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Middle grade contemporary audiobooks

Real life issues that kids deal with everyday, from friendship to social justice there is something for everyone. Best for ages 9-12. 
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    Things Seen From Above

    by Shelley Pearsall

    Narrated by Eevin Hartsough and 1 more

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    A shift in perspective can change everything. This brilliant new novel from the author of The Seventh Most Important Thing celebrates kids who see the world a little differently. April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a "buddy bench monitor" for the fourth graders' recess. Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, ... Read more

    $24.56 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Geek Girl (Geek Girl, Book 1)

    by Holly Smale

    Narrated by Katy Sobey

    Unabridged

    8 hours 2 min

    “My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.So when Harriet is spotted by a top ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Shaking Up the House

    by Yamile Saied Méndez

    Narrated by Kyla Garcia

    Unabridged

    5 hours 31 min

    A friendly prank war at the White House spirals out of control in this hilarious and heartfelt middle grade novel written by acclaimed author Yamile Saied Méndez and perfect for fans of President of the Whole Fifth Grade and Merci Suárez Changes Gears****.**Ingrid and Winnie López have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years, but their friends Skylar and Zora Williams—the new first ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Truth According to Blue

    by Eve Yohalem

    Narrated by Ariana Cordero

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    A heartfelt middle grade adventure about one girl's search for sunken treasure, friendship, and her place in the world.Thirteen-year-old Blue Broen is on the hunt for a legendary ship of gold, lost centuries ago when her ancestors sailed to New York. Blue knows her overprotective parents won't approve of her mission to find their family's long-lost fortune, so she keeps it a secret from everyone ... Read more

    $38.37 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    13 Gifts

    by Wendy Mass

    Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

    Unabridged

    10 hours 15 min

    When Alyssa must spend the summer with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily in Willow Falls she thinks it’s a good time to start over. She’ll be turning 13 after all. What Alyssa doesn’t know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. ... Read more

    $37.63 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Boy Who Failed Show and Tell, The

    by Jordan Sonnenblick

    Narrated by Jordan Sonnenblick

    Unabridged

    4 hours 42 min

    In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there’s A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME. By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan’s goingto try to make it through the year . . . and grow up to write a book about it! ... Read more

    $32.24 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Notorious

    by Gordon Korman

    Narrated by Andrew Eiden and 4 more

    Unabridged

    6 hours 7 min

    A funny, suspenseful mystery and unlikely friendship story from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman—perfect for fans of Swindle and Ungifted.Keenan has lived all over the world but nowhere quite as strange as Centerlight Island, which is split between the United States and Canada. The only thing weirder than Centerlight itself is his neighbor Zarabeth, aka ZeeBee.ZeeBee is obsessed ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Supergifted

    by Gordon Korman

    Narrated by Erin Moon and 5 more

    Unabridged

    6 hours 15 min

    This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, which has become a word-of-mouth hit,cleverly sends up our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity.Donovan Curtis has never been what anyone would call “gifted.” But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Robin Hood: Hacking, Heists & Flaming Arrows

    by Robert Muchamore

    Narrated by Joe Jameson

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    A town. A forest. A hero.You can't go far without a quick brain and some rule-bending in a place like Locksley. After its vast car plants shut down, the prosperous town has become a wasteland of empty homes, toxic land and families on the brink. And it doesn't help that the authorities are in the clutches of profit-obsessed Sheriff of Nottingham, in cahoots with underworld boss Guy Gisborne.When ... Read more

    $49.49 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Finally

    by Wendy Mass

    Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

    Unabridged

    7 hours 20 min

    Now that Rory is twelve-years-old there is a long list of things that she is finally allowed to do. But she soon finds out that being twelve might not be all she thought it was cracked up to be. ... Read more

    $28.42 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Just Like That

    by Gary D. Schmidt

    Narrated by Leah Horowitz

    Unabridged

    11 hours 43 min

    In this poignant, perceptive, witty novel, Gary D. Schmidt brings authenticity and emotion to multiple plot strands, weaving in themes of grief, loss, redemption, achievement, and love. Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene's Preparatory Academy for Girls, where she struggles to navigate the venerable boarding school's traditions and a ... Read more

    $38.38 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    True Definition Of Neva Beane

    by Christine Kendall

    Narrated by Channie Waites

    Unabridged

    4 hours 51 min

    Being twelve isn't easy, especially when you're Neva Beane. Neva feels beautiful wearing her new bra, but she's confused by howothers respond to the changes taking place in and out of her body. Her best friend, Jamila, is getting all the attention. Her brother,Clayton, is becoming an activist. And Mom and Dad are gone working-again. Grandad and Nana aren't much help, either, withtheir old ways and ... Read more

    $32.24 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Sea in Winter

    by Christine Day

    Narrated by Kimberly Woods

    Unabridged

    4 hours 25 min

    In this evocative and heartwarming novel for readers who loved The Thing About Jellyfish, the author of I Can Make This Promise tells the story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again.It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions.Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Caterpillar Summer

    by Gillian McDunn

    Narrated by Cassandra Lee Morris

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond. When Chicken has a meltdown, Cat’s the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She always knows what he needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat is the glue holding her family together. When a summer trip doesn’t go as planned, Cat and Chicken ... Read more

    $38.38 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Queen Bee and Me

    by Gillian McDunn

    Narrated by Piper Goodeve

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    Meg has been best friends with Beatrix forever. Everyone at school wants to be like confident, decisive Beatrix, and Meg has always felt the same. But this year, Meg wants to take a science course instead of dance class. She’d rather do what makes her happy—not what Beatrix wants. When a quirky girl named Hazel moves to town, Meg is partnered with her on a science project about bees. Meg learns a ... Read more

    $38.38 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Tune It Out

    by Jamie Sumner

    Narrated by Cindy Kay

    Unabridged

    5 hours 22 min

    From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down.Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice. She’s never liked crowds or loud noises or even high fives; in ... Read more

    $27.63 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Halfway to Harmony

    by Barbara O'Connor

    Narrated by Christopher Gebauer

    Unabridged

    3 hours 56 min

    A heartfelt middle-grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Barbara O’Connor about a boy whose life is upended after the loss of his older brother?timeless, classic, and whimsical. Walter Tipple is looking for adventure. He keeps having a dream that his big brother, Tank, appears before him and says, “Let’s you and me go see my world, little man.” But Tank went to the army and never came ... Read more

    $16.88 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Serena Says

    by Tanita S. Davis

    Narrated by Imani Parks

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    Award-winning author Tanita S. Davis delivers a heartwarming and humorous middle grade tale about a young Black girl who finds her own voice through vlogging and learns to speak out. Perfect for fans for Sharon M. Draper and Lisa Greenwald.JC shines like a 4th of July sparkler. She has the best ideas, the biggest, funniest laugh, and the party starts when she arrives. Serena St. John is proud to ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Flying Over Water

    by N.H. Senzai

    Narrated by Cassandra Morris;Christine Tawfik

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    N.H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock expertly craft the intersection of the lives of two girls-one, a Muslim fleeing civil war, theother, an American from the South-as they are forced to examine their beliefs and the true meaning of friendship in the midst ofthe president's 2017 Muslim ban.Twelve-year-old Noura Alwan's family is granted asylum in the United States, after spending two years in a ... Read more

    $38.38 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Ambassador of Nowhere Texas

    by Kimberly Willis Holt

    Narrated by Brittany Pressley

    Unabridged

    5 hours 11 min

    Kimberly Willis Holt's The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas is a stunning post-9/11 companion to the National Book Award-winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.Decades after the Vietnam War and Toby’s life-changing summer with Zachary Beaver, Toby’s daughter Rylee is at a crossroads—her best friend Twig has started pushing her away just as Joe, a new kid from New York, settles into their small town ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Only Black Girls in Town

    by Brandy Colbert

    Narrated by Jeanette Illidge

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't ... Read more

    $38.37 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Year of the Rat

    by Grace Lin

    Narrated by Grace Lin and 1 more

    Unabridged

    3 hours 34 min

    In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own ... Read more

    $30.69 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit

    by Lilliam Rivera and 2 more

    Narrated by Frankie Corzo

    Unabridged

    4 hours 44 min

    Move over, Nancy Drew--there's a new sleuth in town! Inspired by the beloved comic series, Goldie Vance is ready to sleuth her way through never-before-seen mysteries in this original novel series by Lilliam Rivera featuring 16 full-color comic pages!Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives and works at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel in Florida with a whole slew of characters: her dad, Art, the manager of ... Read more

    $35.30 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Doughnut Fix

    by Jessie Janowitz

    Narrated by Brian Holden

    Unabridged

    5 hours 23 min

    Superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts. Tristan isn't Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move ... Read more

    $30.70 AUD or FREE with audiobook trial