New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

July 31, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The actual & truthful adventures of Becky Thatcher

July 30, 2014
Lawson, Jessica, author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
5 audio discs (5 hours and 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Tom Sawyer's and Huckleberry Finn's adventures are legendary, but what about the story you haven't heard? In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher is the new girl in town, determined to have adventures like she promised her brother Jon before he died. Before long, she joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas, and Becky convinces her new best friend, Amy Lawrence, to join her. But the theft doesn't go as planned.

The misadventures of the family Fletcher [sound recording]

July 30, 2014
Levy, Dana Alison.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
5 sound discs (5 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dan Woren.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

The secret of the key

July 30, 2014
Malone, Marianne, author.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.

The unfairest of them all

July 30, 2014
Hale, Shannon, author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy. The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories. But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.

Memory maze [sound recording]

July 23, 2014
Korman, Gordon.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, p2014.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ramón de Ocampo.
Title from disc labels.
"Book two of the hypnotists"--Container spine.
When Jackson Opus's identity as one of the most powerful young hypnotists in the world is leaked, he and his family are forced into hiding. But just as Jax settles into his new home, and new self, the unthinkable happens. Jax's enemies aren't the only ones in search of his mesmerizing skills. An organization more secretive, more powerful, than any in the world is out to find Jax, and it will take all of his hypnotic abilities to keep him and his family safe.

The big fat cow that goes kapow

July 23, 2014
Griffiths, Andy, 1961-
Grand Haven, MI : Bolinda Audio, [2008]
1 audio disc (12 minutes, 39 seconds) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stig Wemyss.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
More rhyming mayhem and comic madness from the bestselling duo of the inspired JUST! series. A side-splitting companion to the award-winning and Children's Book Council shortlisted title The Cat on the Mat is Flat.

The map trap [sound recording]

July 17, 2014
Clements, Andrew.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
2 audio discs (ca. 150 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Keith Nobbs.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Alton Barnes loves maps. He's loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that's why he likes to draw maps as well as read them. Regular "point A to point B" ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more-like what he really thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal.

A to Z mysteries. Books H-J [sound recording]

July 17, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House Audio, p2004.
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Unabridged.
"Listening Library"--Disc label.
The haunted hotel -- The invisible island -- The jaguar's jewel.

Revolution [sound recording]

July 9, 2014
Wiles, Deborah.
[New York] : Listening Library, 2014.
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stacey Aswad, Francois Battiste, JD. Jackson, Robin Miles.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. That's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi are saying. People from up north are coming to help people register to vote and calling it Freedom Summer. Meanwhile, Sunny feels like her house is being invaded, too. She has a new stepmother and a new brother and sister, giving her little room to breathe. Then Sunny and her brother sneak into the local swimming pool, and bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs.

The Land of Stories : a Grimm warning [sound recording]

July 9, 2014
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2014]
9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother ... but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle ... or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.

Still life

July 9, 2014
West, Jacqueline, author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lexy Fridell.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Annabelle is gone for good, but something worse lurks just out of sight, preparing to strike. What Olive discovers on a field trip to the local art museum will create a chain of events that propel her to discoveries she may not wish to uncover, involving Morton's vanished parents and the very darkest roots of Aldous McMartin's creepy painted world. Olive must seek the full story of Elsewhere, and in so doing, face her own fears and limitations, and possibly the destruction of Elsewhere itself.

The missing

July 2, 2014
Nix, Garth, author.
℗2014
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Stanley McGeagh.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Just as twins Jaide and Jack Shield think they've settled into their crazy new lives as troubletwisters, the Evil threatens again, and the duo will need to put their growing powers to the test!

Back to school, weird kids rule! [sound recording]

July 2, 2014
Gutman, Dan.
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2014.
1 sound disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Tara Sands.
Compact disc.
Summer is almost over, and when a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry, Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.

Miss Klute is a hoot!

July 2, 2014
Gutman, Dan, author.
℗2014
1 audio discs (60 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Andy Paris.
Title from disc label.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
The reading scores at Ella Mentry School are way down, so Mr. Macky has decided to hire a special new helper to whip the kids into shape--Miss Klute, a Labradoodle! A.J. and his friends don't understand why they have to read to a therapy dog every day at story time--until the first time they do it. Suddenly everyone wants a turn reading to Miss Klute! But when the kids decide Miss Klute is spending too much time inside listening to stories--that their therapy dog herself needs therapy--they let her outside, and all chaos breaks loose!

The Julian chapter [sound recording] : a wonder story

June 18, 2014
Palacio, R. J.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2014.
3 sound discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Chamberlain.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
From the very first day Auggie and Julian met, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. Over one million people have read Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now readers will have a chance to hear from the book's most controversial character: Julian.

Frozen

June 11, 2014
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2014.
2 sound discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Andi Arndt.
Title from disc labels.
"The junior novelization"--Container.
When the kingdom is trapped in an eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Tales from a not-so-glam TV star [sound recording]

May 29, 2014
Russell, Rachel Renée.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenni Barber.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Nikki Maxwell and her friends star in their own reality TV show. Nikki is in the spotlight! A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?

Locomotive

May 29, 2014
Floca, Brian, author.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2014]
1 audio disc (approximately 38 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Eric G. Dove.
Title from sell sheet.
Compact discs.
It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and families are traveling together, riding America's brand new transcontinental railroad. The story comes alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Soccer on Sunday [sound recording]

May 21, 2014
Osborne, Mary Pope.
[New York] : Random House Audio/Listening Library, 2014.
2 sound discs (1.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Just in time for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, Jack and Annie go to a soccer field in Mexico where they must find the final secret of greatness for Merlin. On the field, they'll meet a young soccer player who dreams of one day playing in the World Cup just like his hero, the great Brazilian soccer player, Pele!

The tomb of shadows [sound recording]

May 21, 2014
Lerangis, Peter.
New York : HarperCollins 2014.
7 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Johnathan McClain.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi; only to find that they'd been betrayed by one of their own. With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massarym side, and long-held secrets coming unraveled, the kids don't know who to trust. Their G7W powers are manifesting at a furious pace. They have no choice but to continue their quest, to the most terrifying of all the Wonders.

Horizon

May 21, 2014
Reese, Jenn, author.
℗2013
8 audio discs (8 hr., 51 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Kate Rudd.
Title from disc.
"Aluna and Hoku, Kampii from the City of Shifting Tides, and their friends, Equian Dash and winged Aviar Calli, are determined to stop a war. The maniacal ex-scientist Karl Strand is planning to conquer the world with his enormous army of tech-enhanced soldiers-- unless the four friends can get to Strand first. Aluna's plan is dangerous: pose as Upgraders and infiltrate the army. But the enemy isn't what they expected and the strategy begins to crumble. When the friends are torn apart by conflicting allegiances, their slim chance of avoiding war seems to disappear completely. For Aluna and Hoku, what began as a quest to save their own people has become a mission to save the world. But do Aluna and her friends have any hope of defeating Strand if they can't take him on together?"--Contanier.

Best kept secret [sound recording]

May 15, 2014
Martin, Ann M., 1955-
New York : Listening Library, 2014.
5 sound discs (330 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Rankin.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
The third installment of the exquisite new series from Newbery Honor winner Ann M. Martin follows Francie, Dana's daughter, to Princeton, NJ, in the 1980s.

The Dominion Key [sound recording]

May 15, 2014
Bacon, Lee.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
5 sound discs (379 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Richard McGonagle and Maxwell Glick.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
When Alabaster Academy, a school for students with superpowers, comes under attack, Joshua and his friends must stop evil Phineas Vex from finding a mysterious key that will enable complete world domination for whoever possesses it.

Countdown

May 8, 2014
Standiford, Natalie, author.
℗2014
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The clock has run out for thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill. As head of the most powerful family the world has ever known, he and his older sister, Amy, have been in the crosshairs for too long. Dan and Amy have always managed to stay a step ahead of their enemies, but it was only a matter of time until luck failed them. Now Dan is hopelessly trapped and nothing can save him except unleashing an evil into the world even worse than the enemies closing in.

The hero's guide to being an outlaw

May 7, 2014
Healy, Christopher, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2014]
9 audio discs (approximately 645 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Compact discs.
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don't you? Well, think again. Posters plastered across the thirteen kingdoms are saying that Briar Rose has been murdered, and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects, along with Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Lila. Now they're on the run in a desperate attempt to clear their names.

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