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Books for kids in elementary and middle school

The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family

By: Sarah Kapit
Narrated by: Gabi Epstein
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

Fans of the Penderwicks and the Vanderbeekers, meet the Finkel family in this middle grade novel about two autistic sisters, their detective agency, and life's most consequential mysteries.

When twelve-year-old Lara Finkel starts her very own detective agency, FIASCCO (Finkel Investigation Agency Solving Consequential Crimes Only), she does not... Read more

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Rise of the Jumbies

Jumbies: Book #2

By: Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 2 minutes

Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven't exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows Corinne is half-jumbie, and many of her neighbors treat her with mistrust. When local children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to... Read more

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The Jumbies

Jumbies: Book #1

By: Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti... Read more

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The Forgotten Girl

By: India Hill Brown
Length: 4 hours 52 minutes

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel -- only to find the... Read more

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The Case of Windy Lake

The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series: Book #1

By: Michael Hutchinson
Narrated by: Kaniehtiio Horn
Length: 3 hours 7 minutes

The Mighty Muskrats won’t let a mystery go unsolved!Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee are four inseparable cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. Nicknamed the Mighty Muskrats for their habit of laughing, fighting, and exploring together, the cousins find that each new adventure adds to their reputation. When a visiting... Read more

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The Case of the Burgled Bundle

The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series: Book #3

By: Michael Hutchinson
Narrated by: Kaniehtiio Horn
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

The Mighty Muskrats, four cousins from the Windy Lake First Nation, are back for another adventure!The National Assembly of Cree Peoples has gathered together in the Windy Lake First Nation, home to the Mighty Muskrats—cousins Chickadee, Atim, Otter, and Sam. But when the treaty bundle, the center of a four-day-long ceremony, is taken, the... Read more

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The Antiracist Kid

A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism

By: Tiffany Jewell
Narrated by: Channie Waites
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell, The Antiracist Kid is the essential guide to antiracism for empowering the young readers in your life!What is racism? What is antiracism? Why are both important to learn about? In this book, systemic racism and the antiracist tools to fight it are easily... Read more

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Song for a Whale

By: Lynne Kelly
Narrated by: Abigail Revasch & Lynne Kelly
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.

From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her... Read more

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Show Me a Sign (Show Me a Sign Trilogy, Book 1)

Show Me a Sign

By: Ann Clare LeZotte
Narrated by: Nora Hunter
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes

This piercing exploration of ableism and racism answers the call to dig deep, examine core beliefs, and question what is considered normal. Perfect for summer reading, distance learning, and school, peer, and family book groups.Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a... Read more

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Set Me Free

By: Ann Clare LeZotte
Narrated by: Nora Hunter
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes

A riveting standalone companion to the Schneider Family Book Award winner, Show Me a Sign by Deaf author and librarian, AnnClare LeZotte.Three years after being kidnapped as a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment to determine the cause of her deafness, MaryLambert has grown weary of domestic life on Martha's Vineyard, and even of her once... Read more

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Same Sun Here

By: Silas House & Neela Vaswani
Narrated by: Silas House & Neela Vaswani
Length: 5 hours 47 minutes

Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. As Meena’s family studies for citizenship exams and River’s town faces... Read more

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Polo Cowboy

By: G. Neri
Narrated by: James Shippy
Length: 5 hours 7 minutes

How does a Black kid from North Philly wind up playing polo? The much-anticipated sequel to Ghetto Cowboy, now a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Stranger Things’s Caleb McLaughlin.When Cole moves in with his dad, Harp, he thinks life will be sweet—just him and his horse, Boo, hanging out with Philadelphia’s urban cowboys. But when... Read more

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Ghetto Cowboy

By: G. Neri
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 4 hours 7 minutes

Suddenly, something big and white bumps up against the car, and I jump. I think I must be dreamin’, ’cause I just saw a horse run by.When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philly to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing he expects to see is a horse—let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what... Read more

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Planet Earth Is Blue

By: Nicole Panteleakos
Narrated by: Dylan Moore
Length: 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

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Lotería

By: Karla Arenas Valenti
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Lotería card game and perfect for fans of Coco. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of chance.

“A magical, philosophical tale rooted in Mexican lore.”...
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Inside Out & Back Again

By: Thanhhà Lai
Narrated by: Doan Ly
Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.
For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by … and the beauty of her very own papaya tree.
But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and... Read more

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Indian Shoes

By: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 57 minutes

The beloved chapter book by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith about the love and adventures shared by a Cherokee-Seminole boy and his Grampa! A perfect pick for new readers.What do Indian shoes look like, anyway? Like beautiful beaded moccasins... or hightops with bright orange shoelaces?Ray Halfmoon prefers hightops, but... Read more

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Jasmine Toguchi, Brave Explorer

Jasmine Toguchi #5

Jasmine Toguchi Series

By: Debbi Michiko Florence
Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
Length: 1 hour 4 minutes

With more than 130,000 copies sold, this award-winning chapter-book series starring a spunky Japanese American heroine returns with four new standalone books set on a family vacation in Japan!

Toothbrush? Check. Her special journal? Check! Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi?flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch messmaker?can hardly wait for her... Read more

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Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper

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Jasmine Toguchi

By: Debbi Michiko Florence
Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
Length: 1 hour 13 minutes

Jasmine's best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends Jasmine a daruma doll as a surprise gift, Jasmine colors in one doll eye and wishes for a flamingo to keep.Next, Jasmine tries to convince her parents that she’s responsible enough for a pet. She cleans her... Read more

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Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

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Jasmine Toguchi

By: Debbi Michiko Florence
Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths—tree-climbing, mochi making, collage—none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine’s friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo’s, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss... Read more

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