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Audiobooks for Kids 9 to 12

Older grade schoolers are ready for adventure. They want to explore new worlds, new ideas, new emotions, and are ready for narratives that can take them there. Introduce them to classics from your own childhood, and new books about young people finding their place in the world.

Mexikid

(Newbery Honor Award Winner)

By: Pedro Martín
Narrated by: Oscar Emmanuel Fabela, Omar Leyva, Cynthia Farrell, Kevin Orduño, Elena Rey, Avi Roque, Christophe Landa, Daisy Guevara, Alejandro Vargas-Lugo & Fernando Monroy
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes

Newbery Honor Book
Pura Belpré Author Award
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Odyssey Honor Audiobook
 
A poignant, hilarious, and unforgettable graphic memoir—adapted for audio—about a Mexican-American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them.

Pedro Martín has grown up hearing... Read more

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The Dark Lord's Daughter

The Dark Lord's Daughter: Book #1

By: Patricia C. Wrede
Narrated by: Nadia Verde & Brian Thomas Abraham
Length: 10 hours 12 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dealing with Dragons comes this timeless fantasy, about an ordinary girl who discovers she's the heir to a dark throne, and must find her place between her life on Earth and her magical inheritance.

"A heart-stopping, unique adventure for all!" —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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The Lost Library

By: Rebecca Stead & Wendy Mass
Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer, Jennifer Blom & Rob Dircks
Length: 4 hours 15 minutes

“A charming and gentle story of family, friends, and the importance of books! The authors description of the book club and the way the young boy covered his favorite books with a protective hand was beautiful. Libraries, books, cats, mice, ghosts and mystery! Plus, the cover is gorgeous! The voices of the 3 narrators were perfect! Read more

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Abeni's Song

Abeni's Song: Book #1

By: P. Djèlí Clark
Narrated by: Funmi James
Length: 15 hours 38 minutes

IN DARKNESS, A SONG CAN LEAD THE WAY. BEWARE WHICH ONE YOU LISTEN TO.

Abeni's Song
by award-winning author P. Djèlí Clark is the enchanting beginning of an epic West African and African Diaspora-inspired fantasy adventure for middle-grade listeners about a reluctant apprentice to magic and the stolen villagers she sets out to save.

“Lush and... Read more

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The Bellwoods Game

By: Celia Krampien
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

Perfect for fans of Doll Bones and Hocus Pocus, this “beautifully creepy” (Kirkus Reviews), highly illustrated middle grade novel follows a girl who hopes to fix her outcast status through a game in the haunted woods, only to discover that some legends shouldn’t be played with.

Everyone knows Fall Hollow is haunted. It has been ever since Abigail... Read more

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Camp Sylvania

Camp Sylvania

By: Julie Murphy
Narrated by: Katie Ladner
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes a hilarious and creepy middle grade summer camp story that takes a bite out of fat camp and diet culture. Perfect for fans of Spooky Stories and Starfish.Magnolia “Maggie” Hagen is determined to be in the spotlight . . . if she can just get over her stage fright. This... Read more

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Greenwild

The World Behind the Door

Greenwild: Book #1

By: Pari Thomson
Narrated by: Sophia Nomvete
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes

The thrilling first book in the most extraordinary new fantasy series from debut author Pari Thomson.

Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself . . .


Eleven-year-old Daisy Thistledown is on the run. Her mother has been keeping big, glittering secrets, and now she has vanished.... Read more

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Half-Moon Summer

By: Elaine Vickers
Narrated by: Mark Sanderlin & Charley Flyte
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

Two seventh graders discover it takes more than grit and a good pair of shoes to run 13.1 miles. You’ve got to have a partner who refuses to let you quit.

Drew was never much of a runner. Until his dad’s unexpected diagnosis. Mia has nothing better to do. Until she realizes entering Half Moon Bay’s half-marathon could solve her family’s housing... Read more

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Into the Shadow Mist (Legends of Lotus Island #2)

Legends of Lotus Island

By: Christina Soontornvat
Narrated by: Sura Siu
Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

From two-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat comes a compelling new young middle grade fantasy series for readers who love stories about animals, magic, and kids like them embracing their power to change the world.Plum and her friends are traveling to the misty Bokati Island. There they will study with the mysterious Guardian... Read more

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The Kingdom over the Sea

The Kingdom Over the Sea

By: Zohra Nabi
Narrated by: Aysha Kala
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes

Aru Shah meets One Thousand and One Nights in this lavish middle grade adventure following a girl who must travel to a mystical land of sorceresses, alchemists, jinn, and flying carpets to discover her heritage and fulfill her destiny.

My own Yara, if you are reading this, then something terrible has happened, and you are on your own. To return... Read more

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The Many Masks of Andy Zhou

By: Jack Cheng
Narrated by: Eddy Lee & Jack Cheng
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

“Another beautiful book by Jack Cheng.” —Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe

Creative and brave sixth grader Andy Zhou faces big changes at school and at home in this new novel by the award-winning author of See You in the Cosmos, for fans of When You Trap a Tiger and The Stars Beneath Our Feet


Andy Zhou is used to... Read more

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The Probability of Everything

By: Sarah Everett
Narrated by: Jordan Cobb
Length: 7 hours 8 minutes

A heart-wrenching middle grade debut about Kemi, an aspiring scientist who loves statistics and facts, as she navigates grief and loss at a moment when life as she knows it changes forever.Eleven-year-old Kemi Carter loves scientific facts, specifically probability. It's how she understands the world and her place in it. Kemi knows her odds of... Read more

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Jude Saves the World

By: Ronnie Riley
Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
Length: 6 hours 1 minute

Perfect for fans of Alex Gino, A. J. Sass, and Kyle Lukoff, this is the joyful and heartwarming story of Jude, a nonbinary kid who knows exactly who they are and decides to create a safe space in their community.Twelve-year-old Jude struggles with some things: focusing at school, feeling like everything rests on their shoulders, not being able... Read more

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Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy

By: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller!Internationally bestselling superstar author Angie Thomas makes her middle grade debut with the launch of an inventive, hilarious, and suspenseful new contemporary fantasy trilogy inspired by African American history and folklore.It’s not easy being a Remarkable in the Unremarkable world. Some things are... Read more

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Opinions and Opossums

By: Ann Braden
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
Length: 3 hours 31 minutes

A School Library Journal Best Book

Agnes has been raised to keep her opinions to herself, but how do you keep silent when you’re full of burning questions?


Agnes has been encouraged not to question authority by her mom—but that’s especially hard in religion class, where it bugs her that so much gets blamed on Eve and that God’s always pictured one... Read more

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A Work in Progress

By: Jarrett Lerner
Narrated by: Eric Yang
Length: 1 hour 51 minutes

A young boy struggles with body image in this poignant and “perceptive” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) middle grade journey to self-acceptance told through prose, verse, and illustration.

Will is the only round kid in a school full of thin ones. So he hides…in baggy jeans and oversized hoodies, in the back row during class, and anywhere but... Read more

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Sisterhood of Sleuths

By: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Narrated by: Moriah Martel
Length: 5 hours 7 minutes

A clever and thought-provoking mystery that pays homage to classic Nancy Drew stories, perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Trenton Lee Stewart. 

Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi. So when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her... Read more

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Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston

Sir Callie: Book #1

By: Esme Symes-Smith
Narrated by: Dani Martineck & Esme Symes-Smith
Length: 9 hours 33 minutes

In a magical medieval world filled with dragons, shape-shifters, and witches, a twelve-year-old nonbinary hopeful knight battles for the heart of their kingdom. A thrilling middle-grade series opener that explores identity and gender amid sword fights and magic, and proves anyone can be a hero.

“These heroes come in all shapes and skills—I...
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How to Heal a Gryphon

A Giada the Healer Novel: Book #1

By: Meg Cannistra
Narrated by: Lillie Ricciardi
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

“A funny, fantastical mystery. . . Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan.” —Laura Ruby, Two-Time National Book Award Finalist and author of the YORK Trilogy

“I could live with these characters and in this world for a good long while. Bring on the sequel!" —New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy

To save her family, she’ll have to make a... Read more

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Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One

By: Maggie Horne
Narrated by: Tara Sands
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

A “must-read for tweens and their parents" (SLJ, starred review), this funny, feminist, and queer contemporary middle grade debut follows 12-year-old loner Hazel Hill, who after one of her classmates is harassed online, devises a plan to catch the school's golden boy in the act. Seventh grader Hazel Hill is too busy for friends. No, really. She... Read more

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