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Bestselling Audiobooks for Kids

Bestselling Audiobooks for Kids

Look no further: these are the books that parents and kids are buying. Whether you're shopping for titles like Little Blue Truck for your preschooler, The BFG for your grade schooler, or The Apprentice Witch for your middle schooler, we’ve got you covered.

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The Ogress and the Orphans

By Kelly Barnhill
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 13 hours 3 minutes

A new instant fantasy classic from Newbery medalist Kelly Barnhill about the power of generosity and love—and how a community suffers when they disappear.
 

Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their school, their park, and even their... Read more »

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I Am Golden

By Eva Chen
Narrated by: Eva Chen
Length: 7 minutes

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

This joyful and lyrical audiobook from New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrator Sophie Diao is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children.


What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty?

We see eyes that...

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Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

Zachary Ying

By Xiran Jay Zhao
Narrated by: Neo Cihi
Length: 9 hours 37 minutes

Percy Jackson meets Tristan Strong in this hilarious, action-packed middle grade contemporary fantasy that follows a young boy as he journeys across China to seal the underworld shut and save the mortal realm.

Zachary Ying never had many opportunities to learn about his Chinese heritage. His single mom was busy enough making sure they got by, and... Read more »

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Witchlings

By Claribel A. Ortega
Narrated by: Cyrina Fiallo
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

A magical adventure for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers and Nevermoor, about three witchlings who must worktogether to do the impossible if they have any hope of earning their full powers.

Every year, in the magical town of Ravenskill, Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens andcome into their... Read more »

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The Last Mapmaker

By Christina Soontornvat
Narrated by: Sura Siu
Length: 7 hours 21 minutes

"Sura Siu captivates as she narrates this breathtaking seafaring adventure."
-- Audiofile Magazine

"[A] tale full of both excitement and heart."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

From Christina Soontornvat, the visionary and versatile author of two 2021 Newbery Honor Books, comes a high-seas adventure set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world.

In a fantasy... Read more »

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Amari and the Night Brothers

Supernatural Investigations: Book #1

By B. B. Alston
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes

Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers is a contemporary children's Sci-Fi/Fantasy in the vein of Men in Black and Supernatural. Monsters, magic, and supernatural beings living amongst us, but not everyone can see them (or even knows that they are there). Amari (and her missing older brother Quinton) can and have to balance living in the modern world and the one full of supernatural beings (and unsavory events). Fast paced, relatable, and a fun listen!”

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Gladys the Magic Chicken

By Adam Rubin
Narrated by: Adam Rubin
Length: 14 minutes

From the mega-bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos and the mega-bestselling illustrator of The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, comes this hilarious new picture book about an irresistible chicken who unexpectedly finds herself on an epic journey during Ancient Times, adaped for audio.

Gladys the chicken must be magic. After all, for everyone... Read more »

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Barakah Beats

By Maleeha Siddiqui
Narrated by: Salena Qureshi
Length: 5 hours 19 minutes

For fans of The First Rule of Punk and Save Me a Seat, Barakah Beats is a sweet, powerful, and joyous novel about a Muslim girl who finds her voice on her own terms... by joining her school's most popular boy band.

Twelve-year-old Nimra Sharif has spent her whole life in Islamic school, but now it's time to go to "real school."

Nimra's nervous,...

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Orphans of the Tide

Orphans of the Tide: Book #1

By Struan Murray
Narrated by: Georgina Campbell & Lucian Msamati
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

An ancient myth looms over a powerful new friendship in this debut middle grade fantasy packed with Hugo Cabret charm.

The City is the only home that Ellie has ever known. She’s always been told that there is nothing to see beyond the shores of her small, salty island.

That is, until a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, trapped inside the...

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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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Hide and Geek

Hide and Geek: Book #1

By T. P. Jagger
Narrated by: Danice Cabanela
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes

A puzzlemaker's last clue. A friendship's last chance.

The GEEKs:
Gina, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin have been best friends for as long as they can remember. So when their arch-nemesis points out that their initials make them literally GEEKs, they decide to go with it.
 
The problem:
The GEEKs’ hometown of Elmwood was once the headquarters of the famous... Read more »

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Operation Sisterhood

By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Narrated by: Kristen Ariza
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes

Fans of the Netflix reboot of The Babysitters Club will delight as four new sisters band together in the heart of New York City. Discover this jubilant novel about the difficulties of change, the loyalty of sisters, and the love of family from a prolific award-winning author.

"[A] jubilant middle grade novel." -The New York Times
 
Bo and her mom... Read more »

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Aru Shah and the City of Gold

Pandava

By Roshani Chokshi
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

Best-selling author Rick Riordan Presents the penultimate book in the Pandava series by best-selling author Roshani Chokshi.

Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.

Aru has...

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Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Narrated by: Kenny Ramos & DeLanna Studi
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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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

“A charming, whimsical, and chilly tale of yuletide. Grab some comfy socks and maybe some pine needle tea to listen to the ever- wonderful Aubrey Plaza tell you the story of the twin sister of Santa Clause. It's utterly enchanting.”

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Ace of Spades

By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge & Tapiwa Mugweni
Length: 13 hours 48 minutes

Ace of Spades

“This thriller (think Get Out) had me on the edge of my seat.”

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Front Desk

By Kelly Yang
Narrated by: Sunny Lu
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!

* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.

Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the... Read more »

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Echo Mountain

By Lauren Wolk
Narrated by: Holly Linneman
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

★ “Historical fiction at its finest.” –The Horn Book

“T
here has never been a better time to read about healing, of both the body and the heart. –The New York Times Book Review

Echo Mountain is an acclaimed best book of 2020! 
An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best... Read more »

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First Test

Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Protector of the Small: Book #1

By Tamora Pierce
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 5 hours 45 minutes

Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.
 
Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani... Read more »

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The Silver Arrow

By Lev Grossman
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 3 hours 51 minutes

The Silver Arrow

“So great! For fans of every good, classic story for the young and the young-at-heart, reminiscent of Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, with powerful-yet-accessible-to-children commentary on the state of our Earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Please, Lev, please, write more! The audio version is phenomenal! ”

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