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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. Remember Charlotte’s Web? Got it. How about the BFG? You bet. We’ve got wimpy kids, little leaders, old yellers, and many more. Check it out!

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The Trumpet of the Swan

By E. B. White
Narrated by: E. B. White
Length: 4 hours 23 minutes

The Trumpet of the Swan

“White's third novel for children may not be as thoroughly enshrined as his first two (Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web), but in our house it's the most beloved, thanks to the audiobook, read by White himself in his dry, Down East style that brings out every bit of wry drollery in his words, especially those spoken by the "old cob." Happily, the page for the audiobook includes a three-minute sample that gives you the flavor of White's narration and includes one of our very favorite (and often repeated) quotes from the old cob, "I did not travel all this immense distance into the heart of Canada to be observed." Listen and enjoy. (Age 5 and up)”

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Barack Obama

By Nikki Grimes
Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
Length: 24 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of President Barack Obama is now in paperback.

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn’t quite like... Read more »

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

The Fudge Series: Book #1

By Judy Blume
Narrated by: Judy Blume
Length: 2 hours 33 minutes

Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.

Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing smashed potatoes on walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything—and... Read more »

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The Willoughbys Movie Tie-in Edition

The Willoughbys: Book #1

By Lois Lowry
Narrated by: Arte Johnson
Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

Soon to be a Netflix animated film starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen, and Ricky Gervais!

Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying... Read more »

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Book #1

By Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 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 »

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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

By Vashti Harrison & Kwesi Johnson
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Vashti Harrison & Cary Hite
Length: 1 hours 49 minutes

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and... Read more »

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Thimble Summer

By Elizabeth Enright
Narrated by: Joan Allen
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes

When Garnet finds a silver thimble in the sand by the river, she is sure it’s magical. But is it magical enough to help her pig, Timmy, win a blue ribbon on Fair Day? Read more »

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Magic Tree House: Books 1 and 2

Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn
Magic Tree House (R)

By Mary Pope Osborne
Narrated by: Mary Pope Osborne
Length: 1 hours 26 minutes

Books 1 and 2 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!
Dinosaurs Before DarkWhere did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark…or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?
... Read more »

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By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: David Walliams
Length: 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 »

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Anna Hibiscus

Anna Hibiscus: Book #1

By Atinuke
Narrated by: Mutiyat Ade-Salu
Length: 1 hours 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 »

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Let the Children March

By Monica Clark-Robinson
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 19 minutes

In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world. Monica Clark-Robinson's... Read more »

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Dance Your Pants Off

Dance Your Pants Off
George Brown, Class Clown: Book #9

By Nancy Krulik
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 1 hours 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 »

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Alice in Wonderland 

By Lewis Carroll, Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre & Diane Vanden Hoven
Narrated by: Georgia Lee Schultz, Barbara Rosenblat & a full cast
Length: 59 minutes

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland comesto life again in this dramatized version of the timeless classic, with stellarperformances by Georgia Lee Schultz as Alice, and multi-award-winning BarbaraRosenblat as the Mouse, Duchess, Cheshire Cat, and the Queen. This version featuresa full cast of characters, music, and sound effects and introduces... Read more »

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The Chicken Squad

The First Misadventure
Chicken Squad: Book #1

By Doreen Cronin
Narrated by: Adam Grupper & Michele Medlin
Length: 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 »

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How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 22 minutes

The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, Andrea Davis Pinkney is the popular author of numerous picture books and young adult novels. Sit-In recounts the historic events of 1960, when four black college students attempted to integrate a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. ". powerful, elemental, and historic story... Read more »

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Dory Fantasmagory

Dory Fantasmagory: Book #1

By Abby Hanlon
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 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 »

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Charlotte's Web

By E. B. White & Melissa Sweet
Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Full Cast, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Kimberly Farr, Mark Deakins, Lincoln Hoppe, Tavia Gilbert, Robin Miles, Cassandra Campbell & Danny Campbell
Length: 4 hours 2 minutes

Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved 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 spider web tells of her feelings... Read more »

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Mister Rogers Poetry Books: Book #1

By Fred Rogers
Narrated by: John Lithgow & Kate Mulgrew
Length: 1 hours 22 minutes

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

“The show “Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood” ran from 1968 to 2009, encouraging generations of children to learn about their feelings, talk through their problems, and fall in love with the world a jolly little trolley would bring them to. Fred Rogers wrote every piece of the show himself, from the topic to the music used, including the beloved songs collected in this treasury. Beautiful pieces of poetry in their own right, accompanied by colorful illustrations that draw you into the imagery of the poems, offer a walk down memory lane or an introduction for a new young friend, perfect for ages 6 and up.”

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