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Product Type: Audio
Award: Gold
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Review Year: 2012

 


2012 Award
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, narrated by Brooke Shields
(Narrated by Brooke Shields, Listening Library $35 Score:)

What child does not know the film of the Wizard of Oz? But how about the source of that classic film? L. Frank Baum wrote an entire series of books about the Land of Oz and listening to this may just open the door to those books. Read by Brooke Shields, this is a good one to listen to together in the car on the way to and from regular trips or before dinner while routine things like setting the table or cleaning up has to be done. Listening to a story together can be a nice tradition. 8 & up. 

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Chomp
(by Carl Hiaasen/narrated by James Van Der Beek, Listening Library $30.80 Score:)

As always with Hiaasen, there's action, suspense, humor, and plenty of wacky fun in the Everglades-of course. This time Wahoo Cray's dad has a job with a TV reality show and the ridiculous star manages to disappear in a downpour. Bring it home in hardcover ($12) and or the CD to introduce them to Hiaasen. Older kids will also know the narrator's work from shows such as Dawson's Creek, How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, and others. 

Age: Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Super-Sized Slugger
(by Cal Ripken, Jr. with Kevin Cowherd/ narrated by, Listening Library $27 Score:)

Bring home the book or the audio version of this terrific story about an overweight kid who plays third base, but gets teased a lot abut being super-sized. A problem many kids today will surely relate to. Middle school listeners or readers.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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