Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars is a Newbery Medal winner and a National Book Award winner. Her first children’s book was published in 1962, after it had been rejected nine times. Since then, her works have appeared on the best books lists of the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and American Bookseller. She is best known for her Blossom Family series and Summer of the Swans.

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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Herculeah Jones finds herself in the middle of another mystery when her best friend Meat barely escapes a hitman’s bullet. Someone must have mistaken Meat for someone else. But who. Herculeah is determined to solve the mystery, before the assassin comes after her.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Madame Rosa, the eccentric local fortune teller, has been murdered, and the only witness is her parrot,Tarot. But he’s not talking. Herculeah Jones thinks she knows who the killer is, but she’s not the only one. . . . Someone else knows—someone who wants to make sure Herculeah won’t be around to see the future.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Hal Hollings
Release Date: April 03, 2018
Safety is downriver—but first there’s trouble ahead.

As soon as Dewey Martin sees the Indian creeping toward the cabin—and toward his unsuspecting grandmother—he knows what to do. knock him down and take off before the rest of the raiding party arrives.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: March 27, 2018
At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah Jones has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes (once for yes, twice for no). Mr. Hunt seems to be trying to tell Herculeah something, but his gruff nurse won't allow her to ask any questions.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Alyson Silverman
Release Date: February 20, 2018
A Newbery Medal Winner

All summer Sara Godfrey has fretted over herself, her impossible body, her terrible new haircut. One moment she's elated, the next, she's in tears. And she can't figure out why. Maybe her wildly changing moods are tied to the sudden and unaccountable appearance of the swans, which hold the rapt attention of Charlie, Sara's mentally handicapped brother, who she loves far more than herself these days.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Together with her best friend and reluctant sidekick, Meat, Herculeah Jones meets a famous mystery author, Mathias King, aka the Murder King. King.s novels mirror gruesome, real-life murders, particularly A Slash of Life, which is about an unsolved local stabbing.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Joshua Swanson
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Tom hates having to spend the summer on a farm . . . until he discovers the midnight fox.

No one asked Tom how he felt about spending two months on his Aunt Millie’s farm. For a city boy, the farm holds countless terrors—stampeding baby lambs, boy-chasing chickens, and worst of all, loneliness.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: February 06, 2018
When Herculeah Jones's best friend, Meat, decides to take a comedy class, he just expects to get a few laughs. But then he discovers a dead body in the bathroom, and realizes that there's nothing funny about murder. Things can't get any worse—until the body disappears.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: December 23, 2008
When Junior brings home the classroom hamster, Scooty, he decides to build the best hamster tunnel ever. But when Scooty goes missing, all evidence points to Mud. In the meantime, Mad Mary is missing, too–although Maggie and Ralphie find her bag and cane near the highway.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: November 25, 2008
Junior Blossom has finally created the ultimate invention--the Green Phantom. It's big, black, Day-Glo green, and it's beautiful. All it needs is the secret ingredient.



The whole family makes a promise to ensure that Junior's invention will be a success, a Blossom promise that can never be broken.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: October 28, 2008
For the Blossom family it's the best day of their lives -- and the worst. Maggie, out west with her mother, is about to become the newest Blossom on the rodeo circuit. And now that the rain has finally stopped,   Junior can at last visit his friend Mad Mary in her cave in the woods.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: September 23, 2008
A dangerous coyote is surely no match for Junior Blossom. He sets out to build the best trap ever and win the big reward. However, Junior’s inventions aren’t exactly known for their success. A malfunction sets off a series of events that leaves Junior trapped far from home in a place no one would think to look for him.
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