Children’s Audiobooks by AANHPI 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: Onjali Q. Raúf | Narrator: Ashton Frank
Release Date: February 08, 2022
What does it take to turn a bully into a hero? Empathy and the power of forgiveness take center stage in this poignant novel by the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.Getting in trouble is what Hector does best. He knows that no...
Author: Shaw Kuzki | Narrator: James Sie
Release Date: March 15, 2022
The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She ...
Author: Tina Cane | Narrator: Dana Wing Lau
Release Date: September 14, 2021
A lyrical novel-in-verse that takes us through the journey of coming of age in New York during the 80s.Alma's life is a series of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and she'...
Author: Padma Venkatraman | Narrator: Padma Venkatraman
Release Date: September 07, 2021
“Venkatraman has never met a heavy theme she did not like....Borrowing elements of fable, it's told with a recurring sense of awe by a boy whom the world, for most of his life, has existed only in stories.”—New York Times Book Revie...
Author: Nadia Salomon | Narrator: Kimberly Singh
Release Date: August 31, 2021
A gorgeous goodnight story that celebrates the nighttime rituals of two young children visiting their grandparents in India.As nighttime falls over the city, two children visiting their grandparents in India find there's so much fun to be had! Whethe...
Author: Padma Lakshmi | Narrator: Padma Lakshmi
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, presents a celebration of food and family. “Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the founda...
Author: Andrea Wang | Narrator: Annie Q
Release Date: August 17, 2021
“The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan... having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.'” —New Y...
Author: Sarah Thomas and Derek Wallace | Narrator: Nikhaar Kishnani
Release Date: July 20, 2021
Dora the Explorer meets No Reservations in this delicious picture book debut! Follow Kalamata and her alligator sidekick on the first of many exciting food adventures in a charming story about facing fears and overcoming back-to-school jitters.Grown-...
Author: Van Hoang | Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Release Date: December 01, 2020
From debut author Van Hoang comes Girl Giant and the Monkey King, a tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school woes-perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi.Eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: she's strong. Like suuuu...
Author: Jessica Kim | Narrator: Greta Jung
Release Date: March 17, 2020
One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her "Yu-MEAT" because she smells like her fam...
Author: Roshani Chokshi | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic loca...
Author: Cookie Hiponia | Narrator: Cookie Hiponia
Release Date: March 30, 2021
An extraordinarily beautiful novel-in-verse, this important debut weaves a dramatic immigrant story together with Pilipino mythology to create something wholly new.Stella and Luna know that their mama, Elsie, came from the Philippines when she was a ...