New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

April 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bad news [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Bosch, Pseudonymous.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Aaron Landon.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Pseudonymous Bosch is the infamously anonymous author of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series. Despite rumors to the contrary, his books are not actually written by his pet rabbit, Quiche; the rabbit is merely his typist.

Escape to Australia [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Crouch.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Rafe isn't exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School, to say the least, but everything's about to change. He's won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure! But Rafe soon finds that living in the Land Down Under is harder than he could've ever imagined. His host-siblings are anything but welcoming, the burning temperatures are torturous, and poisonous critters are ready to sting or eat him at every step. So with the help of some new misfit friends, Rafe sets out to show everyone what he does best: create utter mayhem!

The Inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Gidwitz, Adam, author, narrator.
℗2016
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, Jonathan Cowley, Kimberly Farr, Adam Gidwitz, Ann Marie Lee, Bruce Mann, John H. Mayer, and Arthur Morey.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions.

Pete Milano's guide to being a movie star [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Greenwald, Tom, 1962- author.
℗2016
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Michael Crouch.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Pete Milano has been chosen to star in a hot new movie with an even hotter costar. Now, can he get is act--and acting--together?"--Container.

House of robots [sound recording] : robot revolution

April 21, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (approsimately 4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jack Patterson.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project ... and why it was worth the wait"-- Provided by publisher.

School of Laughs [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (approxiamtely 4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Adam McCarthur.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day--a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things...and he's only good at one of them. With the fate of his school's library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.

The width of the world [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Baldacci, David, author.
[New York, N.Y.] : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2017]
10 audio discs (10 hr., 39 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Fiona Hardingham.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
This is it. Vega Jane's time. She's been lied to her whole life, so she breaks away from Wormwood, the only home she's ever known, in search of the truth. She battles horrors to fight her way across the Quag with her best friend, Delph, and her mysterious canine, Harry Two. Against all odds, they survive unimaginable dangers and make it through. And into a new world that's even worse. Not because deadly beasts roam the cobblestones, but because the people are enslaved but don't even know it. It s up to Vega, Delph, Harry Two and their new comrade, Petra, to take up the fight against a foe that's unrivaled in savagery and cunning.

Wolf Hollow [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Wolk, Lauren, 1956- author.
℗2016
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Rankin.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her rural Pennsylvania town. Until the day Betty Glengarry moves to town. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying at first seems isolated, things quickly spin out of control, escalating until Betty mysteriously disappears. As the town searches for Betty and days pass, fingers begin to point toward Toby, a World War I veteran who carries deep and secret scars. While others see his strangeness, Annabelle sees only kindness, and soon must find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Word of mouse [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Hachette Audio, 2016.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nate Begle.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky, and he can read and write. He can also talk to humans. After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his mouse family, and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Wrath of the storm [sound recording]

April 21, 2017
Nielsen, Jennifer A.
[New York] : Scholastic Audio, 2017.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by MacLeod Andrews.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva, and it's not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar's magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He'll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire.

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.

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