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Owl Books Playlist for Ages 8 - 10

These audiobooks are sure to find a home in your children's hearts. You'll find some wonderful titles that may sound familiar from your childhood and some fun titles from today's most endearing authors. Every audiobook in this collection have been curated by Owl Books and can be found on our website. They are fun to listen to as a family and can also be used to reinforce vocabulary and develop more complex reading comprehension.

Playlist Tags: Owl Books genre: Children's audience: kids audience: children

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Matilda

By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Kate Winslet
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to... Read more »

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James and the Giant Peach

By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


A little magic can take you a long way.

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible... Read more »

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling & Newt Scamander
Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
Length: 1 hours 54 minutes

"A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.

Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Book 1

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 7 minutes

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Book 2)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 16 minutes

Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record (Book 3)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 8 minutes

World record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one? Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Book 4)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 11 minutes

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, the two girls hatch a plan to prove that Bean's big sister is the world's worst babysitter. Of course plans go awry, but fun ensues! Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Bound to Be Bad (Book 5)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good. Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Doomed to Dance (Book 6)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 20 minutes

Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 24 minutes

It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes?... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean No News Is Good News (Book 8)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 20 minutes

The 8th book in the New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series is now available in paperback! Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-one serving size. Don't ask why. But how are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars? Hey, maybe they should... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Make the Rules (Book 9)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 30 minutes

Bean's older sister is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Take the Case (Book 10)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 27 minutes

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some! Read more »

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Ivy & Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

By Annie Barrows
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

Book 11 in The New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series.

Ivy and Bean are back, and they are funnier than ever. Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler... Read more »

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