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Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
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Author: Joan Bauer
Release Date: June 16, 2020
A poignant, hopeful story of a girl and her puppy.Olive Hudson desperately wants a dog. But that doesn't seem to be a possibility right now. Newly orphaned, she's moving in with the half sister she hardly knows and their life is too chaotic to incl...
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Author: Tae Keller | Narrator: Greta Jung
Release Date: January 28, 2020
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS! This uplifting story of a girl who discovers a secret family history when she makes a deal with the magical tiger from her grandmother's stories brings Korean folklore to life.Some stories refuse to stay bottled up...When Lily a...
Author: Remy Lai | Narrator: Remy Hii
Release Date: December 17, 2019
A poignant, laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel--adapted for audio--about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang!Recipient of ...
Author: Katya Balen | Narrator: Robert Madge
Release Date: October 08, 2019
Ten-year-old Frank has trouble navigating his relationship with his younger brother Max who is autistic.Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends. His brother Max is five. Max only eats foods that are beige or white, ha...
Author: Kate Allen | Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Funny, poignant, and deeply moving, The Line Tender is a story of nature's enduring mystery and a girl determined to find meaning and connection within it.Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. ...
Author: Lisa Graff | Narrator: Monika Felice Smith
Release Date: March 05, 2019
A book about life, loss, and the secrets families keep, reminiscent of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, by National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff.CJ's Aunt Nic is a psychic medium who tours the country speaking to spirits from Far Away, passing on mes...
Author: Priscilla Cummings | Narrator: Danny Gerard
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J.T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes. Trag...
Author: Lisa Lewis Tyre | Narrator: Catherine Taber
Release Date: January 09, 2018
* "This is a masterpiece of middle grade fiction, at once summoning the timelessness of life in rural America while blending in modern elements."--School Library Journal, starred reviewThe poignant--and funny--story of a girl trying to be brave and f...
Author: David Barclay Moore | Narrator: David Barclay Moore and Nile Bullock
Release Date: September 19, 2017
"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in...
Author: Michelle Cuevas | Narrator: Laura Ortiz
Release Date: September 12, 2017
A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses. When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to ...
Author: Catherine Newman | Narrator: Monika Felice Smith
Release Date: September 05, 2017
Two best friends on the run... to IKEA.  Frankie and Walter aren’t really running away. Just like the kids in their favorite book, they are running to somewhere. Specifically, a massive furniture store. They’ve been obsessed with the...
Author: Holly M. McGhee | Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Release Date: May 02, 2017
In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl’s world — and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love.Sussy and Guy are best friends, fourth-graders who share their silliest thoughts an...