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Disability in Fiction for Kids

Children's fiction featuring characters with various physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Intended to raise awareness of the possibilities of life even with a disability. #OwnVoices whenever possible.

No Matter the Distance

By: Cindy Baldwin
Narrated by: Reena Dutt
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

An unexpected animal companion helps a girl with cystic fibrosis learn to write her own story in this captivating novel in verse by award-winning author and disabled activist Cindy Baldwin. Penny Rooney has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing... Read more

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Figure It Out, Henri Weldon

By: Tanita S. Davis
Narrated by: Karen Malina White
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes

Tanita S. Davis, author of Partly Cloudy and Serena Says, has written another funny, warm story featuring middle school and family life—all about the complex calculations it takes for everyone to balance the equations of their lives and what it takes to be part of a team while handling a learning disability. This middle grade novel is perfect... Read more

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Time to Roll

Roll with It

By: Jamie Sumner
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
Length: 3 hours 55 minutes

In the eagerly anticipated sequel to Jamie Sumner’s acclaimed and beloved middle grade novel Roll with It, Ellie finds her own way to shine.

Ellie is so not the pageant type. They’re Coralee’s thing, and Ellie is happy to let her talented friend shine in the spotlight. But what’s she supposed to do when Coralee asks her to enter a beauty pageant,... Read more

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The Book of Legends

A hilarious and fast-paced quest adventure from bestselling comedian Lenny Henry

By: Sir Lenny Henry
Narrated by: Sir Lenny Henry
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

Perfect for fans of fast-paced adventures, The Book of Legends, from comedian Lenny Henry is a laugh-out-loud magical story for 8 -12 year olds, read by the author.


Twins, Bran and Fran, are two ordinary kids who are about to go on an extraordinary adventure! When their mum mysteriously disappears in a lightning strike, just like their dad, the... Read more

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Planet Earth Is Blue

By: Nicole Panteleakos
Narrated by: Dylan Moore
Length: 5 hours 36 minutes

"Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me

A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmos, Mockingbird, and The Thing About Jellyfish.


Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of... Read more

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Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish

AIRI SANO, PRANKMASTER GENERAL: Book #1

By: Zoe Tokushige
Narrated by: Sara Matsui-Colby
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

A hilarious story of new-school hijinks, filled with friendship, family, and plenty of pranks--perfect for fans of Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Meet Airi Sano. After spending her entire childhood moving from one military base to another, she's excited to be settling down for the long-term in Hawai'i. She's less excited about her new... Read more

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I Love Vincent

By: Laura Ljungkvist
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 6 minutes

Scout is a very good boy. He is a seeing-eye dog who helps his human friend Vincent with all his daily activities because Vincent is blind. After graduating from a special training school where they learned how to be partners, Scout and Vincent became a perfect team! Vincent takes excellent care of Scout, giving him his favorite kind of food and... Read more

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The Other Half of Happy

By: Rebecca Balcárcel
Narrated by: Ariana Cordero
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes

This immersive and beautifully written novel follows the story of Quijana, a girl in pieces.

Quijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important, and which pieces come together to make her whole.

This is a heartfelt poetic portrayal of a girl growing up, fitting in, and learning what it means to belong.

• Lyrical middle grade debut... Read more

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The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family

By: Sarah Kapit
Narrated by: Gabi Epstein
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

Fans of the Penderwicks and the Vanderbeekers, meet the Finkel family in this middle grade novel about two autistic sisters, their detective agency, and life's most consequential mysteries.

When twelve-year-old Lara Finkel starts her very own detective agency, FIASCCO (Finkel Investigation Agency Solving Consequential Crimes Only), she does not... Read more

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The Hoopstar

By: Chavon D. White
Narrated by: Ellie Allen
Length: 14 minutes

The Hoopstar was inspired by the true story of a twelve-year-old girl who’s always had a love for basketball. It was where she shined the most. Brylane knew how to master plays and how to outthink her opponent on the court, but she struggled with another opponent off the court . . . Dyslexia. This entertaining story gives readers an... Read more

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The Chance to Fly

By: Ali Stroker & Stacy Davidowitz
Narrated by: Ali Stroker
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

A heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations--and gravity--from Tony award-winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

Thirteen-year-old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team,... Read more

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Out of My Heart

The Out of My Mind Series

By: Sharon M. Draper
Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
Length: 7 hours 20 minutes

A New York Times bestseller!

Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.

Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even... Read more

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The War I Finally Won

By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

A New York Times bestseller

Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life


When Ada awakes from surgery on her club foot, the news that greets her will... Read more

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Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

By: Pablo Cartaya
Narrated by: Pablo Cartaya
Length: 4 hours 35 minutes

One boy's search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle-grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.

Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target.

After a fight at school leaves... Read more

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The Ables

Ables: Book #1

By: Jeremy Scott
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
Length: 14 hours 5 minutes

I did have fantastic hearing, mostly by virtue of being blind. But that couldn't actually mean that he's trying to tell me I have super powers, right? Because that would be ridiculous.



It wasn't the "sex talk" he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian—a guardian—and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll... Read more

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Hello, Universe

By: Erin Entrada Kelly
Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo & Amielynn Abellera
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes

Winner of the Newbery Medal“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.” —Washington PostAcclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and... Read more

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Can Bears Ski?

By: Raymond Antrobus
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 8 minutes

Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when Dad Bear wakes him up in the morning. He feels the floor shake when his teacher stomps to get his attention. But something else is missing, like when his friends tell jokes that he isn’t sure he understands, or when all around him Little Bear hears the question, “Can bears... Read more

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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

A Sal and Gabi Novel: Book #1

By: Carlos Hernandez
Narrated by: Anthony Rey Perez
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

“This book was so much fun! The narrator captures the characters so well. I was laughing out loud at the ridiculous situations Sal and Gabi find themselves in, while feeling deeply when confronted with real issues such as friends with hard home lives and sick infants. I love the union of practical magic with science and the unknown. One of my... Read more

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Real

By: Carol Cujec & Peyton Goddard
Narrated by: Rachel L. Jacobs
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

Inspired by a true story, Real speaks to all those who’ve ever felt they didn’t belong and reminds listeners that all people are worthy of being included.My name is Charity. I am thirteen years old. Actually, thirteen years plus eighty-seven days. I love sour gummies and pepperoni pizza. That last part no one knows because I have not spoken a... Read more

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Abena's Big Dream

Abena's Big Dream

By: Cynthia Addae
Narrated by: Brooke Burson
Length: 7 minutes

"It's possible. I can achieve my dreams if I work hard at it." Abena just wants to be like everyone else in class, but she knows she is different. She has a stutter that makes her classmates laugh at her every time she speaks or reads aloud. Then Abena tells her grandmother about her difficulties. With Grandma's help, Abena embarks on a journey... Read more

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