April/May 2019

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Thank you to Novelist for the use of their innovative print and narrative appeal terms, which help match up audiobook and listener. CALEB AND KIT Beth Vrabel, read by Adam McArthur Adam McArthur's youthful intonation and energetic cadence animate 12-year-old Caleb and his desire to embrace a more independent lifestyle. A new, seemingly magical, friend encourages him to abandon his well-regulated life with his protective mother, perfect older brother, and mostly absent father. Hachette Audio 5.75 hrs. Unabridged Ages 8+ Trade Ed.: DD JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS Melissa Sarno, read by Monika Felice Smith Monika Felice Smith gives a perfect voice to Cora, the 12-year-old at the heart of Sarno's achingly beautiful debut novel about finding home in a world turned upside down. Since the death of her father, Cora must move from shelter to shelter to survive. Listening Library 5 hrs. Unabridged Ages 8+ Trade Ed.: DD Library Ed.: CD, DD Cystic fibrosis makes Caleb literally yearn to breathe freely when he runs away from camp and meets quixotic Kit. Cora suffocates under the weight of responsibility for her younger sister and the heavy bur- den of poverty and homelessness and is thrilled to have a friend. Dramatic, suspenseful narration intensifies the emotional impact of two stories that will stay with listeners for a long time. IF YOU LIKE... • Emotionally connected • Engrossing • Intense • Realistic • Character-driven YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE Appealing voices with youthful timbres highlight two stories of children longing to be settled. Their backgrounds are different—while Lowen's family is fleeing neighbor- hood violence, Emma's family moves constantly—but both long to forget past difficulties and fit into their new communities. IF YOU LIKE... • Youthful • Warm • Unhurried • Strong sense of place • Engaging THE DOLLAR KIDS Jennifer Richard Jacobson, read by Andrew Eiden Andrew Eiden's youthful voice suits this emo- tional novel featuring 11-year-old budding cartoonist Lowen Grover. After the shooting death of Lowen's neighbor, a friend, he and his family move to a former mill town where houses are being sold for a dollar to boost the population and economy. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 7.75 hrs. Unabridged Ages 10+ Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD Library Ed.: CD A LONG LINE OF CAKES Deborah Wiles, read by Jenna Lamia Narrator Jenna Lamia brings warmth and a strong sense of place to this charming and funny story of itinerant bakers who land in Halleluia, Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Emma has moved more times than she can count, but she thinks there might be some- thing special about this town. Listening Library 6.5 hrs. Unabridged Ages 8+ Trade Ed.: DD Library Ed.: CD, DD MOVING AROUND Audiobooks for Kids & Teens 22 n AudioFile/ " They came, like secrets, in the night." — From A Long Line of Cakes

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