Miss Deborah at Main
Meet Miss Deborah at Main Library!
"My favorite author is Madeleine L’Engle."
"My favorite subject in school was reading."
Miss Deborah would like to recommend these juvenile audiobooks!
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Read by Madeleine L'Engle; 5 hours, 17 minutes
Recommended for ages 10 & up
On a dark and stormy night, a strange visitor comes to the Murray home and takes Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin to another time and place looking for Meg’s scientist father who disappeared while working on a project for the government. While trying to rescue their father, Charles Wallace is taken captive by the evil IT. It takes all of Meg’s courage along with help from her friends to save Charles Wallace and get them all home again through the “wrinkle in time.”
This audio book is read by the author, who also gives some background information on the publication of the book. It won the Newbery Award in 1963. Children fifth through eighth grades will enjoy this fantasy adventure.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Read by Jeff Woodman; 2 hours, 51 minutes
Recommended for ages 8 to 12
Hugo is an orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station, taking care of all the clocks in the station in place of his uncle, surviving on his own. When the toy shop owner takes Hugo’s notebook, he recognizes Hugo’s talent for fixing machines and adopts him. The man and his granddaughter help Hugo solve the mystery of his father’s invention, changing his life.
Much of the story is told through illustrations which are represented by sound effects in the audio book. Elementary aged mystery fans will enjoy this story. This book won the Caldecott Award in 2008. It has been made into a movie as well.
Miss Deborah is the Outreach Librarian for Children and Adult Services