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The Mabel's Fables BE A GOOD LISTENER Booklist for Ages 10 to 13

These titles are for older middle grade readers - many with action, fantasy, history AND sensitive topics to explore. These are all amazing books to know. and a superior listening experience. If you fall in love with a book, there is good chance there are sequels and others in a series so check back for more writing by the same author.

Number the Stars

By Lois Lowry
Narrated by Blair Brown /  2 hours 46 minutes

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon... Read More »

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The Glass Sentence

The Mapmakers Trilogy: Book #1
By S. E. Grove
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  15 hours 46 minutes

New York Times Bestseller
An Indiebound Bestseller
A Kids' Next Top Ten Book
A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Reads

“Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen... Read More »

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$38.50 USD

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer

Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology: Book #1
By Rick Riordan
Narrated by Christopher Guetig /  15 hours 20 minutes

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible... Read More »

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Refugee

By Alan Gratz
7 hours 36 minutes

If you enjoyed The War That Saved My Life, then you’ll love Refugee.

“A perfect read for kids who are looking for an emotional story about the world we live in and how children can find their place in hard time. Refugee in particular is a fantastic read with the different readers.”

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1)

His Dark Materials: Book #1
By Philip Pullman
Narrated by Philip Pullman & Full Cast /  10 hours 32 minutes

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where...
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Alanna: The First Adventure

Song of the Lioness #1
Song of the Lioness: Book #1
By Tamora Pierce
Narrated by Tamora Pierce /  5 hours 14 minutes

Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubborness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing... Read More »

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Redwall

By Brian Jacques
Narrated by Brian Jacques & Full Cast /  10 hours 40 minutes

When Redwall was published in 1987 it catapulted author Brian Jacques to international stardom. And small wonder! This enthralling tale is jam-packed with the things we long for in a great adventure: danger, laughter, hairbreadth escapes, tragedy, mystery, a touch of wonder, a truly despicable villain, and a hero we can take to heart.

That hero... Read More »

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Silverwing

Silverwing: Book #1
By Kenneth Oppel
Narrated by John McDonough /  7 hours 27 minutes

Shade, a young silverwing bat, is the runt of his colony. Determined to show how brave he is, Shade breaks one of the ancient rules that governs the bats. As punishment, owls burn the bats' roost, forcing them to migrate earlier than normal. While on the trip south to the Hibernaculum, Shade becomes separated from his flock during a rain storm.... Read More »

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Blackthorn Key

By Kevin Sands
Narrated by Ray Panthaki /  7 hours 21 minutes

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this “spectacular debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.”

Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and... Read More »

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Wonder

By R. J. Palacio
Narrated by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl & Kate Rudd /  8 hours 6 minutes

A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin.

Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose... Read More »

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Between Heaven and Earth

Seven (the Series)
By Eric Walters
Narrated by Bret Amundsen /  5 hours 3 minutes

DJ is David McLean's eldest grandson, so it stands to reason that he be the one to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes. At least that's how DJ sees it. He's always been the best at everything—sports, school, looking after his fatherless family—so climbing Kilimanjaro is just another thing he'll accomplish almost effortlessly. Or so he... Read More »

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Innocent

Secrets
By Eric Walters
Narrated by Nina Richmond /  6 hours 2 minutes

After the orphanage she lives in is destroyed by fire, Betty, an innocent and trusting teen, takes a job as a maid in Kingston, Ontario. Welcomed into the household of the wealthy Remington clan, Betty makes friends with the staff at the house and soon discovers that her mother had also been a maid there—and that her father is in a nearby jail,... Read More »

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The Boundless

By Kenneth Oppel
Narrated by Nick Podehl /  8 hours 7 minutes

Will Everett has always wished for an adventure.

Little does he know his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will protects a key that can unlock the train's hidden treasures. Villains are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows, as the Boundless hurtles across the... Read More »

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Book #1
By Jenny Han
Narrated by Laura Knight Keating /  8 hours 21 minutes

Publisher Marketing: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the "New York Times "bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her.... Read More »

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Greenglass House

Greenglass House: Book #1
By Kate Milford
Narrated by Chris Henry Coffey /  11 hours 41 minutes

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive... Read More »

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The Explorer

By Katherine Rundell
Narrated by Peter Noble /  6 hours 43 minutes

From Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they're on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred... Read More »

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Patina

Track: Book #2
By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Heather Alicia Simms /  5 hours 46 minutes

2018 Audie Award Finalist for Middle Grade

A YALSA 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Selection

ALSC 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings List

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award... Read More »

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter (US): Book #1
By J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dale /  8 hours 33 minutes

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a... Read More »

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OCDaniel

By Wesley King
Narrated by Ramon De Ocampo /  7 hours 4 minutes

From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder—until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he's the water boy. He spends football practice... Read More »

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Life of a Cactus: Book #1
By Dusti Bowling
Narrated by Karissa Vacker /  5 hours 26 minutes

The audio edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park. Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a... Read More »

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