Mutant Bunnies & Magical Misfits | Middle Grade Audiobooks Publishing in November

Demos, John. Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl. Recorded Books. ISBN 9781501963452. Reader TBA.
Gr 3-7–As the armed conflicts between the English colonies in North America and the French settlements raged in the 1700s, a young Puritan girl, Eunice Williams, is kidnapped by Mohawk people and taken to Canada. She is adopted into a new family, a new culture, and a new set of traditions that will define her life. As Eunice spends her days learning the Mohawk language and the roles of women and girls in the community, she gains a deeper understanding of her Mohawk family. Although her father and brother try to persuade Eunice to return to Massachusetts, she ultimately chooses to remain with her Mohawk family.

Fairstein, Linda. Digging for Trouble. Listening Library. ISBN 9780525493679. Read by Kathleen McInerney.
Gr 5-8–Dev is going to spend the second half of her summer vacation in Montana with her best friend, Katie, exploring the outdoors and NOT getting into trouble. But after participating in a dinosaur dig, Katie and Dev suspect that someone bad is in the Badlands when Katie’s found fossils are switched out for old rocks. The good news? With Mom back in New York, no one can stop Devlin from investigating! But the fossil thief isn’t the only danger here, as snakes, scorpions, and bears abound, making Montana a treacherous place for finding answers. And when the mystery takes Dev and Katie back to Manhattan—to the Museum of Natural History—the case gets even more complicated.

Harris, Neil Patrick. The Magic Misfits. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478976783. Read by the author.
Gr 3-7–When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.

Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway. Recorded Books. ISBN 9781501935855. Read by Ramon de Ocampo.
Gr 3-7–To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what’s billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

Lopez, Diana. Coco. Blackstone. ISBN 9781538474396. Read by Frankie Marie Corzo.
Gr 3-7–Inspired by Pixar’s latest film, Coco, this audiobook tells the story of the film, in which the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion, and also features original content expanding upon its world and characters.

Mafi, Tahereh. Whichwood. Listening Library. ISBN 9780525493594. Read by Bronson Pinchot.
Gr 5-8–Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way) and she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days scrubbing the skins and souls of the dead in preparation for the afterlife. But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appear, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

Parenteau, Shirley. Ship of Dolls. Brilliance. ISBN 9781543641783. Read by Kate Reinders.
Gr 3-7–It’s 1926, and the one thing 11-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, OR, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco’s speakeasies. But Mama’s new husband doesn’t think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie’s class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to acccompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. But what if a jealous classmate and Lexie’s own small lies to her grandmother manage to derail her plans?

Skye, Obert. Mutant Bunny Island. HarperAudio. ISBN 9781538457658. Reader TBA.
Gr 3-7–Ten-year-old Perry Owens has learned everything he needs to know from comic books. So when Perry receives a troubling message from his favorite uncle, Zeke, he knows exactly what’s wrong. Obviously, evil newts wearing trench coats must have kidnapped Zeke. Now they’re holding him hostage somewhere on Bunny Island, the remote vacation destination that Zeke calls home. On his own, Perry travels to Bunny Island, where dozens of bunnies are running wild. One in particular doesn’t seem quite right. A creature this cute shouldn’t exist in nature. Are there truly evil newts on the loose, or something much stranger—and more disturbingly adorable?

Stokes, Jonathan. Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan. Listening Library. ISBN 9780525493792. Reader TBA.
Gr 5-8–Fresh off of a victorious treasure hunt and rescue mission in South America, Addison Cooke just can’t seem to steer clear of rogue bandits, pesky booby traps, and secret treasure troves. But it sure beats sitting around in school all day. Addison’s aunt and uncle, on the other hand, are none too happy about their habit of attracting kidnappers. When they become pawns in a dangerous gang’s plan to steal the most prized possession of the notorious Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, Addison and his friends find themselves once again caught in the middle of a multi-million-dollar international heist. 

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