Great Audiobooks for Kids

Got a long road trip coming up? An audiobook may be just the thing to keep kids entertained -- and parents, too. Audiobooks also are a perfect treat for a sick day or a private listening experience anytime. So get out your earbuds or headphones, or just blast a book through your speakers. We've gathered a list of books we know have excellent audio versions, some read by the authors themselves. Check 'em out and tune in! You'll find other captivating tales on our Read-Aloud Books and Great Books for Summer Travel lists.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

age 6+

Classic morality tale is wildly entertaining.

By: Roald Dahl (1964)
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The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1

age 7+

Siblings discover a fairy world in charming fantasy tale.

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Ivy + Bean, Book 1

age 6+

Friendship tale a sure hit with kids starting chapter books.

By: Annie Barrows (2007)
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Magic Tree House Series

age 6+

Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.

By: Mary Pope Osborne (1992)
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Mr. Popper's Penguins

age 6+

1939 Newbery Honor book is both tender and funny.

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Charlotte's Web

age 7+

Gentle, much-loved barnyard classic delights all ages.

By: E.B. White (1952)
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Ramona the Pest

age 7+

Ramona tale helps young kids build empathy.

By: Beverly Cleary (1968)
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Belly Up: FunJungle, Book 1

age 8+

Clever, action-packed zoo mystery has some graphic parts.

By: Stuart Gibbs (2011)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

age 8+

Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.

By: Kate DiCamillo (2013)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry Potter, Book 1

age 8+

Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.

By: J. K. Rowling (1998)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

age 8+

Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1

age 8+

Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.

By: Cressida Cowell (2004)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1

age 8+

Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.

By: C.S. Lewis (1950)
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Matilda

age 8+

Kid genius gets revenge on mean adults in fun fantasy.

By: Roald Dahl (2005)
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The Wizards of Once

age 8+

Winning combination of action and humor in fun fantasy.

By: Cressida Cowell (2017)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

age 8+

Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.

By: L. Frank Baum (1900)
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The Boundless

age 9+

Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.

By: Kenneth Oppel (2014)
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

age 9+

Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.

By: James Howe (1979)
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The Crossover

age 9+

Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.

By: Kwame Alexander (2014)
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Elijah of Buxton

age 10+

Funny, powerful tale of free Black community in 1859 Canada.

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