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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. Or visit the mythical worlds of Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase. It’s all here!

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: middle grade audience: tweens

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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by Ibi Zoboi /  7 hours 39 minutes

National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.

Twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace Norfleet has lived with her beloved grandfather Jeremiah in Huntsville, Alabama ever since she was little. As one of the first black engineers to integrate NASA,... Read More »

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The One and Only Bob

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by Danny DeVito /  3 hours 49 minutes

The One and Only Bob

“Gruff-but-lovable Bob the dog picks up the narrator’s reins in this follow-up to Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan. He’s adjusting to his newfound status as a family dog after years on his own, and looks forward to trips to the zoo to visit with old friends Ivan and Ruby. When a bad storm throws his world into chaos, Bob finds bravery he never knew he had in order to rescue a friend he thought was lost forever. Themes of courage, friendship, and forgiveness are balanced perfectly against Bob’s wry observations and self-deprecating wit. Readers in grades three through six—and anyone who loved Ivan—will cherish more time spent with these characters. Highly recommended.”

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Kiki's Delivery Service

By Eiko Kadono & Emily Balistrieri
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  4 hours 45 minutes

Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike--soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all!

Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year. Brimming with... Read More »

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Publication Date: July 07, 2020

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Esperanza Rising

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Narrated by Trini Alvarado /  4 hours 42 minutes

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic... Read More »

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Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales

Pages & Co.: Book #2
By Anna James
Narrated by Aysha Kala /  7 hours 17 minutes

The second magical bookwandering adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co. series, featuring Tilly Pages as she journeys to France to wander inside a peculiar book of fairytales. Perfect for fans of Inkheart, and The Land of Stories. Soon to be a major television series!

Tilly and her best friend Oskar are bookwanderers: a... Read More »

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Dress Coded

By Carrie Firestone
Narrated by Krystel Roche, Cassandra Morris, Taylor Meskimen, Kim Mai Guest, Tara Sands, Sharinna Allan, Sophie Amoss, Andrea Emmes, Asia Mattu, Courtney Lin & Caitlin Kelly /  6 hours 28 minutes

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.

Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.

Because Liza got dress coded and Molly didn't, even though they were wearing the exact... Read More »

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Publication Date: July 07, 2020

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Tornado Brain

By Cat Patrick
Narrated by Jorjeana Marie /  6 hours 35 minutes

In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late.

Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodivergent. In her case, that means she can't stand to be... Read More »

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Stepping Stones

Peapod Farm: Book #1
By Lucy Knisley

This contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about family and belonging from New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley is a perfect read for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared.

Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise.


Jen did not want to leave the... Read More »

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Publication Date: October 06, 2020

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We Dream of Space

By Erin Entrada Kelly
Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo /  5 hours 55 minutes

Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly transports readers to 1986 and introduces them to the unforgettable Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas in this pitch-perfect middle grade novel about family, friendship, science, and exploration. A great choice for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Rebecca... Read More »

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Amina's Voice

By Hena Khan
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  4 hours 19 minutes

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade... Read More »

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From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By E.L. Konigsburg
Narrated by Jill Clayburgh /  3 hours 46 minutes

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler—now available in a deluxe keepsake edition!

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to... Read More »

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Planet Earth Is Blue

By Nicole Panteleakos
Narrated by Dylan Moore /  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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Count Me In

By Varsha Bajaj
Narrated by Priya Ayyar & Christopher Gebauer /  3 hours 57 minutes

An uplifting story, told through the alternating voices of two middle-schoolers, in which a community rallies to reject racism.

Karina Chopra would have never imagined becoming friends with the boy next door--after all, they've avoided each other for years and she assumes Chris is just like the boys he hangs out with, who she labels a pack of... Read More »

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Where the Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls
Narrated by Anthony Heald /  6 hours 54 minutes

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend.
 
Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the... Read More »

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A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L'Engle
Narrated by Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle & Charlotte Jones Voiklis /  6 hours 26 minutes

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. This movie tie-in audiobook includes an introduction read by director Ava DuVernay, a foreword read by the author, and an afterword read by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis.

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles... Read More »

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Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson
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. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Jess Aarons has been... Read More »

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Ghost

Track: Book #1
By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Guy Lockard /  3 hours 29 minutes

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe... Read More »

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Five Things About Ava Andrews

By Margaret Dilloway
Narrated by Joy Osmanski /  7 hours 28 minutes

From Margaret Dilloway, author of Summer of a Thousand Pies, comes a heartfelt and funny story about a shy eleven-year-old who learns to manage her anxiety through improv classes—and discovers her activist voice. Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Holly Goldberg Sloan.

Eleven-year-old Ava Andrews has a Technicolor... Read More »

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Maximillian Fly

By Angie Sage
Narrated by Sean Welsh Brown, Jennifer Nittoso, Fred Berman, Josh Hurley & Tavia Gilbert /  9 hours 36 minutes

The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly—a human with cockroach features—whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power.

Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Adam Gidwitz.

Maximillian Fly wants no... Read More »

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Finding Orion

By John David Anderson
Narrated by Graham Halstead /  9 hours 38 minutes

The acclaimed author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with an unforgettable tale of love and laughter, of fathers and sons, of what family truly means, and of the ways in which we sometimes need to lose something in order to find ourselves.

Rion Kwirk comes from a rather odd family. His mother named him and his sisters after her... Read More »

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