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Audio Books

Audiobooks are often used by individuals learning a second language, as well as struggling and emerging readers.  They are valuable to the learning disabled and visually impaired.   Yet, audiobooks can benefit children of all ages and abilities.  They help develop listening skills and provide a read-aloud model.  The storyteller can convey humor and portray unfamiliar accents or dialects to the listener, bringing the printed word to life.  An audiobook can even be enjoyed as pure entertainment.  

Audiobooks are available, at the library, in three formats: books on cd, playaways, and read-along books with cd.  Books on cd do not have a visual companion.  The story is read aloud by an actor, storyteller, or the author himself.  Playaways are small portable devices, similar to an ipod.  They have a single book programed into it.  Just supply your own batteries and headphones.  Read-along books are kits that include the cd recording as well as the book to follow along.  Whichever format you choose, audio books are great for bedtime, vacations, long car rides, and anytime. 

 

 

New Titles

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The Cheshire cheese cat
Call Number: J BCD Deedy

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
Call Number: J BCD MYSTERY Grabenstein

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Ultimate showdown
Call Number: J BCD Patterson

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The year of Billy Miller
Call Number: J Henkes

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File under: 13 suspicious incidents
Call Number: J BCD Snicket

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The time machine
Call Number: J BCD Wells


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The ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Call Number: J BCD TURNAGE

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The witches
Call Number: J BCD DAHL

 

Series Titles

Series titles on cd include:
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
The magic treehouse by Mary Pope Osbourne   
Ramona by Beverly Cleary  
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney 
A series of unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket  
Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene     
The boxcar children by Gertrude Chandler Warner   
Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo  
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker     
Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Judy Moody by Megan MacDonald  
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
39 clues by various authors
Genius files by Dan Gutman
 

Popular Titles

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Because of Winn Dixie
Call Number: J DiCamillo

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Wrinkle in time
Call Number: JBCD L'engle

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School story
Call Number: JBCD Clements

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War horse
Call Number: J Morpurgo

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Chomp
Call Number: J BCD HIAASEN

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Super-sized slugger
Call Number: J BCD RIPKEN

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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