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THE WRATH AND THE DAWN

Cover image of The Wrath & the Dawn.
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ahdieh
Author's First Name: 
Renee
Publisher: 
Penguin (Putnam)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In an exquisite retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad volunteers to be the murderous Khalid’s next bride in order to enact revenge for his murder of her best friend.

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yep
Author's First Name: 
Laurence
Second Author's First Name: 
Joanne
Second Author's Last Name: 
Ryder
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Denaker
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 The voice of curmudgeonly dragon Miss Drake is outstanding in this wonderful tale of magic, loss, and friendship. Despite different assumptions, Miss Drake thinks she has a new pet human while Winnie thinks she has a new pet dragon, a friendship is forged. Winnie is a talented artist whose drawings magically crawl off the page into an unsuspecting San Francisco. Will the two friends be able to corral the creatures? A great family listen.

HALF BAD [AUDIOBOOK]

Half Bad by Sally Green
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Green
Author's First Name: 
Sally
Narrator's First Name: 
Carl
Narrator's Last Name: 
Prekopp
Publisher: 
Penguin Audiobooks
Publication Date: 
2014

Nathan’s life is full of contradictions in this fantastical mystery. Prekopp’s skillfully paced narration introduces Nathan’s white witch mother and black witch father, his oldest sister's hatred and brother's love through a rollercoaster of shifting settings and emotions.

THE WITCH'S BOY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnhill
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Publisher: 
Algonquin
Publication Date: 
2014

In a land full of dangerous and conniving magic, the surviving son of the witch and the daughter of the bandit king unite to save the kingdom.  Rich details, vivid characters and an unpromising hero to root for make this a wonderful take on classic fairy tales.

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

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

Blue, a clairvoyant teen, avoids the boys of Aglionby Academy until three youths on a mysterious quest visit her home for a psychic reading.  This series’ opener offers unique magical elements, convincing characters, surprises, and action. In the fine audio, narrator Will Patton creates a distinct voice for each character that brings the story to life.

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

Splendor and Glooms
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schlitz
Author's First Name: 
Laura Amy
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2012

After a wealthy family hires Grisini, a talented street puppeteer, and his orphaned apprentices to entertain for their daughter Clara on her 12th birthday, Clara and Grisini disappear. In the search for Clara, the orphans encounter and outsmart both evil and magic.

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

LIESL & PO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oliver
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kai
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Acedera
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
October 4, 2011

CHIME

Chime
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Billingsley
Author's First Name: 
Franny
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2011

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