Children and Young Adult's Fiction: Titles A-G
This is list of all the Children and Young Adult's Fiction book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
A - G, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Children and Young Adult's Fiction: Titles A-G
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- Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel.
A fast paced adventure story set in an alternative Victorian-era world where dirigible-styled airships are the norm, unimaginable creatures roam the earth, and where pirates are known to make an unwanted appearance now and then.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
Alice is a little girl who got bored one day, when suddenly a giant white rabbit hops by, looks at his pocket watch, and cries, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" and hops down a rabbit hole. Being inquisitive, Alice follows this unusual rabbit and finds herself in a land of talking animals, angry playing cards, and other fanciful creatures.
- All Fall Down, by Susan Geason.
When eight-year-old Paddy Rafferty is kidnaped and taken to be trained as a pick-pocket, Christabel McManus, the fourteen-year-old and very spoiled daughter of a Sydney doctor, decides that she is going to find the boy and bring him home. To this end she dresses as a boy and sets out to hunt for the boy through the crime and disease ridden streets of The Rocks, where she discovers that not only is her own life in danger, but also that of every resident of Sydney!
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett.
When a talking cat and his team of educated rats hit upon a scheme to run a 'pied-piper' scam on gullible townsfolk, everything seems to be working out just fine. That is until they try to run their scam on the good folks of Bad Blintz - where they learn the meaning of the word Evil.
- Among the Impostors, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Luke Garner is an illegal third child who has assumed a fake identity in order to go to school. After spending twelve years in hiding, Luke is understandably scared to find himself going out into the world. Worse, as a third child, Luke knows that if he is caught by the Population Police that he will face the ultimate punishment - death.
- And The Rat Laughed, by Nava Semel.
In this story about remembering, when a young girl relates her grandmother's story, about surviving the Holocaust by hiding in a pit with only a rat for company, to her teacher and schoolmates, she sets off a chain of events that will have repercussions for decades to come...
- The Beloved Dearly, by Doug Cooney.
Ernie is a twelve-year-old salesman, whose latest business venture is pet funerals. Ernie, and his associates, Dusty the coffin maker and Swimming Pool the chief crier at the funerals, embark upon a series of comic adventures in this full cast audio production of The Beloved Dearly.
- Blaze of Glory, by Michael Pryor.
Being dead does tend to make things harder than they need to be, but that doesn't stop Aubrey, a magical prodigy, and his best friend, George from trying to thwart the assassination of the Crown Prince, in this nonstop, action-packed story in which magic is a common part of everyday life. It also doesn't stop them from trying to discover who is killing the country's top sorcerers, while at the same time trying to discover who is sabotaging the election campaign of Aubrey's father.
- The Blue Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
The finest stories from around the world--most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," plus 33 more.
- Books About Animals, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A one volume CD collection of more than 185 fiction and nonfiction books about animals ranging from Bambi to Darwin's The Origin of the Species.
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne.
In 1942, while exploring the surroundings of his new home, nine-year-old Bruno meets another nine-year-old boy named Shmuel, who lives on the other side of an endless fence. The two boys begin to meet regularly at the fence, where they talk about their disparate lives and try to figure out why each must stay on their own side of the fence. They soon grow to become close friends - with tragic consequences.
- The Brown Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
32 less familiar folk tales from the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, African Kaffirs and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India. Different enough to capture all imaginations.
- Buddha Boy, by Kathe Koja.
An intense story, for young adults, about friendship, prejudice, and high school. The story centers on Justin, an average kid, who is forced to work on a school project with the 'new kid' - Jinsen, a shaven headed Buddhist who is an unmistakable target for the school's bullies.
- The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, by Paula Danziger.
A poignant and ofttimes funny coming-of-age tale that follows the struggles of Marcy Lewis, an overweight thirteen-year-old as she fights to get her favorite teacher rehired.
- Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites, The, by Dr. Seuss.
Nine complete Dr. Seuss stories read by Kelsey Grammer, Walter Matthau, John Cleese, and more...
- Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse, by Helen Wells.
This is the fifth volume in the Cherry Ames series, and Cherry is working as an Army Flight Nurse. Set during World War II, Cherry is stationed in England and her job is to evacuate wounded soldiers from combat zones and provide them with medical care as they are flown to the nearest hospital. Along the way she becomes involved in the hunt for a German spy...
- Children's Books, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Over 200 Children's classics on one CD, ranging from Aesop's Fables to The Wizard of Oz.
- Christmas Books and Stories, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A one volume CD collection of 48 Christmas themed books and stories, including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.
- A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, little did he realize that this little story would become one of the best loved Christmas stories around. So step back in time and listen to this dramatic reading of Dickens' classic tale featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim.
- Chronicles of Narnia, The, by C. S. Lewis.
A delightful unabridged audio rendition, read by Ian Richardson, Claire Bloom, Sir Anthony Quail, and Michael York, of all seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia series: The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle.
- The Dark is Rising Sequence:
- Book 1, Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper.
This is the first book in the five-part, Dark is Rising series. It introduces the reader to the Drew children, and it follows them as they go forth on a quest to find the Grail.
- Book 2, The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper.
In this, the second book in the Dark is Rising series, we meet Will Stanton who discovers, on his eleventh birthday, that he is one of the immortal Old Ones.
- Book 3, Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper.
Jane had little reason to ponder the consequences of wishing that the Greenwitch should find happiness. Yet in a world filled with wild magic, nothing can be taken for granted! Book three in the Dark is Rising series.
- Book 4, The Grey King, by Susan Cooper.
Will Stanton may be immortal, but that doesn't mean he can't get sick. In fact, as this, the fourth book in the Dark is Rising series opens, we find that Will has been so sick with hepatitis that he doesn't even remember that he is one of the Old Ones. Can Bran Davies, an albino with secrets of his own, help him recover his memory, and the Golden Harp?
- Book 5, Silver on the Tree, by Susan Cooper.
The climatic, final battle is about to take place between the forces of the Light and the Dark. But the Light is doomed to failure if Will Stanton and Bran Davies are unable to retrieve the Eirias, the crystal sword form the Lost Land. This is the fifth, and final book in the Rising of the Dark series.
- Despicable Me: The Junior Novel, by Annie Auerbach.
Based on the animated film, Despicable Me, from Universal Studios, this vibrant storybook pits aspiring villain Gru against his nemesis, who loves to steal Gru's thunder. Who will claim the title of "Top Villain" in this showdown?
- Double Identity, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
When Bethany is abandoned on the doorstep of an aunt, she has never met, her life takes a sudden turn for the worse. In this science fiction thriller, not only does she have to deal with her abandonment, but also a dark family secret about her dead sister, and the questions the secret raises about her own identity.
- Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights, by E. Dixon
A collection of 15 stories from an 1821 edition of the Galland translation of the Arabian Nights. It includes seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.
- The Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley.
This is a delightful books about a young girl with otherworldly powers who serves as a Folk Keeper. A Folk Keeper's job is to care for the Folk, vicious creatures made up almost entirely of just mouths and teeth.
- The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale.
A Full Cast Audio production of this delightful retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairytale.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray.
Raised in India, Gemma is shipped home to England, after her mother's death, and sent to a proper Victorian Boarding School to learn how to be a proper Victorian wife. Plagued with prophetic visions and a growing awareness that she has the power to cross over into a supernatural realm, Gemma sets out to discover the truth surrounding her mother's death.
- The Green Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
Giants, dwarfs, monsters and magicians. 42 stories from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Scotland and England, including "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Half-Chick."
- The Grey Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
This book contains dozens of fairy tales from Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other countries.
- The Grim Grotto, by Lemony Snicket.
The 11th book in the beloved Children's series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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