Family Audiobooks

These materials can be found in the Children's (J) Audiovisual Area and the Junior High (Y) Audiovisual Area. They are shelved by the author's last name. These books are intended to appeal to multiple age groups and are good for road trips. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
AnglebergerThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends have fun with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight.
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AtwaterMr. Popper's Penguins
The unexpected delivery of a crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the polar regions.
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BirdsallThe Penderwicks
While on vacation, four sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy.
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BirneyThe World According to Humphrey
Humphrey, a pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.
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BlumeFreckle Juice
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
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ClearyHenry Huggins
When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.
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Fifth grader Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
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CowellHow to Train Your Dragon
Chronicles the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, who must catch and train a dragon to be initiated into his Viking clan.
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CurtisBud, Not Buddy
Bud, escapes a foster home in search his father, a renowned bandleader, during the 1930's.
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DahlThe BFG
Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), Sophie and the BFG plan to save the world from nine man-gobbling giants.
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DiCamilloThe Tale of Despereaux
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, a princess, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat.
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GrahameThe Wind in the Willows
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
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HaleThe Princess in Black
Princess Magnolia may seem prim and proper, but she has a secret alter ego that is a monster-fighting superhero.
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JenkinsToys Go Out
Six stories relate the adventures of three toys who are best friends.
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KonigsburgFrom the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Having run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Claudia and her younger brother, Jamie, have great adventures there.
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LewisThe Magician's Nephew
When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all land in Narnia.
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MilneThe Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh.
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, Pooh Bear, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, and Eeyore.
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PeckA Long Way from Chicago
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
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RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
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Junior High Fiction (Y)

Author Title Call Number
GaimanThe Graveyard Book
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
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PullmanThe Golden Compass
Accompanied by her personal daemon, Lyra Belacqua rescues kidnapped children from gruesome experiments.
Book On CD, Playaway
RiordanThe Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the Underworld and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Book On CD, Playaway
SelznickThe Invention of Hugo Cabret
Twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan repairing clocks within a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter.
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SnicketThe Bad Beginning
Without parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits because their guardian is determined to get their fortune.
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TolkienThe Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hobbit hole, is chosen by wizard Gandalf to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Book on CD, Playaway

Last Updated: 11/17


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