in for "real" knights who are on vacation or out sick. The... Read More

DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE
THE DREAMER

THE DREAMER

Earphones Award Winner

by Pam Muñoz Ryan | Read by Tony Chiroldes

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

THE DREAMER would be an outstanding story in itself, but the fact that it is a fictionalized profile of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda lifts it to even greater heights. Neruda was born Neftali Reyes, a sickly dreamer who continually crossed his domineering father. He changed his name because his father was ashamed he was a poet. Narrator Tony Chiroldes is grand. He clearly... Read More

DREAMER
ETERNITY

ETERNITY Infinity Ring, Book 8

by Matt de la Peña | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Dion Graham’s performance matches the fast-paced plot in this Infinity Ring installment, which follows main characters Dak and Sera as they travel through time in an attempt to fix history. Graham gives Dak a goofy voice that is appropriate to his personality but also captures his curiosity and incredulity as Sera’s behavior grows more and more odd. The no-nonsense Sera, we... Read More

ETERNITY
EXTRA CREDIT

EXTRA CREDIT

by Andrew Clements | Read by Gabra Zackman

Simon & Schuster Audio
Children Ages 8+

This intercultural story of pen pals introduces us to two young people: Abby, who needs to address her lack of interest in school by completing a letter-writing project, and Sadeed, who’s helping out his sister, who has less education than he. Gabra Zackman’s thoughtful portrayal of Abby and Sadeed’s exchanges demonstrates how each character comes to think differently about the... Read More

EXTRA CREDIT
THE FIRE CHRONICLE

THE FIRE CHRONICLE The Books of Beginning, Book 2

by John Stephens | Read by Jim Dale

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma, fresh from their inaugural quest, are back in the throes of time travel and adventure. Jim Dale, who is renowned for his robust characterizations of fantastical creatures, is in his element, enlivening the dwarfs, elves, dragons, and otherworldly beings encountered here. Dale’s pacing is exquisite as Kate is whisked to the past while Michael... Read More

FIRE CHRONICLE
FISH

FISH

by L.S. Matthews | Read by Jenna Lamia

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

In an unnamed country, a child of unspecified age and gender, nicknamed Tiger, flees the ravages of war with the help of aid-worker parents, a wise and compassionate guide, a burro, and a fish that Tiger has rescued from a drying puddle. Danger lurks around every bend--soldiers, bandits, inhospitable terrain, lack of food and water. Despite the bleakness of the story, Matthews... Read More

FISH
THE FLINT HEART

THE FLINT HEART

by Katherine Paterson, John Paterson | Read by Ralph Lister

Candlewick/ Brilliance Audio
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Ralph Lister’s tone is warm and authoritative—like a nice cup of hot toddy—a style that is perfect for a story set in England in 1910. Twelve-year-old Charles and 5-year-old Unity undertake a quest to get rid of the Flint Heart, which turned their father into a cold and conniving person. Lister’s vocal characterizations are excellent. Every affectation reflects and... Read More

FLINT HEART
FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES

FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES

Earphones Award Winner

by Kate DiCamillo | Read by Tara Sands

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Listeners will need to hold on to their headphones as author DiCamillo and narrator Tara Sands treat them to a madcap adventure that bounces between quirky human characters and a squirrel with superhero dreams who also writes poetry. Ten-year-old Flora Belle Buckman witnesses said squirrel being disgorged from her neighbor Tootie Tickhams’s Ulysses Super-Suction Multi-Terrain... Read More

FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES
THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH

THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH

by Jennifer L. Holm | Read by Georgette Perna

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Georgette Perna’s deft narration enhances Holm’s story of a generation gap gone haywire. How do you cope when your grandfather turns up as a teenager who becomes your babysitter and draws you into a daring B and E of his former science lab? Perna voices 12-year-old Ellie’s wacky adventures with glee. Her tones contrast well with the voice of Ellie’s exasperated mother, who... Read More

FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH
FULL OF BEANS

FULL OF BEANS

by Jennifer L. Holm | Read by Kirby Heyborne, Jennifer L. Holm

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Kirby Heyborne’s approachable style makes this heartwarming piece of historical fiction all the more engaging. Ten-year-old Beans Curry is a natural leader whose gang follows his lead on everything as they move around Depression-era Key West, Florida. Times are hard, and all of the townspeople scoff at the “New Dealers,” government agents sent to turn the town into a... Read More

FULL OF BEANS
GHOULISH SONG

GHOULISH SONG

by William Alexander | Read by William Alexander

Simon & Schuster Audio
Children Ages 8+

In this companion book to GOBLIN SECRETS, author William Alexander narrates his heroine Kaile’s venture away from the steampunk city of Zombay. When she plays a bone flute given to her by a goblin, a dizzying series of events is set in motion—separation from her own shadow, expulsion from her home, and a quest to find the original owner of the flute. Can Kalie save herself, her... Read More

GHOULISH SONG
THE GLORIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE SUNSHINE QUEEN

THE GLORIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE SUNSHINE QUEEN

by Geraldine McCaughrean | Read by Lorna Raver

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Lorna Raver gives a warmly avuncular performance of Geraldine McCaughrean's novel, redolent of 1800s Americana. The large and lively cast of good-hearted characters (and some memorable baddies) embarks on improbable adventures on a derelict steamship drifting down the Missouri River. Raver doesn’t miss an opportunity to enhance the book’s humor—and there’s plenty of it, in the... Read More

GLORIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE SUNSHINE QUEEN
GOBLIN SECRETS

GOBLIN SECRETS

Earphones Award Winner

by William Alexander | Read by William Alexander

Simon & Schuster Audio
Children Ages 8+

With author and former actor William Alexander as narrator, this National Book Award winner is a treat. In the steampunk city of Zombay, Young Rownie runs away from his “grandmother” protector and teams up with a troupe of outlawed goblin actors, all the while searching for his missing older brother, Rowan. Time is of the essence as Zombay’s river is about to flood, and only... Read More

GOBLIN SECRETS
H.O.R.S.E.

H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination

Earphones Award Winner

by Christopher Myers | Read by Dion Graham, Christopher Myers

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 8+

Listeners will start grinning from the very first words of this production as narrator Dion Graham and author/artist Christopher Myers talk over each other, jockeying to introduce the story. Two young friends hit the basketball court to play a game of H.O.R.S.E. and trade trash talk—an impossible game that quickly moves beyond the court into the realm of the fantastic and all... Read More

H.O.R.S.E.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

Earphones Award Winner

by J.K. Rowling | Read by Jim Dale

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

If you haven't heard of Harry Potter then you haven't turned on your TV or radio or opened a newspaper in the last few months. For the uninitiated, Harry is a young orphan who is living with his nasty relatives when he's summoned to claim his magical heritage by attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. What could be better (or more satisfying to children) than... Read More

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
HATCHED

HATCHED The Enchanted Files, Book 2

by Bruce Coville | Read by Matthew Frow, Jeremy Gumbs, and a Full Cast

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

A full cast, including the author and audio luminaries such as Jayne Entwistle, Kirby Heyborne, Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, and Arthur Morey, joins narrators Matthew Frow and Jeremy Gumbs, enlarging the humor in this story. The featured character is a poetry-writing griffin named Gerald, whose anxiety often gets the better of him. The story is told by Gerald and his human... Read More

HATCHED
THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY

THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY

by Susan Patron | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

This 2006 Newbery winner is filled with superb characterizations, and the talented Cassandra Campbell turns each into a splendid dramatic opportunity. The eccentric heroine is 10-year-old Lucky, who entertains herself by eavesdropping on AA meetings at the Found Object Wind Chime Museum and Visitor Center. Campbell slips into the Southern drawl of one of the "anonymous people"... Read More

HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY
HONEY

HONEY

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Weeks | Read by Rebecca Soler

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

It's almost impossible to select narrator Rebecca Soler's best character in this gem for young listeners. Ten-year-old Melody Bishop's mother died when she was a baby. Since then, it's always been just she and her dad—until she hears him call someone “honey” over the phone. Soler is self-assured and bright as Melody, her best friend, Nick, and her kind dad. Other memorable... Read More

HONEY
HOW TO BE A PIRATE

HOW TO BE A PIRATE How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2

by Cressida Cowell | Read by David Tennant

Hachette Audio
Children Ages 8+

David Tennant's lovely Scots brogue--so ancient and romantic sounding--is ideal for a tale of pirates who are on an expedition to a remote island to search for treasure. But this is no ordinary adventure; it's an over-the-top experience of music, whistles, and wordplay. Tennant throws himself into it all with maximum enthusiasm, creating distinct and hilarious characters.... Read More

HOW TO BE A PIRATE
IGRAINE THE BRAVE

IGRAINE THE BRAVE

Earphones Award Winner

by Cornelia Funke | Read by Xanthe Elbrick

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Twelve-year-old Igraine longs to become a knight, but her family of magicians can’t understand her dream. When life at the family castle is threatened by the dastardly Greedy Osmund, Igraine’s skills in horsemanship and swordplay are pressed into action. Narrator Xanthe Elbrick has just the right touch for Igraine, whose courage and determination overshadow her youth and... Read More

IGRAINE THE BRAVE
INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN

INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN

by Thanhha Lai | Read by Doan Ly

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

In 1975, 10-year-old Hà escapes war-torn Vietnam with her mother and four older brothers. Narrator Doan Ly instantly captures the duality of language as we step out of Hà’s old life and into the foreign world of Alabama. Ly transitions deftly between Hà’s fluent thoughts, which are represented in English, and her stunted ability to communicate aloud in her new language. Both... Read More

INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET

THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET

Earphones Award Winner

by Brian Selznick | Read by Jeff Woodman

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Inside a Paris train station in 1932, a small boy named Hugo Cabret secretly keeps all the clocks running. Like the workings of a clock, the parts of this intriguing story interlock, and the audio program is a marvel in itself. Jeff Woodman narrates Hugo’s story, which introduces listeners to an automaton, a mechanical figure that writes and draws, and the early science fiction... Read More

INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS

JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS

by Eric Luper | Read by Lincoln Hoppe

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Sixth-grader Jeremy Bender knows life will never be the same if he doesn't come up with the money to repair the damages he made to his family's antique motorboat. So he enlists the support of his best friend, Slater, and devises a plan to win $500 by entering the Windjammer Whirl model sailboat race. Unfortunately, the contest is only open to the Cupcake Cadets, an all-girls... Read More

JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS
JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN

JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN Judy Moody, Book 12

by Megan McDonald | Read by Barbara Rosenblat

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick
Children Ages 8+

Barbara Rosenblat gives a playful performance of this story about third-grader Judy Moody’s attempt to stay in a good mood for a full week. Rosenblat gives Judy an irrepressible voice as she tries to learn how to avoid her legendary bad moods by studying her compliant classmate, Jessica. Rosenblat accentuates the humor by creating goofy voices for Judy’s friends, who think... Read More

JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN
JUST SO STORIES

JUST SO STORIES

Earphones Award Winner

by Rudyard Kipling | Read by Jim Weiss

Listening Library
Classics Ages 8+

O, my best beloved, what a feast is this collection of Kipling’s JUST SO STORIES! His luxurious language is meant to be heard, and storyteller Jim Weiss adds to the magic of these High and Far-Off Times. His narration is teeming with enthusiasm, immersing the listener in the humor and rhythm of Kipling’s picturesque language. Every character is animated with a voice brimming... Read More

JUST SO STORIES
THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY

THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY

Earphones Award Winner

by Natalie Lloyd | Read by Kate Simses

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Kate Simses’s portrayal of 12-year-old Emma is youthful, spunky, and, at times, tinged with the sadness of “the Big Empty,” a feeling that began with the recent death of Emma’s mother. Simses’s Southern accents give a sense of Black Bird Hollow and the Boneyard Café, owned by Emma’s tattooed, motorcycle-riding Granny Blue. Doing great justice to Lloyd’s colorful... Read More

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY
LUCKY FOR GOOD

LUCKY FOR GOOD

by Susan Patron | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

In this final installment of Patron’s Hard Pan trilogy, 11-year-old Lucky’s adoptive mother’s café is under investigation, her friend’s mother is released from jail, and Lucky learns more than she anticipated when she creates a family tree. Lucky’s life in her tiny town in the Mojave Desert is full of dissecting owl pellets, reading about her hero, Charles Darwin, and... Read More

LUCKY FOR GOOD
MARCH ON!

MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World

Earphones Award Winner

by Christine King Farris | Read by Lynn Whitfield

Weston Woods Studios
Children Ages 8+

Farris shares intimate details of her brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and narrator Lynn Whitfield brings an immediate connection to the memoir. Her gentle voice speaks directly and firmly as she deepens our understanding of the person behind the name and the headlines. Her emotion is palpable as she describes the moment King looked out from his hotel room at the... Read More

MARCH ON!
MATILDA

MATILDA

Earphones Award Winner

by Roald Dahl | Read by Kate Winslet

Penguin Audio
Children Ages 8+

Who better than Kate Winslet to narrate Dahl’s beloved children’s classic in its 25th-anniversary year? Winslet draws on her impressive experience to bring precocious Matilda and her crusade against insensitive and manipulating adults to new ears. Meet, or re-meet, Matilda’s obtuse family and battle-ax headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Rejoice as Matilda, with the guidance of her... Read More

MATILDA
MOCKINGBIRD

MOCKINGBIRD

by Kathryn Erskine | Read by Angela Jayne Rogers

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

Fifth-grader Caitlin has Asperger’s syndrome, and author Kathryn Erskine sets her sights on getting listeners to see the world through that prism. Narrator Angela Rogers captures the exact tone of a 10-year-old girl. Rogers uses pacing and emphasis to create the perfect balance between Caitlin’s lack of empathy and her struggle to cope with the death of her beloved brother, who... Read More

MOCKINGBIRD
A MUTINY IN TIME

A MUTINY IN TIME Infinity Ring, Book 1

by James Dashner | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

In a future world, natural disasters are disrupting life, and the dreaded SQ rules over everything and everyone. It’s all happening because history is broken. Best friends Dak and Sera, along with teenager Riq, a member of the secret society of Hystorians, use the Infinity Ring designed by Dak's parents to travel back in time and save the world. Dion Graham ramps up the... Read More

MUTINY IN TIME
NO TALKING

NO TALKING

by Andrew Clements | Read by Keith Nobbs

Simon & Schuster Audio
Children Ages 8+

Clements, a former teacher, writes engaging stories set in public schools. In NO TALKING, Lynsey and Dave debate whether girls or boys are noisier, declaring a two-day war of silence in which the words of those who speak are counted against them. Narrator Keith Nobbs, whose voice is appropriately youthful, reproduces fifth-grade tones with uncanny accuracy. This tonal precision... Read More

NO TALKING
ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS

ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS

by Neil Gaiman | Read by Neil Gaiman

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Neil Gaiman does a good bear voice. This is important in an audiobook populated with a talking bear, a talking fox, a talking eagle, a Frost Giant, Norse gods, and a Viking boy named Odd. In Gaiman's voice, the bear grumbles, the fox wheedles, the eagle screeches, and the giant booms—and occasionally reverberates. Odd mostly just takes things as they come, journeying between... Read More

ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

by Katherine Applegate | Read by Adam Grupper

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Based on a true event, this heartbreaking but hopeful story centers around Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has lived in a circus-themed mall for many years. Narrator Adam Grupper energetically introduces Ivan as the wise elder he is. In contrast is a precious baby elephant, Ruby, who sounds just like a curious and adorable youngster. Bob the dog vocally exhibits his... Read More

ONE AND ONLY IVAN
ONE CRAZY SUMMER

ONE CRAZY SUMMER

by Rita Williams-Garcia | Read by SiSi Aisha Johnson

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

In the summer of 1968, 11-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters are sent from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to visit their mother, who abandoned them seven years earlier. What they find is not what they expected—their mother doesn’t want them and sends them off each morning to a local Black Panther-run summer camp, where they encounter simmering racial tensions. SiSi... Read More

ONE CRAZY SUMMER
ONE HALF FROM THE EAST

ONE HALF FROM THE EAST

Earphones Award Winner

by Nadia Hashimi | Read by Ariana Delawari

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Ariana Delawari’s guileless tone embodies young, vulnerable Obayda, whose comfortable life in Kabul is turned upside down when her father loses a leg in a street bombing, forcing the family to move to the small village where his family can help with his recovery. Reading without an accent in a childlike pitch, yet giving authentic voice to Afghani names and phrases,... Read More

ONE HALF FROM THE EAST
OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY

OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY

by Karen Foxlee | Read by Jayne Entwistle

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Foxlee’s adaptation of the fairy tale “The Snow Queen” is set in a fanciful museum where Ophelia’s father, the curator, must create a large sword exhibit, supervised by the enigmatic director, Miss Kaminsky. Jayne Entwistle’s graceful narration alternates effortlessly between Ophelia’s quiet reluctance to abandon her passion for science and her father’s absentminded responses... Read More

OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY
PETER PAN

PETER PAN

by J.M. Barrie | Read by Jim Dale

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

If your knowledge of Peter Pan comes from Disney, prepare for a treat. Master storyteller Jim Dale transports listeners into Barrie’s world. Dale pulls us into the imaginative web Barrie weaves with this tale of adventure, suspense, and eternal childhood. Each character enters the story with a unique voice and personality, and Dale breathes life into every character--the cocky,... Read More

PETER PAN
PRINCESS ACADEMY

PRINCESS ACADEMY

by Shannon Hale | Read by Laura Credidio and a Full Cast

Full Cast Audio
Children Ages 8+

Shannon Hale's fantasy tells how Miri, a 14-year-old living in a mining village, comes into her own, saving the village from poverty and possible disaster and finding her place in the world. Narrator Laura Credidio's voice is pleasant and soothing, and her narration is well paced. The ensemble’s acting is good, and the girls who attend the academy, including Miri, are uniformly... Read More

PRINCESS ACADEMY
RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

by Kate DiCamillo | Read by Jenna Lamia

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Jenna Lamia’s characterizations are key to the success of this audio production as 10-year-old Raymie hatches a plan to win back her father, who has recently deserted her family. An attempt to win the title of Little Miss Central Florida leads to baton-twirling classes and to making friends with two other girls. Together they become the “three rancheros.” Lamia’s... Read More

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE
THE RED PYRAMID

THE RED PYRAMID The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

by Rick Riordan | Read by Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren

Brilliance Audio
Children Ages 8+

Author Rick Riordan explores Egyptian mythology in the Kane Chronicles series. Riordan’s works transition well to the audiobook format with their formula of equal parts nonstop adventure and well-camouflaged education. Dual narrators add a welcome level of complexity as Carter and Sadie Kane recount their story in turns. Kevin Free channels his inner adolescent well as the... Read More

RED PYRAMID
SAVE ME A SEAT

SAVE ME A SEAT

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan | Read by Josh Hurley, Vikas Adam

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Using two narrators is the perfect way to deliver this story, told as the alternating first-person recollections of two fifth-grade boys. Vikas Adam is the voice of Ravi, a recent immigrant from India, and Josh Hurley is the voice of Joe, a boy with auditory processing disorder (APD). Hurley creates a kind character in Joe, speaking softly in a measured voice, which makes it... Read More

SAVE ME A SEAT
A SNICKER OF MAGIC

A SNICKER OF MAGIC

by Natalie Lloyd | Read by Cassandra Morris

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Cassandra Morris is the ideal narrator for an enchanting tale that abounds with "storytellers" of all ages. Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, is the latest home for Felicity Juniper Pickle, her wandering mother, her little sister, and their old van, which is called “Pickled Jalapeno.” Morris captures Felicity, who has the gift of seeing words shimmer above people, places, and things... Read More

SNICKER OF MAGIC
SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

Earphones Award Winner

by Laura Amy Schlitz | Read by Davina Porter

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

In a spellbinding drama that sweeps across Victorian England from London to the wintry mansion at Strachan’s Ghyll, Laura Amy Schlitz brings the despair, joy, and rich plotlines of a Dickensian novel to young listeners. Her cast interweaves the lives of standout characters: a witch with a powerful orb, a magician with a penchant for puppetry and pickpocketing, two plucky... Read More

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS
TALES FROM THE ODYSSEY AUDIO COLLECTION

TALES FROM THE ODYSSEY AUDIO COLLECTION The One-Eyed Giant, The Land of the Dead, Sirens and Sea Monsters, The Grey-Eyed Goddess, Return to Ithaca, and The Final Battle

Earphones Award Winner

by Mary Pope Osborne | Read by James Simmons

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

The acclaimed writer of the Magic Tree House series applies her talents to the tales of THE ODYSSEY in this collection of six books. James Simmons uses his incredible verbal range and attention to detail to turn this epic story into a phenomenal production. With his subtle vocal alterations, Simmons’s performance makes the Cyclops a truly ugly being, Odysseus heroic, and the... Read More

TALES FROM THE ODYSSEY AUDIO COLLECTION
THE TRAP DOOR

THE TRAP DOOR Infinity Ring, Book 3

by Lisa McMann | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

The Infinity Ring's time-traveling trio find themselves in 1850 in a nation divided over slavery. The Underground Railroad is being sabotaged, and it's up to Dak, Sera, and Riq to fix the break in time. Dion Graham narrates with a deep voice that brings the historical figures to life. A nice touch to the audiobook is the addition of original songs that are sung in the story.... Read More

THE TRAP DOOR
THE TIME MACHINE

THE TIME MACHINE

by H.G. Wells | Read by Derek Jacobi

Listening Library
Classics/ Children Ages 8+

Step into THE TIME MACHINE and be transported to the future with Sir Derek Jacobi guiding the way. This revered British actor (listeners may recognize his voice from the BBC’s "Cadfael" or "I, Claudius") is a most delightful narrator. Throughout the story his cheerful tone invites the listener into the smoking room of the time traveler as he recounts his journey. Jacobi’s... Read More

TIME MACHINE
TREASURE ISLAND

TREASURE ISLAND

Earphones Award Winner

by Robert Louis Stevenson | Read by Alfred Molina

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Take a well-read classic filled with larger-than-life characters and pair it with a master narrator. Voilà—you’ve got a brand-new classic. Alfred Molina’s narration is like pulling up a chair next to a fire on a chilly night and being chilled all over again by Stevenson’s tale of piracy on the high seas. Molina’s portrayals are perfection. He’s a careful observer in his... Read More

TREASURE ISLAND
UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY

UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY

Earphones Award Winner

by Sharon Flake | Read by Bahni Turpin

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Bahni Turpin perfectly captures 10-year-old Octobia May, who's sent to live with her Aunt Shuma in her boardinghouse after she suffers a heart ailment at birth. Turpin portrays each of the personable boarders, skillfully re-creating men and women—Jewish, black, and white—as independent and distinct individuals. Feisty Octobia has a freedom seldom enjoyed by other... Read More

UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY
THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY

THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY

by Augusta Scattergood | Read by Michael Crouch

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Thelonious Monk Thomas is a boy with troubles to spare. His parents are dead, the family farm in Kentucky has been sold, and he's headed for Destiny, Florida, with a mean uncle he barely knows. However, when Theo discovers the piano at Miss Sister's rooming house and makes friends with Annabelle, Destiny gains appeal. Soft-spoken Michael Crouch is masterful at creating... Read More

WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY
WE ARE THE SHIP

WE ARE THE SHIP The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson | Read by Dion Graham

Brilliance Audio
Children Ages 8+

"Negro baseball was fast! Flashy! Daring! . . ." Young listeners will agree after hearing this compelling, accessible history of the players who, when they were shut out of major league baseball, loved the game so much that they found a way to keep playing. Dion Graham's enthusiastic, welcoming narration is a perfect match for the text. He helps the cast of characters—Rube... Read More

WE ARE THE SHIP
WEST OF THE MOON

WEST OF THE MOON

by Margi Preus | Read by Jessica Almasy

Recorded Books
Children Ages 8+

Narrator Jessica Almasy provides a haunting delivery of a story that weaves historical fiction, Scandinavian fairy tales, and a coming-of-age theme. Thirteen-year-old Astri's life has taken a bad turn: After her father goes to America and her mother dies, her aunt sells her to a cruel, hunchbacked goatherd for two gold coins and a goat's haunch. Almasy voices the dark... Read More

WEST OF THE MOON
WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON

by Grace Lin | Read by Janet Song

Listening Library
Children Ages 8+

Minli and her family are trying to eke out a living in the shadow of Fruitless Mountain, on the banks of the Jade River. While Minli's mother is bitter about their hard life, her father lightens their harsh existence by spending the nights telling stories of the Jade Dragon who made their mountain fruitless. Grace Lin's story draws on many elements of Chinese folk tales. Janet... Read More

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON

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