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: Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and Dean Hamer | Narrator: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Release Date: June 07, 2022
An Indigenous legend about how four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, or Mahu, brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii, based on the Academy Award–contending short film.In the 15th century, four Mahu sail from Ta...
Author: Qasim Rashid | Narrator: Qasim Rashid
Release Date: April 20, 2021
The debut picture book by author and human rights activist Qasim Rashid, now adapted for audio, that celebrates good deeds during the month of Ramadan.It's the first day of Ramadan and Hannah wants to be a part of this important month every way she c...
Author: Veera Hiranandani | Narrator: Priya Ayyar
Release Date: September 14, 2021
New historical fiction from a Newbery Honor–winning author about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's pre...
Author: Van Hoang | Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Release Date: December 07, 2021
In this sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Thom and her friends set off on a far flung adventure to save the Heavens and the Jade Emperor from certain destruction.Thom Ngoh thought the Monkey King was her friend-he taught her to control her su...
Author: Katie Zhao | Narrator: Annie Q
Release Date: April 26, 2022
An epic new fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology that #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia calls "a hilarious tussle between homework, family, and heroism." When a girl awakens the stuff of legends from an old family recipe,...
Author: Aisha Saeed | Narrator: Vikas Adam
Release Date: February 01, 2022
“Irresistibly appealing and genuinely inspiring—a story that helps us to see the world more clearly, and to see ourselves as powerful enough to change it.” —Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Award Winner When You Reach MeIn thi...
Author: Kristen Mai Giang | Narrator: Joshua Chang
Release Date: March 29, 2022
An action-packed picture book biography about Hollywood actor, stuntman, and beloved superstar Jackie Chan! A great read for Chan fans hoping to share their love of Rush Hour, Supercop, and Jackie's original brand of martial arts with their ready-to-...
Author: Minh Lê | Narrator: Quyen Ngo
Release Date: May 03, 2022
Meet a child with superhero-like abilities . . . and the parents who are racing to keep up with her in this sweetly funny audiobook about the blur of childhood, from the award-winning creators of Drawn Together. From the very beginning, there was som...
Author: Kelly Yang | Narrator: Sura Siu
Release Date: May 03, 2022
From NYT bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a picture book, adapted for audio, about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights!From creating beautiful music like Yo-Yo Ma to flying ...
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto | Narrator: Caleb Yen and Kimberley Wong
Release Date: May 31, 2022
After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.Theo Tan doesn...
Author: Lisa Yee | Narrator: Yu-Li Alice Shen
Release Date: February 01, 2022
NEWBERY HONOR AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR YOUTH LITERATURETwelve year-old Maizy discovers her family’s Chinese restaurant is full of secrets in this irresistible novel that celebrates...
Author: Tae Keller | Narrator: Tae Keller, Carolyn Kang and Shannon Tyo
Release Date: April 26, 2022
In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller offers a gripping and emotional story about friendship, bullying, and the possiblity that there's more in the universe than just us.Sometimes middle school can m...