Fantastical Fun for Kids

Whether your kids’ eyes sparkle at the thought of fairies and dragons, or they want to stay up late, blanket pulled nearly over their eyes, as they listen to monster-filled stories from folklore, we have tales sure to bring them that undeniable sense of magic and wonder. Welcome your ears to the fantastical world of audiobooks.

 

Author: Adam Gidwitz
Read By: Adam Gidwitz

Newbery Honor-winning author—and now narrator—Adam Gidwitz’s debut novel finally comes to audio!  Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their own destinies. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.

 

Author: Kwame Mbalia
Read By: Amir Abdullah

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia’s epic fantasy, set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods. Seventh grader Tristan Strong now lives at his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, after losing his friend in a bus accident. In an unexpected adventure, he enters the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

 

Author: Ryan Calejo
Read By: Giordan Diaz

The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this story inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie Hernández must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. No pressure, muchacho.

 

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a witch, she enlists his help in delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they’ll be safe. There are two rules: don’t let them out of the bag, and don’t feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever? Find out in this audio edition of the NPR, Chicago Public Library, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year.

From Debut middle grade author, Greg Howard, comes a heartrending coming-of-age tale, perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Counting By 7s. Eleven-year-old Riley believes in the whispers, magical fairies that will grant you wishes if you leave them tributes. But when Riley goes on a camping trip to ask the whispers to bring his mom back home, the foundation of everything he believes in is changed forever.

 

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious novel that follows Max’s quest to become a knight. From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce, and performed by a full cast, this dramatization transforms the illustrated novel into a truly original audio performance and includes music and special effects.