Biscuits of Glory

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by Bruce Coville

Benjie Perkins’ parents make their living by buying old houses and fixing them up to sell, so Benjie is used to odd noises in the night. But this time, it’s different. This time what he hears is the ghost of Elvira Thistledown, who is kept from moving on to glory by a truly strange curse. Can Benjie free her restless spirit?Continue reading

Old Glory

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by Bruce Coville

Set in a chilling future that seems more and more possible each year, this unforgettable story asks the question, “When the government becomes too controlling, what does it really mean to be a patriot?”Continue reading

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by Walter Dean Myers

This scorching story tells of a father and son trying to reach out to each other over years of loss and absence. An almost unbearably moving recording.Continue reading

Hobart

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by Anita Briggs

Hobart is a little pig with a big dream: he wants to be a tap dancer. There’s just one problem; Hobart and his talented siblings Wilfred, Violet, and Byron are scheduled for a trip to the City Meat Company, where they may meet their fate at the sausage machine.Continue reading

Light Princess, The

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by George MacDonald

It’s a well known fact that a newborn princess will often be subject to a curse, especially if her royal parents neglect to invite an important magical relative to the christening. But never has there been a curse as charming (and hilarious) as that which befalls the Light Princess. Deprived of gravity, she can’t take anything, or anyone, seriously. Even worse, she’s apt to blow away on the first stiff breeze! Can even a handsome prince bring her down to Earth?

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Am I Blue?

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by Bruce Coville

A story described by Katherine Paterson as “didactic camp”, a very funny but also thought-provoking fantasy about the issue of gayness. This controversial tale has given enormous comfort to many young people struggling with their own sexual identity.Continue reading

Spilling Ink

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by Anne Mazer & Ellen Potter

Prompted by a neverending stream of letters pleading for advice on how to be a better writer, successful children’s authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter put their heads together to create this useful guide. With dozens of books and decades of experience between them, the authors brought their distinct personal styles to the advice they had to offer. Now they have done the same for this audio version, with each author narrating her own sections. Along the way they call in some friends for some delightful bits of storytelling to illustrate their points.

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