New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

December 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

December 2, 2016
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (002:47:26) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Jenni Barber.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe, and Zoey are up for another adventure in the eleventh book in the number one New York Times best selling Dork Diaries series.

Dog's best friend

November 3, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (180 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable-until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan-a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighborhood empire"-- Provided by publisher.

A treasury of classic fairy tales

November 1, 2016
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author, narrator.
[New York, N.Y.] : Hachette Audio, [2016]
4 audio discs (270 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by the author.
Title from label.
Compact discs.
A companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding Hood; Jack and the Beanstalk; and more.

The secret keepers [sound recording]

October 24, 2016
Stewart, Trenton Lee.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
14 sound discs (15.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cameron Brown.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
A boy discovers a peculiar, magical watch, propelling him on an adventure to protect his city and the ones he loves from a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get the watch back.

Home sweet motel

October 17, 2016
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Eleven-year-old P. T. Wilkie may be the greatest storyteller alive. But he knows one thing for a fact: the Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live! All-you-can-eat poolside ice cream! A snack machine in the living room! But the Wonderland doesn't have customers. And if they don't get them soon, P.T. and his friend Gloria may have to say goodbye to their beloved motel forever.

The black stallion [sound recording]

October 10, 2016
Farley, Walter, 1915-1989.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p1995.
5 sound discs (5.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Frank Muller.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.-- (Source of description not identified)

Moana : read-along storybook and CD

October 6, 2016
Scollon, Bill, adapter.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney Press, 2016.
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
Narrated by Rena Owen; with the voice talents of Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson.
Accompanying book illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists.
"CD features character voices & sound effects"--Cover of book.

Ms. Featherbon and the holiday helpers : read-along storybook and CD

October 4, 2016
Green, Rico, author.
Glendale, Calif. : Walt Disney Records by Disney Press, [2016]
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in + 1 book (unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
Narrator: Cindy Robinson.
Statement of responsibility taken from book.
"CD features character voices & sound effects!"--Cover of book.
"Will the gifts be delivered in time for the Winter Whisker Holiday> Follow along as Ms. Featherbon and her friends race to spread cheer throughout Whisker Haven..."

Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster belt

September 9, 2016
Scieszka, Jon, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
3 audio discs (2 hr., 46 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by the author and Brian Biggs.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Boy genius Frank Einstein finds himself in competition with his classmate and archrival T. Edison and his sign-language-speaking sidekick, Mr. Chimp, over Frank's newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt.

A torch against the night [sound recording]

September 1, 2016
Tahir, Sabaa, author.
New York, New York : Listening Library, [2016]
13 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katharine McEwan and Fiona Hardingham.
Unabridged.
Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia's brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison, a mission that is complicated by hunting Empire soldiers, the manipulations of the Commandant, and lingering ghosts from their pasts.

An author's odyssey

August 25, 2016
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories. When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

The bronze key

August 25, 2016
Black, Holly, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the third installment in the "New York Times" bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.

For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla guide to the Norse worlds : [your introduction to deities, mythical beings & fantastic creatures]

August 25, 2016
Riordan, Rick, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2016]
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kieran Culkin.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
This "who's who" audio guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so listeners can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions.

Full of Beans

August 25, 2016
Holm, Jennifer L., author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne and the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

Furthermore

August 25, 2016
Mafi, Tahereh, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities"-- Provided by publisher.

How to fight a dragon's fury [sound recording]

August 25, 2016
Cowell, Cressida.
New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2016.
6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Tennant.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear. But can he end the rebellion? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

Judy Moody and the bucket list

August 25, 2016
McDonald, Megan, author.
[Grand Haven, Michigan] : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
2 audio discs (1 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Amy Rubinate.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Drumroll, please. Judy Moody is about to become a poop scooping, hinny riding, one girl band extraordinaire as she takes on her very own Bucket List.

The lightning queen

August 25, 2016
Resau, Laura, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, 2015.
8 audio discs (8 hr., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christian Barillas and Thom Rivera.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
"Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. Then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a rush of color. Her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends, against all odds. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. And magic. And danger. Inspired by true stories from rural Mexico, this astonishing novel illuminates two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Romani and the Mixteco Indians"--Container.

Mission atomic

August 25, 2016
Chadda, Sarwat, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 43 min.) ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by David Pittu.
Title from disc surface.
Amy and Dan are shocked to learn that Outcast, a violent renegade who is threatening the lives of innocent people, may be a Cahill family member who is determined to exact revenge.

Night of the ninth dragon

August 25, 2016
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
©2016.
2 sound discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
"A Merlin mission"--Container.
In their new adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! In this thrilling adventure steeped in history, Mary Pope Osborne introduces readers to classic Welsh legends and continues her own story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table.

Peril at the top of the world

August 25, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947-
℗2016
4 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Compact discs.
Join the Kidds on their trek to exotic Russia and the dangerous Arctic as they outrun the bad guys in their search for stolen treasure.After their adventures in China and Germany, the Kidd family is ready for some rest and relaxation. But when you're an ace treasure hunting team, there's always another adventure waiting around the corner! This time, the Kidds head to Russia where a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt has gone missing. Hot on the trail of the daring thieves, the Kidds race through the sinister streets of St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to track down the stolen treasure.The action never stops with more chases, sneak attacks, spy missions, and doublecrossing than anyone can handle ... except the Kidds!

The return

August 25, 2016
Johnson, Varian, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
5 audio discs (4 hr., 47 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Nicola Barber.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Split between two worlds, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are four young heroes who are racing to stop an ancient evil. Even the spirit animal bond, the sacred link between humans and animals, is on the brink of destruction.

Where are you going, baby Lincoln?

August 25, 2016
DiCamillo, Kate, author.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Lorna Raver.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey?

Barbie. Best sisters ever!

July 25, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Random House Children's Books, 2016.
1 audio disc (12:08 min.) : CD, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
"Listen-along CD"

Six kids and a stuffed cat [sound recording]

May 10, 2016
Paulsen, Gary.
[New York] : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
2 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space, school bathroom, with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers, and leave as friends.

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