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JASPER JONES [AUDIO]

Jasper Jones Audio
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Silvey
Author's First Name: 
Craig
Narrator's First Name: 
Matt
Narrator's Last Name: 
Cowlrick
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

 

Charlie Bucktin, 13, unwittingly coaxed into a gruesome crime scene, faces his bookish naiveté and perceptions of truth while questioning his seemingly ordinary family and community. Australian Matt Cowlrick creates eerie calmness, sarcastic acceptance, and desperation to keep the reader clinging and wondering until the very end (12 up).

THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK [AUDIO]

Lions of Little Rock
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Levine
Author's First Name: 
Kristin
Narrator's First Name: 
Julia
Narrator's Last Name: 
Whelan
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

In 1958, 12-year-old Marlee's forbidden friend, fearless Lizzie, helps her find  her own voice in concert with the adults around her who have been quietly acquiescent to the battle against integration that closed high schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1958. The novel’s verbal power offers a viable alternative for Julia Whelan’s uniquely voiced and perfectly-timed audio narration. (10-14)

CHOMP [AUDIO]

chomp
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hiaasen
Author's First Name: 
Carl
Narrator's First Name: 
James
Narrator's Last Name: 
Van Der Beek
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

In the Florida Everglades, Wahoo Cray helps his animal-wrangler father work for the reality show Expedition Survival! Coping with the show’s egotistical star and helping classmate Tuna Gordon escape from her gun-welding father add to his adventures and frustrations. James Van Der Beek’s narration underscores the action with humor and suspense.

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE [AUDIO]

The Mighty Miss Malone
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Narrator's First Name: 
Bahni
Narrator's Last Name: 
Turpin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Funny, smart, and hard working Deza Malone, from Bud, Not Buddy, has to rely on her talents when her Dad goes missing and her Mom loses her job during the Great Depression. Turpin’s narration covers the gamut of emotions, distinguishing each character and bringing Deza’s intelligence and humor to life. The novel fulfills qualities of a superb story punctuated with both laughter and tears. (10-14)

LIESL & PO [AUDIOBOOK]

Liesl and Po
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oliver
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Narrator's First Name: 
Jim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Dale
Publisher: 
Harper Children's Audio
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

After her father's death, Liesl is determined to bury his ashes next to her mother's. With the help of Po, a ghost from the Other Side, she escapes her step-mother's attic, steals the box of ashes and sneaks aboard a train. Only, the box doesn't actually contain ashes. Will, an alchemist's apprentice, has bungled his deliveries. Liesl is actually carrying terrifically powerful magic. Narrator Jim Dale shines as the characters and storylines come together for a rather satisfying conclusion. (Appears to be available for download only. Both Fairfax and Arlington have copies via Overdrive). Audiobook. Colleen Beaupre

See the annotation under "Ten to Fourteen."

CHIME [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Billingsley
Author's First Name: 
Franny
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Duerden
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011

MOON OVER MANIFEST [AUDIOBOOK]

Moon Over Manifest
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vanderpool
Author's First Name: 
Clare
Narrator's First Name: 
Jenna
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lamia, et. al.
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Note: Renominated for new narrator -- Twelve-year-old Abilene has just been sent to live in the town where her father grew up. A drifter since childhood, he doesn't have any living relatives, but for a time, he found a home in Manifest, Kansas. Though upset about being sent away, Abilene takes the opportunity to dig into her dad's (and the town's) storied past. Jenna Lamia's young voice suits Abilene and the story's other characters while the use of multiple narrators helps listeners keep track of the story as it jumps between 1936 and 1918. Audio. Colleen Beaupre

PICK-UP GAME: A FULL DAY OF FULL COURT [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aronson
Author's First Name: 
Marc
Second Author's First Name: 
Charles
Second Author's Last Name: 
Smith
Narrator's First Name: 
Dion
Narrator's Last Name: 
Graham
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2011

CLEOPATRA'S MOON [AUDIOBOOK]

Cleopatra's Moon
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Shecter
Author's First Name: 
Vicky Alvear
Narrator's First Name: 
Kirsten
Narrator's Last Name: 
Potter
Publisher: 
Oasis
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

The story of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of the famed monarch, is brilliantly delivered in this stunning audio. The narrator is pitch perfect and the production has some lovely touches including the music that segments the novel is pomp with a touch of ominous danger. The is one of the best listens I have had in a long time. This is produced by Oasis Audio - one that I had not heard of prior to this.  Joan Kindig

PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ [AUDIOBOOK]

Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
King
Author's First Name: 
A. S.
Narrator's First Name: 
Lynde
Narrator's Last Name: 
Houck
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011
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