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PINNED [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Flake
Author's First Name: 
Sharon
Narrator's First Name: 
Bahni Turpin and
Narrator's Last Name: 
Dominic Hoffman
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Autumn, a struggling reader but star wrestler and only girl on the team, and Adonis, an intellectual and unyielding boy born without legs, make an unlikely pair. The voices in this dual narration capture the initial tensions between the two and deftly relay their increasing emotional angst and deepening attraction.

HATTIE EVER AFTER [AUDIOBOOK]

Hattie Ever After
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Larson
Author's First Name: 
Kirby
Narrator's First Name: 
Kirsten
Narrator's Last Name: 
Potter
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Hattie Brooks leaves Montana for San Francisco in the 1920s because she wants to write  the news instead of merely reading it. She finds a mentor, newspaper woman Nelly Bly, who teachers her that in order to write stories, she first has to find them. Kirsten Potter breathes life into Hattie, capturing her misadventures, romances, and mysteries.

NAVIGATING EARLY [AUDIOBOOK]

Navigating Early
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vanderpool
Author's First Name: 
Clare
Narrator's First Name: 
Robbie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Daymond
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Mourning for his mother, Jack Baker enters boarding school and meets math savant Early Auden, obsessed with the number Pi and his brother, supposedly missing in action. Jack joins Early’s search. Daymond’s quiet narration creates the wilderness while Bramhall adds depth to philosophical Pi’s parallel quest.

THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER [AUDIOBOOK]

The Last Dragonslayer
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fforde
Author's First Name: 
Jasper
Narrator's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Narrator's Last Name: 
Jasicki
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2013

Foundling Jennifer Strange sees herself as a normal fifteen-year-old indentured servant managing a magician's employment agency until someone prophesizes the last dragon’s death. Narrator Elizabeth Jasicki ably conveys Jennifer’s beleaguered pragmatism in a  magical world with its own problems and characters.

THE RAVEN BOYS [AUDIO]

The Raven Boys
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stiefvater
Author's First Name: 
Maggie
Narrator's First Name: 
Will
Narrator's Last Name: 
Patton
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Fourteen and Up."

THE FAIRY RING: OR HOW ELSIE AND FRANCIS FOOL THE WORLD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Losure
Author's First Name: 
Mary
Narrator's First Name: 
Nicola
Narrator's Last Name: 
Barber
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2012

Frances and Elsie falsify photographs to convince their family that fairies are real. But someone shows the pictures to others, and soon even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believes in the Cottingley fairies. Nicola Barber’s delightful narration brings this non-fiction fairytale to life. (10-14)

THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE [AUDIO]

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aiken
Author's First Name: 
Joan
Narrator's First Name: 
Lizza
Narrator's Last Name: 
Aiken
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

With the family of cousins Bonnie and Sylvia away, Miss Slightcarp, a duplicitous nanny, sends the girls to an orphanage and plans to gain control of the estate.  To save their home, the girls must escape and outwit wily Miss Slighcarp, the wolf “inside” their house. Aiken's daughter Lizza lively narrates this beloved classic. (10-14)

DODGER [AUDIO]

Dodger
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pratchett
Author's First Name: 
Terry
Narrator's First Name: 
Stephen
Narrator's Last Name: 
Briggs
Publisher: 
Harper Audio
Publication Date: 
2012

Dodger, 17, survives in nineteenth century London by scouring its sewers for jewels. When he sees a girl desperately flee from a horse-drawn carriage trying to escape captors, he takes action that leads him to encounters with Sweeney Todd, Charles Dickens, and Benjamin Disraeli. Stephen Briggs brilliantly conveys the sorrow, dry humor, and danger in this historical fantasy. (14 up)

LIAR & SPY [AUDIO]

Liar & Spy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Narrator's First Name: 
Jesse
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bernstein
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Georges (French pronounciation) meets homeschooled Safer at his new Brooklyn apartment. As the two investigate another tenant, Georges ultimately examines the truths, secrets, lies, and imagination that can either create or destroy a relationship. Jesse Bernstein’s narration effectively conveys Georges’ range of emotions, and like the entertaining text, keeps readers wondering until Georges’ final decision. (7-10)

BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE [AUDIO]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yelchin
Author's First Name: 
Eugene
Narrator's First Name: 
Mark
Narrator's Last Name: 
Turetsky
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2012

Sasha’s life disintegrates the night before his father is scheduled to conduct the Soviet Young Pioneers’ ceremony. Mark Turetsky's straightforward narration conveys both the innocence of a ten-year-old boy and a Soviet interrogator’s harshness. Although brief, this strong story will affect all listeners. (10-14)

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