Listen Up: 3 New Audiobooks Your Kids Will Love

by the Brightly Editors

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Looking for some ideas to keep your kids from going stir crazy this winter? Audiobooks are a great go-to to have in your back pocket. They’re fun, lively, imagination-inspiring, and an excellent way to get kids engaged with stories. You can listen together as a family, cozied up with some hot chocolate; bring them along on car trips; or cue one up when you’re running errands.

These three new audiobooks are standouts for their awesome stories, entertaining narration, and enormous kid-appeal. Give them a listen with your growing reader or tween today!

  • Batgirl at Super Hero High

    by Lisa Yee, narrated by Mae Whitman

    Girls are getting in on the superhero action with a little help from author Lisa Yee. Yee's groundbreaking, action-packed series, DC Super Hero Girls, follows follows DC Comics awesomest female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. In this installment, Batgirl's smarts and talents are put to the test when she's called up to Super Hero High, the most elite school on the planet. Actress Mae Whitman, known for her roles in "Parenthood" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," narrates the high-flying, high school adventure that's sure to captivate tweens.
    (Ages 8 - 12)

  • Junie B. Jones First Ever MUSICAL Edition!

    by Barbara Park, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, narrated by Lana Quintal

    Wowie wow wow! Junie B. Jones fans are in for a treat! Not only is the spunky Junie B. in first grade and in a whole new classroom, she's also getting musical. In the Junie B. Jones First Ever MUSICAL Edition!, listeners can can hear Lana Quintal's excellent narration of Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at last!) AND enjoy music from "Junie B. Jones The Musical." With 15 songs from the musical — including crowd-pleasing numbers like “Top Secret Personal Beeswax" and “Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks” — young Junie B. devotees will find much to love.
    (Ages 6 - 9)

  • The Castle in the Mist

    by Amy Ephron, narrated by Laraine Newman

    For a little magic and mystery the whole family will enjoy, check out The Castle in the Mist. Sent for the summer to their aunt's seemingly boring village in the English countryside, Tess and her brother, Max, discover a magical castle where strange things happen. With Tess and Max's oh-so-real brother-sister dynamic, and a thin line between what's real and what's imagined, listeners will be keen to linger in this fantasy world.
    (Ages 8 - 12)