Library Olympics, Norse Myths, & Saving Baseball | Audio in Advance January 2016 | Middle Grade

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Barnett, Mac & Jory John. The Terrible Two Get Worse. (Terrible Two, Bk. 2). Blackstone. ISBN 9781504661973. Read by Adam Verner. Gr 3-7–On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced […]

EllRay Jakes, Princess Posey, & Humphrey Return | Audio in Advance January 2016 | Early Elementary

Aiken, Joan. A Necklace of Raindrops. Listening Library. ISBN 9781101915738. Read by Lizza Aiken. K-Gr 3–These eight imaginative stories feature a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, […]

EllRay Jakes, Princess Posey, & Humphrey Return | Audio in Advance January 2016 | Early Elementary

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Aiken, Joan. A Necklace of Raindrops. Listening Library. ISBN 9781101915738. Read by Lizza Aiken. K-Gr 3–These eight imaginative stories feature a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all […]

Q&A: Amy Rubinate, Ideal Audiobooks

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“The Ideal Audiobooks slogan is, ‘Stories with heart.’ We look for titles that are well written and compelling, that will entertain, delight, and enrich the lives of listeners.”

Patterson & Grabenstein Return to Middle School | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Middle Grade

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Christopher, Matt. Blake Griffin. (Great Americans in Sports). Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478960621. Reader TBA. Gr 3-7–Blake Griffin is known for being a #1 draft pick, Rookie of the Year, slam dunk contest winner, and one of the best power forwards playing today. But he had to fight to make it onto the NBA court at all […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]