New Arrivals · Kids’ Audiobooks

March 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The blackthorn key [sound recording]

March 19, 2018
Sands, Kevin, author.
©℗2015
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ray Panthaki.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.

Mark of the plague [sound recording]

March 19, 2018
Sands, Kevin, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ray Panthaki.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The Black Death has come to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city's ultimate doom, until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher's Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy. When an assassin threatens the apothecary's life, Christopher and his faithful friend Tom are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy.

The assassin's curse

March 12, 2018
Sands, Kevin, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
9 audio discs (ca. 10 hr., 30 mim) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Napoleon Ryan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure and murder follow. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake, as well as their own lives.

Orphan Island

February 1, 2018
Snyder, Laurel, author.
Ashland, OR : Blackstone, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kim Mai Guest.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them, and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again. Today's Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny's best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now, to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they've always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back, and take her away forever from the only home she's known?

Patina

January 22, 2018
Reynolds, Jason, author.
℗2017
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Heather Alicia Simms.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Lemoncello's great library race

January 15, 2018
Grabenstein, Chris, author, narrator.
℗2017
6 audio discs (6 hr., 48 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Bernstein.
Title from disc label.
"With a note read by the author"--Cover.
Aspiring to join other lucky finalists who are testing Mr. Lemoncello's fabulous new game, Kyle researches interesting facts about notable Americans only to stumble on a few less-than-encouraging truths about his hero.

Felix Yz [sound recording]

January 11, 2018
Bunker, Lisa, author.
New York : Listening Library, 2017.
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Sands, Erin Spencer & Michael Crouch.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"If it wasn't for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal--whatever that means."When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father's science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix--now thirteen--won't be able to grow to adulthood while they're still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them . . . but it may end up killing them both instead.This book is Felix's secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it's business as usual--time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush. But life becomes more out of the ordinary with the arrival of an Estonian chess Grandmaster, the revelation of family secrets, and a train-hopping journey. When it all might be over in a few days, what matters most?Told in an unforgettable voice full of heart and humor, Felix Yz is a groundbreaking story about how we are all separate, but all connected too.

Whichwood

January 10, 2018
Mafi, Tahereh, author.
[New York] : Listening Library. [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 5 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

The getaway [sound recording]

December 21, 2017
Kinney, Jeff, author.
℗2017
2 audio discs (1 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation.

My life is a joke [sound recording]

December 21, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
℗2017
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Tara Sands.
Unabridged.
"Includes a pdf of illustrations."
Working a summer job on the Jersey Shore, Jacky Hart, who wanted nothing more than to act and sing all summer, must juggle serious responsibilities in order to participate in a stock performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

The ship of the dead [sound recording]

December 21, 2017
Riordan, Rick, author.
℗2017
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Michael Crouch.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Loki is readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him."-- (Source of summary not specified).

Tales from a not-so-secret crush catastrophe

December 21, 2017
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
3 audio discs (approximately 3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jenni Barber.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
In Nikki Maxwell's newest diary, it's the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki's juggling some big questions about how she'll spend her summer. She's also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe; there's a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon! It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she's never faced before!

Hello, universe [sound recording]

December 13, 2017
Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.
℗©2017
5 audio discs (5 hr. 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bahni Turpin and Amielynn Abellera.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Virgil feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia is deaf, smart, and loves everything about nature. Kaori is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends. But when Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well, Kaori, Gen, and Valencia begin a quest to find the missing Virgil.

This is our constitution [sound recording] : discover America with a gold star father

December 13, 2017
Khan, Khizr, 1950- author, narrator.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2017]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 17 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Sunil Malhotra & Khizr Khan.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Khizr Khan grew up in Pakistan, with few of the fundamental rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. He immigrated to America and became a citizen, raising his family to appreciate and honor all our nation has to offer. He is deeply passionate about the Constitution: the guarantees and protections it provides for each and every person and the beacon of light it shines throughout the world. A history of how the Constitution was drafted, passed, and amended.

Amina's voice

December 8, 2017
Khan, Hena, author.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2017]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book
Narrated by Soneela Nankani.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

The creeping shadow

July 17, 2017
Stroud, Jonathan.
[New York] : Listening Library, [2017]
11 audio discs (12 hr., 58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Emily Bevan.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"A terrible crime forces Lockwood to turn to Lucy for help, setting them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control. . ."-- Provided by publisher.

Pottymouth and Stoopid

June 14, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2017]
3 audio discs (ca. 3 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Scott Connolly.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names--and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs--it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical...and that things will get better. A great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids! Official Notice to Parents: There is no actual pottymouthing or stupidity in this entire book!(Psst, kids: that second part might not be entirely true.)

Mystery! mystery! : Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Auguste Dupin for children

June 13, 2017
Weiss, Jim.
[Benicia, CA] : Greathall Productions, ℗1993.
1 audio disc (approximately 1 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performed by Jim Weiss.
Compact disc.
Adaptations of the originals to fit the storytelling format and style.
The purloined letter (Auguste Dupin) / by Edgar Allan Poe -- The blue cross (Father Brown) / by G.K. Chesterton -- The red headed league (Sherlock Holmes) / by Arthur Conan Doyle.
A retelling of three classic mystery stories, featuring literature's most famous detectives.

Middle school mayhem

June 12, 2017
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
2 audio discs (approximately 1 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Kyle Beltran.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Max's exciting adventure picks up right where it left off at the thrilling cliffhanger from the end of book one, as he faces off with the burglars out to steal from South Ridge Middle School! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?

Aesop's fables for children

June 6, 2017
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Pub., 2008.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Originally published: The Aesop for children. Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co., 1919.
Includes read & listen CD.
One hundred twenty-six best-loved fables of Aesop.

Beach party surf monkey

May 26, 2017
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
From Chris Grabenstein, the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes the second hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure in his new illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel! There's always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world's wackiest! When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie--Beach Party Surf Monkey--right in St. Pete's Beach, Florida, P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location. Now they just have to convince the producers! But when things start to go wrong (crazed fans? missing stars?), it will take all of Gloria's business genius and P.T.'s wild stories to save the movie before both it and the Wonderland are all washed up! BONUS: Includes fun extras like P.T. and Gloria's Famous Fact-or-Fiction Quiz: Movie Edition

The dark prophecy

May 9, 2017
Riordan, Rick, author.
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2017]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Robbie Daymond.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Leaving the relative safety of the demigod training ground with his companions, a disgraced Apollo embarks on a quest across North America to find a dangerous ancient-world Oracle while navigating the challenges of the evil Triumvirate.

The dark secret

May 9, 2017
Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
Jefferson City, MO : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 36 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shannon McManus.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
The dragonets of destiny are on their way to see the NightWings, and Starflight doesn't need his psychic powers to know it isn't going to go well. Starflight knows it's his duty as a NightWing to convince the other dragonets to choose Blister as queen. But he can't help feeling that there's something Morrowseer and the other NightWings aren't telling him, something that could put his friends in grave danger. While other NightWings have their powers to help them, Starflight has to rely on his brain, and with SkyWings chasing them and Queen Burn on their tails, that might not be enough.

Camp Half-Blood confidential : [your real guide to the demigod training camp]

May 5, 2017
Riordan, Rick, author.
New York : Penguin Random House : Listening Library, [2017]
3 audio discs (3.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jesse Bernstein.
Subtitle from container.
"An official Rick Riordan companion audiobook."
"In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer campers' questions such as "What is this place?" and "Do I get to keep the T-shirt?""-- Provided by publisher.

The brightest night

April 28, 2017
Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
Jefferson City, MO : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2016]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 5 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Shannon McManus.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia's dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Starflight to end the war, she's ready to try. She even has some good ideas how to do it, if anyone would listen to her. But shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny's faith in their destiny. Is it possible for anyone to end this terrible war and choose a new SandWing queen? What if everything they've been through was for nothing.

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