How to Read a Book
Narrated by Kwame Alexander / 5 minutes
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander brings you How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading.
Find a tree—a
black tupelo or
dawn redwood will do—and
(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)
With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry takes listeners on a sensory journey... Read More »
Llama Destroys the World
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot / 10 minutes
He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. Meet the comical, the studious, the... Read More »
By Ann Patchett
Narrated by Ann Patchett / 7 minutes
“This is an adorable children's book about lambs wanting a slide. It teaches children to think about how others are impacted by their wants and desires. Ann Patchett has created a really cute story.”Nicole, My Sister’s Books
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 »
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Chronicles of Narnia: Book #2
By C. S. Lewis
Narrated by Michael York / 4 hours 22 minutes
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of... Read More »
Narrated by Ensemble cast / 4 hours 13 minutes
The original American full dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio.
Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage—and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings... Read More »
By Roald Dahl
Narrated by David Walliams / 4 hours 25 minutes
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times
Captured by a giant!
The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried... Read More »
By E. B. White
Narrated by E. B. White / 3 hours 34 minutes
This Newbery Honor Book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply... Read More »
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona: Book #6
Narrated by Stockard Channing / 2 hours 6 minutes
In this special edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.
Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone... Read More »
Bridge to Terabithia
Narrated by Robert Sean Leonard / 3 hours 30 minutes
This beloved Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in... Read More »
By Fred Gipson
Narrated by Peter Francis James / 3 hours 30 minutes
Awarded the Newbery HonorWhen a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply movin Read More »g...
Dance Your Pants Off
Dance Your Pants Off
George Brown, Class Clown: Book #9
By Nancy Krulik
Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross / 1 hour 27 minutes
In the newest installment of Nancy Krulik's popular series, George Brown, Class Clown, George's very own teacher is competing in a televised dance competition. Of course, her students get to watch the taping in the studio. And who happens to make a guest appearance? You guessed it--the Super Burp! And, unfortunately, he isn't a bit camera shy! Read More »
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Narrated by Brooke Shields & Paul Rudd / 4 hours 15 minutes
L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, “Both [Baum and... Read More »
Dory Fantasmagory: Book #1
By Abby Hanlon
Narrated by Suzy Jackson / 55 minutes
Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality--and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's too much of a baby for them, so she's left to her own... Read More »
The Princess in Black, Books 1-3
The Princess in Black; The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party; The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde
Princess in Black
By Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Narrated by Julia Whelan / 55 minutes
The Princess in Black: Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no job for prim and perfect Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret: she’s also the Princess in Black! Can Princess Magnolia sneak away, transform into her... Read More »
The Chicken Squad
The First Misadventure
Chicken Squad: Book #1
Narrated by Adam Grupper & Michele Medlin / 35 minutes
Meet the Chicken Squad: Four fuzzy little chicks who should fill their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs, but instead spend most of their time looking for trouble, and finding it. Read More »
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Book #1
Narrated by Arthur Morey / 52 minutes
Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.
Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet... Read More »
Anna Hibiscus: Book #1
Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu / 1 hour 6 minutes
Nigerian-born author Atinuke's acclaimed Anna Hibiscus tales have won starred reviews from Booklistand Kirkus Reviews. This first tale in the series introduces young listeners to Anna, who lives with her parents, twin brothers, and large extended family in Africa. Anna is overjoyed when she learns she gets to go on a beach vacation with her... Read More »
The One and Only Ivan
Narrated by Adam Grupper / 3 hours 45 minutes
Soon to be a major motion picture!
Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller
This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of... Read More »