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Audiobooks

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

FAR FAR AWAY [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McNeal
Author's First Name: 
Tom
Narrator's First Name: 
W. Morgan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Sheppard
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Jeremy Johnson Johnson can hear ghosts, and Jacob Grimm’s ghost has been his constant companion since he was six. Grimm narrates Jeremy’s struggles with teenage life in Never Better and tries to protect him from the Finder of Occasions while Jeremy sometimes shouts German curses.  Sheppard’s voice ably highlights the story’s undercurrent of fairy-tale menace.

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGARLAND SWAMP [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Appelt
Author's First Name: 
Kathy
Narrator's First Name: 
Lyle
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lovett
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2013

Binjo, J’miah, and Chap Brayburn, two raccoons and a sugar-pie-loving twelve-year-old, must keep Jaeger Stitch from overtaking the swamp and turning it into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. Lyle Lovett’s Texas drawl perfectly fits these characters in this bayou tale.

 

GEORGE'S MARVELOUS MEDICINE [AUDIOBOOKS]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dahl
Author's First Name: 
Roald
Publisher: 
Penguin Audiobooks
Publication Date: 
2013

See annotation for Dah's Matilda.

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.

YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Medina
Author's First Name: 
Meg
Narrator's First Name: 
Roxanne
Narrator's Last Name: 
Hernandez
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2013

Straight-A student Piddy attends a new school when her mother moves from their decrepit apartment. Someone films a bullying Latina, Yaqui Delgado, physically attacking Piddy and posts it on the internet. Should Piddy report Yaqui? Hernandez pronounces occasional Spanish words as she captures Piddy’s bewilderment and distress with her unexpected situation.

ZEBRA FOREST [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gewirtz
Author's First Name: 
Adina Rishe
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Reinders
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2013

Gran is having fewer and fewer good days, so Annie and Rew spend much of their summer in the forest reading Treasure Island and making up heroic stories about their late father. Things change when an escaped prisoner breaks into their house and upsets their routine. Excellent voicing in the narration makes this compelling plot seem like a play.

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN [AUDIOBOOK]]

The One and Only Ivan
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Applegate
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Narrator's First Name: 
Adam
Narrator's Last Name: 
Grupper
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 



Adam Grupper perfectly captures the voice of Ivan, a silverback gorilla living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. At turns sad and funny, Ivan muses on friendship, art, freedom and responsibility as he struggles to find a better life for himself and Ruby, a baby elephant.

BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD--AND STEAL--THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON [AUDIOBOOK]

Bomb
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sheinkin
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Narrator's First Name: 
Roy
Narrator's Last Name: 
Samuelson
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Narrated in a factual tone, with just the right breaths to keep listeners riveted, the story reveals the process of inventing the world's most destructive weapon. The team of geniuses who developed and completed this device comes alive in this suspenseful story that will appeal to all ages.

HOORAY FOR ANNA HIBISCUS! [AUDIOBOOK]

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus!
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atinuke
Narrator's First Name: 
Mutiyat
Narrator's Last Name: 
Ade-Salu
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2013

This audio for a collection of vignettes about young Anna’s “amazing Africa” only adds to the sensorial flavor of self, social awareness, and the humor of life with her lively extended West African family. Ade-salu’s clear and melodic voice adeptly switches between the narration and the characters’ distinctive accents.

ELEANOR & PARK [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rowell
Author's First Name: 
Rainbow
Narrator's First Name: 
Rebecca Lowman and
Narrator's Last Name: 
Sunil Malhotra
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Lowman and Malhotra perfectly voice star-crossed friends Eleanor and Park as two comic-book reading, mixed-tape-listening misfits who become lovers after having to sit next to each other on a crowded school bus. The rich narration brings the 1980's setting to life and fills it with these complex, convincing, and interesting young adults.

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