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Great Depression

FULL OF BEANS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Narrator's First Name: 
Kirby
Narrator's Last Name: 
Heyborne
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
It is the middle of the great Depression and Beans is eager to find money to help his mom out. Along with younger brother Kermit and stray dog Termite, Beans makes plans but his schemes don't always work - but he keeps trying. Heyborne's voice is just right in portraying the schemes, anxiety and desires Beans experiences. Period history is warmly portrayed. A wonderful audio for the whole family. Ages 7+ Maria E. Gentle

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE [AUDIO]

The Mighty Miss Malone
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Narrator's First Name: 
Bahni
Narrator's Last Name: 
Turpin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Funny, smart, and hard working Deza Malone, from Bud, Not Buddy, has to rely on her talents when her Dad goes missing and her Mom loses her job during the Great Depression. Turpin’s narration covers the gamut of emotions, distinguishing each character and bringing Deza’s intelligence and humor to life. The novel fulfills qualities of a superb story punctuated with both laughter and tears. (10-14)

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2012

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