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ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY UPTOWN

ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY UPTOWN All-of-a-Kind Family, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Sydney Taylor | Read by Suzanne Toren

Listen & Live Audio | Unabridged
Children

With Suzanne Toren as narrator, listeners to Taylor's beloved classic are in for a treat. Detailed episodes of the four sisters and their endearing young brother, Charlie, are set within the holidays of the Jewish year. Just a few of the WWI period episodes include discovering the joys of learning and the pleasures of reading, celebrating Sukkot, and collecting prune pits to... Read More

AMELIA EARHART

AMELIA EARHART

by Andrew Prentice | Read by Elizabeth Cottle

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Sound effects and Elizabeth Cottle's enthusiastic narration bring Amelia Earhart's daring adventures to life--from her tomboyish childhood in Kansas to her worldwide fame as an aviatrix. Whether she is sledding down a snowy hill at top speed or flying above the clouds in a biplane, each episode vividly captures the thrilling excitement that Amelia thrived on. Cottle's voice... Read More

BERNARD PEPPERLIN

BERNARD PEPPERLIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Cara Hoffman | Read by Gary Furlong

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Dormice have all the fun. At least, the famous dormouse of ALICE IN WONDERLAND does, while also having some rip-roaring adventures. First, he is voiced by Gary Furlong--as are nasty weasels, a wisecracking cat, dancing cockroaches, an enterprising iguana, even more creatures, and some colorful humans characterized with an entertaining panoply of accents and personalities.... Read More

THE BEST AT IT

THE BEST AT IT

by Maulik Pancholy | Read by Maulik Pancholy

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Actor and debut author Maulik Pancholy is the perfect narrator for this story inspired by his own experiences. In response to a bully at school, 12-year-old Rahul tries to prove that he is the best at something. While his family and his best friend, Chelsea, unconditionally support and love him, it takes some hilarious failures before Rahul comes to accept himself--a... Read More

BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE

BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE Three Rancheros, Book 3

by Kate DiCamillo | Read by Jorjeana Marie

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Jorjeana Marie's narration makes it easy to believe that 14-year-old Beverly Tapinsky's grief over the death of her dog, Buddy, spurred her decision to run away from home. Listeners will enjoy the strong setting, lyrical writing, and careful portrayal of the third Ranchero. The story follows Beverly's literal journey as she finds a new home in Seahorse Court and her more... Read More

THE BOOKWANDERERS

THE BOOKWANDERERS Pages & Co., Book 1

by Anna James | Read by Aysha Kala

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Aysha Kala delivers an innocent and awed performance in the narration of Anna James's first book. Tilly, an 11-year-old, lives in London with her grandparents above their beloved bookshop, Pages & Co. Kala voices Tilly with the appropriate dreaminess and curiosity--and a fabulous English accent. Soon, Tilly gets pulled into the books she loves so much and discovers her family's... Read More

THE BOOTLACE MAGICIAN

THE BOOTLACE MAGICIAN Circus Mirandus, Book 2

by Cassie Beasley | Read by Bronson Pinchot

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Bronson Pinchot uses a vibrant voice and even pacing to return listeners to Circus Mirandus. In this sequel, Pinchot establishes a quiet voice for soft-spoken 11-year-old Micah who, after saying goodbye to his late grandfather, is now learning to hone his own magical skills. Suddenly a new threat emerges from a powerful magician, his grandmother, Victoria, also known... Read More

BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN

BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN

by C.R. Stewart | Read by Ian Russell

Devonfield Publishing, LLC | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Ian Russell carries listeners along for a thrilling, fast-paced adventure about two kids, Tom and Sarah, who run away from a bleak Yorkshire orphanage. Pursued by a determined police detective, they face even more danger when Tom discovers a clue about his ancestry that may link him to the royal family and a plot to eliminate his bloodline--including him. With varied... Read More

CAMP TIGER

CAMP TIGER

by Susan Choi | Read by Michael Crouch

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Michael Crouch brings an otherworldly quality to Choi's story of a family camping trip just before the beginning of the school year. The featured soon-to-be first-grader is not happy about moving on from kindergarten, but his reticence wanes, and his confidence grows as the story unfolds. Who would expect a talking tiger to walk out of the woods at Mountain Pond and... Read More

CAPE

CAPE

by Kate Hannigan | Read by Jesse Vilinsky, Jonathan Davis

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Children

Part historical fiction chapter book, part superhero graphic novel, this audio production handles transitions perfectly via its two narrators. In WWII Philadelphia, seventh grader Josie O'Malley wishes her favorite female superheroes would protect the world from evil. At a tryout for code crackers, she meets two fellow superhero fans, Mae and Akiko. The three girls suddenly... Read More

THE CHANGELING

THE CHANGELING The Oddmire, Book 1

by William Ritter | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross's pleasant, wry tone is the perfect counterpoint to the darkness in this twisting fairy tale. When goblin Kull botches an attempt to leave behind a changeling, Annie suddenly finds her infant son has become twins. She lovingly raises Tinn and Cole as brothers, with no one knowing which one is the goblin. When they're nearly 13, they are drawn into... Read More

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Earphones Award Winner

by E.B. White | Read by Meryl Streep, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews, and a Full Cast

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Melissa Sweet, author of SOME WRITER, introduces this edition of CHARLOTTE'S WEB with insights into White's inspiration for the sweet story. Then, Meryl Streep and a stellar cast take us to the barnyard. She draws the listener in with a smooth, consistent delivery and unobtrusive interjections highlighting the emotions of the dialogue. Every portrayal of every character, major... Read More

CHILD OF THE DREAM

CHILD OF THE DREAM A Memoir of 1963

by Sharon Robinson | Read by Sharon Robinson

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

In this touching memoir, Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, invites listeners to join her younger self in the year 1963, a signature year in the Civil Rights Movement. As Robinson recalls her thirteenth year, listeners will detect a myriad of emotions throughout the audiobook. Most memories are delivered in tones of fondness and warmth, while... Read More

COG

COG

by Greg van Eekhout | Read by James Fouhey

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator James Fouhey gives life and heart to a group of misfit robots on a mission to save themselves from the evil AI corporation "uniMIND." Cog (whose name is short for "cognitive development") is a robot who looks and acts remarkably human. After an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in a lab surrounded by scientists who want to remove his brain. With the help of... Read More

COUNT ME IN

COUNT ME IN

by Varsha Bajaj | Read by Priya Ayyar, Christopher Gebauer

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

In alternating chapters, narrators Priya Ayyar and Christopher Gebauer emotionally connect to Varsha Bajaj's story, which highlights some of today's hot topics: immigration and diversity, bullying, and the sharing of personal information on social media. Karina's grandfather, who grew up in India, comes to live with her family and begins tutoring Chris, the boy next door, who... Read More

DASHER

DASHER How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever

Earphones Award Winner

by Matt Tavares | Read by Laural Merlington

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Enchanting. Laurel Merlington transports listeners to a time they might not remember--the time before Santa Claus had his "eight tiny reindeer" to guide his sleigh each Christmas Eve. Enter a storytelling doe and her curious fawn, Dasher, who delights in the stories of a long-ago home under the North Star, where the cold and white snow blanketed the land. Dasher wonders whether... Read More

DEAD VOICES

DEAD VOICES Small Spaces, Book 2

by Katherine Arden | Read by Renee Dorian

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Renee Dorian returns to narrate this sequel to SMALL SPACES. A ski vacation turns into a terrifying supernatural adventure for middle schoolers Coco, Brian, and Ollie. Dorian's youthful voice belies the sinister mood as the guests are snowed in without power and discover that the ski lodge is haunted. When a guest named Mr. Voland claims to be a ghost hunter, the kids think he... Read More

DEAR SWEET PEA

DEAR SWEET PEA

by Julie Murphy | Read by Phoebe Strole

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Phoebe Strole's youthful, upbeat voice conveys the cheerful spirit of seventh grader Sweet Pea as she narrates YA author Murphy's humorous story for younger listeners. Sweet Pea takes her parents' divorce in stride, accepts her imperfect body and her father's gayness, and recovers from the mortification of having vomited all over her classmates at a trampoline party. Strole... Read More

THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK

THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK

by Eoin Colfer | Read by Gary Furlong

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Gary Furlong establishes a tender voice for Oz, a young pup whose owner restricts his food when he barks or misbehaves. When a little boy named Patrick adopts him, they both have new opportunities to grow through their friendship. Patrick helps Oz find his voice again, and Oz helps Patrick learn to cope with the separation of his father and mother. Furlong creates... Read More

THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE

THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE Kingdoms and Empires, Book 1

by Jaclyn Moriarty | Read by Charlie Sanderson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Charlie Sanderson will delight listeners as she tells the story of now 12-year-old Bronte Mettlestone. Two years earlier, Bronte learned that her parents had been killed by pirates. In order to receive her inheritance, she was instructed to give a gift to each of her 10 aunts and to complete important tasks along the way. As she carries out her quest, she eventually... Read More

FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME

FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME

by Mariama J. Lockington | Read by Imani Parks

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Imani Parks introduces listeners to Makeda, an 11-year-old black girl who was adopted by a white family as an infant. We listen to the challenges Makeda faces as her life is uprooted and she has to leave behind her best friend, Lena, the only other adopted black girl she knows, and also the only person who Makeda feels fully understands her. Things become more... Read More

GHOULIA AND THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR

GHOULIA AND THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR

by Barbara Cantini | Read by Jordan Killam

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Cheerfully spooky music opens this second audiobook in the series about a lovable girl named Ghoulia. Sound effects of thunderstorms and creaking doors take listeners to the dark and stormy night at Crumbling Manor as Ghoulia's friends arrive one by one with a mysterious invitation sent by Auntie Departed. Confused, Ghoulia realizes that Auntie has gone missing. In a fun romp,... Read More

THE GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES

THE GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

by Joyce Sidman | Read by Catherine Ho

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Listen to a narrator who transitions deftly between the different voices in a complex audiobook. Welcome to the seventeenth-century world of Maria Merian, born into an artistic family but a girl with the heart and conviction of a scientist. From an early age, Maria spent time in the field observing, first insects, then butterflies and moths, and also amphibians--all creatures... Read More

THE GIRL WHO SAILED THE STARS

THE GIRL WHO SAILED THE STARS

by Matilda Woods | Read by Stephanie Foxley

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Children

No stranger to the magical stories of Matilda Woods, narrator Stephanie Foxley whisks listeners onto an ice-capped ocean, introducing them to Oona Britt and the chilly waters she calls home. Foxley gives Oona, the unwanted daughter of a lauded sea captain, notes of childlike innocence in her voice. Eventually, her tone shifts to calm resolve when Oona's bravery and intrigue... Read More

THE GOOD THIEVES

THE GOOD THIEVES

by Katherine Rundell | Read by Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Margaret Cabourn-Smith gives a mesmerizing performance of this exhilarating heist story set in Prohibition-era New York City. Vita sails from England to visit her grandfather after he has been swindled out of his crumbling family mansion by a mobster. Listeners hear her indignant determination as she bands together with a young pickpocket and two circus apprentices to steal... Read More

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

by Susan Montanari | Read by Nick Podehl

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Music and sound effects heighten the atmosphere of each phase of a grouchy tree's life in this Halloween holiday audiobook. Narrator Nick Podehl's voice is friendly and comforting while delightfully playing up the grouch factor of the curmudgeonly tree on a tree farm who does not want to be a sappy Christmas tree. After the farm is incorporated into a housing development, the... Read More

HEY GRANDUDE!

HEY GRANDUDE!

by Paul McCartney | Read by Paul McCartney

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Cheerful music and superstar Paul McCartney's beloved, unmistakable voice make this audiobook written by McCartney himself a joy for listeners of all ages--not least Beatles fans with children of their own. Spending the day with "Grandude" is a thrilling whirlwind adventure for four of his "chillers" because their grandfather has a magical compass that can transport them to... Read More

THE HIPPO AT THE END OF THE HALL

THE HIPPO AT THE END OF THE HALL

by Helen Cooper | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies introduces listeners to Ben, a curious and persistent English boy who's about to uncover an amazing secret about his family. Davies conjures a dreary London setting with a tempo that lulls the listener. Despite the slow pace of his surroundings, young Ben is voiced by Davies with excited notes of intrigue as he explores a long-forgotten museum and... Read More

I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

by Christine Day | Read by Kyla Garcia

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Kyla Garcia gives compelling voices to biracial 12-year-old Edie and her family in this heartbreaking contemporary story based on the author's own family history. Edie has always known that her Native American mother was taken from her family and adopted into a white family. But she knows nothing more about her family history until she discovers a secret box of letters... Read More

JUDY MOODY, BOOK QUIZ WHIZ

JUDY MOODY, BOOK QUIZ WHIZ Judy Moody, Book 15

by Megan McDonald | Read by Amy Rubinate

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Children

The narrator of several previous Judy Moody titles, Amy Rubinate lends her voice to the fifteenth episode of the elementary school student's life. As members of their school's book quiz team, Judy and her younger brother, Stink, try a variety of tactics to prep for an upcoming match. Their team is confident they will come out on top-- until they learn that the other team has an... Read More

LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

by Erin Entrada Kelly | Read by Lulu Lam

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

The prologue of this folklore-inspired adventure urges listeners to "come close, nestle deep," which is precisely the response that many will have to Lulu Lam's spellbinding narration. Lam spins the tale of Lalani Sarita, a 12-year-old girl who's so determined to save her struggling home island of Sanlagita that she sets sail across the sea to retrieve good fortune from the... Read More

LAST MEETING OF THE GORILLA CLUB

LAST MEETING OF THE GORILLA CLUB

by Sara Nickerson | Read by Fred Berman

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Fred Berman creates realistic fifth-grade characters in this eerie ghost story about two boys who are coping with loss and social anxiety. Josh Duncan is extremely nervous on his first day of school after his family's move to the Pacific Northwest. It's a fresh start for Josh, whose parents want him to leave behind the imaginary friend he calls Big Brother. Meanwhile,... Read More

THE LIGHT IN THE LAKE

THE LIGHT IN THE LAKE

by Sarah R. Baughman | Read by Caitlin Kelly

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

Caitlin Kelly gives a compassionate, heartrending performance in this audiobook about a 12-year-old girl who is grieving her twin brother's death. Kelly's clear voice draws listeners in as Addie is invited to join a group of scientists studying pollution in the beloved Vermont lake where her brother drowned four months earlier, while searching for a mysterious, possibly... Read More

THE LONG RIDE

THE LONG RIDE

Earphones Award Winner

by Marina Budhos | Read by N'Jameh Camara

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

N'Jameh Camara narrates this work of historical fiction for young listeners. The story focuses on the busing integration attempts made in New York City schools in the 1970s. Jamila Clarke, Josie Rivera, and Francesca George come from the only mixed-race families in their upper-class Queens neighborhood. For the first time, the girls will be going to school with other students... Read More

LOOK BOTH WAYS

LOOK BOTH WAYS A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Earphones Award Winner

by Jason Reynolds | Read by Heather Alicia Simms, Chris Chalk, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo, Kevin R. Free, JD Jackson, Guy Lockard, January LaVoy, David Sadzin, Jason Reynolds

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Children

Ten African-American narrators read these ten interconnected stories, and their performances are uniformly excellent, bringing the cast of characters to vivid life. Listeners follow the varied adventures of students as they walk home from school. In "Call of Duty," read by Kevin R. Free, Bryson stands up for a boy who gets kissed by another boy at school; in "Satchmo's Master... Read More

THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

by Kimberly Willis Holt | Read by Justine Eyre

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Children

Justine Eyre's gentle, expressive voice is well suited to Holt's quiet story of what it's like to be the new kid in the neighborhood and the difficulty of dealing with life's changes. When 9-year-old Daniel's parents divorce, he and his mother must leave his well-loved home on a busy city street for a new house across the county on tranquil While-a-Way Lane. Eyre conveys... Read More

MADAME BADOBEDAH

MADAME BADOBEDAH

Earphones Award Winner

by Sophie Dahl | Read by Sophie Dahl

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Children

Sophie Dahl is wonderful in writing and narrating this enchanting story. When the enigmatic Madame Badobedah arrives at the Mermaid Hotel with her unfamiliar accent and mass of unusual belongings, Mabel, the hotel owners' daughter, is intrigued. Piano music and sound effects heighten a cheerfully mysterious mood. Certain that Madame Badobedah is an international jewel thief,... Read More

MORE TO THE STORY

MORE TO THE STORY

by Hena Khan | Read by Priya Ayyar

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Children

Priya Ayyar's straightforward narration provides a positive and loving portrayal of a contemporary Pakistani-American family in this story inspired by LITTLE WOMEN. Seventh grader Jameela, editor of her school newspaper, develops a friendship with Ali, the visiting British-Pakistani nephew of a family friend. At the same time, her younger sister is diagnosed with cancer, and... Read More

MOTOR MOUSE

MOTOR MOUSE

Earphones Award Winner

by Cynthia Rylant | Read by John McDonough

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

Who better than John McDonough to narrate Rylant's MOTOR MOUSE? He brings his rich, welcoming voice to three stories about a Mouse and his cohorts. Picture Motor Mouse in his little red car as he makes deliveries and rewards himself with a trip to the bakery on Cake Friday. Or picture him befriending the cabbie who drives him down "memory lane." Lastly, picture Motor Mouse... Read More

MY JASPER JUNE

MY JASPER JUNE

by Laurel Snyder | Read by Imani Parks

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Imani Parks creates a youthful voice for 13-year-old Leah, who will be spending summer at home rather than at camp due to a family tragedy that slowly reveals itself. When Leah finds a new friend, Jasper, who has set off on her own due to a rough family life, she starts to face the past and find a new way forward. Now she must find a way to help Jasper in return. Parks... Read More

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY AND THE RIDDLE OF AGES

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY AND THE RIDDLE OF AGES Mysterious Benedict Society, Book 5

by Trenton Lee Stewart | Read by Eric Pollins

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

When a beloved book series must change narrators, it can sometimes be disconcerting, but Eric Pollins admirably takes the reigns from the late Del Roy, who narrated the first four books in this series. In Book 5, the members of the Mysterious Benedict Society are older; Reynie, Kate, and Sticky are on the verge of adulthood when they and Constance reunite for a new adventure. A... Read More

ON SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN

ON SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN

by Jeri Watts | Read by Megan Tusing

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Megan Tusing's openhearted tone makes 12-year-old Ellen's struggle with her mother's bipolar disorder suitable for middle-grade listeners. When Ellen's father volunteers to fight in WWII, her mother is plunged into a deep depression at his absence, prompting Ellen to appeal to her estranged aunt for help. Early on, a stiffness in Tusing's voice reflects Ellen's... Read More

THE PROUDEST BLUE

THE PROUDEST BLUE A Story of Hijab and Family

by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali | Read by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad narrates her fictional story about new beginnings and family bonds. Faziah is full of pride when she sees her sister Asiya wearing the hijab for the first time at school. But soon, bullies have Faziah practicing early lessons of self-acceptance. Muhammad narrates with particular thoughtfulness when Faziah responds to her classmates'... Read More

PUSS IN BOOTS

PUSS IN BOOTS A Musical

by Neil Fishman, Harvey Edelman, Khristine Hvam | Read by Jim Dale and a Full Cast

Harper Audio | Audio Program
Children

Jim Dale and a full cast reimagine a classic story, giving it musical numbers, inventive storytelling, and lively characterizations. The authors return to spin another fractured folktale into a fun, creative romp for families. A farmer's son must seek his fortune with only a talking cat and a single farthing. Spirited performances add zest to the script and songs, featuring the... Read More

ROLL WITH IT

ROLL WITH IT

by Jamie Sumner | Read by Candace Thaxton

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Candace Thaxton lends her unique voice to a feisty and unforgettable protagonist. Born with cerebral palsy, Ellie Cowan has always been wheelchair bound, but that hasn't stopped her from dreaming big. She wants to become a professional baker. But when her grandfather's dementia worsens, Ellie and her mom must move to look after him. Narrating in an emotional tone,... Read More

THE ROOSTER WHO WOULD NOT BE QUIET!

THE ROOSTER WHO WOULD NOT BE QUIET!

by Carmen Agra Deedy, Eugene Yelchin | Read by Carmen Agra Deedy

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

Author and narrator Carmen Agra Deedy's vivaciousness is contagious. As she shares the tale of the rooster who speaks his mind, listeners know she is smiling the whole time. The village of La Paz is full of song, but when it gets too loud for thinking, the newly elected mayor calls for peace and quiet. All is well until a "saucy gallito" arrives in town and challenges the... Read More

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

by Oge Mora | Read by Tracey Leigh

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

With slow, carefully paced diction, narrator Tracey Leigh brings warmth to this audiobook about a mother and daughter enjoying their limited free time together. Ava looks forward to Saturdays, when she and her mother go to the library for story time, to the salon for new hairdos, and this week, across town to a special puppet show. But everything is going wrong as, one by one,... Read More

SAVING FABLE

SAVING FABLE Talespinners, Book 1

by Scott Reintgen | Read by Nancy Wu

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Listeners are provided with the captivating and adventurous tale of Indira Story, a character-in-waiting who has a long-awaited chance to become a literary hero. She's finally been chosen to go to Protagonist Preparatory in Fable, only to find out that things are not quite what they seem. In a charming and layered story, narrator Nancy Wu brings to life a world populated with... Read More

A SLIP OF A GIRL

A SLIP OF A GIRL

Earphones Award Winner

by Patricia Reilly Giff | Read by Alana Kerr Collins

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Alana Kerr Collins's exquisite performance vividly brings this story to life. Patricia Reilly Giff's historical novel in verse uses sparse language to paint a heartbreaking picture of Ireland in the 1890s. Collins delivers Giff's eloquent language with heart as her Irish lilt becomes the voice of young Anna. We hear the loneliness in Anna's voice as her older brothers... Read More

STRANGE BIRDS

STRANGE BIRDS A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

by Celia C. Pérez | Read by Rebecca Soler

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Rebecca Soler's narration is engaging and expressive in this audiobook about four girls who form an unlikely team. After finding a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, Ofelia, Aster, and Cat meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti. They don't become instant friends but eventually bond over a shared mission to get their local Scouts to replace an outdated tradition.... Read More

TORPEDOED

TORPEDOED The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

by Deborah Heiligman | Read by Marisa Calin

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Marisa Calin chronicles the lives of children, those who survived and those who perished, in the tragic sinking of the SS CITY OF BENARES, or "The Children's Ship." The ship was intended to save British children from the German air raids of WWII by transporting them to Canada, but it was torpedoed by a German U-boat while making the journey. As the surviving children... Read More

TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY

TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY

Earphones Award Winner

by Kwame Mbalia | Read by Amir Abdullah

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Amir Abdullah's rich baritone brings a thrilling mythological world to life. Tristan Strong's best friend, Eddie, died a few weeks ago, and Tristan has just lost his first boxing match. He's sent to his grandparents' Alabama farm to work off his grief, and there a tiny sap-covered character out of Anansi tales, called Gum Baby, steals his last connection to Eddie, a... Read More

THE TYRANT'S TOMB

THE TYRANT'S TOMB The Trials of Apollo, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Rick Riordan | Read by Robbie Daymond

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

For four audiobooks now, narrator Robbie Daymond has been lending his voice to the god Apollo, who is temporarily stuck in an all-too-human teenage body. And he has mastered walking the line between communicating the genuine trauma and tragedy of war and conveying Apollo's witty narrative voice--his gallows humor, funny haikus, and sense of godly superiority. As Apollo and his... Read More

UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER

UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER Unusual Chickens, Book 1

by Kelly Jones | Read by Kyla Garcia

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

An ad from Redwood Poultry Farms offers "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer." Immediately, narrator Kyla Garcia establishes the audiobook's unusual structure and the personality of 12-year-old Sophie Brown, who has just moved to farm country from Los Angeles. In addition to narrative, the story is told through letters ("Dear People Who Send Catalogs to People... Read More

The WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK

The WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK

by Jon Agee | Read by Everest de Montebello, Marc Thompson

Live Oak Media | Unabridged
Children

Narrators Everest de Montebello and Marc Thompson provide a young knight with a youthful voice and a large ogre with a deep and gravelly voice in this examination of children's perception. At the beginning of the audiobook, the characters confidently inhabit their own sides of a brick wall. As the story unfolds, things are not exactly what the knight thinks they should be.... Read More

WHITE BIRD

WHITE BIRD A Wonder Story

by R.J. Palacio | Read by Hillary Huber, Michael Crouch, Emily Ellet and a Full Cast

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

An ensemble cast speaking French and English brings this graphic novel to life on audio. Fans of WONDER will recognize Julian as his grandmère Sara tells the story of his namesake, a boy from her childhood in France. In 1940, when Nazi soldiers arrive at her school to take the Jewish children, Sara hides and is rescued by a bullied, crippled classmate named Julien. Music and... Read More

THE WORLD ENDS IN APRIL

THE WORLD ENDS IN APRIL

by Stacy McAnulty | Read by Jessica Almasy

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Jessica Almasy expresses the annoyance and frustration of middle schooler Elle, whose Grandpa Joe runs drills all too often to prepare for the end of the world. Then Elle discovers a credible scientist who predicts an asteroid will hit earth in a few months. Almasy emphasizes the tension in the story's timeline, increasing the intensity with Elle's growing fears.... Read More

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