Animals in books are often the sidekicks to the protagonists, a kid’s best friend. But this time the critters are taking center stage! Hear what our animal pals have to say in these fun-filled audiobooks.
All orphan Bolt Wattle has ever wanted was to find his true family. When a mysterious baron sends for Bolt, he wonders if he’s getting closer to finding his long-lost parentsâ€¦until Baron bites Bolt and turns him into a half boy, half penguin. Find out what happens next in this zany audiobook narrated by Oliver Wyman, who author Allan Woodrow says â€śembodies the characters, gives each their own unique voice, and really understands how to build suspense or deliver a punch line.â€ť
â€śThis series openerâ€™s overall outrageous sense of humor has a high appeal. As irreverent, sarcastic, and strange as murderous, barking penguins.â€ť â€”Kirkus Reviews
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come thanks to this extraordinary new audiobook production (on sale October 29th) starring Meryl Streep and a full cast of top-notch narrators. This edition features exclusive new cover art by Melissa Sweet who also reads her note on the recording. Find out more about the stellar cast here!
After the holidays, Humphrey the hamster is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26-a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn’t respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits. Humphrey doesn’t like the mad-bad-sad feelings he’s had since Og came, but luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the weekends. Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver.
â€śThe theme of friendship is as pervasive as the title implies, making this chapter book a charming read-aloud.â€ť â€”School Library Journal
Og loves the kids in Room 26, but heâ€™s awfully curious about the human world outside his tank! His friend Humphrey has no problem getting out and about, but itâ€™s harder for Og because he canâ€™t climb the way a hamster can. But Og never let hard work or fear stop him from going after what he wants. And heâ€™s determined to help the tads in Room 26 understand that taking risks can pay offâ€“especially when they are being true to themselves.
Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with the prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson seriesâ€”on audio. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Driveâ€”and the Watsonâ€™s lives will never be the same.
When Lisa takes Corduroy to the theater for the very first time, itâ€™s so magnificent and exciting that he just canâ€™t help heading out on his own to explore. From the orchestra pit to the prop table to the dressing rooms, Corduroy sees it all. Could there be a place for Corduroy on stage, too? Author and narrator Viola Davis uses her own experience as an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar Award-winning actress to imbue Corduroyâ€™s adventure with all the magic of the stage.