26 Must-Listen Audiobooks for Kids of All Ages (And Gender)

The Best Audiobooks for Kids: Fun and Educational Stories.

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Toddlers and kids love audiobooks. They’re great for long car rides or rainy days at home. In this article, we share 20 of our favorite audiobooks for toddlers and kids. Audiobooks are often recommended for children because they are easier to listen to than books. Children can also enjoy listening to stories without having to read them. Here are some of our favorite children’s Audiobooks.

I Love You to the Moon and Back

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A bear and cub wake up together. They swim in the water, climb the mountains, watch the colorful light in the shimmering sky and play with their friends. They show their love by touching noses, chasing one another, and, of course hugging and snuggling. Perfect for sharing with a special child, this heartwarming audiobook is a wonderful gift.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Summer

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Explore summer with The Very Hungry caterpillar and his friends in their exploration of the season. Children can learn all about seasonal sensations, like hearing the sounds of insects, feeling the warmth of the sun, smelling the delicious smells of a cookout, etc.

I’ve Loved You Since Forever

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“I’ve loved you since forever” is a celebratory and poetic tribute to the timeless love felt by parents for their children. This audio version of the beautiful picture book was inspired by Today show co-anchor HODA KOTB’s heartwarming adoption of her daughter, Haley Joy.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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With more than 7 millions copies in print in various forms and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most cherished children’s books of all times. Finally, more than 40 years since its first printing, this timeless classic has been made available as an audio book. The narration, provided in a Grammy-nominated album, brings warmth and humor to children, parents, and grandparents alike.

On the Night You Were Born

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Here is a book for you. It is meant to accompany you everywhere you go, throughout your entire life. This debut audiobook written by Nancy Tillman has been a hit among listeners of all ages, including children, parents, and grandparents.

The Pout-Pout Fish

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Deep in the ocean, MrFish swims around with his fishy face stuck in a perpetual frown. Will his friends be able to cheer him up? Will he ever stop pouting? Can he learn something from an unexpected friend? Follow the pout-poot fish as he discovers that spreading gloom and dreariness isn’t really his destiny. A playful rhyme makes this a fun fish story sure to turn even the most pouty of frowns upside down!

Room on the Broom

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Room on the Broom is an amazing children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It tells the story of two mice who meet in a room on the broom. This audiobook edition also includes a song for each chapter.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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From brave and bold, to creative and clever, this rhythmic rhyme expresses the loving things that parents feel when they look at their kids. The book has a loving and truthful message, making it a great gift for any occa­sion but a special stand- out for baby showers, birth­days, Easter, and gradua­tion.

God Gave Us You

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As mama bear tucks her youngest baby under the quilts, gently, tenderly, reassuringly communicates the message every parent wants their children to hear: “We loved you very, very much and we are so happy you came into our lives.”

When God Made You

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Children are naturally curious about their place in the world. They want to know how they fit into the world. They’re sure to feel loved and special when they know that they’re part of something bigger than themselves.

The Cat in the Hat

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It’s hard for Dick and Sally. They’re cold and wet and they don’t know what to do until a giant cat in a top hat shows up, turning their boring day into an adventure and almost ruining the place in the process.

Code Name Bananas

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With number one bestselling author David Walliams, go back in time for an epic adventure of action, comedy, and secret plots. You’ll laugh out loud as you follow the extraordinary friendship between a young boy and a giant gorilla who just might save the day.

Are You My Mother?

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A baby bird goes out into the world in search of its mother in this funny Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. A mother bird rushes off to get something for her baby to eat when its egg starts jumping. Once she’s gone, out comes the baby bird. He immediately sets off in search of his mother, but not having any idea what she looks like makes finding her difficult.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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This book has everything a beginning reader needs, from counting opposites to the author’s signature silly rhymes. Meet the bumpy Woo and the singing Yin, and even the winky Wink who drinks pink ink. The silly rhymes, colorful characters, and fun illustrations will have children laughing throughout the day.

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

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This adorable audiobook tells stories about all the familiar milestones and memories shared by every single kindergarten student. Every aspect of the kindergarten experience has its own unique rhyme and rhythm.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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The Grinch, who has a heart that is two sizes too small for his body, hates Who-ville’s holiday celebrations, and plans on stealing all the presents to prevent them from celebrating Christmas. When he was surprised that Christmas came anyway, the Grinch discovered the true meaning of the holidays.

A Long Walk to Water

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Southern Sudan was devastated by war in 1985. Rebels and government forces fight for control, with ordinary citizens caught in the middle. When Salva’s town is attacked, he has to embark on a harrowing journey, which will take him through horror and heartache, across a harsh desert and into a strange new world.

The Secret Lake

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The Secret Lake has been described by listeners as an entertaining story for young adults. It was compared to Tom’s Midnight Garden and Enid Blyton’s The Secret Garden and Nancy Drew mysteries. It has a magical and gripping plot, which makes it a firm favorite among both boys and girls.

Number the Stars

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Ten-year- old Annemarie Johansen thinks of life before the war, and her best friend Ellen often thinks of life before the War. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen has been filled with school, food shortage, and the Nazi soldiers who march through town. When the Jews of Copenhagen are “relocated”, Ella moves in with the Johansen family and pretends to be a member of the family. Soon Annemarie must go on a dangerous mission in order to save Ellen’s life.

The Snail and the Whale

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A tiny snail longs to go outside and see the world. It hitchhikes on the back of a whale. They travel through the ocean together, past icebergs and volcanic eruptions, sharks and penguins. The little snail feels so small compared to the vastness of the sea. But when disaster strikes, the tiny snail saves the day.

The Lorax

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Before the world became concerned about the environment, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his characters the Lorax, warned about the dangers of mindless progress and the damage it could cause to the earth’s natural beauties.

Lily Lemon Blossom: Welcome to Lily’s Room

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Meet Lily Lemon Blossom. She loves adventure and playing with her friends! Lily invites you to visit her lovely room and meet all her friends, including Bunny Rabbit, her cat who is always by her sides. A quick glance at Lily’s room will give you a good idea of who she is. The room comes alive as it fills with its vibrant colors and cuddly plush toys. It’s a happy little place for a happy little child and her friends.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

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The story of Mowgli, the abandoned “man cub” who was raised by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is among the greatest literary myths ever conceived. As he embarks upon a series of thrilling adventures, Mowgli meets such unforgettable characters as the bear Baloo and the graceful black panther, Bagheera; and the tiger with the blazing eye, Shere Khan. Kipling drew on ancient fable stories, Buddhist philosophy, and his own memories of growing up in India to create a rich, symbolic portrait of man and nature, and an eternal classic of children’s literature.

When I Pray for You

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Matthew Paul Turner reveals the beautiful emotions connected with watching a loved one grow up and experience the real world. When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming audiobook in which children and parents alike will see their own stories unfold.

Grandparents’ Bag of Stories

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During the lockdown, children enjoy playing games, watching movies, reading books, and listening to music. They also spend their time with their friends and family. Their parents’ countless tales of hardship become the greatest source of joy for them, making them compassionate, worldly-wise, and more resilient than ever before.

The Little Prince

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“The Little Prince”, which is a long story written in the form of books, has sold more than any other book in the world since its publication in French in 1943. It evokes the deepest and most essential values of humanism – in a simple, clear, and direct way – in which solidarity and kindness are revealed. The book is a representation of man’s constant search for knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a beloved American fairy tale, has captivated audiences for over 100 years. Anne Hathaway, known for her roles in Rachel Getting Married, Alice in Wonderland, and The Dark Knight Rises, portrays Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto on their journey to the Emerald City. The story features familiar characters and places, as well as new ones never made the big screen.

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