New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

October 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers

October 22, 2014
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
1 audio disc (60 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew is making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.

The Great Trouble [sound recording] : [a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel]

October 22, 2014
Hopkinson, Deborah.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2013]
5 sound discs (5 hr., 57 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Matthew Frow.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

The pirate's coin [sound recording] : a Sixty-eight rooms adventure

October 22, 2014
Malone, Marianne.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2013.
5 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
A magical coin coin leads sixth-graders Ruthie and Jack to 1753 Massachusetts and to Jack's pirate ancestor when they return to the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms on a mission to restore an African American family's reputation.

The madman of Piney Woods

October 15, 2014
Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 1 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kirby Heyborne and J.D. Jackson.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.

Calendar mysteries. Books 7-13

October 8, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
5 sound discs (5 hr., 35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jim Meskimen.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
July jitters -- August acrobat -- September sneakers -- October ogre -- November night -- December dog -- New Year's Eve thieves.
A collection of calender mysteries.

The whispering skull

October 8, 2014
Stroud, Jonathan, author.
New York : Listening Library, [2014]
9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Katie Lyons.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper. Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood & Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well-until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom. Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found.

Family ties

October 8, 2014
Paulsen, Gary, author.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2014]
3 audio discs (2 hr., 58 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jesse Bernstein.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Kevin Spencer is the glue that holds his family together. When his wacky relatives decide to have a double wedding in the backyard, Kevin takes charge. Planning two weddings is a great way to impress his girlfriend, Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful and Best-Smelling Girl in the World. But as more and more relatives come to stay, things spiral out of control. Tying the knot has Kevin tied up in knots.

Emma and the blue genie

October 8, 2014
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
1 audio disc (1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
"Originally published as Emma und der Blaue Dschinn by Cecilie Dressler Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany in 2002."
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.

Pennyroyal Academy [sound recording]

October 8, 2014
Larson, M. A.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Susan Duerden.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons"-- Provided by publisher.

Sparkers [sound recording]

October 8, 2014
Glewwe, Eleanor.
[New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
7 sound discs (519 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phoebe Strole.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
"Marah, an underclass 'sparker' in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims' eyes black"-- Provided by publisher.

Home

October 3, 2014
Prineas, Sarah, author.
℗2014
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Greg Steinbruner.
Title from disc surface.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Despite successfully securing a balance between the competing magics of Wellmet, Conn is not happy. Duchess Rowan has promoted him to ducal magister, but the other wizards see him only as a thief. But something sinister is brewing, as magicians' locus stones are being stolen and magical spells are going awry. As Conn faces old enemies and powerful magical forces, is he strong enough to save the city he calls home?

Shouldn't you be in school? [sound recording]

October 2, 2014
Snicket, Lemony.
New York : Hachette Audio, p2014.
5 sound discs (ca. 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Liam Aiken.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?

The blood of Olympus

October 2, 2014
Riordan, Rick, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nick Chamian.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
"The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood"-- Provided by publisher.

Cars 2 [sound recording] : the junior novelization.

October 2, 2014
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, p2014.
2 sound discs (2 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Grover Gardner.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Lightning McQueen is back in action and ready to prove he is the world's fastest car. Along with best friend, Mater, Lightning sets off on a global adventure of a lifetime. The fast-paced, enlightening junior novel retells the entire story of the Disney/Pixar movie.

The witch's boy [sound recording]

October 2, 2014
Barnhill, Kelly Regan.
[Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co., [2014]
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ralph Lister.
Title from disc label..
Compact discs.
When Ned and his brother fall into a raging river, only Ned survives. Though Ned grows up weak and slow, it's Ned who summons the strength to protect all when the Bandit King comes to steal the magic of Ned's mother, a witch. In another kingdom lives the daughter of the Bandit King. Her mother's last words to her were: The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his. When Aine and Ned meet, they must trust each other to return the magic to its place to stop a war about to boil over.

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

October 2, 2014
Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author.
℗2014
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Read by Neela Vaswani.
Title from container.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
I Am Malala is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother from a political family, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. I Am Malala tells her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism, detailing the daily challenges of growing up in a world transformed by terror. Written for her peers with critically acclaimed author Patricia McCormick, this important book is about the value of speaking out against intolerance and hate. It's a message of hope from one girl who dreams of education for every girl in every country.

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after [sound recording]

September 29, 2014
Russell, Rachel Renée.
[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014].
sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenni Barber.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool's Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don't go quite as expected--because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin!

The closer [sound recording]

September 29, 2014
Rivera, Mariano, 1969-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2014.
6 sound discs (ca. 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jon Curry.
Title from disc label..
Compact discs.
Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer: Young Readers Edition is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend.

Against the tide

September 26, 2014
Sutherland, Tui, 1978-
℗2014
5 audio discs (4 hr., 59 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Nicola Barber.
Compact discs.
The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why.

A wonderlandiful world

September 25, 2014
Hale, Shannon, author.
℗2014
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with your favorite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-to-be Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone wolf Cerise Hood?

The book of secrets [sound recording]

September 23, 2014
Voigt, Cynthia.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2014]
8 sound discs (610 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Paul Boehmer.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Someone is breaking windows and setting fires in the old city, but the shopkeepers won't say a word about the culprits. Why are they keeping these thugs' secrets? When the mayor begs for help, Max agrees to take the case, putting himself in grave danger. It's a race to catch up with the vandals before they catch him.

The contract [sound recording]

September 23, 2014
Jeter, Derek, 1974-
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
4 sound discs (240 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Williams.
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees. So when Derek is chosen for the Little League Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. But on the day of the assignments, Derek starts at second base. Still, he tries his best while he wishes and dreams of that shortstop spot. And to help him stay focused on school, his parents make him a contract: keep up the grades or no baseball. Derek makes sure he always plays his best game-on and off the baseball field!

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to making money

September 22, 2014
Greenwald, Tom, author.
℗2013.
3 audio discs (3 hr., 21 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Macleod Andrews & Cassandra Campbell.
Compact discs.
Charlie Joe's weekly allowance just isn₂t cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch is, he wants to earn the money by doing the least amount of work possible. After several failed attempts, including a near disastrous day of dog-walking, Charlie Joe hatches a plan to throw his own bar mitzvah (no gifts please; checks only) even though he's not Jewish.

Brave : the junior novelization

September 22, 2014
Trimble, Irene, adapter.
℗2014
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Lucy Rayner.
Title from container.
At head of title: Disney Pixar.
Brave, is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled archer named Princess Merida defies a sacred age-old custom--and inadvertently unleashes a beastly curse upon the kingdom. To set things right, Merida embarks on a perilous quest and discovers the meaning of true bravery.

Planes, fire & rescue : the junior novelization

September 22, 2014
Francis, Suzanne, adapter.
℗2014
2 audio discs (2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adam Verner.
Title from container.
"Published by arrangement with Disney"--Container.
Join world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper and his friends in this retelling of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. When Dusty's engine fails and he learns that the part he needs cannot be replaced, he is heartbroken--he may never race again! But he soon discovers that the national park needs another firefighter, so he shifts gears and trains to become a certified firefighter. After joining forces with a courageous air attack team to battle massive wildfires, Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

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