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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. Or visit the mythical worlds of Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase. It’s all here!

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A Whale of the Wild

By Rosanne Parry
Narrated by Hope Newhouse /  4 hours 15 minutes

In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and... Read more »

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Three Keys

Front Desk: Book #2
By Kelly Yang
Narrated by Sunny Lu / 

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.
She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and... Read more »

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$24.99 USD

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Publication date: September 15, 2020

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The Silver Arrow

By Lev Grossman
Narrated by Simon Vance /  3 hours 51 minutes

"I loved every page. This is middle grade fiction at its best."-- Ann Patchett

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians comes a must-read, wholly original middle-grade debut perfect for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and Roald Dahl.

Dear Uncle Herbert,
You've never met me, but I'm your niece Kate, and since it is my... Read more »

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Premeditated Myrtle

Myrtle Hardcastle: Book #1
By Elizabeth C. Bunce
Narrated by Bethan Rose Young / 

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and a Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science. Armed with her fathers law books and her mums microscope, Myrtle studies toxicology, keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis, and Observes her neighbors in the quiet village of Swinburne, England. ... Read more »

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$22.99 USD

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Publication date: October 06, 2020

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One Time

By Sharon Creech
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky /  3 hours 36 minutes

From Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author, comes a powerful coming-of-age story of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a boy with a generous smile.

Perfect for fans of Love That Dog, this tale is about the transformative power of... Read more »

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The Girl and the Ghost

By Hanna Alkaf
Narrated by Mirai Booth-Ong /  6 hours 30 minutes

The Girl and the Ghost

“THE GIRL AND THE GHOST is a book for every kid who loves ghost stories, who likes the more twisted version of fairy tales, and prefers some darkness in their happy endings. Suraya and Pink are best friends ever since Suraya's grandmother died and sent Pink to serve her when she was just a baby. Suraya is an awkward child and doesn't have any friends until a new girl comes to her school and they bond over their outsider status. Pink becomes jealous and his darker side is revealed in ways at times quite disturbing, prompting the trio to embark on a quest to help save Pink from himself. The heart of this story is the friendship between Suraya and Pink, which makes their falling out visceral for the reader even before Pink "goes bad". And readers should know that the bad is quite bad -- hallucinations that torture Suraya until she is visibly hurting, a clever manifestation of the way kids can hurt one another. Ultimately the resolution has even more depth than anticipated and had me tearing up with a melancholy that was totally earned in the final pages. This is not a happy ghost story, but it's one that will be beloved. Content Warnings for bullying, including physical harm, gross hallucinations, emotionally absent parent, demonic forces and their evil ways.”

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Fighting Words

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by Bahni Turpin & Kimberly Brubaker Bradley /  6 hours 30 minutes

A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

"Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of...
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Cinders and Sparrows

By Stefan Bachmann
Narrated by Justine Eyre / 

A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead.... Read more »

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Publication date: October 13, 2020

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Before the Ever After

By Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by Guy Lockard /  2 hours 14 minutes

Before the Ever After

“Jacqueline Woodson's writing is always terrific. This story of family love and friendship amidst the harsh reality of lives upended by a football-related brain injury is no exception. Guy Lockard's expressive narration is excellent.”

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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by Ibi Zoboi /  7 hours 39 minutes

National Book Award-finalist Ibi Zoboi makes her middle-grade debut with a moving story of a girl finding her place in a world that's changing at warp speed.

Twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace Norfleet has lived with her beloved grandfather Jeremiah in Huntsville, Alabama ever since she was little. As one of the first black engineers to integrate NASA,... Read more »

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The One and Only Bob

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by Danny DeVito /  3 hours 49 minutes

The One and Only Bob

“Gruff-but-lovable Bob the dog picks up the narrator’s reins in this follow-up to Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan. He’s adjusting to his newfound status as a family dog after years on his own, and looks forward to trips to the zoo to visit with old friends Ivan and Ruby. When a bad storm throws his world into chaos, Bob finds bravery he never knew he had in order to rescue a friend he thought was lost forever. Themes of courage, friendship, and forgiveness are balanced perfectly against Bob’s wry observations and self-deprecating wit. Readers in grades three through six—and anyone who loved Ivan—will cherish more time spent with these characters. Highly recommended.”

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Kiki's Delivery Service

By Eiko Kadono & Emily Balistrieri
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  4 hours 45 minutes

Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike--soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all!

Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.

Brimming with... Read more »

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Esperanza Rising

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Narrated by Trini Alvarado /  4 hours 42 minutes

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic... Read more »

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Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales

Pages & Co.: Book #2
By Anna James
Narrated by Aysha Kala /  7 hours 17 minutes

The second magical bookwandering adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co. series, featuring Tilly Pages as she journeys to France to wander inside a peculiar book of fairytales. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and The Land of Stories.

Tilly and her best friend Oskar are bookwanderers: a remarkable group of people who, using the... Read more »

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Dress Coded

By Carrie Firestone
Narrated by Krystel Roche, Cassandra Morris, Taylor Meskimen, Kim Mai Guest, Tara Sands, Sharinna Allan, Sophie Amoss, Andrea Emmes, Asia Mattu, Courtney Lin & Caitlin Kelly /  6 hours 28 minutes

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.

Molly Frost is FED UP...

Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.

Because Liza got dress coded and Molly didn't, even though they were wearing the exact... Read more »

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Tornado Brain

By Cat Patrick
Narrated by Jorjeana Marie /  6 hours 35 minutes

In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late.

Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodivergent. In her case, that means she can't stand to be... Read more »

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Stepping Stones

Peapod Farm: Book #1
By Lucy Knisley
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Patricia Santomasso, Kristen DiMercurio, Bailey Carr, James Fouhey, Neil Hellegers, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Joshua Kane, Amy Landon & Barrett Leddy / 

This contemporary middle-grade graphic novel, adapted for audio with a full cast production, about family and belonging from New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley is a perfect listen for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared.

Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too...
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Publication date: October 06, 2020

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We Dream of Space

By Erin Entrada Kelly
Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo /  5 hours 55 minutes

Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly transports readers to 1986 and introduces them to the unforgettable Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas in this pitch-perfect middle grade novel about family, friendship, science, and exploration. A great choice for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Rebecca... Read more »

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Amina's Voice

By Hena Khan
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  4 hours 19 minutes

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade... Read more »

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

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

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—now available in a deluxe keepsake edition!

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to... Read more »

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