with kids ages 7 and up:
Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.
6th-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. (Book on Disc)
Barnett, Mac. The Case of the
Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers, #1)
When 12-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information. (Book on Disc)
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks.
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, 4 lovable sisters, ages 4 through 12, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. (Book on Disc; Book on Tape)
Buckley, Michael. The Fairy-tale
Detectives. (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
Orphans Sabrina & Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother they have always believed was dead. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
DiCamillo, Kate. The Magician's
When 10-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace and is told that his sister, presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her. (Book on Disc)
Grisham, John. Theodore Boone:
With two attorneys for parents, 13-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the day. (Book on Disc)
Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution
of Calpurnia Tate.
In central Texas in 1899, 11-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older 3 of her 6 brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, which leads to an important discovery. (Book on Disc)
L'Engle, Madeleine. Many Waters.
The 15-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange biblical time period, where mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood. (Book on Disc)
LaFevers, R.L. Theodosia and
the Serpents of Chaos. (Theodosia, #1)
12-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters 2 secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work. (Book on Disc)
Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe.
4 English children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
McDonald, Megan. Stink: Solar
System Superhero. (Stink series, #5)
When Stink discovers that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, he launches a campaign in his classroom to restore its status to that of a full-fledged member of the solar system. (Book on Disc)
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine.
(Clementine series, #1)
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, 8-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. (Book on Disc)
Springer, Nancy. The Case of
the Bizarre Bouquets. (Enola Holmes, #3)
14-year-old Enola Holmes, disguised as a beautiful woman, finds clues in floral bouquets as she searches for the missing Doctor Watson, a companion of her famous older brother, Sherlock. (Book on Disc)
Williams-Garcia, Rita. One
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, 11-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
with kids ages 12 and up:
Beil, Michael D. The Ring of Rocamadour (The Red Blazer Girls, #1)
Catholic school 7th graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter 20 years ago.
Book on Disc
Cabot, Meg. Abandon. (Abandon
A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned 17-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most, John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
Cabot, Meg. Airhead. (Airhead,
16-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger
Games. (The Hunger Games, #1)
In the Capitol of Panem, a nation that lies in the ruins of North America, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, for whom survival is second nature, steps forward to what she sees as a death sentence when she takes her younger sister's place in the Capitol's annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. (Book on Disc)
Condie, Allyson. Matched.
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? (Book on Disc)
Dessen, Sarah. Lock and Key.
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. (Book on Disc)
Han, Jenny. The Summer I Turned
Belly spends the summer she turns 16 at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
LaFevers, Robin. Grave Mercy.
(His Fair Assassin, #1)
In the 15-century kingdom of Brittany, 17-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny. (Book on Disc)
Lupica, Mike. Million-dollar
8th-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie's family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot's game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
Maberry, Jonathan. Rot &
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, 15-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter. (Book on Disc & Sound Media Player)
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. (The
Lunar Chronicles, #1)
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. (Book on Disc)
Noel, Alyson. Evermore. (The
After the tragic death of her family, 16-year-old Ever gains several unnatural powers, including the ability to read people's thoughts. Even with this ability, Ever goes out of her way to avoid human contact. However, when she meets the enigmatic Damen Auguste, she decides to let her guard down a bit. With Damen's help, Ever soon discovers that she is part of a world unseen by everyday people, a world of immortal beings. (Book on Disc)
Paolini, Christopher. Eragon.
In Aagaesia, a 15-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. (Book on Disc)
Paulsen, Gary. Woods Runner.
From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, 13-year-old Samuel, a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. (Book on Disc)
Pratchett, Terry. The Wee Free
Men. (Tiffany Aching, #1)
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of 6-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland. (Book on Disc)
Riordan, Rick. The Red Pyramid.
(Kane Chronicles, #1)
After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. (Book on Disc)
Stiefvater, Maggie. Shiver.
(Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. (Book on Disc)
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