Children’s Audiobooks by Asian American Authors

Listen, learn, and have fun with little ones when you press play on audiobooks for ages K-8 written by Asian American authors. Looking for more listens for all ages by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Uplift AAPI Voices and Stories page.

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Author: Benson Shum | Narrator: Elizabeth Pan
Release Date: December 29, 2020
Celebrate Chinese New Year with this sweet story of friendship and family!Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for Alex and her family, so it's even more special when she gets to share her favorite traditions with her best friend, Ethan. To...
Author: Lenore Look | Narrator: Everette Plen
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Alvin and his family visit China in the hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!Alvin, an Asian American second grader who&rsquo...
Author: Padma Venkatraman | Narrator: Padma Venkatraman
Release Date: February 05, 2019
"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma shares with us an unflinching peek into the reality millions of homeless children live every day but also infuses...
Author: Yoon Ha Lee | Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her.To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such ...
Author: Ambreen Tariq | Narrator: Ambreen Tariq
Release Date: March 30, 2021
An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively adapted-for-audio picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCampingFatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed t...
Author: Kelly Yang | Narrator: Sunny Lu
Release Date: November 06, 2018
Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." --Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a b...
Author: Ashima Shiraishi | Narrator: Holter Graham and Ashima Shiraishi
Release Date: April 07, 2020
From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance--in rock climbing and in life.To a rock climber, a boulder is called a "problem," and you solve it by climbing to the top. T...
Author: Cynthia Kadohata | Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis
Release Date: April 12, 2005
Glittering. That’s how Katie Takeshima’s sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people’s eyes. When ...
Author: Michelle Schusterman, Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani | Narrator: Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani
Release Date: September 08, 2020
From two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani comes a fun-filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery set at the Tokyo Olympics.Andy and Mika are going to Tokyo! The Kudo Kids have never been to Japan before, so they can't believe they g...
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Author: Shelly Anand | Narrator: Deepti Gupta
Release Date: March 02, 2021
A joyful, body-positive picture book, adapted for audio, about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her...
Author: Veera Hiranandani | Narrator: Priya Ayyar
Release Date: March 06, 2018
In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided countryIt's 1947, and India, newly independent of Bri...
Author: Linda Sue Park | Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Release Date: June 23, 2020
Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend.Acclaimed, award-winning author Linda ...