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Audiobooks for Kids 9 to 12

Older grade schoolers are ready for adventure. They want to explore new worlds, new ideas, new emotions, and are ready for narratives that can take them there. Introduce them to classics from your own childhood, and new books about young people finding their place in the world.

The Mystery of Locked Rooms

By: Lindsay Currie
Narrated by: Eleanor McCormick
Length: 5 hours 50 minutes

Twelve-year-old Sarah Greene wants nothing more from her seventh-grade year than to beat the hardest escape room left in her town with her best friends, West, and Hannah. But when a foreclosure notice shows up on Sarah's front door, everything changes. Since her father became ill two years ago, things have been bad, but not lose your house bad .... Read more

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City Girls

By: Loretta Lopez
Narrated by: Victoria Villarreal, Jesse Vilinsky & Ana Osorio
Length: 3 hours 50 minutes

Readers of Lucky Broken Girl, Hurricane Child, and The House on Mango Street, will love this story of finding sanctuary with friends who understand the enormous changes life can throw you when you're 11.

What Elisa, Lucia, and Alice see–and judge–of each other from the outside is drastically different from how each girl feels inside. They attend... Read more

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Tree. Table. Book.

By: Lois Lowry
Narrated by: Hope Newhouse
Length: 3 hours 10 minutes

“A small book with huge heart! The friendship between the narrator (Young.Growing.Learning Sophie) and her aging friend (Old.Fading.Teaching Sophie) feels so warm and genuine and the inevitable parting so hard to bear. But of all the ways the elderly can say goodbye, there's maybe no way more beautiful than entrusting their memories to the next... Read more

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The Things We Miss

By: Leah Stecher
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

"Magical and heartbreaking! You will read this book in one gulp." - Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times-bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish

When You Reach Me meets Starfish in this heartfelt contemporary middle grade about a misfit girl who finds a way to skip all of the hard parts of life.

J.P. Green has always felt out of step. She... Read more

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Safiyyah's War

By: Hiba Noor Khan
Narrated by: Shala Nyx
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

Inspired by the true story of how the Grand Mosque of Paris saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II, Hiba Noor Khan weaves a breathtaking tale of suspense, compassion, and courage, starring an extraordinary young heroine readers will never forget. Safiyyah loathes the brutal Nazi occupation of Paris, even though her Muslim... Read more

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The Night War

By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by: Gilli Messer
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes

From the two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life and Fighting Words comes a middle grade novel set at the border between freedom and fear in World War II France, at the Chateau de Chenonceau, where a Jewish girl who has lost everything but her life must decide whether to risk even that to bring others to freedom.

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Deep Water

By: Jamie Sumner
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 2 hours 43 minutes

“Readers will feel every wave of Tully’s emotions as she risks everything to try to get her mom’s attention. A powerful novel in verse.” —Lisa Fipps, author of Printz Honor book Starfish

An impactful, gripping middle grade novel in verse from acclaimed author Jamie Sumner that spans one girl’s marathon swim over twelve miles and six hours,... Read more

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Deep Water

The World in the Ocean

By: James Bradley
Narrated by: Stephen James King
Length: TBA

""Deep Water is a major achievement....Bradley's skills both as novelist and essayist converge here to create this wise, compassionate and urgent book, characterized throughout by a clarity of prose and a bracing moral gaze that searches water, self and reader."" —ROBERT MACFARLANE, bestselling author of UnderlandIn this thrilling work—a blend... Read more

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The First State of Being

By: Erin Entrada Kelly
Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes

When twelve-year-old Michael Rosario meets a mysterious boy from the future, his life is changed forever. From bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, this novel explores themes of family, friendship, trust, and forgiveness. The First State of Being is for... Read more

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Free Period

By: Ali Terese
Narrated by: Josephine Huang & Cassandra Morris
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes

This middle-grade Moxie centering period equity is Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret for the next generation!Helen and Gracie are pranking their way through middle school when a stinky stunt lands them in the front office -- again. Because nothing else has curbed their chaos, the principal orders the best friends to do the unthinkable: care... Read more

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Louder Than Hunger

By: John Schu
Narrated by: Jeff Ebner & John Schu
Length: 3 hours 41 minutes

“Every so often a book comes along that is so brave and necessary, it extends a lifeline when it’s needed most. This is one of those books.” —Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal–winning, The One and Only Ivan

Revered teacher, librarian, and story ambassador John Schu explores anorexia—and self-expression as an act of survival—in a...
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Olivetti

By: Allie Millington
Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer & Simon Vance
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

Being a typewriter is not as easy as it looks. Surrounded by books (notorious attention hogs) and recently replaced by a computer, Olivetti has been forgotten by the Brindles—the family he’s lived with for years. The Brindles are busy humans, apart from twelve-year-old Ernest, who would rather be left alone with his collection of Oxford English... Read more

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Mexikid

(Newbery Honor Award Winner)

By: Pedro Martín
Narrated by: Oscar Emmanuel Fabela, Omar Leyva, Cynthia Farrell, Kevin Orduño, Elena Rey, Avi Roque, Christophe Landa, Daisy Guevara, Alejandro Vargas-Lugo & Fernando Monroy
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes

Newbery Honor Book
Pura Belpré Author Award
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Odyssey Honor Audiobook
 
A poignant, hilarious, and unforgettable graphic memoir—adapted for audio—about a Mexican-American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them.

Pedro Martín has grown up hearing... Read more

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The Dark Lord's Daughter

The Dark Lord's Daughter: Book #1

By: Patricia C. Wrede
Narrated by: Nadia Verde & Brian Thomas Abraham
Length: 10 hours 12 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dealing with Dragons comes this timeless fantasy, about an ordinary girl who discovers she's the heir to a dark throne, and must find her place between her life on Earth and her magical inheritance.

"A heart-stopping, unique adventure for all!" —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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The Lost Library

By: Rebecca Stead & Wendy Mass
Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer, Jennifer Blom & Rob Dircks
Length: 4 hours 15 minutes

“A charming and gentle story of family, friends, and the importance of books! The authors description of the book club and the way the young boy covered his favorite books with a protective hand was beautiful. Libraries, books, cats, mice, ghosts and mystery! Plus, the cover is gorgeous! The voices of the 3 narrators were perfect! Read more

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Abeni's Song

Abeni's Song: Book #1

By: P. Djèlí Clark
Narrated by: Funmi James
Length: 15 hours 38 minutes

IN DARKNESS, A SONG CAN LEAD THE WAY. BEWARE WHICH ONE YOU LISTEN TO.

Abeni's Song
by award-winning author P. Djèlí Clark is the enchanting beginning of an epic West African and African Diaspora-inspired fantasy adventure for middle-grade listeners about a reluctant apprentice to magic and the stolen villagers she sets out to save.

“Lush and... Read more

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The Bellwoods Game

By: Celia Krampien
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

Perfect for fans of Doll Bones and Hocus Pocus, this “beautifully creepy” (Kirkus Reviews), highly illustrated middle grade novel follows a girl who hopes to fix her outcast status through a game in the haunted woods, only to discover that some legends shouldn’t be played with.

Everyone knows Fall Hollow is haunted. It has been ever since Abigail... Read more

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Camp Sylvania

Camp Sylvania

By: Julie Murphy
Narrated by: Katie Ladner
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes a hilarious and creepy middle grade summer camp story that takes a bite out of fat camp and diet culture. Perfect for fans of Spooky Stories and Starfish.Magnolia “Maggie” Hagen is determined to be in the spotlight . . . if she can just get over her stage fright. This... Read more

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Greenwild

The World Behind the Door

Greenwild: Book #1

By: Pari Thomson
Narrated by: Sophia Nomvete
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes

The thrilling first book in the most extraordinary new fantasy series from debut author Pari Thomson.

Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself . . .


Eleven-year-old Daisy Thistledown is on the run. Her mother has been keeping big, glittering secrets, and now she has vanished.... Read more

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Half-Moon Summer

By: Elaine Vickers
Narrated by: Mark Sanderlin & Charley Flyte
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

Two seventh graders discover it takes more than grit and a good pair of shoes to run 13.1 miles. You’ve got to have a partner who refuses to let you quit.

Drew was never much of a runner. Until his dad’s unexpected diagnosis. Mia has nothing better to do. Until she realizes entering Half Moon Bay’s half-marathon could solve her family’s housing... Read more

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