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Books in the Big Apple

Books in the Big Apple

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! Listen to these great kids books set in New York City.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: middle grade audience: tweens audience: teens audience: kids topic: new york city

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York: The Shadow Cipher

York: Book #1

By Laura Ruby
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 10 hours 14 minutes

York: The Shadow Cipher

“Partake on a positively puzzling adventure with twins Tess and Theo and friend Jaime as they try to solve the Old York Cipher, hoping to save their home, the mysterious Morningstarr apartment house along the way. Set in Manhattan, York by Laura Ruby is an alternate history epic sure to please curious middle readers with its quizzical cast of characters. Can this clever trio traverse the thrilling twists and turns thrown at them thereby solving the cipher or is this centuries-old quest a wild goose chase for all participants?”

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Pride

A Pride & Prejudice Remix

By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Length: 6 hours 7 minutes

Pride

“Elizabeth Acevedo was the perfect choice for the reader of this sensational retelling of Pride & Prejudice. Zuri Benitez absolutely comes to life through her performance. Zoboi's Pride is a fresh yet faithful adaptation of the timeless classic, sure to speak to fans of Austen's original book and introduce a whole new generation to the wit and wisdom of her works. ”

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The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book #1

By Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and... Read more »

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Little Red Lighthouse And The Great Gray Bridge

By Hildegard H. Swift
Narrated by: David de Vries
Length: 11 minutes

The importance of small things in a world dominated by great size is illustrated in this real-life story of a lighthouse on the shores of the Hudson River. The role of the little lighthouse is revealed when a violent storm threatens the safety of the boats on the river.

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Stuart Little

By E. B. White
Narrated by: Julie Harris
Length: 1 hours 57 minutes

Stuart Little is a shy, philosophical mouse witha big heart and a taste for adventure. He also happens to be the second son born to the Littles, a human family living in New York City. In spite of his dimunuitive statue-barely two inches tall--Stuart enjoys life in the big city. He rides a Fifth Avenue bus and even wins a sailboat race in... Read more »

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Brown Girl Dreaming

By Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson
Length: 3 hours 54 minutes

New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 
 
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African... Read more »

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When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead
Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post
 
This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall...

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From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By E.L. Konigsburg
Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

“This book enchanted me as a child and continues to as an adult. Who doesn’t want to concoct a plan to run away from responsibility, take up residence in one of the world’s greatest museums and solve an art mystery?”

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Harriet the Spy (TV Tie-In Edition)

By Louise Fitzhugh
Narrated by: Anne Bobby
Length: 7 hours 6 minutes

Features an exclusive bonus interview with the Apple TV+ animated series stars, Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein (the voice of Harriet) and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (the voice of Ole Golly).

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then... Read more »

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Monster

By Walter Dean Myers
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 2 hours 35 minutes

BONUS FEATURE: Afterword read by the author

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I’ll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. Monster.

FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind... Read more »

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Masterpiece

The Masterpiece Adventures

By Elise Broach
Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
Length: 5 hours 58 minutes

Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays' apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit...

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All These Things I've Done

A Novel
Birthright: Book #1

By Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes

From Gabrielle Zevin—the author of the critically acclaimed Elsewhere—comes the first book in the Birthright series, All These Things I've Done, a masterful novel about an impossible romance, a mafia family, and the ties that forever bind us.

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New...

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Better Nate Than Ever

By Tim Federle
Narrated by: Tim Federle
Length: 5 hours 54 minutes

Soon to be a Disney+ Original movie!

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Slate Favorite Book of the Year

A small-town... Read more »

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Balloons Over Broadway

The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

By Melissa Sweet
Narrated by: John McDonough
Length: 15 minutes

A Caldecott Honor Medal recipient and the illustrator of nearly 100 children's books, Melissa Sweet delivers the charming story of Tony Sarg, the man known as ''America's Puppet Master.'' With delightful, rhyming prose, Sweet takes listeners back to the 1920s to meet the designer who created the first helium-filled balloons for Macy's... Read more »

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Towers Falling

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift.
When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about... Read more »

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The Pushcart War

By Jean Merrill
Narrated by: Mark Hammer
Length: 4 hours 59 minutes

This irresistibly funny tale of the conflict between New York City's pushcart peddlers and truck drivers is the best satire of war ever written for children. With captivating warmth and humor, The Pushcart War teaches young listeners invaluable lessons about the strategies, politics, and consequences of war. Read more »

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Vanderbeekers: Book #1

By Karina Yan Glaser
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they... Read more »

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Her Right Foot

By Dave Eggers
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 14 minutes

"A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best." - Entertainment Weekly If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and... Read more »

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The Saturdays

By Elizabeth Enright
Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

Meet the Melendys!

Mona, the eldest, is thirteen. She has decided to become an actress and can recite poetry at the drop of a hat. Rush is twelve and a bit mischievous. Miranda is ten and a half. She loves dancing and painting pictures. Oliver is the youngest. At six, he is a calm and thoughtful person. They all live with their father, who is a...

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All-of-a-Kind Family

By Sydney Taylor
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 3 hours 31 minutes

It’s the turn of the century in New York’s Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters—Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama’s front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa’s peddler’s shop on rainy days. The five girls...

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