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1968

1968 Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

by Marc Aronson [Ed.], Susan Campbell Bartoletti [Ed.] | Read by Jeff Cummings, Adenrele Ojo

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Children

Narrators Jeff Cummings and Adenrele Ojo give refreshing energy to 14 wide-ranging essays about the global upheaval and social shifts of the year 1968. Both narrators provide a scholarly tone to the broad- reaching discussion of social movements like the Cultural Revolution and the Prague Spring. They strike an introspective tone for the more personal stories, one focusing on... Read More

AFTER ZERO

AFTER ZERO

by Christina Collins | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Jesse Vilinsky gives voice to a selectively mute tween in this story about crippling anxiety. Elise started eighth grade as a normal but sheltered homeschooler who was entering public school. After some cafeteria and classroom slips of the tongue, she decides it would be better to say nothing at all and begins keeping a daily tally of words spoken, striving for zero.... Read More

ASTRID THE UNSTOPPABLE

ASTRID THE UNSTOPPABLE

by Maria Parr, Guy Puzey [Trans.] | Read by Devon Sorvari

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Children

Can you really expect Astrid, the little thunderbolt of Glimmerdal, to stop singing while she skis? Not according to her! In this lively audiobook, narrator Devon Sorvari portrays spirited Astrid as the heart and soul of her Norwegian village. Even when trouble appears in the form of grumpy Mr. Hagen, who runs an adults-only health retreat, and the mysterious giant woman called... Read More

BLENDED

BLENDED

by Sharon M. Draper | Read by Sharon M. Draper

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Children

Author Sharon Draper narrates this thoughtful story of identity. Now that it's been a few years since her parents' divorce, 11-year-old Izzy has found a way to make alternating weeks with Mom and Dad work. However, her growing awareness of her own biracial identity is starting to complicate her understanding of the world and her family. Izzy's perceptive voice lies at the heart... Read More

BOLD AND BLESSED

BOLD AND BLESSED How to Stay True to Yourself and Stand Out from the Crowd

by Trinitee Stokes, Crystal Bowman, Teri McKinley | Read by Trinitee Stokes, Bahni Turpin

Zondervan | Unabridged
Children

Twelve-year-old Trinitee Stokes plays Judy Cooper, a humanoid robot with attitude, on the Disney Channel series "K.C. Undercover." In addition to her acting, Trinitee focuses on tween girls' fashion, always doing the right thing, and living a smart and spiritual life. With this audiobook she takes on her first major writing project, and she narrates it, too. Trinitee is bright... Read More

THE BRIDGE HOME

THE BRIDGE HOME

Earphones Award Winner

by Padma Venkatraman | Read by Padma Venkatraman

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Author Padma Venkatraman narrates her own work, displaying the depth of feeling and caring between 11-year-old Viji and her 12-year-old intellectually disabled sister, Rukku. They flee an abusive home only to face new vulnerability in the city of Chennai when their money is stolen and they must live on the streets. Venkatraman describes the developing bonds as the sisters form... Read More

CHARLIE HERNANDEZ & THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS

CHARLIE HERNANDEZ & THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS

by Ryan Calejo | Read by Giordan Diaz

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Giordan Diaz creates the perfect tone of excitement for this engaging fantasy audiobook. Charlie Hernandez doesn't know why he has sprouted both horns and feathers, but he soon realizes he will need all the knowledge of Hispanic folklore he has gained from his ABUELA to battle the forces of evil that have emerged in Miami. Diaz fills the character of Charlie with... Read More

THE COLLECTORS

THE COLLECTORS

by Jacqueline West | Read by Ramon de Ocampo

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Ramon de Ocampo pulls listeners into this compelling story of an underground world where wishes come true. Eleven-year-old Van is hearing impaired and uses his other senses to pay close attention to his environment. So he is the only person who notices a girl and a squirrel stealing coins out of a fountain. His discovery that the duo belongs to a secret society that... Read More

COUNTING TO PERFECT

COUNTING TO PERFECT

by Suzanne LaFleur | Read by Olivia Campbell

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Olivia Campbell portrays Cassie, who is telling the story of the early days of her summer. One might expect joy at the end of the school year with time ahead to spend with friends, but this is not the case for Cassie. She is feeling second fiddle to her older sister, Julia, who has given birth at the age of 17 and who has commanded much of the family's attention. When... Read More

CROWN

CROWN An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Earphones Award Winner

by Derrick Barnes | Read by Corey Allen

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

In a voice that fairly swaggers, narrator Corey Allen captures the rhythm of CROWN, an exuberant tale about the transformative power of a fresh haircut. Allen celebrates along with the hero of this story, an African-American boy who revels in the joy and confidence occasioned by a trip to the barbershop. Allen's expert narration dovetails perfectly with the beat of Barnes's... Read More

D-DAY

D-DAY The World War II Invasion That Changed History

by Deborah Hopkinson | Read by Michael Yurchak

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Combining an approachable style with an unhurried pace and occasional character accents, narrator Michael Yurchak captures the voices of the American soldiers who landed at Omaha and Utah Beaches during WWII. Deborah Hopkinson provides a sweeping exploration of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The text is broken into sections, such as the... Read More

DOWN BY THE RIVER

DOWN BY THE RIVER A Family Fly Fishing Story

by Andrew Weiner | Read by Andrew Weiner, Beth Hicks

Abrams Books for Young Readers | Unabridged
Children

Andrew Weiner is the writer and narrator of this homage to fly fishing for children. The story captures a moment in time when a grandson, his mother, and his grandfather share a day fishing at the river. Weiner does not create character voices or imbue the story with gusto for what is obviously a treasured hobby. Rather, he reads in a calm, passive tone in the manner of a... Read More

DRAGON PEARL

DRAGON PEARL

by Yoon Ha Lee | Read by Kim Mai Guest

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

When 13-year-old fox spirit Min learns that her brother, Jun, has gone missing from his post in the Space Forces, she abandons the backwater planet of Jinju and embarks on a dangerous quest to find him. With her shape-shifting abilities, magically persuasive "Charm," and clever tenacity, Min is a compelling heroine. Kim Mai Guest's youthful narration grounds listeners in Min's... Read More

DRAGONS IN A BAG

DRAGONS IN A BAG

by Zetta Elliott | Read by Ron Butler, Zetta Elliott

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

There are so few children's fantasy books with urban African-American characters. Ron Butler's narration enhances this welcome and refreshing option for fantasy audiobook fans. When 9-year-old Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he is shocked to find out she's a witch. She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world, but a... Read More

FALLING THROUGH BLANKETS OF STARS

FALLING THROUGH BLANKETS OF STARS

by Keith Marcotti | Read by R.C. Bray

Blue Heron Audio | Unabridged
Children

In his latest performance, skilled narrator R.C. Bray invites listeners into a fantastical world that is home to giants, Bigfoot babies, and dragons. Twins Ashlynne and Julian are introduced with voices full of fervor and excitement before they are trapped in a shared dream in which they must defeat the ominous King Nightmare. Bray describes the world of Dream through the... Read More

FRANKIE FISH AND THE VIKING FIASCO

FRANKIE FISH AND THE VIKING FIASCO Frankie Fish, Book 3

by Peter Helliar | Read by Peter Hellar

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Children

Peter Helliar's brisk tempo and comedic delivery highlight the humorous continuing story of Frankie Fish; his best friend, Drew; and time travel. Attempting to thwart the hyper-annoying Lisa Chadwick and win the Halloween parade costume contest, Frankie and Drew dream up a super-simple plan for picking up authentic Viking costumes using the Sonic Suitcase. What they don't count... Read More

FREYA & ZOOSE

FREYA & ZOOSE

Earphones Award Winner

by Emily Butler | Read by Jayne Entwistle

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Jayne Entwistle elegantly portrays an adventuring rockhopper penguin and her companions--animal and human. Freya, the penguin, is inspired to travel by her avid reading of HINTS TO LADY TRAVELLERS AT HOME AND ABROAD (a real book). She settles into the basket of a hot air balloon that three 1897 Swedish explorers are hoping to land at the North Pole (a real historical... Read More

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART

by Laura Geringer Bass | Read by Joan Allen

Amulet Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Joan Allen portrays a grief-stricken 13-year-old in a low voice tinged with the right mixture of sadness and angst. Briana already feels pushed aside by her younger brother and his special needs when her father suddenly dies. Now her mother locks herself in her room, and Briana feels doubly abandoned, and saddled with even more responsibility. Gifted with a fertile... Read More

GREAT VICTORIANS

GREAT VICTORIANS

by David Angus | Read by Benjamin Soames, Georgina Sutton

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Georgina Sutton delivers Queen Victoria's take on each of the seven people whose biographies comprise this program. However, the bulk of the audiobook is narrated by Benjamin Soames, who delivers the biographies themselves. His voice is likable, expressive, and energetic, but his narration, especially at the outset, is too slow, with too much emphasis on individual... Read More

GROOVY JOE: DANCE PARTY COUNTDOWN

GROOVY JOE: DANCE PARTY COUNTDOWN

by Eric Litwin | Read by Eric Litwin

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

The opening tuneful measures set the beat as author Eric Litwin narrates his second audiobook about Groovy Joe--the "song-singing, tail-wagging party of one!" But this dog is not alone for long. With each new knock at the door, Litwin's precise and enthusiastic voice welcomes guests to Joe's disco party. Each knock, knock foretells the number of guests at the door and begs for... Read More

HERSTORY

HERSTORY 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World

by Katherine Halligan | Read by Ann M. Richardson

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Ann Richardson gives a pleasantly informative narration of these short biographies of 50 women who changed the world even when others (sometimes brutally) tried to stop them. Her confident, upbeat tone makes listeners care about these "herstorical" women across the globe, including artists, writers, leaders, health-care workers, healers, scientific innovators, activists, and... Read More

HORRIBLE HARRY SAYS GOODBYE

HORRIBLE HARRY SAYS GOODBYE

by Suzy Kline | Read by Johnny Heller

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Johnny Heller exuberantly portrays Harry, Doug, their friends, and their teachers in this 30th anniversary finale. Heller captures Doug's excitement at the end of third grade, while Harry sounds unusually subdued. Things are clarified when Harry announces his family is moving. Listeners will join Doug as he "tours" Harry's bedroom, revisiting the elements of earlier... Read More

INKLING

INKLING

by Kenneth Oppel | Read by Robbie Daymond

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Robbie Daymond's inflection and pacing wring every drop of humor and pathos from Oppel's unlikely story of a grieving family helped by an inkblot. Ethan's mother has died, his father can no longer draw his successful graphic novels, and Ethan and his little sister, Sarah, who has Down syndrome, must often fend for themselves. Stymied by a school assignment to draw his... Read More

IT WASN'T ME

IT WASN'T ME

by Dana Alison Levy | Read by Robbie Daymond, Ramon de Ocampo, Emily Woo Zeller, Jorjeana Marie, Adenrele Ojo, JB Adkins, Caz Harleaux

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Seven narrators portray a diverse cast of characters in this seventh-grade version of THE BREAKFAST CLUB. When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school, he and the five suspects must come to school over vacation for "Justice Circle" to process the incident. What starts as a whodunit about bullying soon becomes a story about loyalty and friendship as the... Read More

THE LEGEND OF SKELETON MAN

THE LEGEND OF SKELETON MAN

by Joseph Bruchac | Read by DeLanna Studi

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Delanna Studi narrates two scary stories in this middle-grade collection: "Skeleton Man" and its sequel, "The Return of Skeleton Man." Molly, a modern-day Mohawk girl, is sent to live with her creepy great-uncle after her parents' mysterious disappearance. But she knows something is not right. The spooky traditional Mohawk tales her father used to tell her about the Skeleton... Read More

LET THE CHILDREN MARCH

LET THE CHILDREN MARCH

by Monica Clark-Robinson | Read by Janina Edwards

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Janina Edwards's words take listeners to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. As Martin Luther King and the city's citizens plan a peaceful protest, it is the children who step forward to march without the repercussion of job loss. Listeners will walk with a young protester as she encounters hate, police dogs, and several days of jail. Edwards deftly expresses her fear but... Read More

THE LOTTERYS MORE OR LESS

THE LOTTERYS MORE OR LESS Lotterys Series, Book 2

by Emma Donoghue | Read by Thérèse Plummer

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Thérèse Plummer's lively narration is well suited to the third-person perspective of 9-year-old Sumac Lottery, the self-appointed recordkeeper for a large, unusual family. Through her eyes we see this story, after an introduction to the family's inclusive makeup: two moms, two dads, and children both biological and adopted. There's also a grumpy grandfather struggling with... Read More

LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS

LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS Love Sugar Magic, Book 2

by Anna Meriano | Read by Kyla Garcia

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Kyla Garcia returns to narrate the second book in the Love Sugar Magic series. Spirits are running loose through town, and Leo and her family must round them up and send them back behind the veil. Garcia's reading sparkles with energy and fun--from the warm tones and Hispanic accents of the adults and the fast-talking Spanish of the spirits to the Texas accents of Leo's school... Read More

LUCKY LUNA

LUCKY LUNA

by Diana López | Read by Frankie Corzo

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

With perfectly accented Spanish, narrator Frankie Corzo brings to life 10-year-old Luna's world, including her loving extended Mexican family with its many PRIMAS (cousins). Self-conscious about the white stripe in her hair caused by poliosis, Luna always wears a hat to cover it so the kids at school won't tease her. She is angry that her tattletale cousin, Claudia, is... Read More

LUMBERJANES: THE GOOD EGG

LUMBERJANES: THE GOOD EGG Lumberjanes, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Mariko Tamaki | Read by Amanda Leigh Cobb

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Amanda Leigh Cobb's dynamic voice delights in the third chapter book adventure featuring the Lumberjanes. Roanoke Cabin member Ripley is bouncing-off-the-walls excited over a nest of massive mysterious eggs--and devastated when the smallest one is stolen. Cobb portrays the enthusiastic Ripley in a youthful, raspy voice, which is often talked over by her busy and... Read More

MARY MCSCARY

MARY MCSCARY

by R.L. Stine | Read by Emily Eiden

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

Mary McScary may try to be frightening, but narrator Emily Eiden takes young listeners into her mind with just the right amount of scariness. Mary's favorite activity is bringing fright to creatures and things--a goldfish, a parent, or even a balloon--and she is successful. Her biggest desire is to scare her cousin Harry McScary. What will happen when he comes to visit? Eiden's... Read More

MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE

MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE

by Emily Arnold McCully | Read by Emily Arnold McCully

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Emily Arnold McCully narrates her own Caldecott Medal-winning book with emotion well suited to her gently dramatic story. Mirette, the daughter of a boarding house owner, has met many traveling circus performers. But when she sees a new guest, the famous high-wire artist Bellini, walking across a wire strung in the backyard, she is desperate to try it herself. McCully lowers... Read More

MY FATHER'S DRAGON

MY FATHER'S DRAGON My Father's Dragon, Book 1

by Ruth Stiles Gannett | Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Whose voice could be more welcoming than Chris Ciulla's for this classic tale that could be a young listener's first chapter adventure? When Elmer Elevator heeds a stray cat's suggestion for a fine outing away from bothersome parents, he fills his father's backpack with a seemingly random variety of things and sneaks off. Soon, he discovers that rescuing a baby dragon on Wild... Read More

NEW KID

NEW KID

by Jerry Craft | Read by Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Jordan is full of anxiety at the start of seventh grade, and this full-cast audiobook production of Craft's graphic novel gives a peek into his life. Loving parents played by Robin Miles and Guy Lockard encourage Jordan to give his new private school a try, and as Jordan gets caught in a whirlwind of new classmates, listeners hear young voices bouncing off the walls. Jordan,... Read More

NOWHERE BOY

NOWHERE BOY

by Katherine Marsh | Read by Jeremy Arthur

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Children

When Max, a 13-year-old American living in Belgium with his family, finds Ahmed, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee living in the cellar, he must do all he can to ensure his new friend's safety during tumultuous times. Narrator Jeremy Arthur establishes even pacing that intensifies as the police become suspicious about Ahmed's immigration status. Arthur adds accents to both major and... Read More

OGRE ENCHANTED

OGRE ENCHANTED

by Gail Carson Levine | Read by January LaVoy

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator January LaVoy whisks listeners into Levine's magical world in this companion novel to ELLA ENCHANTED. With warm and joyful tones, LaVoy introduces heroine Evie, a young healer practicing her valued trade from her mother's house. Wormy, Evie's closest friend, who assists in her practice, is characterized with a voice that holds both endless knowledge and refined wit.... Read More

PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS

PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS Peasprout Chen, Book 2

by Henry Lien | Read by Nancy Wu

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Nancy Wu expertly conveys Peasprout's hilarious snarkiness and spunk in the sequel to PEASPROUT CHEN: FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD Traditional Asian music introduces the audiobook before giving way to an original pop song, presaging the blending of worlds in this Asian-inspired fantasy. Entering her second year at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout... Read More

RESIST

RESIST 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice

by Veronica Chambers | Read by Almarie Guerra

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Almarie Guerra chronicles the lives of important historical figures with the same passion the advocates used to fight injustice and stand up for their beliefs. Offering listeners a diverse look at protesting through the ages, this account spans several centuries, beginning with Joan on Arc in 1429 and ending with the Women's March of 2017. An afterword by Samantha... Read More

ROLLER GIRL

ROLLER GIRL

by Victoria Jamieson | Read by Almarie Guerra and a Full Cast

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Full of the best kind of punk-rock energy, narrator Almarie Guerra and a full cast take listeners on a rollicking ride around the roller derby track. This much loved graphic novel comes to life with bright voices and sound effects, including tumbles, bottles of hair dye, and lots of roller skates. Guerra's slightly nasal voice suits tough yet insecure Astrid, the... Read More

SEA BONES

SEA BONES

by Bob Barner | Read by Crystal Taliefero

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Crystal Taliefero's welcoming, child-friendly voice entices young listeners into a colorful undersea world. Author and illustrator Bob Barner's bright collages and simple text in this read-along are attention grabbers. Listeners will hear rhyming snippets with accompanying catchy music about deep-sea fish, ocean mammals, coral, and more. Additional information is... Read More

STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons

by Ben Brooks | Read by Thomas Judd, Joshua Higgott

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

With their crisp British accents and forthright tones, Thomas Judd and Joshua Higgott deliver a solid performance of this audiobook. The production highlights a broad range of masculinity as it examines the achievements and contributions of men and boys from many different backgrounds. This U.K. version has 100 diverse biographies that will broaden the scope of imagination and... Read More

SWEEP

SWEEP The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Earphones Award Winner

by Jonathan Auxier | Read by Sarah Coomes

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Children

This atmospheric work of historical fiction and magical realism takes place in nineteenth-century London. Narrator Sarah Coomes creates a variety of voices for the chimney sweeps--Cockney climbing kids who are the featured characters. Listeners meet Nan Sparrow, the legendary climber; a malevolent master; a soft-spoken Jewish immigrant; a gentle chimney sweep; and... Read More

THEY SAY BLUE

THEY SAY BLUE

by Jillian Tamaki | Read by Michi Barall

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Michi Barall's warm narration of this poetic and imaginative children's book about colors will appeal to young listeners, especially those who continually marvel at the natural world around them. Throughout, Barall's narration echoes the emotion in the text, whether it's a quiet whisper at the end of the day or a joyful call to the sun and sky. Listeners will recognize the... Read More

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARTIANS

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARTIANS

by Melissa Savage | Read by Lincoln Hoppe

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Lincoln Hoppe conveys a range of emotions in this historical fiction reminiscent of E.T. and set in 1947 Roswell, New Mexico. One night, after witnessing a crash next to his ranch, 11-year-old Mylo, whose brother has recently died, hears a mysterious voice in his head "whisper-scream" for help. Mylo and his best friend, Dibs, venture into the desert and find the... Read More

TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES

TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES The Adventurers Guild, Book 2

by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos | Read by Johnny Heller

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Johnny Heller invites listeners back to Freestone as he portrays the apprentices who are fighting to save the elves' city of Llethanyl. Zed and Brock are drifting apart, a fact that Heller emphasizes with their cold tones toward one another. Liza and Micah are both given English accents, while dwarf son Jett and elven ranger Callum speak with Scottish accents.... Read More

THE UNTEACHABLES

THE UNTEACHABLES

by Gordon Korman | Read by Sarah Beth Goer, Oliver Wyman, Josh Hurley, Tristan Morris, Chris Gebauer, Sean Welsh Brown, Pete Larkin, Fred Berman, Jennifer Nittoso

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

A stellar ensemble cast brings crowd-pleasing personality to a diverse group of misfit students and their teacher in this funny classroom story. Mr. Kermit is counting the days until his retirement, but in his final year of teaching, he is relegated to the "Self-Contained Special Eighth-Grade Class"--a.k.a. "The Unteachables." Over the course of the school year, this underdog... Read More

THE VANDERBEEKERS AND THE HIDDEN GARDEN

THE VANDERBEEKERS AND THE HIDDEN GARDEN The Vanderbeekers, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Karina Yan Glaser | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Robin Miles's vocal repertoire shines as she brings the Vanderbeeker world to life. Casting about for summer vacation activities, the four find refuge with their beloved upstairs neighbors and then witness a medical emergency. What can a 5-, 7-, 9-, and two 13-year-olds do to calm their fears and be helpful? As they alight on a plan to create a garden in a seemingly... Read More

WE FOUND A HAT

WE FOUND A HAT

by Jon Klassen | Read by Johnny Heller, Chris Curry

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

Johnny Heller and Chris Curry narrate this story of two turtles who find a hat--but only one hat--and the dilemma that ensues. With only one hat that looks so good on them both, who will get to wear it? Children will enjoy listening to Heller and Curry's charmingly crusty renditions of the elderly pair of turtles while looking at Klassen's illustrations. A desert soundscape... Read More

WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW

WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW

Earphones Award Winner

by Cindy Baldwin | Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson turns on her sweetest Southern drawl for this heartwarming story. Twelve-year-old Della Kelly's angelic tone twists and dips for words like "watermelon" and "momma," while her best friend, Arden, has a barely-there accent. Demonstrating expert narrating skills, Johnson smoothly switches between the girls' voices during their deep heart-to-hearts.... Read More

WONDERLAND

WONDERLAND

by Barbara O'Connor | Read by Nina Alvamar

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Nina Alvamar delivers an energetic tone for soon-to-be- fifth-grader Mavis, who finds herself moving once again when her mother finds a new job as a housekeeper in Landry, Alabama. Mavis decides that this time she will make a best friend, and Rose, the daughter of her mother's employer, seems like a perfect fit. They spend the summer together, going on adventures and... Read More

ZATHURA

ZATHURA

Earphones Award Winner

by Chris Van Allsburg | Read by a Full Cast

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Feuding brothers Walter and Danny Budwing find a board game in the park and take it home, unaware that Zathura is no ordinary game. The listener hears Danny roll the dice on the board and methodically move his token. As he haltingly reads the first playing card warning him to take evasive action, meteors loudly crash onto the roof of their home, which is now adrift in outer... Read More

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