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Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Author: April Jones Prince | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Release Date: March 26, 2019
A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit. He found adventure prosp...
Author: Celeste Mannis | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Release Date: March 26, 2019
The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and mad...
Author: Jon Scieszka | Narrator: Greg Abbey
Release Date: January 22, 2019
This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators on what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more...
Author: Jon Scieszka | Narrator: Jon Scieszka
Release Date: October 16, 2018
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV s...
Author: Léna Roy and Charlotte Jones Voiklis | Narrator: Léna Roy and Charlotte Jones Voiklis
Release Date: February 06, 2018
This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle --written by her granddaughters--coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring a multi-racial cast (release date: March ...
Author: Meg Belviso and Pamela D. Pollack | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator! In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immedia...
Author: True Kelley | Narrator: René Ruiz
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning ac...
Author: Janet Pascal | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: June 07, 2016
It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut--June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at twelve, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that...
Author: Patrick Kinney | Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by ...
Author: Dana Meachen Rau | Narrator: Susan Hanfield
Release Date: April 05, 2016
Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The ...
Author: Janet Pascal | Narrator: Danny Campbell
Release Date: February 02, 2016
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-like his classic The Cat in ...
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson | Narrator: Jacqueline Woodson
Release Date: March 03, 2015
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.  Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like ...
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