New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

March 4, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

As brave as you

March 3, 2017
Reynolds, Jason, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
6 audio discs (7.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Guy Lockard.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Genie's summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia. The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he's ever known, but he starts to notice that his grandfather never leaves the house. And when he finds the secret room that Grandpop is always disappearing into, he begins to wonder if his grandfather is really so brave after all.

Ghost

February 27, 2017
Reynolds, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Guy Lockard.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons, all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems, and running away from them, until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life.

The girl who drank the moon [sound recording]

February 23, 2017
Barnhill, Kelly Regan.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2016.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Christina Moore.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

Dream on, Amber [sound recording]

February 23, 2017
Shevah, Emma, author.
℗2014
4 audio discs (4 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Laura Kirman.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Amber's Japanese father left when she was little, and her sister Bella was just a baby, so now she fills in the frustrating gap in her life with imagined conversations, and writes letters to Bella that seem to come from their father.

Double down

December 21, 2016
Kinney, Jeff, author.
℗2016
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ramon De Ocampo.
Title from disc label.
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie... and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?

Nuzzles and the Easter egg mix-up : read-along storybook and CD

December 20, 2016
Green, Rico.
℗2016
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (unpaged : color illustrations ; 20 cm)
Narrated by Cindy Robinson.
"CD features character voices & sound effects!"--Cover of book.
Read along as the Palace Pets try to find the magical eggs that have mysteriously gone missing for the Spring-a-Ding-Dong-Doo egg hunt.

Outbreak

December 14, 2016
London, C. Alexander, author.
©2016
5 audio discs (6 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by David Pittu.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
The gang is back, and called to investigate one of their own: Sinead Starling.

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not growing up [sound recording]

December 9, 2016
Greenwald, Tom, 1962- author.
℗2016.
3 audio discs (3 hr., 16 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by MacLeod Andrews.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Graduation day is finally here! Charlie Joe has been waiting for this moment his entire middle school career. This might even be the best day of his life. No more teachers! No more books! Just make it through the ceremony and he's free. But suddenly things around him are starting to change. Words like "responsibility" and "college prep" keep popping out of his friend's mouths. What happened to words like "fun" and "pool party"? And come to think of it, doesn't high school bring more teachers and more books? Maybe this whole growing up thing isn't such a good idea after all. Actually being a kid is pretty darn fun! Surely Charlie Joe can figure out a way to put the brakes on growing up-and fast!

Criminal destiny [sound recording]

December 9, 2016
Korman, Gordon.
℗2016
6 audio discs (6 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Ramon de Ocampo, Tarah Consoli, Kelly Jean Badgley, Mike Rylander, and Maxwell Glick.
Unabridged.
"A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment, and they must find a way to prove it to the rest of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Masterminds [sound recording]

December 9, 2016
Korman, Gordon, author.
℗2015
6 audio discs (7 1/4 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Ramon de Ocampo [and four others].
Unabridged.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
"Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity... why would he ever want to? Then one day he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever know. The kids realize they can trust no one--least of all their own parents..."--Container.

The relic of Perilous Falls [sound recording]

December 9, 2016
Arroyo, Raymond, author, narrator.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2016]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author of his 2016 book.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift--he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.

Rush Revere and the presidency : time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans

December 7, 2016
Limbaugh, Rush H., author, narrator.
New York City, NY : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (approximately 5.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Rush Limbaugh.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
When one of the time-traveling crew is running for student-body president at Manchester Middle School, Rush Revere takes them back in history to witness the election and leadership of our first three presidents.

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.

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