Swanson, Joshua 1978-
Most widely held works by Joshua Swanson
The lost hero by Rick Riordan ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
Ship breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.
This book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"Inside this audiobook lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palate will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to listen to this audiobook? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you--and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the sinister, blind chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom: the legendary Tuning Fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember--this (audio)book is not good for you"--Container.
The things a brother knows by Dana Reinhardt ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boaz, an ex-Marine, on a walking trip from Boston to Washington, D.C. in hopes of learning why Boaz is completely withdrawn after returning from serving in a war Levi can't understand.
Split by Swati Avasthi ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.
The home run kid races on by Matt Christopher ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
In the fourth installment of the Home Run Kid series, Sylvester Coddmyer, who has been graced with mysterious pro baseball abilities, is about to begin his fourth season. However, when a new coach arrives to give him some pointers, Syl starts to uncover the truth behind his unnatural ball-hitting powers.
Shark wars by E. J Altbacker ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Gray is already bigger than all the other sharks in his clan, or shiver. He can't stop growing, and when his hunger gets him into trouble, he's banished from the reef. Luckily his best friend Barkley comes with him ... but their hunt for food forces them to journey deep into the dangerous Big Blue.
Flat broke by Gary Paulsen ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is a hard worker, so when his income is cut off he begins a series of businesses, from poker games to selling snacks, earning money to take a girl to a dance, but his partners soon tire of his methods.
Liar, liar by Gary Paulsen ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
Watcher in the woods by Robert Liparulo ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
It's not just the house that's keeping secrets.Pretending everything is all right is harder than it sounds. But the Kings know that even if they told the truth about the bizarre things happening in their house, no one would believe them. Right now they're hyperfocused on rescuing their lost family member before anyone finds out what's going on.But when a stranger shows up to take their house, their options start dwindling fast...
Gatekeepers by Robert Liparulo ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
With their mother still missing after going through a Civil War time portal in their spooky house, and their father in jail under a false accusation, Xander, David, and their younger sister continue to try to bring their mother back, now with the help of an old relative who has turned up unexpectedly.
Liar, liar the theory, practice and destructive properties of deception by Gary Paulsen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Kevin has a big talent. Some might call it compulsive lying. He calls it common sense. Kev doesn't mean to cause trouble by lying all the time; he's just trying to make everything easier for everyone (and himself). And, of course, a few harmless, um, falsehoods are crucial to his plan to convince Tina that he's the perfect boyfriend for her.
Three rivers rising a novel of the Johnstown flood by Jame Richards ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Celestia spends every summer with her family at a resort at Lake Conemaugh, an Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by a 70-foot dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia much prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel's hired boy. It's a friendship she must keep secret from her parents, and when companionship turns to romance, it's a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May of 1889.
Aliens on vacation by Clete Barrett Smith ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Scrub isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in "Middle of nowhere," Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic bed & breakfast, he's not surprised by its 1960's-meets-Star-wars decor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is a portal and his grandma is the gate keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. She desperately needs Scrub's help with disguising the tourists as humans. As if that weren't difficult enough, the town sheriff is already suspicious of Granny. One wrong move and Scrub could blow Grandma's cover, forcing the B&B to shut down forever. And when it comes to aliens, every move seems very wrong.
House of dark shadows by Robert Liparulo ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
When fifteen-year-old Xander and his family move into an old, abandoned house in the middle of a dense forest outside of a small California town, they discover that not only are some of the rooms portals into other places, but that malevolent forces are at work.
Timescape by Robert Liparulo ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Which door would you go through to save the world?David, Xander, and Toria King never know what new adventures--and dangers--await them beyond the mysterious portals hidden on the top floor of their new house. They have battled gladiators and the German army, dodged soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, and barely escaped a fierce attack in their own home. Still they are no closer to finding their mother, who was pulled by powerful forces through a portal and lost in time...
World cup by Matt Christopher ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
As a preview for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, sports writer Matt Christopher presents a quintessential history of the sporting world's biggest event. Held every four years, the World Cup is the showcase for the world's most popular sport. From the USA's historical upset win against England in 1950 to Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal in 1986, Christopher revisits bygone Cups.
Out at second by Matt Christopher ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
When a key player on the Grizzlies' baseball team is hit on the head by a ball while practicing with his friends, they must decide whether to keep his injury a secret even after he starts behaving strangely.
Whirlwind by Robert Liparulo ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
To save the world from destruction, rescue their kidnapped mother, and battle the evil Taksidian, the King siblings try to control the mysterious portals in their house that send them to different time periods.
The son of Neptune by Rick Riordan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
After three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo visit Camp Half-Blood, they inherit a quest: to free Hera, a prisoner of Gaia. But who are the other four demigods mentioned in prophesy who will join them in their quest? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.
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