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100+ Audiobooks that Honour & Empower Girls

100+ Audiobooks that Honour & Empower Girls

Carefully selected fiction and non-fiction works that honour and empower girls, with an emphasis on personal power, inspiration, and care, for ourselves and each other.

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Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

By Astrid Lindgren
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Listen to the story that inspired Studio Ghibli's series, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter! A thrilling adventure crafted by the author of Pippi Longstocking

On the night Ronia was born, a thunderstorm raged over the mountain, but in Matt's castle and among his band of robbers there was only joy - for Matt now had a spirited little black-haired... Read more »

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Rooftoppers

By Katherine Rundell
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Length: 5 hours 50 minutes

“The beauty of sky, music, and the belief in ‘extraordinary things’ triumph in this whimsical and magical tale” (Publishers Weekly) about a girl in search of her past who discovers a secret rooftop world in Paris.

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie... Read more »

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona: Book #6

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 2 hours 6 minutes

In this special edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone...

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Ramona and Her Father

Ramona: Book #4

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 2 hours 7 minutes

Beverly Cleary's Newbery Honor Book depicts an average middle-class family dealing with the realities of life. With the perfect mix of humor and warmth, Ramona Quimby shines as a spirited girl with her heart set on helping.

Seven-year-old Ramona world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the...

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Ramona and Her Mother

Ramona: Book #5

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 2 hours 17 minutes

This warm-hearted story of a mother's love for her spirited young daughter is told beautifully by Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary.

Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her. Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona wonders when her...

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Ramona's World

Ramona: Book #8

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 2 hours 58 minutes

Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary's final book in the Ramona series has all of the warmth, realism, and humor of its predecessors.

Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!

Or is it? When Ramona's...

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Ramona the Brave

Ramona: Book #3

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Stockard Channing
Length: 2 hours 17 minutes

Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary lovingly chronicles the ups and downs of elementary school woes. This is perfect for fans of Clementine.

For a girl as enthusiastic about life as Ramona, starting the first grade should be easy! But with a teacher who doesn't understand her, a tattletale classmate, and a scary dog who follows her on...

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From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By E.L. Konigsburg
Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia... Read more »

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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

By E. L. Konigsburg
Narrated by: Carol Jordan Stewart
Length: 2 hours 32 minutes

Elizabeth is an only child, new to town, and that can be very lonely. So when she meets Jennifer, a girl from her school - who claims to be a witch no less - she is eager to become her apprentice. Over the course of the next several months, the girls meet on Saturdays for their weekly rituals and read volumes on witchcraft in hopes of developing... Read more »

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Patina

Track: Book #2

By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

2018 Audie Award Finalist for Middle Grade

A YALSA 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Selection

ALSC 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings List

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award...
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My Magic Breath

By Nick Ortner & Alison Taylor
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 4 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner comes a beautiful book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing:

Do YOU have the magic breath?

Let’s see…Take a deeeeeep breath in…and BLOW it out…

…and like magic, you can feel better just by breathing! Sometimes it’s hard to feel happy. But with this...

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Dear Girl

A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You!

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Paris Rosenthal
Narrated by: Paris Rosenthal
Length: 4 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls “a beautiful, beautiful book.”

The New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl,

Dear Girl, is a remarkable love letter written for the special...

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It's OK to Go Up the Slide

Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

By Heather Shumaker
Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

Heather Shumaker has sparked much discussion with her 'renegade rules for raising competent and compassionate kids.' In this follow-up book, she takes on new hot-button issues like banning homework, technology use, and skipping kindergarten. Shumaker offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own anger and move from an...

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It's Ok Not to Share

and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids

By Heather Shumaker
Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it's easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house-isn't this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn't feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker...

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When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… - Abridged

By Molly Bang
Narrated by: Annie Meisels
Length: 7 minutes

Everybody gets angry sometimes. And for children, anger can be very upsetting. In this Caldecott-honor book, children will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. People do lots of different things when they get angry. What do you do? Read more »

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Logan Family Saga

By Mildred D. Taylor
Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen & Jacqueline Woodson
Length: 7 hours 27 minutes

Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with an introduction written and read by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary! 

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice.... Read more »

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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil...

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This Is Your Time

By Ruby Bridges
Narrated by: Ruby Bridges
Length: 13 minutes

This Is Your Time

“So much packed into this little book (read by Ruby Bridges). The story, the experience, the vision behind the often seen picture of young Ruby being escorted into school. Insightful, awe inspiring, and brave.”

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Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges

By Ruby Bridges
Narrated by: Ruby Bridges, Ron Butler & Robin Miles
Length: 2 hours 12 minutes

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words. This brand-new recording... Read more »

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I Believe I Can

By Grace Byers
Narrated by: Grace Byers
Length: 3 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling creator of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child’s limitless potential.

Don't miss this audiobook edition, read by the author, Grace Byers!

I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves, from actress and activist Grace...

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