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These awards showcase the most celebrated books for every age, from the Caldecott Medal honoring picture books, to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (named after Dr. Seuss) honoring books for beginning readers, to the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished chapter books. Along with the Coretta Scott King Award-winning books celebrating African American authors and illustrators, and the Pura Belpré Award winners celebrating Latino/Latina authors and illustrators, this is the absolute best in American literature for children.
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  • Charlotte's Web

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By E.B. White
    • Narrated By E.B. White, George Plimpton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1512)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1075)

    Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Beautiful From Beginning to End"
  • Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
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    (2)

    What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories?

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated By Channie Waites
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (51)
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    On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Mont-gomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child.

    Talia says: "The funny yet touching story of women leders!"
  • Clementine: Clementine, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Sara Pennypacker
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (305)

    When her best friend and neighbor Margaret comes to her with a problem, Clementine goes to many lengths to help her friend. This sets off a rollicking adventure-filled week that finds Clementine getting into and out of further trouble, while learning valuable life lessons.

    Adrienne says: "Outstanding!"
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Erica Silverman
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Morton
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
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    Cowgirl Kate and her horse, Cocoa, love getting up early and herding cattle on the range. They are the closest pals, even though they don't always see eye to eye.

  • Creepy Carrots

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Aaron Reynolds
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (15)

    In this hilarious audiobook, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

    j. mchinson says: "My 4 year old's FAVORITE!"
  • The Crossover

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated By Corey Allen
    Overall
    (615)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (540)

    "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

    Kindle Customer says: "Immediate Connections"
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Joyce Sidman
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor
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    Acclaimed author Joyce Sidman has received multiple awards for her books of poetry, including a Caldecott Honor for Red Sings from Treetops. Itself a Newbery Honor, Book, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night features several spellbinding poems about “the feast of sound and spark” that awakens with the raccoons, snails, owls, and crickets each night after sunset.

  • Dash

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Narrated By Kathy Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (40)

    New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home - or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it.

    karen hittenberger says: "This was a good book I Read it for obob."
  • Dead End in Norvelt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jack Gantos
    • Narrated By Jack Gantos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
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    Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his town.

    colleen says: "credit worthy"
  • Doll Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Holly Black
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (147)

    Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen - and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

    Tia says: "cute"
  • Dooby Dooby Moo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By Doreen Cronin
    • Narrated By Randy Travis
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When Duck finds out about a talent show at the county fair, he and the animals on the farm start rehearsing. While Farmer Brown tries to figure out what the animals are up to, Duck is determined they will enter the contest and win!

  • Dory Fantasmagory

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Abby Hanlon
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention; and more than anything, she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's too much of a baby for them, so she's left to her own devices - including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister's favorite doll.

    Valerie K Waldrop says: "horrible book!!"
  • A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Laurence Yep, Joanne Ryder
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (41)
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    (38)
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    Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet - a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    ButterflyRose says: "Wonderfully engaging story"
  • Dream On, Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Emma Shevah
    • Narrated By Laura Kirman
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    My name is Amber Alessandra Leola Kimiko Miyamoto. I have no idea why my parents gave me all those hideous names, but they must have wanted to ruin my life, and you know what? They did an amazing job. As a half-Japanese, half-Italian girl with a ridiculous name, Amber's not feeling molto bene (very good) about making friends at her new school. But the hardest thing about being Amber is that a part of her is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little, and he isn't coming back.

  • The Dreamer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated By Tony Chiroldes
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Neftalí’s father wants him to be a doctor. But Neftalí is not like other children. How he reconciles his own dreams with his father’s is at the heart of this profoundly moving story of the life of poet Pablo Neruda.

    Amazon Customer says: "This was inspirational and it helps us understand that no matter what people says we are capable of anything "
  • Each Kindness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated By Nikki M. James
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Chole and her friends shun the new girl, Maya, who eventually stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe realizes how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness towards Maya. With its powerful anti-bullying message, the audiobook will resonate with listeners.

    frankiejane says: "Excellent for my granddaughter"
  • Echo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
    Overall
    (1887)
    Performance
    (1737)
    Story
    (1729)

    Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

    tru britty says: "One of the best audio productions I have heard"
  • Elijah of Buxton

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of �em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you". But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside.

    Michael Yardley says: "Great Book, but not for young children"
  • Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated By Mamie Gummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Emma-Jean Lazarus is a lovable oddball who thinks she can use logic to solve the "messy" everyday problems of her seventh-grade peers. It's easy - she just follows the example of her late father, a brilliant mathematician. Of course, the more Emma-Jean gets involved, the messier her own life gets. Suddenly, she's no longer the person standing on the outside of all social interactions. But perhaps that's a good thing?

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