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Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week takes place from May 6 to 12 this year. Set some time aside to do some reading with your kids this week and inspire a lifelong love of the written word. The week was created by Every Child a Reader in 1919 and is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot: Book #1

By: Peter Brown
Narrated by: Kate Atwater
Length: 4 hours 14 minutes

“Super heart warming tale of a robot, named Roz, shipwrecked on an island. She is faced with adapting and learning to survive in her new home. Roz teaches perseverance and how kindness in the face of adversity CAN create meaningful relationships. As the listener we learn that families come in all shapes and sizes, and how it can be hard to be the... Read more

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The Silver Arrow

By: Lev Grossman
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 3 hours 51 minutes

“So great! For fans of every good, classic story for the young and the young-at-heart, reminiscent of Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, with powerful-yet-accessible-to-children commentary on the state of our Earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Please, Lev, please, write more! The audio version is phenomenal! Read more

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: Book #1

By: Jessica Townsend
Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
Length: 11 hours

“A deliciously delightful and utterly enchanting debut sure to dazzle fans of the Harry Potter series, “Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow,” by Jessica Townsend, caught me from the very first chapter. I absolutely couldn’t put this gem down after meeting Morrigan, a cursed child destined to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. Complete... Read more

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Winnie the Pooh

The Accessible Version

By: A. A. Milne & Richard Rieman
Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Satauna Howery, Erin Rieman, Trenton Bennett, Mike Lenz, Nefertiti Matos Olivares, Jo Anna Perrin, Roy Samuelson & Chris Snyder
Length: 3 hours 1 minute

A full cast version of the original 1926 adventures of Winnie the Pooh with rich audio description of the original illustrations. ImaginationStorybooks.org makes the audiobook accessible to all children, including those who are blind or low vision. Featuring the voices of Richard Rieman as The Narrator, Satauna Howery as The Audio Decsription... Read more

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Summer Is Here

By: Renée Watson
Narrated by: Renée Watson
Length: 9 minutes

New York Times bestselling creator Renée Watson offers a book ode to a picture-perfect summer day, from sunrise to sunset.

Summer is here!
No dark clouds in the sky,
it's a perfect day for play.
What joy will summer bring me today?

Summer is finally here, and she's bringing the most perfect day! From sunup to sundown, there's so much to do on this... Read more

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Merci Suárez no sabe bailar

Merci Suárez: Book #2

By: Meg Medina
Narrated by: Jane Santos
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

Séptimo grado va a ser todo un desafío para Merci Suárez: los maestros son más estrictos, las amistades son más complicadas y su familia es todavía… bueno, ellos siempre hacen que las cosas sean interesantes. Merci también tiene que gestionar la tienda de la escuela con un varón… y el hecho de que él es —pudiéramos decir— amable hace que todo... Read more

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The Star That Always Stays

By: Anna Rose Johnson
Narrated by: Elise Randall Modica
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

"Growing up on Beaver Island, Grand-père told Norvia stories—stories about her ancestor Migizi, about Biboonke-o-nini the Wintermaker, about the Crane Clan and the Reindeer Clan. He sang her songs in the old language, and her grandmothers taught her to make story quilts and maple candy. On the island, Norvia was proud of her Ojibwe heritage.... Read more

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Too Small Tola Gets Tough

Too Small Tola: Book #3

By: Atinuke
Narrated by: Amaka Obiechie
Length: 1 hour 11 minutes

In ordinary times, Tola lives in an apartment in Lagos, Nigeria, with her clever sister, Moji; her sporty brother, Dapo; and bossy Grandmommy. Tola is so happy! But news of a new virus—and a lockdown too—sends Moji away in one direction and Dapo in another. Then, when Grandmommy can no longer go out to work, Tola goes instead. She works for the... Read more

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Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake

The Questioneers: Book #6

By: Andrea Beaty
Narrated by: Curtis Michael Holland
Length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Zookeeper Fred loves snakes, but his favorite is a tiny green snake named Vern. Vern is sneaky and constantly tries to hide in Fred’s lunch. When Vern gets loose in the zoo and lands atop a boy’s head, it’s trouble! A few citizens demand that all the snakes must go, and the Mayor closes the zoo until City Council decides what to do. Is Vern a... Read more

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Elf Dog and Owl Head

By: M.T. Anderson
Narrated by: Pete Cross
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

Clay has had his fill of home life. A global plague has brought the world to a screeching halt, and with little to look forward to but a summer of video-calling friends, vying with annoying sisters for the family computer, and tuning out his parents’ financial worries, he’s only too happy to retreat to the woods. From the moment the elegant... Read more

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My Powerful Hair

By: Carole Lindstrom
Narrated by: Jennifer Bobiwash
Length: 10 minutes

Our ancestors say our hair is our memories, our source of strength and power, a celebration of our lives. Mom never had long hair—she was told it was too wild. Grandma couldn’t have long hair—hers was taken from her. But one young girl can’t wait to grow her hair long: for herself, for her family, for her connection to her culture and the Earth,... Read more

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The Braid Girls

By: Sherri Winston
Narrated by: Erin Ruth Walker, Tyla Collier & Jade Wheeler
Length: 5 hours 37 minutes

Maggie's world is turned upside down when she learns that her father, whom she admires, has a second daughter, Callie, whom no one knew existed. But she won't let a new family member get in the way of her summer plans with her best friend, Daija. They're determined to make tons of money braiding hair for kids around the neighborhood. Daija's... Read more

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Moving the Millers' Minnie Moore Mine Mansion

A True Story

By: Dave Eggers
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 9 minutes

Make way for history as only Dave Eggers could stage it. It all started when John “Minnie” Moore built a mine in Idaho and sold it to Englishman Henry Miller. Then Henry married a local lass named Annie and built her a mansion, hence the “Millers’ Minnie Moore Mine Mansion.” After Henry died and Annie was hoodwinked—losing all but the... Read more

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The Skull

A Tyrolean Folktale

By: Jon Klassen
Narrated by: Fairuza Balk & Jon Klassen
Length: 22 minutes

Winner of the 2024 Audie Award for Young Listeners

In a big abandoned house on a barren hill lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and run away, and when she finds herself lost in the dark forest, the lonely house beckons. Her host, the skull, is afraid of something too, something that comes every night. Can... Read more

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No Place Like Home

By: James Bird
Narrated by: Calvin Joyal
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

When home is a car, life is unpredictable. School, friends, and three meals a day aren't guaranteed. Not every town has a shelter where a family can sleep for a night or two, and places with parking lots don't welcome overnight stays. Opin, his brother Emjay, and their mother are trying to get to Los Angeles, where they hope an uncle and a new... Read more

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Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year

The Questioneers: Book #6

By: Andrea Beaty
Narrated by: Mia Hutchinson-Shaw
Length: 12 minutes

Lila Greer is full of worries. Even the smallest things—from cabbages to cardboard—fill her with dread and What Ifs. So when her family makes a big change—moving to a new town—the worry and What Ifs only grow. What if things go wrong? What if no one likes her? At first, Lila feels right to be worried. In her new home, everything is strange. The... Read more

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Zilot & Other Important Rhymes

By: Bob Odenkirk
Narrated by: Bob Odenkirk, Emo Philips, Ron Funches, Samuel Robert Epstein & Maria Bamford
Length: 1 hour 3 minutes

Emmy Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer, comedian, and actor Bob Odenkirk and his daughter, illustrator Erin Odenkirk, present poetic nonsense for all ages perfect for fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky!

Bob Odenkirk began writing these poems with his children when they were little, compiling the poetry into a homemade... Read more

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Bridge to Bat City

By: Ernest Cline
Narrated by: Felicia Day
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ernest Cline comes a mostly true tall tale about an unexpected friendship between a young girl and a music-loving colony of bats. After losing her mother, thirteen-year-old Opal moves in with her uncle Roscoe on the family farm. There, Opal bonds with Uncle Roscoe over music and befriends a group of... Read more

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Ikenga

By: Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
Length: 6 hours 10 minutes

Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade children introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.



Nnamdi's father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded the town. But then he was murdered, and most people... Read more

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Hello, Emma Memma

Emma Memma

By: Emma Memma
Narrated by: Emma Memma
Length: 5 minutes

Join Emma Memma for a magical story time as she says hello to the world.

Here she is! The wait is finally over, beloved children's entertainer Emma Watkins' next chapter has been unveiled as she makes a joyful transformation into Emma Memma.

Sing, dance and sign with Emma Memma!

Welcome to a place
With a gum blossom tree
And pink painted leaves... Read more

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