Newly Arrived Audiobooks
The Children's Room recently recieved new audiobooks... just in time for summer vacation and those long road trips ahead! Here are two recommendations from the Children's Room staff:
The Heroes of the Valley
by Jonathan Stroud
Random House/Listening Library, 2009
11 sound discs (ca. 74 minutes each)
Halli Sveinsson has grown up a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council. But young Halli has never seemed to quite fit in with the others. When a practical joke goes too far, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny.
Local legends and lore follow each chapter to create a fantastical landscape that will leave our older readers and listeners excited to hear more!
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
by Mary Downing Hahn
Brilliance Audio, 2010
3 sound discs (3 hours, 39 minutes)
In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident. And, it seems this ghostly resident means to do her and James harm. Listen if you dare!