Kirby Heyborne

Kirby Heyborne has received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has had starring roles in eight other features and two short films and has also appeared on the WB's Everwood and many national commercials. He has garnered rave reviews for his narration over the years and is considered one of the finest narrators working today.

  • Bailey

    By Harry Bliss

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his human classmates with his irrepressible antics.

    "Listeners will enjoy spending the school day with Bailey the dog in this funny audiobook. The narration by Kirby Heyborne, who skillfully gives a distinctive voice to each of the characters, makes it easy to follow along with or without the book. A fun story to read and listen to. Recommended." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Aug 26 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Stay Awake

    By Dan Chaon

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Stories

    A haunting collection of short stories from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.

    Earphones Award Winner. "...one of those books that is more effective in audiobook form because of its first-rate narration...by Kirby Heyborne. He employs a calm, measured delivery to elicit that pleasurable queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach...the best of horror fiction...extraordinarily disturbing - in a good way!" - Audiofile Magazine

    Released Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • Cinco de Mouse-O!

    By Judy Cox

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Beans! Cheese! Music! Mouse has everything he needs for a party...

    "Visuals from unusual perspectives propel the action, while text and art on other pages reveal quieter 'mouse' emotions. With a tightrope-balanced Mouse and a wild ride atop the burro pinata, this action-packed tale combines Mexican tradition with adventure for young readers." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Bailey at the Museum

    By Harry Bliss

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Bailey is back with humor and charm that will keep everyone giggling.

    "Bliss's student-filled scenes recall the adventures of Ms. Frizzle's crew, with Bailey asking all the good questions. Bliss, who draws cartoons for The New Yorker, throws in choice asides for grown-ups." - The New York Times

    Released Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • A Guide to Being Born

    By Ramona Ausubel

    Read by Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne

    An enthralling, imaginative new collection that explores the heart of the human condition.

    "...Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne do not disappoint with this production. They give voice to the rich, lyrical prose of this collection in soft, lush tones that are not only easy on the ear but also evocative. Their pace and diction are precise and measured during the narration, a style that places the dialogue in sharp contrast." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Thu May 02 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Triburbia

    By Karl Taro Greenfeld

    Read by Kirby Heyborne , Sean Runnette , Cris Dukehart , Todd McLaren , Paul Boehmer , Emily Durante and Dan John Miller

    This bold debut novel by the award-winning Greenfeld is a is a vivid portrait of family realities.

    Starred Review. "...a compelling little universe that will matter even to outsiders who don't know that Lispenard Street will never be as glamorous as Greenwich Street. " - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 31 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • She Loves Me Not

    By Ron Hansen

    Read by Kirby Heyborne , Kate Reading and Nicola Barber

    New and Selected Stories

    Including topics diverse as Oscar Wilde, murder, and romance, this is Ron Hansen at his best.

    Starred Review. "Hansen turns out to be at his best when he's free from the tent poles of plot, precedent, or even character. He deserves a collection like this to give readers the full vent of the desolation that lurches out of his landscapes and blows like a cold wind into the lives of his hapless Americans." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Nov 13 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

    By Kevin Brockmeier

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A Memoir of Seventh Grade

    Novelist Kevin Brockmeier recalls the most difficult year of his life.

    "Heyborne's gentle and thoughtful narration complements the personality of the young Kevin...Heyborne also excels at capturing the mocking tones and insensitivity of Kevin's questionable friends." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Milo's Hat Trick

    By Jon Agee

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    "Make room on your shelves for this laugh-out-loud story..." - School Library Journal

    “Kids will enjoy this short but fun tale.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

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

  • Cinco de Mouse-O!

    By Judy Cox

    Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Beans! Cheese! Music! Mouse has everything he needs for a party...

    "The brightly colored illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler make this animated short one that children of all ages will thoroughly enjoy." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • One is a Feast for Mouse

    By Judy Cox

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A Thanksgiving Tale

    Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and funny video reminds us to give thanks for the little things.

    "Repetition, delicious words, and suspense provide Thanksgiving fun." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Lawn to Lawn

    By Dan Yaccarino

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    This hysterical tale of toys-come-to-life reminds us that home is where the heart is!

    “…Kirby Heybourne [is impressive]” - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Haunted House, Haunted Mouse

    By Judy Cox

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Mouse's appetite leads him on a Halloween adventure in a trick-or-treat bag to a haunted house.

    “Ebbeler’s acrylic paintings do a wonderful job of conveying the little rodent’s emotions throughout the story.” - School Library Journal

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

  • Billy and Goat at the State Fair

    By Dan Yaccarino

    Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Two best friends visit the state fair in this tale of courage and corn dogs!

    "This sweet iconographic presentation of Dan Yaccarino’s picture book (2015) about timid Billy—who enters his adventurous pet goat (named Goat) in the best-goat competition at the state fair—is a delight, thanks to Kirby Heyborne’s assured narration and a bouncy, countrified music score." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • How to Catch an Elf

    By Adam Wallace

    Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A fun holiday follow-up from the New York Times best-selling creators of How to Catch a Leprechaun!

    "With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as 'The Night Before Christmas.' Of course, there's some updated technology, such as the Elf Snatcher 3000. Its cute language is great for reading aloud...sure to get a giggle. Daring escapes and goofy traps make the story great fun. With hijinks galore, kids may just come up with some new ways to capture Santa's little helper." - Foreword Reviews

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • How to Catch an Elf

    By Adam Wallace

    Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A fun holiday follow-up from the New York Times best-selling creators of How to Catch a Leprechaun!

    "With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as 'The Night Before Christmas.' Of course, there's some updated technology, such as the Elf Snatcher 3000. Its cute language is great for reading aloud and the pictures are sure to get a giggle. Daring escapes and goofy traps make the story great fun. With hijinks galore, kids may just come up with some new ways to capture Santa's little helper." - Foreword Reviews

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Latke, the Lucky Dog

    By Ellen Fischer

    Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Celebrate Hanukkah with one lucky dog!

    "A sweet and amusing tale that also touches on cultural celebration, this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Haunted House, Haunted Mouse

    By Judy Cox

    Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Mouse's appetite leads him on a Halloween adventure in a trick-or-treat bag to a haunted house.

    "...perfect for early elementary school viewers in search of a sweet, not scary Halloween adventure." - School Library Journal (video review)

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

  • Snow Day for Mouse

    By Judy Cox

    Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Join Cat and Mouse on their fun snow-filled adventures.

    “…Kirby Heyborne narrates with a sense of wonder and joy in his voice… and the sounds of bells project a joyous holiday spirit.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 27 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Those Darn Squirrels!

    By Adam Rubin

    Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A 2014 ALA-ALSC Notable Video!

    "In this iconographic rendering of Adam Rubin’s hilarious picture book...Daniel Salmieri’s illustrations come to life...and narration is by the incomparable Kirby Heyborne." - American Library Association

    Released Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

    By Adam Rubin

    Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A mischievous cat causes all sorts of mayhem in the hilarious sequel to Those Darn Squirrels!

    Three stars. "Narrated by Kirby Heyborne, this sequel to the original picture book adaptation in author Adam Rubin and illustrator Daniel Salmiere’s trilogy continues the escapades of a gaggle of fun-loving squirrels…featuring a read-along option, this fun addition to the series is recommended" - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Those Darn Squirrels Fly South

    By Adam Rubin

    Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Starred Review. "...this third Darn Squirrels outing a winner...Hysterical - again." - Kirkus.

    Starred review. "Visual slapstick and a deadpan text combine with trademark Fookwire expressions to make this third Darn Squirrels outing a winner... Hysterical - again." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Big Bad Bubble

    By Adam Rubin

    Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    An offbeat and giggle-inducing take on conquering fears from the creators of Dragons Love Tacos!

    “This charming, fresh approach to children’s videos is sure to fly off the shelves.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Lawn to Lawn

    By Dan Yaccarino

    Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    This hysterical tale of toys-come-to-life reminds us that home is where the heart is!

    Three and 1/2 stars. "... this sweet and imaginative tale is highly recommended." - Video Librarian

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Bailey

    By Harry Bliss

    Illustrated by Harry Bliss

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his human classmates with his irrepressible antics.

    3 1/2 stars. “From eating his own homework to doing a report on FDR’s famous pet Fala, Bailey enjoys a dog’s life as he goes about the school day his own way… this charming story is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Aug 26 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Billy and Goat at the State Fair

    By Dan Yaccarino

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Two best friends visit the state fair in this tale of courage and corn dogs!

    "Kirby Heyborne provides solid narration in this small story that wraps up a big message: best friends accept you unconditionally, give you courage to try new things, and share the fun." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Bailey at the Museum

    By Harry Bliss

    Illustrated by Harry Bliss

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Bailey is back with humor and charm that will keep everyone giggling.

    "Bailey fans will love this animated version of one of their favorite picture books, and newcomers will enjoy meeting this spirited and curious, though sometimes a bit naughty, pup." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Terrific

    By Jon Agee

    Illustrated by Jon Agee

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    The critically acclaimed "best book of the year" (NYT) is now on video!

    "A fun tale presented with simple lines and colors…" - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • How to Catch the Easter Bunny

    By Adam Wallace

    Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A fun, spring time follow-up from the New York Times best-selling creators of How to Catch an Elf!

    "...nicely packaged in this format. Those who need a quick Easter Bunny fix will find it here." - School Library Journal

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

  • One is a Feast for Mouse

    By Judy Cox

    Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A Thanksgiving Tale

    Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and funny video reminds us to give thanks for the little things.

    "This is a buoyant holiday treat that never grows old." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Milo's Hat Trick

    By Jon Agee

    Illustrated by Jon Agee

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    "Make room on your shelves for this laugh-out-loud story..." - School Library Journal

    "Jon Agee's whimsical and deceptively simple tale dances off the screen, thanks to the lively delivery of Kirby Heyborne, with occasional sound effects and energetic piano music....A charming production that will tickle children and adults." - School Library Journal (video review)

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