Elizabeth Cottle

Elizabeth Cottle is an actress, singer, and theatre director based in Northwest Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Musical Theatre from Ohio Northern University and is a veteran of more than thirty productions. Recognized for Excellence in Acting by the Ohio Community Theatre Association, she also has a wide variety of performing experience outside of the stage, including singing with a jazz orchestra, filming commercials, doing improv sketch comedy, and narrating audiobooks.

  • Washday

    By Eve Bunting

    Illustrated by Brad Sneed

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Lizzie helps her grandma on washday in this celebration of tradition and hard work.

    “This gentle glimpse into times gone by will resonate with audiences who may be unfamiliar with just how labor-intensive laundry day used to be, and it will pair well with social studies units focusing on life in the late 1800s.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Dec 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Illustrated by Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

    “This inspiring program prods viewers to embrace history.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Washday

    By Eve Bunting

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Lizzie helps her grandma on washday in this celebration of tradition and hard work.

    "Narrator Elizabeth Cottle is fabulous, especially as a slightly raspy grandma. This sweet snapshot of simpler (though not easier!) times will be enjoyed by all." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Dec 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

    Starred review. "Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom... Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery." - Publisher's Weekly

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Whispering Town

    By Jennifer Elvgren

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Based on a true story!

    Starred review. "Both author and illustrator do an excellent job of bringing both the horror and humanity of this story to a level younger children can understand, and there is much of both... An unusual and strong addition to Holocaust literature." - Booklist

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Museum

    By Susan Verde

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart!

    National Parenting Publications Award Silver Winner. "This story will make you want to create something beautiful." - National Parenting Publications Awards

    Released Tue Sep 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Leaving Paradise

    By Simone Elkeles

    Read by Nicholas Mondelli and Elizabeth Cottle

    "Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that’s just right" – Booklist

    "...recommended to fans of realistic YA romance." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Return to Paradise

    By Simone Elkeles

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle and Nicholas Mondelli

    From New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles comes the sequel to Leaving Paradise.

    “This novel will appeal both to boys, for Caleb’s toughness and his situation, and girls, for the steamy romance.” - Booklist

    Released Tue May 20 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Whispering Town

    By Jennifer Elvgren

    Illustrated by Fabio Santomauro

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Based on a true story!

    Starred review. "Both author and illustrator do an excellent job of bringing both the horror and humanity of this story to a level younger children can understand, and there is much of both... An unusual and strong addition to Holocaust literature." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Lullabies

    By Lang Leav

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure.

    "Lang Leav tackles nothing less than love and all its messy, glorious complexities." - Elle Magazine

    Released Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • UnSlut

    By Emily Lindin

    Read by Erin Yuen and Elizabeth Cottle

    A Diary and a Memoir

    Emily Lindns published version of The "Unslut Project", which helps bullied girls around the world.

    "[A] sometimes tender, sometimes painful look at the stigmas that surround girls growing up in modern society." - Booklist

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Next Year, For Sure

    By Zoey Leigh Peterson

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A Novel

    A luminous portrait of exploring polyamory from the perspectives of two longtime romantic partners.

    "What's most impressive is that debut novelist Peterson has written a book that concretely explores the beginnings of an open relationship, its joys and pitfalls, and pulls it off in this easy-to-read and sympathetic character study." - Booklist

    Released Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Rifka Takes a Bow

    By Betty Rosenberg Perlov

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue.

    "A nice addition to collections wishing to highlight the American Jewish experience." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • You and Me

    By Susan Verde

    Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale.

    "Serendipity is hard to quantify but is much appreciated, as this tenderhearted homage to friendship highlights." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jul 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Rifka Takes a Bow

    By Betty Rosenberg Perlov

    Illustrated by Cosei Kawa

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue.

    “... a gateway to the magic of live stage performances (which) offers a behind-the-curtain look at what goes on backstage..” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • How to Catch the Tooth Fairy

    By Adam Wallace

    Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Losing a tooth is an exciting event in the life of a child - what will the tooth fairy bring?

    "...its focus on designing and constructing traps ties in to STEM units..." - School Library Video

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • You and Me

    By Susan Verde

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale.

    "This title is a wonderful introduction to the concept of serendipity and the magic of true friendship." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jul 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Way It Hurts

    By Patty Blount

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle and Nicholas Mondelli

    Disaster turns into complicated love in this young-adult romance.

    "Blount writes authentically; both protagonists' voices are distinct. The author explores the rapidly consuming world of social media and how it affects relationships online and in real life. VERDICT A relevant read and must-have for all YA collections." - School Library Journal

    Available Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • All the Difference

    By Leah Ferguson

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    New Year’s Eve. For thirty-year-old Molly Sullivan, a night that will transform her life forever...

    4 1/2 star review. "Ferguson offers women's fiction a fresh new voice with her first novel..." - RT Book Review

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Museum

    By Susan Verde

    Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart!

    Four stars. “A refreshing, infectious tale that imaginatively captures one youngster’s excitement over art, this is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Sep 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Memories

    By Lang Leav

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A wonderous collection of poems by talented poet, Lang Leav.

    Best of 2015 - *Goodreads Best List*

    Released Tue Oct 06 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Local Girl Swept Away

    By Ellen Wittlinger

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A body remains to be found as three friend’s struggle coming to terms with their missing leader.

    "Teenage best friends grapple with sudden loss in Wittlinger's...coming-of-age tale, [with] moments of true compassion, and lovely descriptions of the Cape." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Good Morning Yoga

    By Mariam Gates

    Illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

    Teach kids to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with confidence.

    "Hinder's playful illustrations animate Gates' descriptions and affirmations...The balance of bold and soft colors mirrors the energizing yet focused movements of the stretches. Young readers will easily see themselves in one of the many diverse children in the book...An energizing yoga practice...should inspire multiple readings." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Good Night Yoga

    By Mariam Gates

    Illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

    Help calm active children into a peaceful and soothing bedtime routine with this interactive story.

    "In a clear and calming introduction to yoga, serene children demonstrate 11 basic poses, while a lullaby winds throughout...Gentle supplemental text describes the poses which come together in a closing spread to create the 'Good Night Yoga Flow.'" - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged