Borrow Books on CD

You can borrow books on CD from the Fraser Valley Public Library!
All you need is a free public library card and you can reserve the books online.
You’ll receive a phone call or e-mail message – whichever you prefer – when the CD is ready for pick up.

(If you need a card, visit Ms. Rosen for an application form.)

Here is a list of some of the novels you can listen to on CD:

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl.
Cooney, Caroline B. The Face on the Milk Carton.
Cooney, Caroline B. Whatever Happened to Janie?
Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy.
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Henry, Marguerite. Misty of Chincoteague.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
Hinton, S.E. Tex.
Horvath, Polly. The Canning Season.
MacHale, D.J. The Merchant of Death.
Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn.
Meyer, Stephenie. Eclipse.
Meyer, Stephenie. New Moon.
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight.
Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables.
O’Brien, Robert C. Z for Zachariah.
Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn.
Paolini, Christopher. Brisingr.
Paolini, Christopher. Eldest.
Paolini, Christopher. Eragon.
Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved.
Patterson, James. Maximum Ride Saving the World…
Patterson, James. Maximum Ride the Angel Experiment.
Patterson, James. School’s Out — Forever.
Riordan, Rick. The Maze of Bones.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Sachar, Louis. Holes.
Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Snicket, Lemony. The Austere Academy.
Snicket, Lemony. The Carnivorous Carnival.
Snicket, Lemony. The Ersatz Elevator.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
Stilton, Geronimo. Geronimo Stilton.

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Listen to Novels Online!

Want to hear a story?

There are lots of read-along books available through the Fraser Valley Public Library. You don’t even need to have a public library card!  Below are some titles you might recognize from our school library. Try listening to them online.  If your teacher wants you take AR tests, take them at school after listening online.

Here’s how to get to these free books:
1. Go to .
2. Look near the bottom of the right hand column for ‘Online Resources’. Click on it.
3. Look under
Find By Subject for ‘Books, Authors, E-Books & Audio Books’. Click.
4. Look near the end of the list for ‘Tumblereadable Library’. Click.
5. In the search box, type any of the titles listed below or browse through the categories. ‘Read-Along’ or ‘2-in-1’ next to titles indicates an audio track.
6. Have fun!

You can use the menu options to go directly to a specific chapter, so you won’t have to listen to an entire novel at once.  You can pause by using the bookmark option. You can also stop, later go back online, and start at the chapter where you left off.

Novels by Well-Known Authors
1. Matt Christopher: Body Check by Matt Christopher
2. Matt Christopher: Goalkeeper in Charge by Matt Christopher
3. Matt Christopher: Slam Dunk by Matt Christopher
4. Matt Christopher: Snowboard Champ by Matt Christopher
5. Matt Christopher: Stealing Home by Matt Christopher
6. Road Trip by Eric Walters
7. Whirlwind by Carol Matas

Orca Series Novels (young adult novels about current issues)
1. Chat Room by Kristin Butcher
2. Dog Walker by Karen Spafford-Fitz
3. Watch Me by Norah McClintock
4. Bang by Norah McClintock
5. Refuge Cove by Lesley Choyce

Adventures of Hucklerry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louise May Alcott
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Swiss Family Robinson by Johan David Wyss
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

If you go back to the list of online resources on the public library site, you will find more audio books in ‘Tumblebook Library’:

King of Slippery Falls by Sid Hite
Matt Christopher: Goalkeeper In Charge by Matt Christopher
Matt Christopher: Slam Dunk by Matt Christopher
Return to Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Timberwolf Chase by Sigmund Brouwer


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Picture Books by Robert Munsch
50 Below Zero
Boy in the Drawer
Fire Station
I Have To Go!
Moira’s Birthday
Mud Puddle
Paper Bag Princess
Purple, Green, and Yellow
Stephanie’s Ponytail

Picture Books by Peter Reynolds

If you try listening to books online, let me know what you think of this way of reading. I’d appreciate hearing your opinions.

Finding the Right Book

There are thousands of novels, so many that it can be hard to find one that tells the story you are waiting to hear. The story that feels right, that answers the silent questions you have about life. The one that feels like it was written just for you. How can you find it?

Well, you can ask me. I’ll ask you some questions: What’s a novel you’ve liked? What’s a picture book you’ve liked? What do you enjoy doing? And then I’ll look at you and think through all the stories in my head.

If you’d rather choose books from home, there’s another way you can find the right book. First, look through the index on the right at all the bibliographies. If you liked ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, click on the list that gives similar books. If you like stories about war, click on the list called ‘Stories of War’. There are lots of lists from which you can choose.

One thing is sure: the story you will enjoy is waiting for you. It’s out there. You just have to find it. Don’t give up!