Lynne Heffley recommends recent audio and video titles released for children at the Los Angeles Times.
No real surprises in the audio category, but I am surprised to learn there's a movie version of Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord. (Straight-to-video, or have I been really out of it?)
Heffley claims the film has, " suspenseful atmosphere, special effects, an appealing young cast and a cameo by Vanessa Redgrave." I may have to check this one out. The Thief Lord was my least favorite Funke, but it would make for a great movie.