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This page contains a list of books we've recorded at the Braille and Talking Book Library here in Daytona—organized alphabetically by author. Each book entry includes a direct link to the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). To download the title, you will need a user account in the BARD system. Select the link and sign into your BARD account. Thank you to the Friends of Library Access, Inc. for providing the funding for the books that were recorded by our volunteers in our recording studio.

You may also browse our online catalog at flopac.klas.com. To bring up this list, select the link "Check out some of the books we’ve recorded here in Daytona” on the WebOPAC homepage. You will need to log into your WebOPAC account to request that we mail your books to you on digital cartridge. Or, if you have a BARD account, you may download a book by selecting the BARD link. Please contact your reader advisor if you need help signing into WebOPAC or BARD at (386) 239-6000 or toll free at (800) 226-6075.

Ada, Alma Flor; Campoy, F. Isabel

Celebra la navidad y el día de los reyes magos con Pablo y Carlitos DBC11244 

Ada, Alma Flor; Campoy, F. Isabel. Reading time: 15 minutes. Read by Brunilda López Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Family
Spanish Language
Holidays

Brothers Pablo and Carlitos write letters to the three kings, telling them the gifts they want to receive on Three Kings' Day. Includes facts about Christmas and Three Kings' Day. For grades 2-4. Spanish language. Carlitos escribe una carta a los Reyes Magos pidiendo muchos regalos. Más tarde, se decide a escribir una nueva carta y da algunas de las cosas en su lista de deseos a cambio de un regalo más grande para su hermano mayor, quien le está enseñando cómo andar en bicicleta y le permite utilizar su bicicleta que es de niño grande. Al final, todos ganan...! Contiene una sección informativa sobre la Navidad y los Reyes Magos.

Archard, Dave

Through slanted windows: a journey into radio DBC12786 

Archard, Dave. Reading time: 8 hours, 3 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography

A boy laughs and shivers under the covers as funnymen and murderers stream into his bedroom at night. A passion ignites in him to fly on the air, too. He performs for his parents over the kitchen Zenith from a basement microphone. When he could be dating girls in high school, he visits radio stations. In his twenties, his path to becoming a broadcaster is challenged by family loss and missed opportunities. The story is abundant with personal recollections of the waning Golden Age of Radio and the first decade of Rock 'n Roll. Unrated.

Arnold, Marsha Diane

Badger's perfect garden DBC17125 

Arnold, Marsha Diane. Reading time: 9 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife

Badger carefully plans a garden with the help of friends. When the weather changes their plans, the group likes the surprise result even better. For grades K-3.

Balson, Ronald H.

Once we were brothers DBC08183 

Balson, Ronald H. Reading time: 13 hours, 32 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction

Compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland and a young love that incredibly endures through the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption. Some violence.

Barr, Emily

The One Memory of Flora Banks DBC12774 

Barr, Emily. Reading time: 10 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Romance

A girl with no short-term memory chases after the boy she loves who she believes can restore her memory. For junior and senior high.

Blakemore, Megan Frazer

The Firefly Code DBC12772 

Blakemore, Megan Frazer. Reading time: 8 hours, 49 minutes. Read by Kathie Ragan. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Science Fiction

Mori and her friends start to question their world when a curiously perfect new arrival named Ilana moves into Old Harmonie, a community where everyone is genetically enhanced. A Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner. For grades 6-9.

Bromberg, Rose

Poemedica DBC12758 

Bromberg, Rose. Reading time: 25 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Health and Medicine
Poetry

A collection of poems from a medical healing perspective.

The language of seasons DBC12789 

Bromberg, Rose. Reading time: 13 minutes. Read by Kathy Ruding. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Poetry
Nature and the Environment

A collection of poems from a nature perspective.

Brown, Dana L.

Call Me Charlotte DBC12783 

Brown, Dana L. Reading time: 5 hours, 52 minutes. Read by Nancy Shea. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Romance

Charlotte Luce finds herself running away from the only man she's ever loved; Special Agent Nick Greyson. To complicate matters, Nick's brother Noah admits he's in love with Charlotte, too, in the story of finding empowerment in forgiveness. Sequel to "Lottie Loser" (DBC12790). Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.

Lottie Loser DBC12790 

Brown, Dana L. Reading time: 8 hours, 3 minutes. Read by Margaret. Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Romance

Everything seems to be perfect in Charlotte "Lottie" Luce's life: a successful career and a handsome lawyer boyfriend but when her ex-best friend and first love comes back to Anna Maria Island, Charlotte is forced to look back and see if her decisions really were for the best. Some descriptions of sex.

The Greysons DBC17105 

Brown, Dana L. Reading time: 8 hours, 53 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Romance

The story of Charlotte and Nick concludes in this final volume of the Anna Maria Island series. Award winner. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.

Buckley, Michael

Magic and other misdemeanors DBC12735 

Buckley, Michael. Reading time: 5 hours, 49 minutes. Read by Kara Riley. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Family

Fairy tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm face their first case without Granny Relda's help when the future gets mixed up with the past in Ferryport Landing, and because some of the future does not look bright, Puck helps them try to make some changes. For grades 3-6.

Tales from the hood DBC12736 

Buckley, Michael. Reading time: 7 hours, 5 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Fantasy Fiction

When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved. For grades 3-6.

The council of mirrors DBC12739 

Buckley, Michael. Reading time: 8 hours, 1 minute. Read by Kathy Taylor. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Mystery and Detective Stories
Fantasy Fiction

Hoping to save their family and the citizens of Ferryport Landing from the evil plans of Mirror, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm seek counsel from the other magic mirrors, who advise them to join forces with the Scarlet Hand. For grades 3-6.

The Everafter War DBC12737 

Buckley, Michael. Reading time: 8 hours, 12 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Fantasy Fiction

Picking up after the dramatic cliffhanger that ended Book Six, Sabrina and Daphne's prayers are finally answered when their parents awake from their sleeping spell. But their happy reunion is short-lived, as they are caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army. As the family works to help the prince's ragtag group of rebels and protect their friends, Sabrina comes face-to-face with the family's deadliest enemy - the mysterious Master - who reveals a secret so shocking it will rock the entire family to its core. For grades 3-6.

The inside story DBC12738 

Buckley, Michael. Reading time: 6 hours, 45 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Fantasy Fiction

Picking up where book seven left off, this title follows Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck through the world of the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. Along the way they'll meet Alice, Mowgli, Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel, and the Headless Horseman. For grades 3-6. Unrated.

Bullard, Lisa

Turn left at the cow DBC12729 

Bullard, Lisa. Reading time: 7 hours, 32 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Humor
Mystery and Detective Stories

Thirteen-year-old Trav feels like a fish out of water after moving from California to his grandmother's rural Minnesota home in this coming-of-age mystery about a boy who discovers his father mysteriously disappeared after robbing a bank and that the money is still missing. Award winner.

Catrow, David

We the kids: the preamble to the Constitution of the United States DBC17116 

Catrow, David. Reading time: 8 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

U.S. History

This picture book restates and explains the Preamble to the Constitution, line by line, for young children. For grades K-3.

Chapman, Herb; Chapman, Muncy

Wiregrass country: a Florida pioneer story DBC12756 

Chapman, Herb; Chapman, Muncy. Reading time: 10 hours, 11 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Western Stories

The rugged frontier of the Florida Territory in 1835 is the setting for the story of Treff Ballowe and his adopted family, the Dovers, who struggle to keep their Three Springs Ranch thriving under threat of rustlers and a looming Seminole war.

Charman, Katrina

Survival tails: Endurance in Antarctica, book 2 DBC17118 

Charman, Katrina. Reading time: 4 hours, 51 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Animals and Wildlife

A diverse herd of sled dogs is on the verge of making history when disaster strikes. Can they band together to save themselves and their humans? For grades 4-7.

Clay, Mary

Bike week blues DBC12761 

Clay, Mary. Reading time: 6 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Abbie Jansen. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Humor
Human Relations
Mystery and Detective Stories

Leigh is building a new, single life at the beach. Ruthie's in town for a spiritual seminar. Flamboyant Penny Sue, hot on the trail of her latest soul mate, buys a Harley and follows him to Bike Week. In true DAFFODILS fashion, no sooner do the sorority sisters reunite, but then all hell breaks loose. Bullets are flying, a body is found, and all clues point to Rich, Penny Sue's new love. Unfortunately, Rich has disappeared into the hubbub of a half million bikers, beer bashes, and coleslaw wrestling.

Murder in the stacks DBC12763 

Clay, Mary. Reading time: 8 hours, 26 minutes. Read by Kathleen Ragan. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Humor
Mystery and Detective Stories

Penny Sue, Ruthie and Leigh - the DAFFODILS* (*Divorced and Finally Free of Deceitful, Insensitive, Licentious Scum) - are Southern belles with attitudes and a knack for getting into trouble. Whenever these three middle-aged sorority sisters get together chaos is sure to descend on the quaint seaside town of New Smyrna Beach. With real estate/tourism money at stake and bets flying, you have the frenzy of a horse race and the ingredients for murder.

Murder is the pits DBC12762 

Clay, Mary. Reading time: 9 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Kathie Ragan. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

The daffodils are back and so are the dead bodies, taser guns, mob bosses, and quirky lovers! Amidst unrelenting hurricanes, Ruthie, Leigh, and Penny Sue fight hot flashes, hot metal, cold stiffs, friendly spirits, and gun toting senior citizens. Ruthie consults her spirit guides, Penny Sue uses her anti-terrorist training, and Leigh tries good old common sense to stay one step ahead of the local law, hired guns, and Mother Nature.

The Turtle Mound murder DBC12760 

Clay, Mary. Reading time: 6 hours, 48 minutes. Read by Abbie Jansen. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Rebecca Leigh Stratton is divorced, depressed, and thoroughly disgusted. Thanks to her two-timing, asset-hiding, lawyer husband, Leigh faces the prospect of starting over at forty-six. Fortunately, her sassy, Southern sorority sisters, Penny Sue Parker and Ruthie Nichols, are old hands at divorce. The three single-again ladies take off for New Smyrna Beach, their college-days haunt. What they don't bargain for are old flames, fist fights, and gunfire. And, that's just the first day!

Coonts, Stephen

Saucer: Savage planet DBC12753 

Coonts, Stephen. Reading time: 10 hours, 6 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Science Fiction

A marooned alien steals a spacecraft hidden at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean but is forced to seek help from the guardians of another spacecraft after his communications systems are damaged. Some strong language and some violence.

Cooper, Amanda

Shadow of a spout DBC12725 

Cooper, Amanda. Reading time: 11 hours, 20 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Sophie Taylor's grandmother Rose is suspected of murder when her prized antique teapot is declared fake and the appraiser is found dead. To save Rose, Sophie must find the real killer.

Tempest in a teapot DBC12724 

Cooper, Amanda. Reading time: 13 hours, 3 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother's cozy shop, Auntie Rose's Victorian Teahouse, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson's upcoming bridal shower. Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be's choice of venue-like Cissy's grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy's fiance's mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list.

The grim steeper DBC12726 

Cooper, Amanda. Reading time: 11 hours, 34 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

A college dean is found murdered and Jason Murphy, an English teacher at the college, is suspected of the crime. It's up to Sophie Taylor, her Nana, and their friends the Silver Spouts to determine who really murdered the dean.

Crossan, Sarah

Moonrise DBC12797 

Crossan, Sarah. Reading time: 3 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Gayle Sunderland. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Family

With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder. Some violence. Strong language. For junior and senior high.

Davies, Nicola

A first book of the sea DBC17112 

Davies, Nicola. Reading time: 34 minutes. Read by David Hostetler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Poetry
Nature and the Environment

A poetic introduction to beachside scenes and underwater inhabitants. Subjects include maritime legends, modern dangers, and unattainable wonders. For grades K-3.

Davis, Mandy

Superstar DBC17102 

Davis, Mandy. Reading time: 6 hours, 36 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

School Fiction
Disability

Lester is out of his element in his new school. He's always been home-schooled and his autism-spectrum challenges make the transition that much more difficult. As he learns to navigate his new environment, he finds friends and talents he never expected. For grades 5-8.

Ecton, Emily

Project jackalope DBC12727 

Ecton, Emily. Reading time: 5 hours, 17 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Science Fiction
Animals and Wildlife
Fantasy Fiction

When Jeremy is entrusted with Professor Twichett's creation, a jackalope, he must find a way to keep it safe from the government agents who want it for their own purposes. Award winner.

Freeman, Don

Corduroy DBC17158 

Freeman, Don. Reading time: 8 minutes. Read by Brunilda Lopez Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Classics
Friendship Fiction

A Little girl shopping with her mother meets Corduroy, a toy bear in a department store. The girl and the bear know they belong together but have to figure out how to make it happen. For preschool to grade 2. Spanish language.

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina

Aguas sangrientas: Bloody waters DBC12731 

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina. Reading time: 11 hours, 57 minutes. Read by Marialuz Sandoval. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Lupe Solano, detective cubana-americana busca a la madre biológica de una bebé adoptada ilegalmente que necesita un trasplante de médula ósea para vivir y se encuentra empujada al centro de un caso mortal. Violencia. Cuban American private eye Lupe Solano searches for the birth mother of an illegally adopted baby requiring a bone marrow transplant to live and finds herself thrust into the center of a deadly case. Violence.

Gardner, Erle Stanley

The case of the sulky girl DBC11251 

Gardner, Erle Stanley. Reading time: 9 hours, 35 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories
Legal Fiction

Unable to marry due to a stipulation in her late father's will - which states that she will lose his millions if she does wed - headstrong Frances hires Perry Mason to get around the clause, and soon he ends up solving a family murder.

George, Kallie

Heartwood Hotel: A True Home DBC12778 

George, Kallie. Reading time: 3 hours, 2 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife

Mona the mouse is the maid at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, a place where animals come for safety from danger lurking in the woods. For grades 3-6. Award winner.

Gholz, Sophia M.

The boy who grew a forest: the true story of Jadav Payeng DBC17122 

Gholz, Sophia M. Reading time: 13 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography
Nature and the Environment

The true story of "the forest man of India." Learn how young Jadav started with some bamboo plants and just kept growing. Includes tips for growing your own forest. For grades K-3.

Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee); Kelly, Mark E.; Zaslow, Jeffrey

Gabby: una historia de valor y esperanza DBC11243 

Giffords, Gabrielle D, (Gabrielle Dee); Kelly, Mark E; Zaslow, Jeffrey. Reading time: 15 hours, 16 minutes. Read by Marialuz Sandoval. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography
Spanish Language
Bestsellers

Arizona congresswoman Giffords and her husband, astronaut Kelly, describe their lives before and after the near-fatal shooting of Giffords in January 2011. They discuss their anguish over the other victims, Kelly's support during Giffords's recovery, and Giffords's determination to return to work. Some violence and some strong language. Spanish language. Bestseller. 2011. La congresista Giffords y su esposo astronauta Mark Kelly, demonstraron a los estadounidenses cómo el optimismo, el espíritu aventurero y el llamado al servicio pueden ayudar a cambiar el mundo. Como pareja se convirtieron en un ejemplo nacional del poder sanador que puede encontrarse en la valentía y el amor profundamente compartidos.

Goldblatt, Mark; Archard, Dave

Twerp DBC17145 

Goldblatt, Mark; Archard, Dave. Reading time: 5 hours, 57 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction

In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are affected by girls, a new student who may be as fast a runner as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

Goldblatt, Mark; Plen, Everette

Finding the worm DBC17159 

Goldblatt, Mark; Plen, Everette. Reading time: 7 hours, 10 minutes. Read by Everette Plen. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Growing Up

Trouble again finds 13 year old Julian Twerski, as he struggles to write an essay as punishment for something he didn’t do, worries about the girl he likes, prepares for his bar mitzvah, and tries to cope with the serious illness of a close friend. For grades 5-8.

Gonzalez, Christina Diaz

Moving target DBC08189 

Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. Reading time: 6 hours, 31 minutes. Read by Terry Fiset. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Fantasy Fiction

Twelve-year-old Cassie Arroyo is a student in Rome, but her life changes when a secret organization, the Hastati, shoots her father--and she learns that she is a member of an ancient bloodline that enables her to use the Spear of Destiny, a legendary object that can alter the future. A Florida Book Award and Sunshine State Young Readers' Award winner.

Return fire DBC12752 

Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. Reading time: 6 hours, 31 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Fantasy Fiction

After Cassie Arroyo found the Spear of Destiny, she set off a chain of events which changed the future. Now it's been stolen and she and Asher must recover it and risk using it against those who wish to use it for dark purposes. Sequel to "Moving Target" (DBC08189). For junior and senior high.

Goyer, Tricia; Gore, Sherry

Made with love DBC08185 

Goyer, Tricia; Gore, Sherry. Reading time: 10 hours, 41 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Religious Fiction
Romance

Carpenter Noah Yoder agrees to help Lovina Miller make her lifelong dream come true by building a pie shop for her, but the love that grows between them is threatened by mistakes and insecurities from the past.

Planted with hope DBC11242 

Goyer, Tricia; Gore, Sherry. Reading time: 10 hours, 30 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Religious Fiction
Romance

Hope Miller finds her plans for the plot of land she is given behind her sister's pie shop changing after teacher Jonas Sutter asks if his students can use it to make a community garden.

Sewn with joy: an Amish novel DBC12746 

Goyer, Tricia; Gore, Sherry. Reading time: 9 hours, 57 minutes. Read by Kathy Taylor. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Religious Fiction
Romance

Joy Miller wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother--especially now that her relationship with Matthew Slagel, the bishop's son, was deepening. But when a television crew rolls into Pinecraft, Florida, to film a new show about the Amish, tension threatens to rip apart their relationship and the entire Amish community.

Grabenstein, Chris

Beach Party Surf Monkey DBC12764 

Grabenstein, Chris. Reading time: 4 hours, 34 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

P.T. and his friend Gloria have to convince producers that their Wonderland motel is the perfect filming location for the upcoming Beach Party Surf Monkey movie. Sequel to Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel (DBC12773). For grades 3-6.

Sandapalooza shake-up DBC17120 

Grabenstein, Chris. Reading time: 4 hours, 24 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

P.T. Wilkie's wacky adventures continue with a sand sculpture contest, a new restaurant in the Wonderland Motel, and royal guests. Juggling all the excitement is trickier than P.T. and Gloria expect, especially when an irreplaceable tiara goes missing. For grades 4-7.

Welcome to Wonderland: Home sweet motel DBC12773 

Grabenstein, Chris. Reading time: 4 hours, 17 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Humor
Mystery and Detective Stories

P.T. and his friend Gloria must solve a mystery in order to save their beloved Wonderland motel. A Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner. Award winner. For grades 3-6.

Gramling, Lee

Ninety-Mile Prairie: a Cracker western DBC11248 

Gramling, Lee. Reading time: 8 hours, 13 minutes. Read by Jess Baker. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Western Stories

Peek Tillman knows to be on the lookout for wild beasts and poisonous reptiles as he herds his cattle across the big prairie to the east of the Gulf's Charlotte Harbor. But this time he encounters more than he can handle in a beautiful married woman as well as some greedy outlaws.

Riders of the Suwannee DBC11247 

Gramling, Lee. Reading time: 7 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Jess Baker. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Western Stories

Tate Barkley returns to 1870s Florida with the idea of settling down near the Suwannee River. But a run-in with Big Bill Canton's outlaw gang means that his gunfighting days are not over. Especially when a young widow as pretty- and as stubborn--as Eileen McLanahan needs some help to hold on to her place down on the Gulf coast. Tate Barkle's not a man to run from trouble.

Thunder on the St. Johns DBC08186 

Gramling, Lee. Reading time: 9 hours, 7 minutes. Read by Jess Baker. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Western Stories

Chance Ramsay, a riverboat gambler, has just killed a man in self-defense and the man's brother vows revenge. Ramsay flees south into Florida, encountering young Josh Carpenter and his family, who are traveling into the Florida wilderness to start a new life as outlaws gather near the town of Volusia with plans to take the lands and livestock they want by force.

Trail from St. Augustine DBC11246 

Gramling, Lee. Reading time: 7 hours, 5 minutes. Read by Jess Baker. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Adventure
Western Stories

1771. John Mackenzie has just returned to St. Augustine after a year of trapping and is offered the opportunity to guide Blackpool Bobbie, a sailor, to an island where a buried treasure lies. That same night he rescues Becky Campbell, an indentured servant, from James Tyrone's wrath. Having put himself in danger, MacKenzie sets out with Becky and Bobbie to escape Tyrone and perhaps to find the treasure. Some violence.

Green, Marti

The price of justice DBC11240 

Green, Marti. Reading time: 7 hours, 9 minutes. Read by Pam Masters. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Legal Issues

Seven years ago, Winston Melton was on top of the world: a privileged kid fresh off his first semester at Princeton. Life was perfect--until he was accused of the rape and murder of an ex-girlfriend. Years after his conviction, another death-row inmate has come forward with an eleventh-hour confession, casting Win's conviction in a new light. But with the ink drying on his death sentence, time is running short.

Grisham, John

El Rey de Los Pleitos DBC11250 

Grisham, John. Reading time: 16 hours, 3 minutes. Read by Leonor Ackerson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Legal Issues
Bestsellers

Young public defender Clay Carter reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing. But as he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy and finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Bestseller. Strong language.

La citacion DBC12747 

Grisham, John. Reading time: 11 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Ligia Cabrera. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Bestsellers
Legal Fiction

Los hermanos Ray y Forrest Atlee reciben una citacion de su padre, un juez retirado, para acudir al testament final. Antes que ellos puedan reunirse, el juez muere dejando un secreto solament conocido por Ray.

La granja DBC11245 

Grisham, John. Reading time: 14 hours, 44 minutes. Read by Leonor Ackerson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Family
Bestsellers

Arkansas, 1952. Seven-year-old Luke Chandler, who lives with his parents and grandparents in a house that has never been painted, recounts the events during cotton-picking season. As Luke faces the daily grind of harvesting, he witnesses a murder, a birth, and a storm that changes their lives forever. Some violence. Bestseller.

Grisham, John; Garí Puig, Fernando

Theodore Boone: joven abogado DBC12751 

Grisham, John; Garí Puig, Fernando. Reading time: 7 hours, 5 minutes. Read by Brunilda Lopez Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories
Legal Fiction

Con trece años, Theodore Boone conoce más acerca de la ley que algunos abogados. Pero cuando un juicio por asesinato de alto perfil llega a su pequeña ciudad, Boone se encuentra en una situación mucho mayor de lo esperado y que prevalezca la justicia. For junior and senior high.

Grisham, John; Serra, José

Theodore Boone: el secuestro DBC17106 

Grisham, John; Serra, José. Reading time: 6 hours, 40 minutes. Read by Brunilda López Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories
Legal Issues
Legal Fiction

Theodore Boone de trece años, una vez más utiliza sus conocimientos legales y habilidades detectivescas para resolver un caso esta vez la desaparición en mitad de la noche de su mejor amiga, April. Theo was the last person to talk to his best friend April before she was abducted from her bedroom. When the police are stumped, Theo uses his investigative skills to try to save April.

Haskins, Lola

Fifteen Florida cemeteries: strange tales unearthed DBC12757 

Haskins, Lola. Reading time: 10 hours, 43 minutes. Read by John Tarmey. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

General

Stories of some of the interesting people buried in Florida cemeteries. Includes local history about the cemeteries and the towns where they're located.

Hiaasen, Carl

Skink no surrender DBC12776 

Hiaasen, Carl. Reading time: 6 hours, 13 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Humor
Mystery and Detective Stories

With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds. Award winner.. For junior and senior high.

Hicks, Betty

The worm whisperer DBC12733 

Hicks, Betty. Reading time: 4 hours, 13 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife

Ellison Ellis Coffey, a lonely fifth-grader, discovers he might have the special gift of talking to bugs and decides to use his ability to win his town's annual Woolly Worm Race. Award winner.. For grades 3-6.

Hurwitz, Michele Weber

The summer I saved the world -- in 65 days DBC12728 

Hurwitz, Michele Weber. Reading time: 6 hours, 14 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Romance

Inspired by her late grandmother, thirteen-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she is dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

Johnson, Terry Lynn

Sled Dog School DBC12759 

Johnson, Terry Lynn. Reading time: 4 hours, 17 minutes. Read by Kathleen Ragan. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

School Fiction
Animals and Wildlife

Eleven-year old Matt was raised by two human parents alongside their pack of sled dogs. When Matt needs to get resourceful in school, he realizes his unique upbringing can help him level up. For grades 5-8.

Kade, J. V.

Bot Wars DBC12730 

Kade, J. V. Reading time: 7 hours, 28 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

A boy searches for his missing military father in a futuristic world where a war wages between humans and robots. Award winner.. For junior and senior high.

Bot wars: the meta-rise DBC12755 

Kade, J. V; Archard, Dave. Reading time: 6 hours, 0 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

A boy fights to stop an evil robot from taking over the futuristic world where humans and robots are at war over robot civil rights.

Keene, Carolyn

Strangers on a train : Nancy Drew diaries DBC17149 

Keene, Carolyn. Reading time: 3 hours, 22 minutes. Read by Jorjeana Marie. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Mystery and Detective Stories

Nancy and her friends take a land excursion as part of their Alaskan cruise vacation. Strange happenings haunt them throughout as they try to discover who's behind the chaos. For grades 5-8.

The mystery of the midnight rider : Nancy Drew diaries DBC17150 

Keene, Carolyn. Reading time: 3 hours, 16 minutes. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Payton and her horse, Midnight, run into problems at the River Heights Horse Show. When Midnight fails a drug test and Payton receives a threatening note, it's obvious someone wants her out of the competition. Can Nancy and her friends save the day? For grades 5-8.

Keene, Carolyn; Marie, Jorjeana

Once upon a thriller DBC17151 

Keene, Carolyn; Marie, Jorjeana. Reading time: 2 hours, 24 minutes. Read by Jorjeana Marie. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Something suspicious is going on in a neighboring town. Serious local crimes mimic the mystery books written by Lacey O'Brien. Could it be a publicity stunt or something more sinister? Nancy and her friends are on the case. For grades 5-8.

Kelly, Mark E.

Mousetronaut: based on a (partially) true story DBC12779 

Kelly, Mark E. Reading time: 6 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife

A small, but plucky, mouse named Meteor is sure that he can help the space shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission. For grades K-3.

Kelly, Matthew

Resisting happiness DBC17108 

Kelly, Matthew. Reading time: 5 hours, 42 minutes. Read by Matthew Kelly. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Psychology and Self-Help

The author explains why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves. A faith-based guide on how to "start choosing happiness again."

Kendrick, Patrick

The Savants DBC08190 

Kendrick, Patrick. Reading time: 6 hours, 16 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Science Fiction

The Eastern seaboard of the U.S. is imperiled when a nuclear bomb explodes underwater off the coast, triggering a fault line to crack apart. A gigantic tsunami will flood a number of states unless the President can find a solution. He discovers unlikely help at a research institute for savants, individuals who've suffered brain damage but are gifted in unique ways. Working together for the first time, these young people believe they can help. Award winner.. For junior and senior high.

Kennedy, Stetson

Palmetto country DBC08188 

Kennedy, Stetson. Reading time: 11 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Wanda Currie. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Travel
U.S. History

Between 1937 and 1942, Stetson Kennedy criss-crossed the state with a sound recorder the size of a large coffee table to capture the songs, tales, and antedotes of the pogey fishermen, railroad gandy-dancers, Latin cigarmakers, Greek spongers, and turpentiners.

Korman, Gordon

Restart DBC12770 

Korman, Gordon. Reading time: 7 hours, 39 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up
School Fiction

A bully must come to terms with who he was and what kind of person he wants to be after suffering memory loss from falling off a roof and losing consciousness. For grades 3-6.

Larsen, Ward

Assassin's code DBC12767 

Larsen, Ward. Reading time: 13 hours, 38 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Spy Stories

After receiving a cryptic message, former assassin David Slaton discovers that the new leader of France's elite counterterrorism force is a terrorist he is certain he killed fifteen years prior.

Assassin's game DBC12769 

Larsen, Ward. Reading time: 14 hours, 45 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Spy Stories

After his wife is attacked, David Slaton becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine plot involving an Iranian scientist who has created a nuclear missile.

Assassin's silence DBC12766 

Larsen, Ward. Reading time: 16 hours, 0 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Spy Stories

A killer leaves a trail of bodies across Europe and a large airplane disappears without a trace. The CIA believes the two are connected and David Slaton must race against time to prevent an unimaginable terror. Some strong language.

The perfect assassin DBC12768 

Larsen, Ward. Reading time: 14 hours, 1 minute. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Spy Stories
General

Sailing solo across the Atlantic, Christine Palmer comes upon David Slaton, an Israeli assassin who hijacks her boat and steers it toward England where the two must work together to hunt down someone who would drive the world to disaster.

Larwood, Kieran

Podkin One-Ear DBC12777 

Larwood, Kieran. Reading time: 5 hours, 16 minutes. Read by David Hostettler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Fantasy Fiction

When the villainous Gorm invade their home, Podkin and his siblings go on the run to find allies to help reclaim their world. Award winner. For grades 4-7.

Larwood, Kieran; Wyatt, David

The beasts of Grimheart DBC17109 

Larwood, Kieran; Wyatt, David. Reading time: 6 hours, 7 minutes. Read by Patrick Forestell. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Fantasy Fiction

The legend of Podkin One-Ear continues as the rabbit siblings Podkin, Pook, and Paz set out to arm themselves and defend their warren. For grades 5-8. Some violence.

LeMieux, George S.; Mize, Laura E.

Florida made: the 25 most important figures who shaped the state DBC17115 

LeMieux, George S; Mize, Laura E. Reading time: 7 hours, 48 minutes. Read by David Hostetler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography

A biographical overview of pioneering, innovative individuals who greatly impacted the development of Florida. Adult.

Lenz, Niki

Bernice Buttman, model citizen DBC17133 

Lenz, Niki. Reading time: 5 hours, 53 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up
Family

Bully Bernice Buttman is feared but friendless until her mom leaves her in the care of her aunt, a real-life nun in a real-life abbey. But as she tries to leave behind Old Bernice for a New Bernice with friends and a chance at stunt camp, temptation follows her everywhere. For grades 3-6.

Limbaugh, Rush H.

Rush Revere and the brave pilgrims: time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans DBC12721 

Limbaugh, Rush H. Reading time: 5 hours, 25 minutes. Read by Kathleen Ragan. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

Substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to experience American history as it happens aboard the Mayflower and on Plymouth Plantation. For grades 4-7.

Rush Revere and the first patriots: time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans DBC12722 

Limbaugh, Rush H. Reading time: 5 hours, 21 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

Substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to eighteenth-century Boston to experience the start of the American Revolution as it happens. For grades 4-7.

Limbaugh, Rush H.; Limbaugh, Kathryn Adams

Rush Revere and the American Revolution: time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans DBC12723 

Limbaugh, Rush H; Limbaugh, Kathryn Adams. Reading time: 7 hours, 14 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

Be a part of Rush Revere's crew as they rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. They'll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. For grades 6-9.

Loftin, Nikki

The sinister sweetness of Splendid Academy DBC12744 

Loftin, Nikki. Reading time: 6 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Fantasy Fiction

In this twist on "Hansel and Gretel," two middle schoolers find themselves in a new charter school filled with a mysterious abundance of food at mealtimes and sinister teachers up to no good. Award winner. For grades 6-9.

Magellan, Marta

Amazing, Misunderstood Bats

Magellan, Marta. Reading time: 25 min. Narrator:  David Hostetler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals
Nature
Short Book
Florida Book Award

Bats are not vampires but they do have superpowers. Learn how bats help our daily lives even though we rarely see them, and discover what’s truly unique about them. For grades K-3.

Mahoney, Kristin

Annie's life in lists DBC12798 

Mahoney, Kristin. Reading time: 5 hours, 43 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up
Family

Fifth-grader Annie writes lists to keep track of changes in her life when her family moves from Brooklyn to the small town of Clover Gap. For grades 5-8.

Masessa, Ed

Wandmaker DBC12781 

Masessa, Ed. Reading time: 8 hours, 25 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Family
Fantasy Fiction

When a bird drops off a wand for young magician Henry, he has silly but harmless results. But when his sister stumbles into his first big spell, he'll need help from a master wandmaker to get life back to normal. Some violence. For grades 5-8.

Wandmaker's apprentice DBC12788 

Masessa, Ed. Reading time: 9 hours, 7 minutes. Read by Dave Archard. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Fantasy Fiction

Grand Wand Master Coralis has invited a new generation of Wandmakers to learn the secrets of the craft. Henry Leach the Eighth and his sister, Brianna, accept the challenge but soon discover a threat exists from the other Wandmakers. Award winner.. For grades 5-8.

Massey, Gale

The girl from Blind River: a novel DBC17107 

Massey, Gale. Reading time: 8 hours, 4 minutes. Read by Nancy Shea. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Psychological Fiction

Nineteen year old Jamie tries to break of her predetermined life using her poker skills, but circumstances continue to drag her down into her family's life of crime. Descriptions of sex, strong language.

McCarthy, Susan Carol

Lay that trumpet in our hands DBC12745 

McCarthy, Susan Carol. Reading time: 7 hours, 32 minutes. Read by Gayle Sunderland. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Family

Based on historical events, this novel tells the story of two families - one white, one black - who are impacted by the Ku Klux Klan in 1950's Florida. Strong language and violence.

McKissack, Pat

El patito feo DBC17157 

McKissack, Pat. Reading time: 5 minutes. Read by Brunilda Lopez Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Classics
Growing Up

Easy Reader version in which the ugly duckling goes through a year of sadness, isolated from the other animals, before becoming a beautiful swan. For preschool to grade 2. Spanish language.

Miller, Sharee, (Illustrator)

Don't touch my hair! DBC17113 

Miller, Sharee, (Illustrator). Reading time: 7 minutes. Read by Brunilda López Soto. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up

Young Aria loves her playfully springy hair, but so do new friends and strangers. How will she take charge of her own beautiful curls? For preschool-grade 2.

Mills, Kyle

Free Fall DBC11255 

Mills, Kyle. Reading time: 15 hours, 31 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Bestsellers

A top-secret FBI file buried in an anonymous government warehouse since J. Edgar Hoover's death is missing. The unlucky grad student who uncovered it is dead, and now his ex-girlfriend is on the run, accused of the murder. The only man everyone agrees can find the young woman and turn up the explosive document is FBI agent Mark Beamon, "off-duty," suspended and under the threat of prosecution by the bureau itself. Strong language and violence.

Rising Phoenix DBC08187 

Mills, Kyle. Reading time: 12 hours, 11 minutes. Read by Michael Lowndes. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
Adventure

On learning that his son is hooked on drugs, a rich evangelist declares war on drug dealers. John Hobart hires an ex-DEA agent to poison their supplies. As thousands die and society applauds, both the FBI and the drug dealers go after Hobart. Strong language and violence.

Storming heaven DBC11254 

Mills, Kyle. Reading time: 13 hours, 22 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction

FBI agent Mark Beamon searches for the heir of a murdered millionaire and his wife and takes on a bizarre conspiracy that could bring America to its knees. Strong language and violence.

Mountcastle, Dee

Mumford the manatee DBC12782 

Mountcastle, Dee. Reading time: 10 minutes. Read by Pam Masters. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife

A curious baby manatee wandering from his mother encounters a child having an adventure on the river in his boat. Award winner. For grades K-3.

Myron, Vicki; Witter, Bret

Dewey's Christmas at the library DBC08184 

Myron, Vicki; Witter, Bret. Reading time: 8 minutes. Read by Maureen Dorosinski. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife
Holidays

After finding a red ball of yarn, Dewey the cat, who lives in the Spencer, Iowa, public library, finds a way to help decorate the Christmas tree. For grades K-3.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous DBC12754 

Narcotics Anonymous. Reading time: 16 hours, 50 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Psychology and Self-Help

This book contains the twelve steps or principles to recovery, the twelve traditions of NA, and an inspiring selection of personal stories written by men and women who are recovering from an addiction to drugs.

Ochiltree, Dianne

It's a seashell day DBC11253 

Ochiltree, Dianne. Reading time: 7 minutes. Read by Melissa Daglioglu. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Family

Rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story. Award winner. For grades K-3.

Ogburn, Jacqueline K.

The unicorn in the barn DBC17136 

Ogburn, Jacqueline K. Reading time: 5 hours, 13 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Animals and Wildlife
Fantasy Fiction

When a veterinarian moves in next to Eric Harper, he finds a job, strange new friends, and mysterious patients. Over time, he learns about family, loss, and a little bit of magic. Some strong language. For grades 5-8.

Olsen, Gladys M.

Moose on the loose DBC12765

Olsen, Gladys M. Reading time: 7 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Animals and Wildlife
Fantasy Fiction

An amusing poetic story of a moose running wild in a north woods town. For preschool-grade 2.

Oyer, Harvey E.

The last egret: the adventures of Charlie Pierce DBC17114 

Oyer, Harvey E. Reading time: 2 hours, 58 minutes. Read by David Hostetler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Animals and Wildlife

An adventure story in late 1800's Florida when bird plumage was big business, and Florida was still wild. Teenager Charlie Pierce and his friends are forced to weigh the ecological implications of killing for profit, while on a bird hunting expedition to save his family's property. Award winner. For grades 3-6.

Penn, Audrey

The Kissing hand DBC17111 

Penn, Audrey. Reading time: 5 minutes. Read by Heather Koren. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up
Family
Animals and Wildlife

Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to his first day of school until his mother teaches him a trick to overcome his nervousness. Award winner. For grades K-3.

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Who killed Darius Drake?: a mystery DBC12791 

Philbrick, W. R, (W. Rodman). Reading time: 4 hours, 20 minutes. Read by Kathy Taylor. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Orphan Darius Drake offers thug-for-hire Arthur Bash to accompany him to an abandoned house in a scary part of town to help solve the mystery about Darius' family and a treasure worth millions. Some violence. For grades 5-8.

Ponti, James

Framed!: a T.O.A.S.T. mystery DBC12732 

Ponti, James. Reading time: 5 hours, 17 minutes. Read by Pam Masters. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories

Florian has just moved to Washington, D.C. He's learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things, a technique he invented to solve life's little mysteries. But when he teaches it to his new friend, Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn't little. Not little at all, but part of a much bigger picture! Award winner. For grades 3-6.

Post, Janet

Alligator gold DBC11249 

Post, Janet. Reading time: 10 hours, 7 minutes. Read by Jess Baker. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Western Stories

The Civil War is over and Caleb Hawkins is finally on his way home from a Northern prisoner-of-war camp. Hawk's been trying to get his mind off giving the rotten Snake Barber part of the secret to finding his family's hidden cache of gold when he was delirious with malaria at the camp. Now he's focused on getting back to the D-Wing, his Florida cattle ranch, and Travis, his only son. But his code of honor intervenes when he encounters a very pregnant Madelaine Wilkes along the trail. Hawk is duty-bound to help her, which comes to include taking her home with him. What he learns about the father of her baby tarnishes his clear attraction to her. Maddy Wilkes has her own code of honor, which gets in the way of her strong attraction to Hawk. And Snake Barber's singular lack of moral code gets in the way of any normal life on the D-Wing.

Puller, J. S.

Captain Superlative DBC12796 

Puller, J. S. Reading time: 7 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

School Fiction

Masked superhero Captain Superlative performs radical acts of kindness, and recruits quiet Janey as her sidekick. Her eccentric and energetic style breaks boundaries and challenges thinking in her middle school. Award winner. For grades 5-8.

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Cross Creek DBC08181

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Reading time: 14 hours, 55 minutes. Read by Sue Christenson. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography of Writers
Women

Autobiography covers life in a remote Florida hamlet describing the landscape, wild life, and the people of the town.

The secret river DBC08182

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Reading time: 21 minutes. Read by Lauren Clark. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Adventure
Fantasy Fiction

Young Calpurnia takes her dog, Buggy-horse, and follows her nose to a secret river in a Florida forest, where she catches enough fresh fish to feed her hungry neighbors, even after giving some to the forest creatures she meets on the way home. For grades 2-4. Unrated.

Reece, Colleen L.

Frontier brides: four romances ride through the sagebrush of yesterday DBC17117 

Reece, Colleen L. Reading time: 24 hours, 33 minutes. Read by Margaret Tedrick. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Religious Fiction
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance Fiction

Contains four inspirational westerns by the author: Silence in the Sage, Whispers in the Wilderness, Music in the Mountains, and Captives in the Canyon. Adult. Some violence.

Romero, R. M. (Rachel Maria)

The Dollmaker of Krakow DBC12787 

Romero, R. M, (Rachel Maria). Reading time: 8 hours, 53 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
Fantasy Fiction

Karolina is a living doll who magically travels from the war-torn Land of the Dolls to Krakow, Poland at the start of World War II where she befriends Cyryl, a Dollmaker and the two become determined to save their Jewish friends. For grades 5-8.

Ross, Jim

In season: stories of discovery, loss, home, and places in between DBC17104 

Ross, Jim. Reading time: 8 hours, 57 minutes. Read by Joan Koechler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Short Stories

An eclectic collection of twenty-three short stories and essays discussing various aspects of Floridian life; from its various environments to the personal experiences of residents. Some strong language. Adult.

Roy, Jennifer; Fadhil, Ali

Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: based on a true story DBC17101 

Roy, Jennifer; Fadhil, Ali. Reading time: 4 hours, 10 minutes. Read by Susie Baldwin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Historical Fiction
War Stories

The Iraqi War changes an 11 year-old boy's world from one of soccer and video game playing, into one of survival. Based on a true story. Award winner. Some violence. For grades 5-8.

Salisbury, Linda G. (Linda Grotke)

Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater DBC12734 

Salisbury, Linda G, (Linda Grotke). Reading time: 3 hours, 34 minutes. Read by Kathy Taylor. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories

Bailey and her friends convert an old chicken coop at the Keswick Inn into a theater, but the arrival of a self-centered--and mean--former child star thwarts their plans for the Chicken Coop Theater's inaugural play. For grades 3-6.

No sisters Sisters Club: a Bailey Fish adventure DBC11237 

Salisbury, Linda G, (Linda Grotke). Reading time: 3 hours, 21 minutes. Read by Terry Fiset. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Family

After a surprise visit from the father and half sister she has never met, eleven-year-old Bailey needs her grandmother's help to come to terms with her confused feelings. For grades 3-6.

The mysterious Jamestown suitcase DBC11239 

Salisbury, Linda G, (Linda Grotke). Reading time: 3 hours, 45 minutes. Read by Toni Blankenship. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

Before the Keswick Inn opens for business, two guests and a foster child arrive, and they all stir Bailey's curiosity as she and her friends try to find out what is in author Elmo Phigg's strange suitcase and how to encourage young Sparrow to speak. For grades 3-6.

The thief at Keswick Inn: a Bailey Fish adventure DBC11238 

Salisbury, Linda G, (Linda Grotke). Reading time: 3 hours, 5 minutes. Read by Lauren Clark. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Friendship Fiction
Mystery and Detective Stories

Bailey Fish, 11, is happy when the Keswick family plans to move into a once-elegant country home near where she and her grandmother live. Bailey and Justin Rudd are hired to help the Keswicks with cleaning and repairs. The kids are excited to discover valuable and historic items among the trash inside the old house. Then, one by one, these treasures disappear. For grades 3-6.

The wild women of Lake Anna: a Bailey Fish adventure DBC11236 

Salisbury, Linda G, (Linda Grotke). Reading time: 2 hours, 35 minutes. Read by Lauren Clark. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Growing Up

Family Eleven-year-old Bailey Fish, unexpectedly sent from Florida by a traveling mother to live with her grandmother in Virginia, must adjust to new surroundings. Feeling abandoned, Bailey is confronted by a neighborhood bully, whose father is out to get Bailey's environmentalist grandmother, Sugar. Bailey draws courage and inspiration from stories about the family's wild women, including a WWI spy, to have adventures of her own. For grades 3-6.

Simmons, Kristen

The deceivers DBC12794 

Simmons, Kristen. Reading time: 11 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Suspense Fiction
School Fiction

Street-smart Brynn has the chance to attend prestigious Vale Hall, a way out of her lackluster background. When she learns the curriculum is dark and more diverse than expected, will she make the grade? Some strong language. Violence. For junior and senior high readers.

Smith, Betty

Un árbol crece en Brooklyn DBC11252 

Smith, Betty. Reading time: 19 hours, 58 minutes. Read by Marialuz Sandoval. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Classics
Family
Spanish Language

Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century. Spanish language.

Smith, Dan

Boy X

Smith, Dan. Reading time: 8 hrs. 10 min. Narrator:  Tom Hart; David Hostetler. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Juvenile Book
Science Fiction
Adventure Stories
Sunshine State Young Readers Award

12-year-old Ash wakes up in an unfamiliar place not feeling quite like himself.  He soon discovers that his mom is in big trouble but may have become just the person to rescue her. For grades 5-8.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Mystery in the cave DBC17147 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 2 hours, 7 minutes. Read by Tim Gregory. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

The children explore Dragon's Mouth Cavern on their vacation. When they find their way into the underground caves, they discover they are unwelcome guests. For grades 4-7.

The dinosaur mystery DBC17143 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 2 hours, 12 minutes. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

A strange shadow appears when the Boxcar Children visit a dinosaur exhibit, then T. rex bones disappear. Will the family be able to find the missing pieces? For grades 3-6.

The mystery of the missing cat DBC17141 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 1 hour, 53 minutes. Read by Tim Gregory. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

Mr. Wood's cat is missing and the Boxcar Children want to help find it. They have better luck finding trouble. For grades 3-6.

The mystery of the stolen music DBC17144 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 1 hour, 38 minutes. Read by Aimee Lilly. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

An orchestra comes to town and the children get to attend a performance and meet the musicians. When a rare and valuable piece of music disappears, the children are on the case. For grades 3-6.

The mystery on stage DBC17142 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 2 hours, 5 minutes. Read by Tim Gregory. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

The Boxcar Children are in a production of the Wizard of Oz and the whole family pitches in. But with all the weird happenings surrounding the show, will they make it on stage? For grades 3-6.

The Mystery on the Train DBC17148 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. Reading time: 1 hour, 49 minutes. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family

The children enjoy a train ride to San Francisco. When another passenger discovers something's been stolen, will the children solve the mystery before the end of the line? For grades 3-6.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler; Lilly, Aimee

The mystery of the singing ghost DBC17140 

Warner, Gertrude Chandler; Lilly, Aimee. Reading time: 1 hour, 40 minutes. Read by Aimee Lilly. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Mystery and Detective Stories
Family
Supernatural and Horror Fiction

Excited about their cousins' new house, the Boxcar Children volunteer to help fix it up. When they hear mysterious singing, everyone wonders who--or what--it is. For grades 3-6.

Warren, Dan R.

If it takes all summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, and states' rights in St. Augustine, 1964 DBC12740 

Warren, Dan R. Reading time: 7 hours, 41 minutes. Read by Nancy Shea. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Government and Politics
U.S. History

A memoir chronicling the Civil Rights drama in early 1960s St. Augustine, Florida detailing the constant tactics required to bring an end to the social unrest. Some strong language and violence.

Wedewer, Harry E.

The bravest guy: a true story of overcoming seemingly impossible odds DBC12750 

Wedewer, Harry E. Reading time: 6 hours, 15 minutes. Read by Michael Lowndes. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Biography of Persons with Disabilities
Biography
U.S. History

As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer was twice wounded in four days. On both occasions, he was left for dead. Now he was a double amputee and blind with seemingly no hope for the future. Yet through extraordinary determination and persistence, this highly decorated combat veteran overcame seemingly impossible odds to become a state and national leader in providing opportunities for those with visions loss. Don Wedewer was a Director of Florida's Division of Blind Services 1974-1989. Strong language and violence.

Weissman, Elissa Brent

Nerd camp DBC11241 

Weissman, Elissa Brent. Reading time: 4 hours, 54 minutes. Read by Derek Beauchamp. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Humor
Family

For ten-year-old Gabe, the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment is all that he dreamed it would be, but he must work hard to write about the fun in letters to Zack, his cool future stepbrother, without revealing that it is a camp for "nerds." Award winner.. For grades 3-6.

Wiggins, Bethany

Cured DBC12743 

Wiggins, Bethany. Reading time: 8 hours, 38 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Romance

Fiona Tarsis and Jonah, along with Bowen and Jacqui, search for their mother as the raiders try to stop them. For junior and senior high.

Stung DBC12742 

Wiggins, Bethany. Reading time: 8 hours, 12 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Romance

When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall. Award winner. For junior and senior high.

Woods, Mark (Journalist)

Lassoing the sun: a year in America's national parks DBC12749 

Woods, Mark, (Journalist). Reading time: 12 hours, 2 minutes. Read by Tom Hart. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Geography, Juvenile
Travel

As a kid, Mark Woods' parents would take him and his siblings to national parks. On the eve of his fiftieth birthday he decides to take a yearlong trip through national parks, one a month, inviting his mom and family to some of the stops. A few months into the year Woods finds out his mother has been diagnosed with cancer and only has months to live. Award winner.

Wright, N. T.

For all the saints? Remembering the Christian departed DBC17139 

Wright, N. T. Reading time: 2 hours, 26 minutes. Read by Ellen Rabin. A production of Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Religious Fiction

A series of meditations composed during the author's time serving Westminster Abbey. Adult.

 

 

 

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