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Froggys Birthday Wish

Froggy's Birthday Wish

by Jonathan London

Jonathan London is the beloved author of 24 tales featuring Froggy, one of the most perennially popular characters in all of childrens literature. In this fun-filled addition to the series, Froggy is hop-hop-hopping mad when everyone seems to forget h...

The Froggy series
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 05/01/2015
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11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays

by Wendy Mass

Amanda is reliving her 11th birthday over and over again--even the fight with her best friend Leo…How can she fix everything and put the day behind her? Only time, friendship, and luck will tell.

Narrator: Kathleen McInerney...
Published: 01/01/2010
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Francesca

Francesca

by Bertrice Small

Giovanni Pietro d’Angelos selected his oldest daughter’s husband, and the marriage proved to be a disaster. He offers to give his next oldest daughter, Francesca, more latitude in choosing a husband than her sister had. But the arrogant be...

Narrator: Jill Tanner
Published: 05/03/2013
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Ereths Birthday

Ereth's Birthday

by Avi Wortis

Belching beavers, this is the worst birthday ever for Ereth, the prickly old porcupine! Even his best friend, Poppy the deer mouse, seems to have forgotten about him. If Ereth wants a present, it looks like he'll just have to get it for himself. But w...

Poppy & Rye #4
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 04/04/2014
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

by Danielle Steel

Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful TV show. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthou...

Narrator: Angela Dawe
Published: 07/19/2011
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The Birthday Ball

The Birthday Ball

by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has not always been a writer. She was once royalty. But she quit when she discovered that there were unsavory suitors involved. Since she stopped being a princess, she has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the po...

Narrator: Elissa Steele
Published: 11/09/2010
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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

by Stanley N. Alpert

On January 21, 1998, the night before his thirtyeighth birthday, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped by a car full of guntoting thugs. Hoping to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card, they took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment...

Narrator: Paul Michael Garci...
Published: 12/01/2009
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The Birthday Dinosaur

The Birthday Dinosaur

by Alison Larkin

The night before his fifth birthday, a young boy who can't wait to grow up receives a visit from the Birthday Dinosaur. Together they fly off on a magical adventure, high above the earth. This magical, written and read by award winning narrator an...

Narrator: Alison Larkin
Published: 05/21/2016
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Sabrinas Birthday

Sabrina's Birthday

by Kathrin Pissinger

Driving her home from her birthday party, my friend started masturbating and so I made sure she got her fair share of ass play and a good dose of pussy juice.

Narrator: Nicky Delgado
Published: 05/17/2017
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The Birthday Scandal

The Birthday Scandal

by Leigh Michaels

A Regency birthday party leads to love—and scandal!When Lucien, Isabelle, and Emily are invited to their great-uncle’s seventieth birthday party, they hope the elderly duke’s promise to make their lives easier means they’ll be ...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 10/09/2012
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The PostBirthday World

The Post-Birthday World

by Lionel Shriver

“The Post-Birthday World is a brilliant ‘what if?’ novel. But that barely scrapes the surface in describing Shriver’s imaginative feat. . . .It’s mad genius. . . . A tour de force.” – USA Today American child...

Narrator: Tanya Eby
Published: 06/29/2009
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Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday, America

by Mary Pope Osborne

For this book, best-selling children's author Mary Pope Osborne was inspired by a Fourth of July she spent in a small Pennsylvania town. Her warm account captures the joy of America's favorite summertime celebration. On the Fourth of July, a family jo...

Narrator: Andy Paris
Published: 07/19/2004
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Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard

by Carlene Bauer

Bernard Elliot, a poet, and Frances Reardon, a fiction writer, meet at a writers' colony during the summer of 1957 and begin a friendship and correspondence. Bernard, well-born and Harvard-educated, is gregarious, reckless, and passionate; Frances, th...

Narrator: Angela Brazil; Ste...
Published: 02/01/2013
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France 1940

France 1940

by Philip Nord

In this revisionist account of France's crushing defeat in 1940, a world authority on French history argues that the nation's downfall has long been misunderstood.

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published: 05/05/2015
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Happy Birthday Mrs PiggleWiggle

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggl...

by Betty MacDonald

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with a brand-new bundle of wonderfully magical cures for any bad habit—from watching too much TV, to picky eating, to fear of trying new things. And while Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is working her magic, the children are worki...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 12/26/2007
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Ling amp Ting Share a Birthday

Ling & Ting Share a Birthday

by Grace Lin

Ling & Ting are twins. They share a birthday. They bake cakes, and they make birthday wishes. They tell stories and wrap gifts. They also share a birthday secret! Have fun with Ling and Ting! They stick together and look alike. But they are not exactl...

Ling & Ting #2
Narrator: Angela Lin
Published: 12/27/2013
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Cliffords Birthday Party

Clifford's Birthday Party

by Norman Bridwell

Everyone wants to give their friend Clifford a special birthday present and in the end Clifford gets the best present of all--his family there to celebrate with him.

Narrator: Stephanie D'Abruzz...
Published: 01/01/2009
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Francesco Petrarch

Francesco Petrarch

by Francesco Petrarch

This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate...

The Great Poets
Narrator: Unknown Narrator
Published: 06/01/2010
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Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict

by Frances Alice Forbes

Saint Benedict, by Frances Alice Forbes, weaves skillfully the story of the life of this great saint. One of the most well-known and beloved male saints today, St. Benedict is widely studied, and rightfully revered for his austerity and holiness. This...

Narrator: Group
Published: 08/17/2016
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The Life of St Teresa

The Life of St. Teresa

by Frances Alice Forbes

With the amazing ability of any gifted story-teller, Mother Frances Alice Forbes lays before us the beautiful life story of St. Teresa of Avila. Witty, gifted with great wisdom, charming and courageous, St. Teresa was the great reformer of the Order o...

Narrator: MariaS
Published: 08/17/2016
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Murder in the Afternoon

Murder in the Afternoon

by Frances Brody

Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for help. When help arrives, the quarry is deserted and th...

Kate Shackleton series #3
Narrator: Deryn Edwards
Published: 02/11/2014
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The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn

The Annunciation of Francesca Dun...

by Janis Hallowell

Francesca Dunn is an adolescent like any other, trying to figure out her place in the world. One night Chester a homeless man, “sees” Francesca hovering over the river, bathed in celestial light. Days later, as Francesca serves mea...

Narrator: Tyler Bunch
Published: 03/08/2004
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Junie BJones and That Meanie Jims Birthday

Junie B.Jones and That Meanie Jim...

by Barbara Park

Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Guess who's not invited? With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids...

Narrator: Lana Quintal
Published: 12/26/2006
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Dying in the Wool

Dying in the Wool

by Frances Brody

Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens... Until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never t...

Kate Shackleton series #1
Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/14/2012
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Bride of New France

Bride of New France

by Suzanne Desrochers

SUZANNE DESROCHERS grew up in the French-Canadian village of Lafontaine on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario. She currently lives in London, U.K., with her husband and son. She is completing a Ph.D. thesis at King’s College comparing the migra...

Narrator: Emma Bering
Published: 08/07/2012
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Happy Birthday Danny and the Dinosaur

Happy Birthday, Danny and the Din...

by Syd Hoff

What would happen if a dinosaur came to a birthday party? Come to Danny's house and find out. His friend the dinosaur helps make this one party you'll never forget!

Narrator: Lewis Grosso
Published: 02/24/2015
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Annie and Snowball and the Dressup Birthday

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-...

by Cynthia Rylant

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant captures the lively energy and warm spirit of her beloved Henry and Mudge series with this first tale starring Henry's cousin Annie and her pet bunny Snowball. Annie's birthday is coming up, and she plans to have a dres...

Annie and Snowball #1
Narrator: Cassandra Morris
Published: 01/10/2008
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Goosebumps Slappyworld 1 Slappy Birthday to You

Goosebumps Slappyworld #1: Slappy...

by R.L. Stine

A brand new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy! The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories. "Welcome to SlappyWorld," he announces. "I want to tell you one of my fav...

Narrator: Joe Fria; Lucien D...
Published: 03/01/2017
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Hemingways France

Hemingway's France

by Winston Conrad

Ernest Hemingways literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of the most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Po...

Narrator: Tom Parker
Published: 01/01/2007
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My Life in France

My Life in France

by Julia Child

In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her “true calling.”From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 194...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr,Flo ...
Published: 04/04/2006
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A Hero of France

A Hero of France

by Alan Furst

The latest war novel from the New York Times bestselling author and “modern-day master of the genre” (New York Newsday) Alan Furst.Alan Furst's latest novel takes place in the secret hotels, nightclubs, and cafes of occupied Paris and the ...

Narrator: Daniel Gerroll
Published: 05/31/2016
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My Face Is Black Is True

My Face Is Black Is True

by Mary Frances Berry

Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of r...

Narrator: Sharon Washington
Published: 04/12/2006
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A Medal for Murder

A Medal for Murder

by Frances Brody

It's no rest for the wicked when Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to the wealthy neighborhoods of Harrogate - and murder is...

Kate Shackleton series #2
Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Published: 02/12/2013
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The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

by Frances E. Jensen

New York Times BestsellerDrawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remark...

Narrator: Frances E. Jensen
Published: 02/03/2015
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Beer Money

Beer Money

by Frances Stroh

In the tradition of Rich Cohens Sweet and Low and Sean Wilseys Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artists struggle to find her way out of the ruins Frances Strohs earliest memor...

Narrator: Erin Bennett
Published: 05/03/2016
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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

by Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes’s Tuscany memoirs, all published by Broadway Books, have a combined total of 2,000,000 copies in print. She is also the author of The Discovery of Poetry and five books of poetry. A native of Georgia, she now divides her time bet...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 07/05/2000
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Weetzie Bat

Weetzie Bat

by Francesca Lia Block

Lanky lizards and rubber chickens, slinkster dogs and Lanka girls-Weetzie Bat knows them all in the glitzy never-never land of L.A. With her blonde flat-top and trendy clothes, Weetzie Bat cruises from high school to neon clubs, looking for her Secret...

Weetzie Bat
Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan
Published: 03/28/2007
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Swan

Swan

by Frances Mayes

By the #1 bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and In Tuscany, Swan is a haunting novel set in the deep South -- a resonant tale of long-buried family secrets and mysteries brought suddenly to light.In her celebrated memoirs of li...

Narrator: Debra Monk
Published: 10/08/2002
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In Tuscany

In Tuscany

by Frances Mayes

"Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes."--New York Times"Irresistable...A senuous book for a sensuous countryside."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune"An intense celebration of what she calls 'the voluptuousness of Itali...

Narrator: Edward Mayes
Published: 10/31/2000
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A Delusion of Satan

A Delusion of Satan

by Frances Hill

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" who was chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad.

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Published: 07/09/2014
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Park Lane

Park Lane

by Frances Osborne

The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home.

Narrator: Susan Duerden
Published: 10/15/2012
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Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France

by Jennifer Robson

In the dark and dangerous days of World War I, a daring young woman will risk her life to find her destinyLady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocr...

Narrator: Alison Larkin
Published: 05/13/2014
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Every Day in Tuscany

Every Day in Tuscany

by Frances Mayes

Buongiorno, Luca     In winter-cold blue light, the bells of Cortona ring louder. The cold iron clapper hitting the frozen bell produces clear, shocked, hard gongs that reverberate in the heads of us frozen ones in the piazza, ring...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 03/09/2010
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Under Magnolia

Under Magnolia

by Frances Mayes

In addition to her worldwide bestselling Tuscany memoirs Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, and Every Day in Tuscany, FRANCES MAYES is the author of the travel memoir, A Year in the World, illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home (with...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 04/01/2014
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A Year in the World

A Year in the World

by Frances Mayes

“Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn’t know existed, take risks, have an adventure . . . and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human—those readers will...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 03/14/2006
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Bringing Tuscany Home

Bringing Tuscany Home

by Frances Mayes

InvitoInvitationIn 1990, we bought Bramasole, an abandoned, scorpion-inhabited, blackberry-choked villa perched on a terraced hillside just outside Cortona. My husband, Ed, and I were first known as "the French" (because we had a French lice...

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Published: 10/05/2004
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The House in France

The House in France

by Gully Wells

Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughters wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfatherDee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopherand...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 06/21/2011
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett...

The Secret Garden is Frances Hodgson Burnett's magical and inspiring story of Mary, a selfish and unloved young girl, and her equally selfish invalid cousin, Colin, whose lives are transformed when they work together to save their secret garden.

Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Published: 07/21/2008
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Love in the Time of Global Warming

Love in the Time of Global Warmin...

by Francesca Lia Block

A stunning reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey set in post-Apocalyptic Los Angeles, written by A master storyteller.Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 08/27/2013
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The Island of Excess Love

The Island of Excess Love

by Francesca Lia Block

In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getti...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 08/26/2014
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