Escape to New Worlds for Spring Break

Forget the beach–let audiobooks transport your family to new cities, planets, and astral planes this year for spring break. With dragons on dragons for the Middle Grade set and high-flying adventures (with kissing!) for the teens, we’ve got the listens that will make your kids forget all about bumper boats and rollercoasters. Pirate ships and magical critters, on the other hand, will be readily available.

Middle Grade

For fans of all-ages stories like The Little Prince and Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams is the tale of an exciting journey along the Silk Road with a young Monk and his newfound guardian, Samir, a larger than life character, the so-called “Seller of Dreams”, and notorious scammer who has left a lot of people furious enough to hire assassins.

Getting three baby dragons back home was just the beginning. Now Jaxon is on a mission to help all magical creatures from Dragons in a Bag! But things in the magical realm are more complicated than they seem in The Enchanted Bridge.

Author: Megan Reyes
Read By: Mark Sanderlin

Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy, a timeless fantasy debut, follows four unlikely heroes: a boy-turned-dragon, his reluctant dragon rider, a runaway witch, and a young soldier—bound by the Fates to save their world, and magic itself, from being destroyed.

Otter is most comfortable on her family’s ship the Tempest, where she and her fathers collect the dragon hides that protect the queen’s guards. But all is not well in the kingdom. The streets are full of homeless kids, and one of them, a street-smart boy called London, has stowed away on the Tempest. He befriends Otter, and soon they realize that the fate of the kingdom needs to be in the hands of the kids. For in every pirate attack and ship-wreck, it is the quick-witted kids who save the day in The Hidden Dragon.

Young Adult

In 1986, Tommy is in love with his best friend Renaldo. But amidst the homophobia running rampant across America, Tommy can never share his feelings. Then Renaldo is struck by lightning and becomes a very different boy. In 2044, Pris Devrees jolts awake after having a strange nightmare about a boy named Tommy and a house in the neighborhood called “The Murder House.” In Another Dimension of Us, teens from the past and the future who travel across the astral plane to save the ones they love.

Author: Jenna Voris
Read By: Erin Spencer

Shane and Ava are a team. He steals the aircraft, she charms their mark, and they take what they need. Until Shane was caught and left to rot on a prison moon. Cyrus just graduated from the flight academy, and on his first assignment, he stops the outlaws in their tracks—or he would have, if his copilot hadn’t fallen for Ava’s deception. In Made of Stars, Shane uncovers a top-secret plot that would leave his and Ava’s home world at the mercy of Cyrus’s military leaders. And Cyrus is caught between two versions of the truth.

The Nightbirds are Simta’s best-kept secret: Girls with a unique and powerful magic they can gift with just a kiss. Some would kill to possess them; the church would kill them outright. But protected by the Great Houses, the Nightbirds are well-guarded treasures. When the Nightbirds discover that there are other girls like them and that their magic is far more than they were told, they must make a choice: to remain kept birds or take control, remaking the city that clipped their wings.

From New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton comes Chaos & Flame, the first book in a ferocious YA fantasy duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance between the two people in the world with the most cause to hate one another.