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New and recent releases for older children (and adults who love a good read).

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

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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

By Armand Baltazar
Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes

For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, the first in a new science fiction/fantasy series that explores a world painted new by the Time Collision.

You’ve never seen Earth like this before: continents reshaped, oceans re-formed, cities rebuilt, and... Read more »

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: Book #1

By Jessica Townsend
Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
Length: 11 hours

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

“Nevermoor is The Unwanteds meets The Apprentice Witch, with a splash of Alice in Wonderland and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Seems like the perfect book right? This book weaves together a magical tale of cursed child, Morrigan Crow, who manages to escape her fate while traveling to alternate world. But how long can one really escape their fate? Morrigan must successfully complete every task to join the Wundrous Society, or risk being sent back home. I loved this adventure, and am sure that you will too!”

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology: Book #3

By Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 12 hours 57 minutes

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together... Read more »

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The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide

The Land of Stories: Book #6

By Chris Colfer
Narrated by: Chris Colfer
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters--heroes and villains--are no longer confined within their world!

With mayhem brewing in... Read more »

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Serafina and the Splintered Heart

Serafina: Book #3

By Robert Beatty
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hours 21 minutes

The storms are coming....
 

Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around.

A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force... Read more »

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Wonder

By R. J. Palacio
Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl & Kate Rudd
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes

Kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

I won't... Read more »

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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

By Colin Meloy
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes

From the creator of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before... Read more »

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The Keepers #3: The Portal and the Veil

By Ted Sanders
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
Length: 15 hours 27 minutes

In the third book of Ted Sanders’ Keepers series, Horace and his friends discover their talismans of power may be dying out. Now the race is on to save their way of life—and the world as we know it.

Horace F. Andrews and his friends are fighting the battle of their lives, a battle that will decide the fate of everyone and everything they love. As... Read more »

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Orphan Island

By Laurel Snyder
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

A National Book Award Longlist title!

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

In the tradition of modern-day... Read more »

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My Brigadista Year

By Katherine Paterson
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 3 hours 47 minutes

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal–winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.

When thirteen-year-old Nora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro’s... Read more »

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The Wonderling

Wonderling: Book #1

By Mira Bartók
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.

Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution... Read more »

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