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Even if your family is already deep in the back-to-school routine, books set in the classroom can help kids navigate new challenges, new friends, and new experiences that crop up all year long—and these tales might even inspire you to share your own childhood stories at the dinner table!
    • Save Me a Seat

    • By: Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley, Vikas Adam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Two boys - one white, one Indian American - gain strength from each other from afar as they struggle to navigate middle school, family, and friendships....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was inspiring!

    • By Sunshine on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $13.29

    • Wonder

    • By: R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,070
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,206
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,199

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

    • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Ramona the Pest

    • By: Beverly Cleary
    • Narrated by: Stockard Channing
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Charming Book and Still Relevant

    • By StephanieP on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $13.68

    • The Day You Begin

    • By: Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has created a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. Woodson's audiobook reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes - and how brave it is that we go forth anyway....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs to be Longer

    • By Janelle on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $7.00

    • My Weird School Special: Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!

    • By: Dan Gutman
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The weirdest back-to-school story in the history of the world....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This really insult boys. Andrea is a =(

    • By Lewis Taylor on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Pete the Cat

    • Too Cool for School
    • By: James Dean
    • Narrated by: Teddy Walsh
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Pete the Cat can't decide what outfit he should wear to make him look cool at school....

    Regular price: $2.27

    • Frindle

    • By: Andrew Clements
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    There's a new word spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Melts my Heart

    • By LaToya Bobbins on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Spy School

    • Spy School Series, Book 1
    • By: Stuart Gibbs
    • Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so - and his life may depend on it....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but...

    • By katiebmomof3 on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $17.00