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Audiobooks for Kids 6 to 8

Audiobooks for Kids 6 to 8

Early grade-school is that beautiful time when children are just starting to read and are getting drawn into longer, more complex stories. The titles in our playlist for burgeoning young readers will enchant the busiest of kids.

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Cress Watercress

By Gregory Maguire
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 3 hours 52 minutes

"Did a fox get Papa?" Cress Watercress is a rabbit. Home means a warren on the riverbank with Mama and Papa and baby Kip. Meals at dawn and dusk, and honey-ginger tea to help the baby with his breathing. When Papa doesn't return from a nocturnal honey-gathering expedition, Mama assumes the worst—after all, it's a dangerous world for a rabbit.... Read more »

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Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country

By Kelly Yang
Narrated by: Sura Siu
Length: 29 minutes

From NYT bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a picture book, adapted for audio, about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!

From creating beautiful music like Yo-Yo Ma to flying to outer space like Franklin Chang-Díaz; from standing up to injustice like Fred Korematsu to... Read more »

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Marcus Makes It Big

Marcus

By Kevin Hart
Narrated by: Dion Graham & Kevin Hart
Length: 3 hours 41 minutes

From celebrity author Kevin Hart comes the laugh-out-loud sequel to Marcus Makes a Movie about a young boy who has big Hollywood dreams--and the hustle to make it happen.

"Everybody, grab a ticket and run for a front row seat to Marcus Makes a Movie!" —Judd Winick, New York Times bestselling author of the Hilo series
 
Marcus’s movie, Toothpick vs.... Read more »

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Hope Wins

A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers

By Tom Angleberger, Sarah Mlynowski, Max Brallier, Julie Buxbaum, Pablo Cartaya, J. C. Cervantes, Matt de la Peña, Stuart Gibbs, Adam Gidwitz, Veera Hiranandani, Hena Khan, Gordon Korman & Various
Narrated by: Various
Length: 5 hours 42 minutes

In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Peña and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times.

Where does hope live?

In your family?

In your community?

In your school?

In your heart?

From a family restaurant to a hot-dog... Read more »

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The Golden Swift

By Lev Grossman
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes

The Golden Swift

“Just as good if not better than the first book, The Silver Arrow! Adults could learn a lot by reading this book, too. Kate and Tom grapple with relatable personal issues, along with trying to save the world and its creatures via their magical train. This time, they meet up with another pair of young conductors, and learn hard and important lessons along the way. Listening to the audio version was such a treat- audiobooks ARE reading, too! ”

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Saving Earth

Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Narrated by: Imani Jade Powers
Length: 4 hours 49 minutes

A timely and inspiring nonfiction guide for middle grade listeners about the history of our fight against climate change, and how young people today are rising to action.

Inspired by Nathaniel Rich’s Losing Earth: A Recent History, the acclaimed book that grew out of an August 2018 issue of the New York Times Magazine solely dedicated to it,...

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Mushroom Rain

By Laura K. Zimmermann
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 15 minutes

What can smell like bubblegum, glow neon green at night, be poisonous and yet still eaten by humans, and even help create rain? The answer is mushrooms! From their hidden networks underground to the fruiting body above, mushrooms can do incredible things. But don't call them plants—mushrooms are fungi. They're more closely related to animals... Read more »

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A Different Pond

By Bao Phi
Narrated by: Bao Phi
Length: 14 minutes

As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their... Read more »

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New from Here

By Kelly Yang
Narrated by: Justin Chien
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a poignant middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans’s mom makes the... Read more »

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Reach for the Stars

By Emily Calandrelli
Narrated by: Emily Calandrelli
Length: 7 minutes

From Emmy-nominated science TV star and host of Netflix’s hit series Emily’s Wonder Lab, Emily Calandrelli, comes an inspirational message of love and positivity, all with original sound design.

From the moment we are born, we reach out. We reach out for our loved ones, for new knowledge and experiences, and for our dreams!

Whether celebrating...

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The ABCs of Black History

By Rio Cortez
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 55 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“In rhyming couplets, Cortez leads readers on a journey through Black life that acknowledges pain and struggle while building confidence with examples of triumph. It’s a tricky maneuver when writing for children, but Cortez pulls it off.” – The New York Times

"A uniquely crafted ABC book that portrays some of the most...

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Love in the Library

By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Narrated by: Sura Siu
Length: 14 minutes

To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren’t human—that was miraculous. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast—elderly people, children, babies—now live in... Read more »

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Eyes That Speak to the Stars

By Joanna Ho
Narrated by: Justin Chien
Length: 5 minutes

New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.

“A brilliant treatise to love of self and heritage.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“A beautifully validating book that builds on the necessary work of its predecessor.” —Kirkus

“Affirmative...

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Flying Free

How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight

By Karyn Parsons
Narrated by: Karyn Parsons
Length: 16 minutes

Based on Karyn Parson's critically acclaimed Sweet Blackberry video series comes the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American female to earn her pilot's license.
Before Bessie Coleman blazed a high trail with her plane . . . Before she performed in death-defying flying shows that would earn her fame as "Queen Bess" . . . Before she... Read more »

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Ivy & Bean Book 1

By Annie Barrows
Narrated by: Hallie Ricardo
Length: 1 hours 7 minutes

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to quickly hide and Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive... Read more »

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Tía Fortuna's New Home

A Jewish Cuban Journey

By Ruth Behar
Narrated by: Ruth Behar
Length: 15 minutes

A poignant multicultural ode to family and what it means to create a home as one girl helps her Tía move away from her beloved Miami apartment.

When Estrella's Tía Fortuna has to say goodbye to her longtime Miami apartment building, The Seaway, to move to an assisted living community, Estrella spends the day with her. Tía explains the... Read more »

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

By Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson
Narrated by: Nikole Hannah-Jones
Length: 23 minutes

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse, adapted for audio, chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


A young student receives a family tree assignment in... Read more »

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Where Snow Angels Go

By Maggie O'Farrell
Narrated by: Ruth Negga
Length: 35 minutes

One night Sylvie awakens to an incredible sight: a glowing figure tiptoeing across her floor, with enormous feathery wings wafting from his back. He’s muttering to himself, trying to remember his orders, for this is his first flight. Could he really be the same angel she made last winter in the snow? Sylvie’s angel says she isn’t supposed to see... Read more »

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The Legend of the Christmas Witch

By Dan Murphy & Aubrey Plaza
Narrated by: Aubrey Plaza
Length: 40 minutes

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

“I highly recommend listening to the audio of The Legend of the Christmas Witch on Libro.fm during your favorite holiday activity this winter. Read by the author, we are told the story of Kris Kringle's little known sister and her connection to Christmas - perhaps just a bit more sinister than her brother's. To make it an even more immersive experience, listen and read at the same time to appreciate the beautiful illustrations as well as the audio production.”

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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 middle-grade romp 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...

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