With the Fire on High
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 7 hours 26 minutes
“I finished listening to this entire book in one night. It is so real and tender and fierce all at the same time. A teen mother struggling to be a good mom, a good kid, and make her own dreams come true at the same time. This book shows us how a seemingly dysfunctional family can conquer anything that is thrown at them to live happy lives.”Amy, Bright Side Bookshop
Sorcery of Thorns
Narrated by Emily Ellet / 14 hours 20 minutes
“Amazing! I wonderful fantasy I loved every bit of. The narrator brought this story to life, and I was hypnotized the entire time. This story has some of my favorite elements in it. A strong, smart heroine? Check. A charming hero with demons and a chip on his shoulder? Check. An evil threatening the safety of the world? Check. Elizabeth is such an interesting character, she is determined and clever and she has approximately no quit in her. Despite all of the things that stand in her way, she never says die. When she is forced to choose between the person she has always been, and sacrificing all she knows about herself to help save a clueless, thankless world, she becomes someone new. Part of this is because of Nathaniel. He embodies everything she has learned to avoid and fear. But the world she lives in is bigger than the fears she has been taught. Nathaniel is mysterious and tortured. Elizabeth is everything he doesn't want to need, and he rebels against that. Their partnership progresses naturally, slowly and arduously as they wrestle with what is happening. By the end of the book they have complete confidence in each other and I reveled in every stage of their relationship. Give me the slow burn partnership that neither wants, but works so well. I'll love it every time. Margaret Rogerson is amazing and this book HAD me from the very beginning.”Sam, Bright Side Bookshop
Other Words for Home
Narrated by Vaneh Assadourian / 3 hours 49 minutes
“The new words, tasting like America, on our lips." A beautifully-written story of a young Syrian girl's journey to Cincinnati and learning to live her everyday life of a school kid in America. Jude struggles to be brave in making new friends, in auditioning for the school play and in thinking of her brother and father back home.”Ernio, River Bend Bookshop
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
By Tanya Boteju
Narrated by Soneela Nankani / 10 hours 29 minutes
“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29
Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag.
Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight... Read More »
By Rory Power
Narrated by Eileen Stevens & Jesse Vilinsky / 8 hours 49 minutes
A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears, this fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.
It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put... Read More »
A Wolf Called Wander
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne / 3 hours 53 minutes
A New York Times bestseller
“Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan
This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. This irresistible tale by award-winning author Rosanne Parry is... Read More »
Nocturna: Book #1
By Maya Motayne
Narrated by Kyla Garcia / 14 hours 47 minutes
“This book spoke to me from the moment I picked it up. From the cover, to the beautiful world, and the characters full of spark and life, everything whispered to me, enticing me to dive in. What drew me most was the fact that May Motayne wanted to create a world that she thought had been MIA when she was younger and looking for books to read. Set in a Latinx-inspired land a prince without a future and a thief without a face have to team up to get something they both desire above all else. But to get what they want, they are going to have to defeat a power evil that wants to devour the world. Maya was able to capture the spirit of both a character who had no roots, and one who was true to their homeland, and their people. Maya beautifully blends language, culture, and magic in her debut novel. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy”Victoria, Mysterious Galaxy Books
How to Read a Book
Narrated by Kwame Alexander / 5 minutes
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander brings you How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading.
Find a tree—a
black tupelo or
dawn redwood will do—and
(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)
With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry takes listeners on a sensory journey... Read More »
The King of Kindergarten
Narrated by Sullivan Jones / 5 minutes
A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.
The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!
Starting kindergarten is a big... Read More »
By Ann Patchett
Narrated by Ann Patchett / 7 minutes
“This is an adorable children's book about lambs wanting a slide. It teaches children to think about how others are impacted by their wants and desires. Ann Patchett has created a really cute story.”Nicole, My Sister’s Books
Llama Destroys the World
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot / 10 minutes
He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. Meet the comical, the studious, the... Read More »
All the Greys on Greene Street
By Laura Tucker
Narrated by Taylor Meskimen & Allyson Ryan / 8 hours 27 minutes
"A dazzling debut novel about resilience, courage, home and family."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me
SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist--and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures... Read More »
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 »
Emmie & Friends
Narrated by Imani Parks & Cassandra Morris / 2 hours 4 minutes
Another spot-on story of middle school drama and friendship from Terri Libenson, national bestselling author of Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy.
Friends. Frenemies. Middle school...
The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their real friends are.
Jaime knows something is off with her friend group. They’ve started to... Read More »
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... Read More »
Narrated by Ariana Delawari / 7 hours 38 minutes
Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad’s a renowned food writer, Mom’s a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It’s easy... Read More »
Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo / 2 hours 36 minutes
Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Percy Jackson in Odd Gods, the first book in a hilarious series about the most unlikely, unusual Gods ever to grace the halls of Mount Olympus Middle School.
A Summer 2019 Kids' Indie Next Pick!
Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he’s a little bit…odd for a God. He’s so odd, in fact, he’s not sure if he has any powers... Read More »
Planet Earth Is Blue
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 »
Narrated by Kathleen McInerney / 5 hours 11 minutes
Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture.
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the... Read More »
Shouting at the Rain
Narrated by Lisa Cordileone / 5 hours 57 minutes
“A well-spun tale of a middle-grade girl whose life swells its own storms one summer at the Cape. The barefoot local finds herself suddenly adrift as friends' lives shift away from her and she's forced to deal with her motherless past. Amid all this turmoil, she finds hope in new and familiar faces. Another poignant life journey centered on a strong, young heroine from the author who did it so well in "Fish in a Tree" and "One for the Murphys." A great summer read for young and old stormchasers.”Ernio, River Bend Bookshop