January 2014 Media Message

New Materials & Fresh Ideas

New Year, New Materials!

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday break. We have been working on added new materials (including many new audio-books!) over the past few weeks. We have updated a few of our most popular audiotapes, as well as purchased many new popular titles.

New Audio-Book TItles

Audio-Book annotations

Because of Winn-Dixie (140017)

Kate DiCamillo; audiobook collection, PI, 2hr30m

Lonely Opal has moved to Naomi, Florida, with her father, and doesn't know what to expect. But when she adopts Winn-Dixie, a dog at the grocery store, she makes some unusual friends and lets go of her sadness. Newbery Honor Book, 2001, andan Audie Award finalist for 2002. The movie stars Dave Matthews, Jeff Daniels, and Cicely Tyson. "Percolates with heartfelt emotion and eccentric Southern color." 2 Compact Discs, 2 hours and 28 minutes long.

Where The Red Fern Grows (140018)

Wilson Rawls; audiobook collection, PI, 7hrs, Audio Editions, 2005

The heartwarming tale of a 12-year-old boy and his two best friends, his dogs. A mountain boy works long and hard to own his own hunting dogs... and for a time it's a dream come true. A young adult classic. 6 compact discs, 6 hours and 54 minutes total.

The Book Thief (140013)

Markus Zusak; audiobook collection, IJS, 14hrs

In Nazi Germany, Liesel steals to survive. She shares the books she steals with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man in her basement – before he is marched to Dachau. The new film stars Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush. BookSense Book of the Year Award, Children's Literature, and an American Library Association Notable Children's Recording. "Corduner gives Death a strong personality with a dispassionate voice that will grip the listener." 11 Compact discs, 14 hours total.

Bud, Not Buddy (140019)

Christopher Paul Curtis; audiobook collection, PI, 5.5hrs, Audio Editions, 2006

On the run from another foster home, ten-year-old Bud takes on Depression-era Michigan, determined to find the man he's sure is his dad. His only clue is a flier that had mysteriously upset his mother before she died. Newbery Medal winner, 2000. "The cast of characters, presented with endless variations in voicing, is authentic and memorable. [Avery's] zippy reading creates the perfect mood."—

The Fault In Our Stars (140014)

John Green; audiobook collection, IJS, 7hrs, Audio Editions, 2013

2013 Audie Award Winner, Teens, 2013 Odyssey Award Winner. Although a tumor-shrinking medical miracle bought her a few years, Hazel's final chapter was inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenlyappears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. 6 Compact Discs, 7 Hours total.

The Hunger Games (140016)

Suzanne Collins; audiobook collection, IJS, 11hrs, Audio Editions, 2008

Katniss lives in the poorest district of what used to be the United States. Yearly, the harsh, victorious Capitol forces each district to send two teenagers to compete in an annual reality show where it's kill or be killed. Only one will survive. Now Katniss Everdeen must play. A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book. The new film stars Jennifer Lawrence. "A dilly... violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense... addictive." 9 compact discs, 11 hours 11 minutes long.

The Lightning Thief (140015)

Rick Riordan; audiobook collection, IJ, 10hrs, Audio Editions, 2005

Ordinary Percy Jackson discovers his father is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. He sets out on a quest with a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. An American Library Association notable, and a Today show pick for Al's Book Club for Kids. The movie stars Pierce Brosnan and Logan Lerman. "Bernstein breathes new life into these ancient characters. Adults and children alike will be spellbound... deeply imaginative tale." 8 compact discs, 10 hours long.

Please Remember!

  • P— Grades K-3
  • I — Grades 4-6
  • J — Grades 7-9
  • S— Grades 10-12
  • A— Professional Development

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