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A Few Family Favorites

A Few Family Favorites

These are a few of our favorite books for the whole family to listen to together.

Playlist Tags: The BookHouse genre: Children's audience: family audience: kids

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Crenshaw

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 3 hours 18 minutes

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their... Read more »

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Out of My Mind

By Sharon M. Draper
Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes

A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting!

“A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability,... Read more »

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A Snicker of Magic

By Natalie Lloyd
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

Introducing an extraordinary new voice--a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten...and your heart sing. Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all... Read more »

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White Bird: A Wonder Story

By R. J. Palacio
Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Emily Ellet, Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Graham Halstead, Lauren Ezzo, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Robert Fass, Tristan Morris, Adam Alexi-Malle, P.J. Ochlan, Karissa Vacker, Elizabeth Knowelden & Lisa Flanagan
Length: 2 hours 2 minutes

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio presents an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.

In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, audiences were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here,... Read more »

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Life of a Cactus: Book #1

By Dusti Bowling
Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
Length: 5 hours 26 minutes

The audio edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a... Read more »

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Tuesdays at the Castle

Castle Glower: Book #1

By Jessica Day George
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

Publisher Marketing: Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are... Read more »

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The Penderwicks

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
The Penderwicks: Book #1

By Jeanne Birdsall
Narrated by: Susan Denaker
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

The Penderwicks

“Winner of the National Book Award, the first story takes place in Arundel, where the Penderwicks go for their summer vacation. Their normal vacation spot is booked, so they rent a small cottage on the property of a large house. Before you know it, the four sisters are up to their noses in adventures involving, at times, rabbits, the boy next door (friend or foe?), their dog Hound, a bull, the gardener, the cook, and more. It’s an unforgettable summer for the entire family, and an unforgettable lifetime of equally compelling adventures throughout the five books in the series. A classic for a new generation of readers, perfect for all family read-alouds or reading alone for ages 8+.”

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chronicles of Narnia: Book #2

By C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Michael York
Length: 4 hours 22 minutes

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of...

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter (ENG)

By J. K. Rowling
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a... Read more »

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Wishtree

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Nancy Linari
Length: 2 hours 33 minutes

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the... Read more »

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The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of...

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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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