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MATILDA [AUDIOBOOK]

Matilda
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dahl
Author's First Name: 
Roald
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Winslet
Publisher: 
Penguin
Publication Date: 
2013

Kate Winslet's animated narration has listeners cheering for precocious Matilda and booing at mean Miss Trunchbull. Winslet thoroughly captures ever character in one of the best audios ever produced. Another newly-released Penguin audio by Roald Dahl features Derek Jacobi in a superb narration of George's Marvelous Medicine.

P.S. BE ELEVEN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams-Garcia
Author's First Name: 
Rita
Publisher: 
Amistad
Publication Date: 
2013

“Be eleven” advises Delphine’s long-distance mother while Delphine and her sisters cope at home in Brooklyn. Snappy dialogue and the girls’ jaunty personalities coupled with rich characters—Pa, his new girlfriend, and Uncle Darnell home from Vietnam—capture rhythms of the 1960s.

SEE YOU AT HARRY'S

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Knowles
Author's First Name: 
Jo
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2012

At twelve, Fern feels alienated from her siblings—an older brother discovering sexuality, a grumpy sister, and a pesky brother Charlie, 3—while her father works incessantly and her mother meditates. Only family tragedy makes them understand their need for each other.

A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL

Greyhound of a Girl
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Doyle
Author's First Name: 
Roddy
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2012

Mary O'Hara, 12, thinks her great-grandmother is a new neighbor, but Tansy, dead since age 25 from influenza, is a ghost ready to be with her dying daughter, Ember, Mary’s beloved Granny. Those three and Mary’s mother, Scarlett, take an intergenerational midnight journey before their final parting.

CHLOE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McCarty
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2012

A new television almost ruins Chloe's cherished after-dinner family time with her parents and 20 siblings. White space highlights the pen and pastels in each bunny's clothes when they all discover an interactive entertainment that interests them much more than sitting quietly.

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Andrews
Author's First Name: 
Jesse
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2012

When Greg’s mother insists he provide support to fellow teen Rachel, who is dying of cancer, he can no longer maintain his desired low profile at school. He recruits his best friend Earl to help with Rachel; hilarity and awkwardness ensue.

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Audio."

BREADCRUMBS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ursu
Author's First Name: 
Anne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McGuire
Publisher: 
Walden
Publication Date: 
2011

CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING

Clementine and family meeting sign
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennypacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marla
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Frazee
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2011

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD

Pearl
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murphy
Author's First Name: 
Sally
Illustrator's First Name: 
Heather
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Potter
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2011
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