New audio: Biographies, classics, YA, and popular kids’ titles


We have a big collection of new digital audio, so we’ll dive right in. This week, I’ll group titles by their respective age ranges.

For students in kindergarten to grade two, we have some fun additions:

The One and Only SHREK! Plus 5 Other Stories (Unabridged) by William Steig — These are the wonderful stories on which the blockbuster DreamWorks movies are based.

A cluster of Magic Treehouse titles by Sharon Pope Osborne:

Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Unabridged)

For slightly older listeners (roughly grades 3 through 5), we have:

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street (Unabridged) by Sharon Flake– Sharon Fluke is a two-time Coretta

Scott King award honoree, and we’re excited to get her newest title.

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! (Unabridged) by Cornelia Funke

Here are a couple of titles from Madeleine L’Engle’s dynasty:

A Wind in the Door (Unabridged)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Unabridged)

For young adult and middle school-aged listeners, we have some big authors:

Atherton (Unabridged) by Patrick Carman — This title would be good for either a middle school or late elementary listener.

The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff (Unabridged) by Jason Lethcoe

Firegirl (Unabridged) by Tony Abbott

Skulduggery Pleasant (Unabridged) by Derek Landy

Under the Baseball Moon (Unabridged) by John H. Ritter

Evil Genius (Unabridged) by Catherine Jinks

Perfect Girl (Unabridged) by Mary Hogan

Blood Fever (Unabridged) by Charlie Higson

Hattie Big Sky (Unabridged) by Kirby Larson

Princess on the Brink (Unabridged) by Meg Cabot — Another in the Princess series from this incredibly popular author.

The Titan’s Curse (Unabridged) by Rick Riordan

And for high school-aged students, we have:

Reading Like a Writer (Unabridged) by Francine Prose

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine (Unabridged) by Sally M. Walker

Einstein (Unabridged) by Walter Isaacson

American Prometheus (Unabridged) by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin — This is the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Oppenheimer.

Timothy Leary (Unabridged) by Robert Greenfield

Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham — Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek, delivers an eloquent, well-researched account of one of the 20th century’s most vital friendships: that between FDR and Winston Churchill.

Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee — This biography of the author is likely to become the definitive resource. Lee found great success with her previous biography of Virginia Woolf. Check out our new version of The Mission of Jane below, as well.

My Father’s Secret War (Unabridged) by Lucinda Franks — This looks interesting. From the publisher’s description: “When Franks’ father began slipping into dementia, he began finally to speak about a part of his life he had always kept hidden. Franks knew her father had served in World War II, but she never suspected the truth–that he was a spy who risked his life behind enemy lines (in the guise of an SS officer) and, near the end of the war, visited one of the first concentration camps liberated by the Allies.”

We have a group of value-priced classics, as well:

Swan Song (Unabridged) by John Galsworthy

The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde

The Waste Land And The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

War and Peace, Volume 1 (Unabridged) and War and Peace, Volume 2 (Unabridged) by Leo Tolstoy

After 20 Years (Unabridged) by O. Henry

The Lady or the Tiger (Unabridged) by Frank Stockton

The Mysterious Mansion (Unabridged) by Honore de Balzac

The Mission of Jane (Unabridged) by Edith Wharton

The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (Unabridged) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (Unabridged) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!


2 Responses to “New audio: Biographies, classics, YA, and popular kids’ titles”

  1. Jenny Says:

    We are starting a newcomer program for migrant out of school youth. We are looking for curriculum and resources. Very low literacy teens who speak Spanish and/or a native language like Mixteco.

    Literacy building and bridges into English. Culture and Orientation, etc.

    Can you help me?

    Jenny Russell

  2. Cheeky Treehouses Says:

    Words have a longer life than deeds.

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