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Religion


Muslim Child: Understanding Islam through Stories and Poems CBA 7571

by Rukhsana Khan. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Eight stories about Muslim life from the United States, Pakistan, Canada, and Nigeria, offer insight into the five pillars of Islam. For grades 2-4. 1999.



BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS - FICTION

Adventure



A Week in the Woods CBA 7742

by Andrew Clements. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

2 cassettes.

The class camping trip tests Mark’s survival skills in the woods and with a teacher who seems out to get him. For grades 4-7. 2002.


The Contest [#1, Everest series] CBA 7622

by Gordon Korman. Narrated by Kate Fleming.

1 cassette.

Four kids come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. For grades 3-6. 2002.


Animals and Wildlife



Sailing Off to Sleep CBA 7386

by Linda Ashman. Narrated by Debbie Tully.

1 cassette.

Bedtime for a little one brings an imaginary journey to the North Pole to cuddle and play with the many animals there. Short story in verse. For grades P-2. 2001.

I Want a Pony [#1, Pony Pals series] CBA 7559

by Jeanne Betancourt. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Lulu finds a wounded pony, but will she be able to save it? For grades 3-6. 1994.

A Pony for Keeps [#2, Pony Pals series] CBA 7558

by Jeanne Betancourt. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

1 cassette.

Anna loves her pony, Acorn, but her parents will take him away if she doesn't do better in school. Can Pam and Lulu, her Pony Pals, help her keep Acorn? For grades 3-6. 1995.



The World According to Humphrey CBA 7886

by Betty G. Birney. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

2 cassettes.

Humphrey the Hamster tries to understand and help humans as he explores his classroom and the homes of students and faculty on weekends. For grades 3-6. 2004.


Some Smug Slug CBA 7741

by Pamela Duncan Edwards. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

1 cassette.

A self-confident slug ignores advice from other animals. For grades K-2. 1996.


Jackie’s Wild Seattle CBA 7740

by Will Hobbs. Narrated by Debbie Tully.

3 cassettes.

Fourteen-year-old Shannon and her brother spend the summer with their uncle, helping at a wildlife rescue center called Jackie’s Wild Seattle. For junior high and older readers. 2003.


Jump, Frog, Jump! CBA 7273

by Robert Kalan. Narrated by Ann Lewis.

1 cassette.

A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself. For grades P-2. 1981.

Moo in the Morning CBA 7263

by Barbara Maitland. Narrated by Melissa Baird.

1 cassette.

Tired of all the loud city noises early in the morning, a mother and child visit a farm, where very different noises greet them when the sun comes up. For grades P-2. 2000.

Alligator Baby CBA 7544

by Robert Munsch. Narrated by Jackie Friedman.

1 cassette.

A little girl takes matters into her own hands after her brother is accidentally born in a zoo and her parents repeatedly bring home the wrong baby. For grades P-2. 1997.


The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly CBA 7888

by Luis Sepulveda, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Zorba the cat tried to figure out how he can possibly honor his promise to a dying seagull to protect her egg and teach the chick to fly. Sasquatch Award nominee. Available in the original Spanish as RC 58959. For grades 4-7. 2003.


Owl Babies CBA 7385

by Martin Waddell. Narrated by Stephanie Shandera.

1 cassette. 4 minutes. Available for download.

Three baby owls named Sarah, Percy, and Bill, whose mother has gone out in the night, try to stay calm until she returns. For grades P-2. 1992.


Family



I’m a Big Sister CBA 7543

by Joanna Cole. Narrated by Eileen Gruhn.

1 cassette.

A child eagerly welcomes home her new baby sister. For grades P-2. 1997.


Market Day CBA 7723

by Lois Ehlert. Narrated by Rekha Sood.

1 cassette.

On market day, a farm family experiences all the fun and excitement of going to and from the farmers' market. For grades K-2. 2000.

Angelina’s Baby Sister CBA 7548

by Katharine Holabird. Narrated by Tim Clifford.

1 cassette.

Angelina's excitement over the arrival of a new baby turns to jealousy when her little sister becomes the center of attention. For grades K-3. 2000.

As the Crow Flies CBA 7546

by Elizabeth Winthrop. Narrated by Tim Clifford.

1 cassette.

A second-grader describes how he feels when his father comes all the way from Delaware to Arizona to spend a week with him. For grades K-3. 1998.


Fantasy



The Encounter [#3, Animorphs] CBA 7658

by K.A. Applegate. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

Tobias stayed in his morph too long so is now a hawk with a boy's mind forever. For grades 4-7. 1996.


The Mayor of Central Park CBA 7768

by Avi. Narrated by Dave Watson.

1 cassette.

New York, 1900. A squirrel who loves baseball and Broadway musicals fights back when a gangster rat and his thugs move into Central Park. For grades 3-6. 2003.


The Frog Princess CBA 7788

by E. D. Baker. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.

2 cassettes.

After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward 14-year-old princess suddenly becomes a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to try to become human again. Sasquatch Award nominee. For grades 4-7. 2002.


Gregor the Overlander [#1, Underland Chronicles] CBA 7791

by Suzanne Collins. Narrated by Dave Watson.

2 cassettes. 5 hours. Available for download.

When 11-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. For grades 4-7. 2003.

The Library Dragon CBA 7733

by Carmen Agra Deedy. Narrated by Dave Watson.

1 cassette. 8 minutes. Available for download.

Miss Lotta Scales is a dragon determined to protect books from children, until she finds out books are meant to be read. Grades K-2. 1994.

Twitches: The Power of Two CBA 7496

by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Narrated by Stephanie Shandera.

3 cassettes.

Camryn Barnes and Alexandra Fielding are identical twins who were separated at birth for a very good reason. If they ever meet, they could combine their supernatural gifts to help people and find out about their parents, or they could fall into evil hands. For grades 5-8. 2001.


Falcon’s Egg [#1, Falcon series] CBA 7722

by Luli Gray. Narrated by Lynn Donnelly.

1 cassette.

Eleven-year-old Falcon enlists the help of an ornithologist when she finds an unusual egg in Central Park. For grades 4-7. 1995.


Falcon and the Charles Street Witch [#2, Falcon series] CBA 7721

by Luli Gray. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

2 cassettes.

Twelve-year-old Falcon must find the courage to save a dragon named Egg after a series of magical misadventures caused by a bumbling witch. For grades 4-7. 2002.


Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time [#1, Dinotopia series] CBA 7486

by James Gurney. Narrated by Lynn Rodgers.

1 cassette.

In 1860 a biologist and his son sail on a voyage of discovery. Two years later they are shipwrecked and carried by dolphins to the lost island of Dinotopia. For grades 7-9. 1992.

Time Stops for No Mouse CBA 7488

by Michael Hoeye. Narrated by Robert Phillips.

3 cassettes.

Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a damaged watch to Hermux Tantamoq's shop for urgent repairs and then disappears. Hermux is caught up in a world of danger as he tries to find out what happened to her. For grades 6-9. 2001.

There’s a Dragon in my Sleeping Bag CBA 7730

by James Howe. Narrated by Dave Watson.

1 cassette. 6 minutes. Available for download.

Alex is intimidated by his older brother Simon's imaginary dragon, until he is able to create his own friend - a camel named Calvin. For grades K-2. 1994.


Into the Wild [#1, Warriors series] CBA 7812

by Erin Hunter. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

3 cassettes.

When four territorial feline clans descend into sharp-clawed discord, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all. Junior high and older readers. 2005.


The Mummy’s Mother CBA 7769

by Tony Johnston. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

When his mother is stolen from her tomb, Ramose, a 4,000-year-old mummy, travels the world to try to find her. For grades 4-6. 2003.


The New Kid at School [#1, Dragon Slayers' Academy series] CBA 7341

by Kate McMullan. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

1 cassette.

Young Wiglaf is told by a traveling minstrel that he was born to be a hero. Then he reads an ad on the village message tree, and sets off for the Dragon Slayer's Academy. For grades 2-4. 1997.

Revenge of the Dragon Lady [#2, Dragon Slayers' Academy series] CBA 7560

by Kate McMullan. Narrated by Shelley McIntyre.

1 cassette.

After accidentally killing a dragon, Wiglaf hopes his friends will be able to help him prove himself a hero when he faces that dragon's mother, the Beast of the East. For grades 2-4. 1997.

Class Trip to the Cave of Doom [#3, Dragon Slayers' Academy series] CBA 7661

by Kate McMullan. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

1 cassette. 1.75 hours. Available for download.

Even though the Dark Forest isn't the best place for a class trip, Wiglaf and the other kids from the Academy have to go since that is where Seetha the dragon has her gold. For grades 2-4. 2003.


Aenir [#3, Seventh Tower series] CBA 7536

by Garth Nix. Narrated by Stephanie Shandera.

2 cassettes.

Tal and Milla cannot leave Aenir, the dream world, without the Codex, but much stands in their way. For grades 4-7. 2001.


Above the Veil [#4, Seventh Tower series] CBA 7526

by Garth Nix. Narrated by Floyd Hutton.

3 cassettes.

Tal and Milla become entangled in a revolution being planned against the Chosen of the Castle. But nothing is as it seems, and the revolution may be a cover for something much more sinister. For grades 4-7. 2001.


Into Battle [#5, Seventh Tower series] CBA 7867

by Garth Nix. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

2 cassettes.

Tal and the Underfolk struggle for freedom in a war against Milla and the Icecarls - a war that will decide the fate of the Dark World. For grades 5-8. 2001.


The Violet Keystone [#6, Seventh Tower series] CBA 7528

by Garth Nix. Narrated by Dave Watson.

2 cassettes.

Tal and Milla are only one step from death and evil is only one step from triumph. An old war is revived and the key to everything is the Seventh Tower. For grades 4-7. 2001.

Tut, Tut [#6, Time Warp Trio series] CBA 7828

by Jon Scieszka. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

Joe, Fred, and Sam travel back to ancient Egypt and the land of pyramids and hieroglyphics to outsmart an evil vizier, surf the Nile, and attend a royal party. For grades 3-6. 1996.

Folk and Fairy Tales



Walter the Baker CBA 7726

by Eric Carle. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

By order of the Duke, Walter must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times. For grades P-2. 1995.


A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World CBA 7736

retold by Shirley Climo. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.

1 cassette.

Retellings of seven princess tales from China, Russia, South Africa, Germany, Guatemala, and Greece. For grades 2-4. 1996.


The Clown of God CBA 7727

by Tomie de Paola. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

A retelling of an old French legend about a juggler’s gifts. For grades P-2. 1978.


The Girl Who Spun Gold CBA 7728

by Virginia Hamilton. Narrated by Robert Phillips.

1 cassette.

When Big King locks Quashiba, his new bride, into a room to spin golden thread and cloth, she is saved by Lit'mahn, who thinks she will never guess his name. For grades K-3. 2000.


Newfangled Fairy Tales CBA 7735

edited by Bruce Lansky. Narrated by Duane Barr.

1 cassette. 2 hours. Available for download.

New twists on familiar tales, such as Red Riding Hood, The Frog Prince, and Goldy Locks. For grades 3-6. 1997.


Friendship


Wallace’s Lists CBA 7774

by Barbara Bottner. Narrated by Mary Kay Mace.

1 cassette.

Wallace, who can do anything as long as he has a list, meets Albert, an adventurer who never does anything on a list. For grades P-2. 2004.

Minn and Jake CBA 7780

by Janet S. Wong. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.

1 cassette. 1.50 hours. Available for download.

Free-verse novel. Fifth-grader Minn, the tallest girl in school, begins a rocky friendship with Jake, a new student who is not only very short, but is also afraid of the worms and lizards that Minn likes to collect. For grades 4-7. 2003.


Growing Up



Maya Running CBA 7767

by Anjali Banerjee. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

2 cassettes. 4.5 hours. Available for download.

It’s 1978, and 13-year-old Maya walks a fine line between wanting to fit in and being curious about her Indian heritage, especially when the Hindu elephant god Ganesh comes to life. For junior high readers. 2005.


Amber Brown is Feeling Blue [#7, Amber Brown series] CBA 7570

by Paula Danziger. Narrated by Kathleen Howe.

1 cassette.

Amber has to decide to spend Thanksgiving either with Mom and Max in Walla Walla, Washington, or with Dad in New York. For grades 3-6. 1998.


Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining [#1, Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series] CBA 7557

by Anne Mazer. Narrated by Lynn Rodgers.

1 cassette.

Abby Hayes wants to shine in her family of superstars. At the start of her fifth-grade year, Abby resolves to make her mark by becoming a soccer star by the end of the fall season. For grades 4-7. 2000.

Colder than Ice CBA 7781

by David Patneaude. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

Sixth-grader Josh Showalter, insecure and overweight, hopes for a new start when he transfers to a school in northern Idaho, but he and his new friends are soon the target of a cold-hearted bully. Sasquatch Reading Award nominee. For grades 4-7. 2003.

Millicent Min, Girl Genius CBA 7749

by Lisa Yee. Narrated by Cynthia Ellis.

3 cassettes.

In a series of journal entries eleven-year-old prodigy Millicent, who attends high school, records her struggles over the course of one summer to learn to play volleyball, tutor a geeky Chinese boy, and have a best friend. For grades 5-8. 2003.


Accidental Lily CBA 7542

by Sally Warner. Narrated by Lynn Rodgers.

1 cassette.

With help from her mother and brother, six-year-old Lily begins to tackle her bed-wetting problem. For grades P-2. 1999.


Historical Fiction



A Medieval Feast CBA 7738

by Aliki. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

The serfs working at Camdenton Manor make ready for the arrival of the King and Queen. For grades P-2. 1983.


Market Day CBA 7739

by Eve Bunting. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Tess encounters music, animals, a sword swallower, and all the magic of an Irish country fair. For grades P-2. 1996.


Girl in Blue CBA 7635

by Ann Rinaldi. Narrated by Alis Parris.

3 cassettes.

To escape an abusive father and an arranged marriage, fourteen-year-old Sarah dresses as a boy and enlists in the Union Army during the Civil War. For grades 4-7. 2001.

Cabin on Trouble Creek CBA 7885

by Jean Van Leeuwen. Narrated by Ashley Lambeth.

2 cassettes.

Ohio, 1803. Eleven-year-old Daniel and brother Will are left in their wilderness cabin while Pa returns home to fetch Ma and their younger siblings. When their family fails to return, the boys learn about survival from a Native American trapper. Based on a true story. For grades 4-7. 2004.

Humor, Jokes, Riddles, and Rhymes



Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All CBA 7889

by Mary Amato. Narrated by Cynthia Ellis.

1 cassette.

Orville and Wilber Riot aim to make something exciting happen every day by solving mysteries, inventing gadgets, mad if all else fails, cracking each other up until they snort milk through their noses. For grades 2-4. 2004.


The Amazing Spongebobini CBA 7555

by Steven Banks. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

1 cassette.

Patrick comes down with a cold, so Spongebob Squarepants tries to find a way to bring the Stingray Brothers & Barnacle Bay Shrimp's Circus to him. For grades K-3. 2003.


My Little Sister Hugged an Ape CBA 7737

by Bill Grossman. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

1 cassette.

Little Sister is on a hugging spree, hugging everything from A through Z. For grades K-3. 2004.


Hands Off! CBA 7556

by David Lewman. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

1 cassette.

Spongebob Squarepants is very protective of his new Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Bubble Blower, but agrees to let Patrick look at it, and chaos ensues. For grades K-3. 2003.

Big Bob and the Halloween Potatoes CBA 7564

by Daniel Pinkwater. Narrated by Shelley McIntyre.

1 cassette.

Despite the insistence of her second-grade teacher that their Halloween celebration will focus on pumpkins, Big Gloria finds a way to introduce her favorite vegetable, the potato. For grades P-2. 2000.

There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Trout CBA 7395

by Teru Sloat. Narrated by Katharine Donnelly.

1 cassette.

Short nonsense story in rhyme about Pacific Northwest aquatic wildlife. For grades P-2. 1998.


Mystery



Beastly Arms CBA 7585

by Patrick Jennings. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

Eleven-year-old Nickel, a boy with a great affinity for both animals and photography, moves into an apartment building run by the strange and mysterious Mr. Beastly and discovers a secret about the other tenants. For grades 5-8. 2001.


Weekend at the Grand Hotel [#5, Sam, Dog Detective mysteries] CBA 7313

by Mary Labatt. Narrated by Kathleen Howe.

1 cassette.

Sam travels with owner Beth and friend Jenny, a neighbor girl who can hear the dog's thoughts, to the fancy Grand Hotel where the trio notice other guests behaving very strangely. For grades 2-4. 2001.


Makeup Shake-Up [#1, Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action] CBA 7552

by Eliza Willard. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Special Agents Misty and Amber try to find out why New York City's top supermodels are making funny faces and turning cartwheels as they strut down the runway. For grades 2-4. 2002.


The Dream Team [#2, Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action] CBA 7553

by Megan Stine. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Misty and Amber disguise themselves as gymnasts to investigate a superhuman gymnastics team. For grades 2-4. 2002.

Fubble Bubble Trouble [#3, Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action] CBA 7554

by Megan Stine. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

Misty and Amber are sent to the Mall of Malls to find out why a new candy called Fubble d'Bubble is interfering with TV reception all across the country. For grades 2-4. 2002.

Nature



I Call It Sky CBA 7291

by Will Howell. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.

1 cassette.

Children enjoy the summer breeze, fall fog, winter snow, and spring wind. For grades P-2. 1999.


The Tree CBA 7745

by Dana Lyons. Narrated by Sneha Mathan.

1 cassette.

An 800-year-old Douglas fir ponders the many things it has seen in the natural world. For grades K-2. 2002.


Roxaboxen CBA 7409

by Alice McLerran. Narrated by Katharine Donnelly.

1 cassette. 8 minutes. Available for download.

A hill covered with rocks and wooden boxes becomes an imaginary town for Marian, her sisters, and their friends. For grades K-3. 1991


Religion



The Chicago Adventure [#5, Sugar Creek Gang] CBA 7279

by Paul Hutchens. Narrated by Gloria Valone.

1 cassette.

The gang is off to Chicago, where they minister at a rescue mission, perform on the radio at Moody Bible Institute, see the sights, and have a run-in with Bob Till. For grades 3-6. 1941.


Science Fiction


Andrew Lost in the Kitchen [#3, Andrew Lost series] CBA 7561

by J.C. Greenburg. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

1 cassette.

After being shrunk by a shrinking machine, Alexander, his cousin Judy, and Thudd the robot encounter drain flies, a cockroach, and worse as they work their way through Mrs. Scuttle's house toward safety. For grades 2-4. 2002.

Andrew Lost in the Garden [#4, Andrew Lost series] CBA 7562

by J.C. Greenburg. Narrated by Gretchen Harmon.

1 cassette.

Still shrunk, Andrew, his cousin Judy, and Thudd the robot encounter many terrifying creatures, including Mrs. Scuttle, as they try to reach the atom sucker before it explodes. For grades 2-4. 2003.


Sports



Shakespeare Bats Cleanup CBA 7771

by Ron Koertge. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

A fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis and, surprising himself, starts experimenting with poetry. For junior high readers. 2003.


Dear Ichiro CBA 7487

by Jean Davies Okimoto. Narrated by Jackie Friedman.

1 cassette.

Henry's grandfather takes him to a Seattle Mariners game, where he learns that enemies can sometimes become friends again. For grades 2-4. 2002.


Rodeo Day CBA 7289

by Jonelle Toriseva. Narrated by Alita Kiaer.

1 cassette.

After years of traveling around the state watching the bigger kids compete, Lacey experiences the thrill of riding in her first rodeo. For grades K-3. 1994.


Transportation



Roy Makes a Car CBA 7773

by Mary E. Lyons. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

The best mechanic in the state of Florida takes a two-dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car. For grades K-2. 2005.







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