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The Bronze Bow
Narrated by Pat Young / 7 hours 42 minutes
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (author of The Witch of Blackbird Pond) won the Newbery Medal in 1962. This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of 18-year-old Daniel bar Jamin — a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s palpable hatred for Romans... Read More »
The Oak Inside the Acorn
By Max Lucado
Narrated by Ben Holland / 20 minutes
It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was... Read More »
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Narrated by Andrea Johnson / 4 hours 5 minutes
Twelve-year-old Pascal can hardly believe his ears. His older, run-away brother has returned to the plantation with an amazing story: President Lincoln has freed the slaves. Not only that, each newly-freed family can have 40 acres of land and maybe a mule, just for the asking. Now all Pascal and his brother have to do is sneak away from their... Read More »
The Thing About Luck
Narrated by Joy Osmanski / 5 hours 14 minutes
There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an... Read More »
One Crazy Summer
Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson / 5 hours 9 minutes
Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the... Read More »
Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson / 4 hours 23 minutes
Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes' Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different-able to see ghosts like that of her dead... Read More »
Narrated by Brandon Gill / 3 hours 53 minutes
Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-yr-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his... Read More »
The Little Shop of Monsters
By R. L. Stine
Narrated by Jack Black / 7 minutes
A frighteningly fun picture book adventure from two monstrously talented children's book icons--Marc Brown and R.L. Stine!
Are you are afraid of monsters?
Do they make you shiver and shake and shut your eyes really tight at night?
Welcome to the Little Shop of Monsters! Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of... Read More »
Growing Up On and Off the Court
Narrated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / 5 hours 47 minutes
The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched... Read More »
The Unwanteds Quests: Book #3
By Lisa McMann
Narrated by Fiona Hardingham / 9 hours 56 minutes
Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”
Devastated by loss and hampered by a civil war in the Land of the Dragons,... Read More »
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 8 hours 36 minutes
All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, and years after his death she feels closest to him when she's in the air. But as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows the sky is off limits to her, until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP-Women Airforce Service Pilots.Ida has a chance to fulfill her... Read More »
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Narrated by Desmond Tutu, Alan Rickman, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, Parminder Nagra, Forest Whitaker, Sean Hayes, Charlize Theron, Benjamin Bratt, Scarlett Johansson, Ricardo Chavira, Debra Messing, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Hugh Jackman, Gillian Anderson, CCH Pounder, Blair Underwood, LeVar Burton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett, Sophie Okonedo, Helen Mirren, Don Cheadle & Alfre Woodard / 3 hours 42 minutes
Visit http://mandelasfavoritefolktales.com/ for clips and bios of all performers.
Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh... Read More »
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Narrated by Melissa Hughes / 3 hours 10 minutes
In1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves Chinawith her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American namethat she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new homewill be the land of many opportunities. But it’s harder than she expected. Shedoesn’t speak English, the kids at school... Read More »
Starry River of the Sky
By Grace Lin
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest / 5 hours 25 minutes
From bestselling author Grace Lin comes the companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.
The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a... Read More »
Narrated by Neil Gaiman / 6 minutes
Laszlo is afraid of the dark.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.
This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.
With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal... Read More »
Outside Looking In
Narrated by August Ross / 4 hours 21 minutes
At fourteen, Fergy is tired of his family's life style. He's tired of living in a van with his parents, J. P. and Gussie, and his younger sister, Ooma. He's sick of peddling honey and pamphlets of his father's writings. And most of all he hates stealing things, even though J. P. says it's all right to "reclaim" necessities from society. Fergy... Read More »
No Better Friend
Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II
Narrated by P.J. Ochlan / 6 hours 6 minutes
The young listeners' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller No Better Friend—the extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II. No Better Friend tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during... Read More »
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe
Narrated by Tiffany Morgan / 4 hours 9 minutes
Eleven days. Thirteen clues. And one kid who won't give up. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe is "part treasure hunt, part wilderness adventure, and all heart" (Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee).
How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?
All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a... Read More »
Katie and the Cupcake Cure
Cupcake Diaries: Book #1
By Coco Simon
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky / 3 hours 4 minutes
The Cupcake Club gets its start in this first book of a sweet treat of a series! Katie Brown is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the Popular Girls Club and Katie is left out. Is there an Unpopular Girls Club she can join? Fortunately, Katie finds her way with a great new group of friends—Mia, Emma, and Alexis—and together they... Read More »
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