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When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six

"Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh's Ambassador Extradinary and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter. You will not be disappointed. " -- Christopher Robin Milne "Pooh is about the sweetness in our lives. Peter Dennis brings to these remarkable readings a quality that goes beyond professionalism into an area we can't even begin to define..." -- Al Martinez, Pulitzer Prize-winning colum

The Ugly Duckling and Other Favorite Fairy Tales

The Ugly Duckling Written by Hans Christian Anderson, Read by Lynn Whitfield -- This classic story, of a beautiful swan who grew up thinking he was an ugly duckling, is brought to life with sensitive music and stirring narration. The Elves and the Shoemaker Written by the Brothers Grimm, Read by Patrick Stewart -- In secret midnight visits, a pair of elves restores a poor shoemaker and his wife to prosperity. It is a classic tale of elfin magic loved by generations. Princess Furball Wri

Treasure Island- Runaway Gold

Bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes reimagines the classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson in this thrilling adventure set in modern-day Manhattan, in which three kids must navigate the citys hidden history, dodge a threatening crew of skater kids, and decide who they can really trust in order to hunt down a long-buried treasure. Three kids. One dog. And the island of Manhattan, laid out in an old treasure map... Zane is itching for an adventure that will t

Stuntboy, In-Between Time

From Newbery Medal honoree and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes the sequel to the hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle grade novel Stuntboy, in the Meantime about the greatest young superhero youve never heard of, jam packed with illustrations by Raul the Third! Portico Reeves is the greatest superhero a lot of people have never heard of. He likes it that way?then no one can get in the way of him from keeping other other people safe. Super safe. Hes Stuntboy. Hes

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts is the first of the classically loved Doctor Dolittle series by Hugh Lofting. Doctor John Dolittle is a physician living in England who loves animals. He acquires many animals in his small home, but the volume of animals causes his human patients to be uncomfortable and seek out other practitioners. Doctor Dolittle does the most sensible thing in that situation ? learns to spe

Stinetinglers 2

Ten more scary stories from the master of horror, each one introduced by the author himself. From R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to send a shiver down your spine. Two kids embark on a field trip to the zoo . . . and stumble upon a creature they never expected to meet. A boy makes a machine that puts kids in charge . . . but at what cost? A child is sure his new house is haunted . . . but is it just in his head? And each story comes with a

The Moffats

For sixty years this classic novel about a family struggling to get along in the early part of the century has charmed readers with its warmth and gentle humor. Now it springs to life in a delightful recording that will have you laughing out loud... and occasionally wiping away a tear. From their hilarious Halloween hijinks to their touching concerns about coal on a winter evening, the adventures of Sylvie, Joe, Jane, and Rufus Moffat remind us of what family is really all about. Pleasantly nost

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3

From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell comes the third book in a series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school. When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them. Now in this latest installment of M

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2- Middle School Mayhem

From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell comes the second book in an all-new series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school. When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School-and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1- Locker Hero

A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly! Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There's a lot that's great about his new school, but there's also one big problem-Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a b

Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter

Twelve-year-old Lola Benko has learned a lot from her archaeologist dad. They've spent most of her life globe-trotting to far-flung locales, chasing elusive artifacts and lost treasures. There are downsides?living out of a suitcase and no true BFF, to name a couple?but every day is an adventure. And they have each other. That is, until the day Lola's father disappears. The official line is that he was caught in a flash flood, but Lola's quick research shows the day in question was perfectly plea

Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying

Junie B. Jones knows she shouldn't spy on people. But it's lots of fun to hide, so she can hear and see what people are doing. And it's even more fun to jump out and surprise them. When she spies on Mrs., her kindergarten teacher, Junie B. Jones ends up with a big problem. Should she tell anyone what she saw? Junie B. knows that no one can see the secret in her head, but it's too big to stay there for long without popping out loud. Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series is irresistible to young re

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth

Why does Junie keep getting that horrible sickish feeling in her tummy? Why does she feel like P.U.? Junie has a Big Problem: she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. And worse yet, she can't seem to keep fibs from coming out of her mouth. When Teacher announces Job Day, all the kids in 9B are talking about what they want to be. Junie B. "accidently" says she will be someone who paints like an artist, unlocks stuff like a guard, and saves people from danger. How will Junie ever f

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

Junie B. Jones has a new baby brother. She hasn't seen him yet, but Grandma says he's a cute little "monkey." That's probably why there are bars on his bed and zoo animals, like hippo-pot-of-somethings, on his wallpaper. At first, she doesn't like the idea of having a new baby. But now her best friends are giving her their snack tickets, sweaters, jewelry, and even their shoes to get a peek at him. Maybe Mother and Daddy will let her take him to school on Pet Day. Anyone who enjoyed Junie B. Jon

The House at Pooh Corner

"Actor Peter Dennis turns in a meltingly lovely narration. His voice is calm and friendly, yet he manages distinctive voices for each of the characters. In many productions, sound effects are too loud and compete with the narration, but this is the first one to have gotten the balance just right." -- Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer "If you want a family break from TV and movies, get comfy, close your eyes and let this master storyteller stir the imagination. This latest addition to the "Po

The Great Texas Dragon Race

Wings of Fire meets The Hunger Games in this debut contemporary middle grade fantasy stand-alone about thirteen-year-old Cassidy Drake, who enters the dangerous Great Texas Dragon Race to save her familys dragon sanctuary. Thirteen-year-old Cassidy Drake wants nothing more than to race with her best dragon, Ranga, in the annual Great Texas Dragon Race. Her mother was a racing legacy, and growing up on her family's dragon sanctuary ranch, Cassidy lives and breathes dragons. She knows she could wi

Ginger Pye by Estes, Eleanor, author.
Date added:
Sep 13, 2023
Ginger Pye

Ten-year-old Jerry Pye wants a dog more than anything. And not just any dog. He has a puppy all picked out. But someone else wants him, too. So Jerry and his sister must hurry to earn enough money to buy him. When they get Ginger home, strange things start to happen. A sneaky stranger in a yellow hat starts following them everywhere. When their precious Ginger disappears on Thanksgiving Day, they start looking for the man in the yellow hat. If they find him, they'll probably find their pup. Fina

The Ghostly Photos

New York Times bestselling middle grade thriller author Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the Mysteries of Trash and Treasure series as Colin and Nevaeh unravel a mystery from the 1930s and explore the emotions associated with death and dying. Colin and Nevaeh are great at finding things. After all, they found each other and became best friends?even though their parents are business rivals. They also found hidden boxes of secret letters, which led them to unravel mysteries about kids from the

The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom

New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor?winning illustrator Shawn Harris return for the second installment of a hilarious full-color POB middle grade graphic novel series following the adventures of First Cat, LOZ 4000, and the Moon Queen, as they work to uncover who poisoned the Queens soup. Perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney. The Moon Queen has been poisoned?by SOUP. And with few she can trust in her own court, she and First Cat will have to journey alone


From beloved authors Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko, "Dogtown" is an uplifting adventure sure to find a forever home in listeners hearts.Dogtown is a shelter for stray dogs, misbehaving dogs, and discarded robot dogs, whose owners have outgrown them.Chance, a real dog, has been in Dogtown since her owners unwittingly left her with irresponsible dog-sitters who skipped town.Metal Head is a robot dog who dreams of being back in a real home.And Mouse is a mouse who has the run of Dogtow