Valentine’s Day, Space, & World Travels | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Early Elementary


Bruce, Mary Grant. A Little Bush Maid. Brilliance. ISBN 9781489020338. Read by Eloise Mignon. Gr 1-3–Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to 12-year-old Norah Linton, her widowed father, David, and her older brother, Jim. Norah’s prim and proper aunts, who live in the city, believe she is in danger […]

Kresley Cole, Jessica Brody, & Megan Rhodes | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Young Adult


Brody, Jessica. Unforgotten. (Unremembered, Bk. 2). Brilliance. ISBN 9781511324663. Read by Julia Whelan. Gr 7 Up–After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious […]

Volcanoes, Dame Maggie Smith, & Life in the Andes | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Nonfiction


Barr, Niall. Eisenhower’s Armies: The American-British Alliance During World War II. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781682620687. Reader TBA. The Anglo-American relationship from 1941-1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also constant tensions and disagreements that threatened to pull the alliance apart. This book highlights why the unprecedented level of cooperation […]

Series Installments from Val McDermid, Denise Mina, & Thea Harrison | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Fiction


Abdou, Angie. Between. Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490686677. Read by Meredith Orlow. Vero and her husband, Shane, have two kids, two cars,and  two jobs. They are not coping well. In response to their looming domestic breakdown, Vero and Shane get live-in help with their sons—a woman from the Philippines named Ligaya; the children call her LiLi. […]

Mary Gaitskill, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, & Chris Ewan | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Berlin, Lucia. A Manual for Cleaning Women. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504676519. Reader TBA. This volume compiles the best work of short-story writer Berlin, who crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling […]

Bill Nye, Carly Simon, & a Biography of Joan Didion | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Nonfiction


Bingham, Emily. Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. Tantor. ISBN 9781494567972. Read by Christina Delaine. Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: […]

A Ranch Dog, a Fairy Tree, and Learning About the Moon | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Early Elementary


Coville, Bruce. Amber Brown Horses Around. Live Oak. ISBN 9781430120148 Read by Dana Lubotsky. Gr 2-5—Amber Brown and her best friend, Justin, are spending the summer at Camp Cushetunk. Learning to ride Cinnamon, the sweetest horse ever, is so amazing that Amber doesn’t even mind shoveling the horse’s poop. Then Amber becomes the target of […]

John Irving, Isabel Allende, & a Series Launch from Sarah MacLean | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Fiction


Albom, Mitch. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. HarperAudio. ISBN 9780062420022. Read by Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, Mike Hodge, Robin Miles, Christian Baskous, Tony Chiroldes, Kevin O’ Neil, & Adriana Sananes. The voice of Music narrates the tale of Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind […]

Shannon Hale Launches a Series, How To Train Your Dragon Wraps Up | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Middle Grade


Cowell, Cressida. How To Fight a Dragon’s Fury. (How To Train Your Dragon, Bk. 12). Blackstone. ISBN 9781478961543. Read by David Tennant. Gr 3-7—In the series finale, listeners will learn how tiny Hiccup the Viking became king of his people and united humans and dragonkind. In Hiccup’s misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, as […]

Stories and Essays from Stephen King, Michael Cunningham, & Roger Angell | Audio in Advance November 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Angell, Roger. This Old Man: All in Pieces. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780399565366. Reader TBA. The only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Best Essay award for “This Old Man,” which forms a […]