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Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week takes place from May 2 to 8 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 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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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

By: Robert C. O'Brien
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly... Read more

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Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

By: Angela Ahn
Narrated by: Tony Kim
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes

Eleven-year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. But in one summer, that all falls apart. Told in short, accessible journal entries and combining the humor of Timmy Failure with the poignant family dynamics of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Lee will win readers' hearts.

Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to... Read more

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How to Train Your Dad

By: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 3 hours 16 minutes

From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud misadventure about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down.

Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid existence. His dad may be brilliant, but dumpster-diving for food, scouring through... Read more

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Ingrid and the Wolf

By: Andre Alexis
Narrated by: Sonja Smits
Length: 3 hours 26 minutes

Like all of us, Ingrid wants to belong, especially to a family. Now, she does have parents whom she loves very much, but she has a sense that there is more to her past than she’s been told. When the opportunity presents itself for her to visit Hungary, Ingrid takes it despite her parents’ objections.

What she finds in the old country is... Read more

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Brave Irene

A Picture Book

By: William Steig
Narrated by: Meryl Streep
Length: 26 minutes

This audio edition includes narration by Meryl Streep.

This winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on as she ventures through a bitter cold snowstorm in William Steig's classic Brave Irene.

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the... Read more

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Tomatoes in My Lunchbox

By: Costantia Manoli
Narrated by: Costantia Manoli
Length: 9 minutes

This audiobook is read by the author.

Tomatoes in My Lunchbox is a moving audiobook from a debut author about the first day of school, layered with themes about the immigrant experience and the universal experience of feeling out of place.

A child, newly arrived in another country, feels displaced, lonely, and a little scared on her first day of... Read more

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President of the Whole Fifth Grade

President: Book #1

By: Sherri Winston
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes

Start counting your votes . . . and your friends.

When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that becoming president of her class is the first step toward her own... Read more

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The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story

By: Charis Cotter
Narrated by: A.J. Bridel
Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

A creepy, mysterious dollhouse takes center stage in this atmospheric middle-grade mystery for fans of Doll Bones and Small Spaces.

Alice's world is falling apart. Her parents are getting a divorce, and they've cancelled their yearly cottage trip -- the one thing that gets Alice through the school year. Instead, Alice and her mom are heading to... Read more

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My Selma

True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Willie Mae Brown
Narrated by: Karen Chilton & Willie Mae Brown
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

"Karen Chilton conveys both powerful joy and profound grief in her narration of Willie Mae Brown's stories about growing up in Selma, Alabama, during the Civil Rights movement."- AudioFile

The preface and afterword are read by the author.

Combining family stories of the everyday and the extraordinary as seen through the eyes of her...
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Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle

By: Nina LaCour
Narrated by: Marion Toro
Length: 9 minutes

For one little girl, there’s no place she’d rather be than sitting between Mama and Mommy. So when Mommy goes away on a work trip, it’s tricky to find a good place at the table. As the days go by, Mama brings her to the library, they watch movies, and all of them talk on the phone, but she still misses Mommy as deep as the ocean and as high as... Read more

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School Is Wherever I Am

By: Ellie Peterson
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 4 minutes

This audiobook is fully sound-designed.

From Ellie Peterson, the author-illustrator of How to Hug A Pufferfish comes a timely new picture book about learning, exploration, and the ever-expanding definition of school.

Is school only one place?

Are there other classrooms?
Different teachers?
New Lessons?

In this charming, thoughtful audiobook,... Read more

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A Door Made for Me

By: Tyler Merritt
Narrated by: Tyler Merritt
Length: 15 minutes

This emotional and honest book explores a racist encounter from the perspective of a young Black boy, while offering a message of unconditional love and acceptance to soothe the pain of blind prejudice. In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Black boy confronts his first experience of overt racism. In recounting the events to his... Read more

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The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch Audio)

By: Robert Munsch
Narrated by: Robert Munsch
Length: 7 minutes

Over seven million copies in print! When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in... Read more

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The Door of No Return

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

“At once beautiful and horrible. Like waves on water, this story lifts the reader up and then plummets down into darkness. The final verses offer a glimpse of hope that I intend to follow into book two. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has become, hands down, my favorite narrator ever. He is fantastic. Read more

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I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

By: Leslie Odom, Jr. & Nicolette Robinson
Narrated by: Leslie Odom, Jr. & Nicolette Robinson
Length: 6 minutes

This program is read by the authors and features original music on a bonus track, performed by Tony Award–winning actor Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in Hamilton, and stage actor Nicolette Robinson.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know is a touching and heartfelt ode about the way we feel for our children.

Do... Read more

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The Sun Does Shine (Young Readers Edition)

An Innocent Man, A Wrongful Conviction, and the Long Path to Justice

By: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin & Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes

The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times, now adapted for younger readers.

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed... Read more

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One Crazy Summer

By: Rita Williams-Garcia
Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes

Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the... Read more

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 3 hours 32 minutes

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times bestselling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listenersFrom the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in... Read more

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The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan

By: Salma Hussain
Narrated by: Asia Mattu
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

Mona learns to find her voice over the course of a year that sees her immigrating from Dubai to Canada in this novel for fans of Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Mona Hasan is a young Muslim girl growing up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when the first Gulf War breaks out in 1991. The war isn’t what she expects — “We didn’t even get any days off... Read more

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