Shopping for Squash, a Curious Ball of Yarn, & the Return of the Zombie Goldfish | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School, Bk. 19). Recorded Books. ISBN . Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-4—Forget Thanksgiving. The biggest turkey of all is running around Ella Mentry School—Dr. Carbles, the president of the school board. He is grumpier than ever and wants to fire Mr. Klutz. Will A.J. and […]

Deb Caletti, Lauren Willig, & Dexter’s Last Dance | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Fiction

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Brackston, P.J. Once Upon a Crime. (Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Bk. 2). Blackstone. ISBN 9781504609524. Read by Kate Reading. In this prequel to Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints, Gretel—yes, that Gretel—is now 35, still living with her brother Hans, and working as a private investigator. When the workshop of the local cart maker […]

Cocaine, Creativity, & Life on Mars | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Nonfiction

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Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]

Harlan Ellison’s First, Ernest Cline’s Latest, & a Novelization of Beryl Markham | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Cline, Ernest. Armada. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780804149136. Reader TBA. Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming that the real world could be a little more like sf books, movies, and videogames, but he knows that in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the […]

SYNC Free Audiobook Program Returns

Rose Under Fire

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads—a current young adult title paired thematically with a classic or required summer reading title—each week to listeners ages 13-plus while SYNC is in session each summer. The SYNC program returns May 7  and runs for 14 weeks through August 13. YA titles include Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under […]

Jami Attenberg, S.J. Watson, & Previously Unpublished Elmore Leonard Shorts | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Attenberg, Jami. Saint Mazie. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478903819. Read by Tavia Gilbert. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty—even when Prohibition kicks in—and Mazie Phillips never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets. […]

Russian Oligarchs, Sunken Pirate Ships, & Aziz Ansari on Romance | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction

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Ahlers, Amy & Christine Arylo. Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself. Tantor. ISBN 9781494560553. Read by the authors. The Inner Mean Girl is the judgmental, critical, and belittling inner bully that almost every woman hears running through her mind on a daily basis. The Inner Mean Girl creates undue […]

Kristin Cast, Sophie Kinsella, & Amanda Hocking | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Young Adult

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Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Listening Library. ISBN 9780147520852. Read by various narrators. Gr 7 & Up—Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time playing video games, avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers, and making movies, their own versions […]

Magical Creatures, Pet Funerals, & a World Run by Pirates | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Middle Grade

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Beasley, Cassie. Circus Mirandus. Listening Library. ISBN 9781101892336. Read by Bronson Pinchot. Gr 4-7—Micah Tuttle’s dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him wonderful stories of the magical Circus Mirandus, including of the magician more powerful than any other—the Man Who Bends Light. Then it turns out that the Circus is real. And the Lightbender owes Ephraim a […]

Goats at the fair, Best Friends, & a Reluctant Dragon | June 2015 Audio in Advance | Early Elementary

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Grahame, Kenneth. The Reluctant Dragon. Brilliance. ISBN 9781501257889. Read by Anton Lesser. Gr 1-3—In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. When the townsfolk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to […]