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School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Author: Tom McNeal | Narrator: W. Morgan Sheppard
Release Date: June 11, 2013
A National Book Award FinalistAn Edgar Award FinalistA California Book Award Gold Medal WinnerA dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman. Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm,...
Author: Clare Vanderpool | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Bramhall and Robbie Daymond
Release Date: January 08, 2013
“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson   “Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal   A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner   From th...
Author: Albert Marrin | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: August 14, 2012
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames.  The factory was crowded.  The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside.  One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it ...
Author: Craig Silvey | Narrator: Matt Cowlrick
Release Date: March 27, 2012
A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookCharlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Cha...
Author: Franny Billingsley | Narrator: Susan Duerden
Release Date: March 22, 2011
“Romantic, mysterious, and wildly inventive. I adored every gorgeous word.”-Nancy Werlin, author of Impossible and Extraordinary Briony has a secret. She believes her secret killed her stepmother, destroyed her twin sister’s mi...
Author: Robert Newton Peck | Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe
Release Date: January 26, 2010
Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story ofa Vermont boyhood that is part fi...
Fire Cover
Author: Kristin Cashore | Narrator: Xanthe Elbrick
Release Date: October 05, 2009
She is the last of her kind... It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are f...
Fire Cover
Author: Rebecca Stead | Narrator: Cynthia Holloway
Release Date: July 14, 2009
"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This New...
Author: David Almond | Narrator: David Almond
Release Date: April 28, 2009
David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary!Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Mic...
Author: Laura Resau | Narrator: Emma Bering
Release Date: March 10, 2009
With a dazzling and thoughtful voice, this critically acclaimed novel deals directly with the challenges and dangers of immigration, exploring the ties that bind us together in an age when issues threaten to divide us. One night Sophie and her paren...
Author: Polly Horvath | Narrator: Tai Alexandra Ricci
Release Date: September 09, 2008
THE WINNER OF a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and countless other awards has written her richest, most spirited book yet, filled with characters that readers will love, and never forget. Jane is 12 years old, and she is ready for adventure...
Author: Geraldine Brooks | Narrator: Edwina Wren
Release Date: January 01, 2008
View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book.From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book exper...