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Red Balloon Bookshop is now partnering with to to give you the convenience of audiobooks with the benefits of shopping locally! 


With a membership, your first audiobook is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our site. Audiobooks can also be purchased individually without a membership. And once you download the app, you can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all audiobooks are DRM-free. Learn more here!


Shop now! Browse audiobooks for children and young adults or start with some of our staff favorites:


 Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

The classic book for new babies and grads of all kinds--from nursery school, high school, college and beyond! Dr. Seuss's wise and wonderful words are the perfect guide through life's ups and downs. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

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Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

A fabulously funny story full of fractured fairy tales, frogs, dogs, and the coolest wizard EVER. Princess Anya doesn't particularly want to go on a Quest (or even a lowercase quest), but when her step-stepfather's evilness reaches new heights, it's up to her to save her sister, her kingdom, and the transformed animals she meets along the way. Layered throughout with serious questions about responsibility, privilege, and power, the book never turns boring or preachy, instead taking the reader on a hilarious romp of a ride that might teach them some important things along the way. Such a delight. -- Lily (RBB Staff)

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See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Alex and his dog, named Carl Sagan, head out on a road trip to blast an ipod into space, just like the real Carl Sagan. Best laid plans...-- Sarah (RBB Staff)

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

An absolutely eye-opening book. Starr Carter's story begins after she witnesses the murder of her friend Kahlil, who was shot by a cop right before her eyes. Scared, upset, and angry, Starr begins a journey of self-discovery when she realizes that the only way Kahlil will get justice is if she puts herself at risk by speaking out. Navigating this time, Starr relies on her family for guidance. Her parents and brothers are there for her every step of the way. Loyalty, bravery, and heart drive this novel and shine a light on such an important subject. Much like Starr with her dad, this novel is a light in the darkness, and lives up to the hype in every single way. -- Kelsie (RBB Staff)

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Beautifully written, vividly imagined, ruthless, hopeful--Strange the Dreamer is everything I wanted it to be. This is a tale of magic, monsters, love, hate, vengeance, secrets, and imagination, just to name a few themes. Laini Taylor has done something brilliant here, not the least of which is the amazing plotting maneuver that makes this 530-pager perfectly readable. -- Angela (RBB Staff)

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 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

National Book Award Winner, Oprah's Book Club Pick, Indie's Next Pick, and #1 New York Times bestseller, The Underground Railroad follows the escape of a runaway slave, Cora. But in Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey--moving through time and space and exploring at each stop the complex and harrowing history of race and prejudice in America.

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