Spotlight On: Children’s Playaways

Children’s Playaways: Playaways are individual audio players that allow for the listener to listen to an audiobook in a mobile format. You can either plug headphones into the device to individually listen to the book, or plug an auxiliary cord in to your car and play it throughout the car. The children’s playaways are books that are great for children or families to enjoy. Our children’s playaways are located to the immediate right when you walk in to the children’s library, on top of the audiobook collection.

The Midwife’s Apprentice / Karen Cushman

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. (J PLAYAWAY CUSHMAN)


Some Kind of Courage / Dan Gemeinhart

In 1890 Washington, the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back–and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest. (J PLAYAWAY GEMEINHART)


Hoot / Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. (J PLAYAWAY HIAASEN)


The Son of Neptune / Rick Riordan

Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled. (J PLAYAWAY RIORDAN BK.2)


Nate the Great Collected Stories: Volume 1 / Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate is a detective. He solves crimes with his dog, Sludge, introduced in the second case, Nate the Great goes Undercover . Nate finds him in a field eating a stale pancake. (J PLAYAWAY SHARMAT)


Wringer / Jerry Spinelli

As Palmer comes of age he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his Pennsylvania town’s annual Pigeon day or find the courage to oppose it. (J PLAYAWAY SPINELLI)


Geronimo Stilton Books 17 & 18 / Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton has to risk his tail in a crazy TV game show in order to save his newspaper from a mysterious one-eyed rat. Geronimo’s sister Thea convinces him to help her find a haunted pirate treasure buried on a desert island, even thought he hates travel and ghosts. (J PLAYAWAY STILTON)


Surviving the Applewhites / Stephanie S. Tolan

Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family’s Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had. (J PLAYAWAY TOLAN)


The Devil’s Arithmetic / Jane Yolen 

Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland. (J PLAYAWAY YOLEN)


“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~Stephen King

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