Celebrate minds of all kinds with compelling, fun, anti-ableist audiobooks for kids and tweens that feature neurodiverse characters.
When twelve-year-old Lara Finkel starts her very own detective agency, she does not want her sister, Caroline, involved. But when Caroline brings Lara the firm’s first mystery, Lara relents. Lara and Carolineâ€™s truce doesnâ€™t last for long. Caroline normally uses her tablet to talk, but now she’s busily texting a new friend. And Caroline doesn’t like Lara’s snooping. Can Caroline and Lara crack the case to be friends again?
It’s been almost a year since Sila’s mother traveled to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family. When Sila accompanies her father to fix a truck she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.
Vivy Cohen is determined to pitch for a real baseball team. But Vivy’s mom is worried about Vivy being the only girl on the team, and the only autistic kid. When her teacher makes her write a letter to someone, Vivy chooses her hero, Major League pitcher VJ Capello. Then two amazing things happen: A coach invites Vivy to join his team, and VJ writes back! But when a big accident puts her back on the bench, Vivy has to fight to stay on the team.
Everyone dismisses twelve-year-old Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, but Novaâ€™s big sister Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can’t express. Nova and Bridget share a love of astronomy and plan to watch the launch of the Challenger together, but Bridget has disappeared. As Novaâ€™s new foster family begins to see her potential, she faces the prospect of making friends without Bridget for the first time.
Unlike her sister Tess, thirteen-year-old Frankie is neurodivergent. In her case, that means she can’t stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, she’s easily distracted, and she hates changes in her routine. One day, Frankieâ€™s former friend Colette unexpectedly shows up at her door…then vanishes. Frankie’s convinced that Colette left clues behind, so she persuades Tess to help her unravel the mystery of Colette’s disappearance before it’s too late.