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Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky

Tristan Strong: Book #1

By Kwame Mbalia
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.

Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he... Read more »

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Shaking Up the House

By Yamile Saied Méndez
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

A friendly prank war at the White House spirals out of control in this hilarious and heartfelt middle grade novel written by acclaimed author Yamile Saied Méndez and perfect for fans of President of the Whole Fifth Grade and Merci Suárez Changes Gears.

Ingrid and Winnie López have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years, but their...

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Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero

By Saadia Faruqi
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects us today.  

Yusuf Azeem has spent all his...

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They Threw Us Away

The Teddies Saga
The Teddies Saga: Book #1

By Daniel Kraus
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 6 hours 18 minutes

"A deliciously macabre fairy tale, full of snuggles.” —Holly Black, award-winning author of Doll Bones and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

Welcome to The Teddies Saga, a gripping new middle grade trilogy from New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus.

Buddy wakes up in the middle of a garbage dump, filled with a certain awareness:...

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They Stole Our Hearts

The Teddies Saga, Book 2
The Teddies Saga: Book #2

By Daniel Kraus
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

The heart-pounding sequel to They Threw Us Away, about a group of teddy bears looking for a place to call home…and answers to life’s biggest questions.

The teddies—clever Buddy, brave Sunny, sweet Sugar, and wise Reginald—have managed to find a child. Life with Darling is far better than any they’ve known. But something's not right—the promised...

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Scaredy Cat

By James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes

There are Scaredy Cats everywhere . . . only YOU can’t see them. Two shelter cats team up to track the most frightening feline in the neighborhood in this adorable, action-packed adventure.

When shelter cats Pasha and Poop move in with their new human family, they find themselves up against a ghostly bully. Scaredy Cat demands they follow his... Read more »

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The Bunnicula Collection: Books 1-3

#1: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery; #2: Howliday Inn; #3: The Celery Stalks at Midnight
The Bunnicula Series

By James Howe & Deborah Howe
Narrated by: Victor Garber
Length: 6 hours 44 minutes

Each story in the popular and critically acclaimed series has been read by the talented actor, Victor Garber. Now fans who can't get enough of the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, will have something new to add to their collection. Read more »

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The Secret Explorers and the Plant Poachers

The Secret Explorers: Book #8

By SJ King
Narrated by: Aysha Kala
Length: 1 hours 14 minutes

Learn all about forest life, the amazing Venus flytrap, and the importance of conservation in the exciting eighth adventure with The Secret Explorers.

This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed,... Read more »

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By John David Anderson
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

The beloved author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day returns with the first book in a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet Earth.

When scientists discover a rare and mysterious mineral buried in the Earth’s crust, they have no idea that it just happens...

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A Wolf Called Wander

By Rosanne Parry
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 3 hours 53 minutes

If you enjoyed The Call of the Wild, then you’ll love A Wolf Called Wander.

“Kids who loved The Call of the Wild by Jack London will enjoy this upcoming novel. This middle reader is set entirely from the point of view of a young wolf who is trying to find his way to a new home after his family was defeated by a rival wolf pack. A great book to give kids a new perspective and insight into what it may be like to be a wild animal surviving on the edges of human civilization. Animal lovers, adventurers, or kids involved with nature will want to read this one.”

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Long Road to the Circus

By Betsy Bird
Narrated by: Emily Ellet
Length: 4 hours 59 minutes

In the tradition of award-winning, illustrated novels Pax and The One and Only Ivan, Long Road to the Circus is a girl-empowering, funny, and fast-paced historical adventure by award-winning writer and librarian Betsy Bird.

Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowles is tired of summers filled with chores on her family farm in Burr Oak, Michigan, and desperate... Read more »

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The Halloween Moon

By Joseph Fink
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes

From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.

Esther Gold loves Halloween more than anything in the world. So she is determined to...

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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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Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #1

Shuri: Black Panther: Book #1

By Nic Stone
Narrated by: Anika Noni Rose
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the break-out character from the Black Panther comics and films: T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri! Crafted by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius, and a master of science and technology. But, she's also a teenager. And a princess. This... Read more »

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How to Train Your Dad

By Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 3 hours 16 minutes

From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade romp about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down.

Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid existence. His dad may be brilliant, but dumpster-diving for food, scouring...

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The Last Kids on Earth

The Last Kids on Earth: Book #1

By Max Brallier
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
Length: 2 hours 52 minutes

A Netflix Original series!

The first book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!

"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town,... Read more »

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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker

Gustav Gloom: Book #1

By Adam-Troy Castro
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 4 hours 41 minutes

Enter an exciting new world of shadows from Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro. Meet Gustav Gloom.

Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and... Read more »

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The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House

The Last Kids on Earth

By Max Brallier
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
Length: 2 hours 7 minutes

The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House

“Hilarious graphic novel. The audiobook version is equally hilarious and well-narrated. The multiple stories told in the book are fun and engaging. Perfect for your middle grade reader!”

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

By Dana Simpson
Narrated by: Thessaly Lerner, Cortney Wright, Maxwell Glick & Dana Simpson
Length: 44 minutes

The first Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel — now adapted as a multicast audio drama!

Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may... Read more »

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Other Words for Home

By Jasmine Warga
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes

Other Words for Home

“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.”

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