Today, there are a lot of audiobooks for kids, from classics to new releases that have won awards. All of them have been recorded and narrated by the best. Because of this, there has never been a better time to start learning about them than now! With BookBub’s audiobook store, Chirp, you’re sure to get a good deal. If you’re looking for picture books, books for young readers, or middle-grade novels, this list of audiobooks for kids will keep the kids (and the grown-ups) happy.
I Want My Hat Back! by Jon Klassen
Even Rabbit can’t find his hat. During this story, when Deer asks the right question, Bear comes up with an amazing idea that shocks him. To make this picture book even more fun, Daniel Pinkwater talks like a sleepy New Yorker when he reads.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
This New York Times bestseller has become a hit all over the world and changed the way people read bedtime stories. In the style of fairy tales, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo have put together more than 100 true stories about women who have been important in history, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. This is where you’ll find everything from artists to mathematicians to pirates: Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marn, Phillipa Soo, and more are in the all-star cast that reads this book. It’s sure to inspire people young and old.
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
When James drops some magic crystals near an old peach tree, the peach at the top starts to grow. Is bigger than a house in a split second. Grasshoppers, ladybugs, and other bugs that are the same size as humans are in the inside. James meets them all. A very strange adventure starts when the peach’s stem breaks. Julian Rhind-Tutt gives a lively performance that goes well with this fun and weird classic.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
There isn’t much that Ivan the gorilla wants from the mall zoo. His life in the jungle isn’t on his mind, and he doesn’t mind strangers peeking into his glass cage. He’d rather spend his time drawing. But when a baby elephant comes to live with him at the zoo, she is sad because she has lost her home. Ivan knows something needs to change. No, he can’t. Beautiful in its simplicity, Adam Grupper tells this heartfelt, real story in a moving way.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Keep reading this classic that has almost 200,000 five-star reviews on Goodreads. You won’t be sorry. When their home is threatened, a group of rabbits goes on a dangerous journey and fights for their lives in an epic battle. An Academy Award-winning actor best known as the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who reads this book. It has a wide range of character voices.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Hundred Acre Wood is ready. To go on a misadventure together with Winnie The Pooh, Piglet, and all the other characters from this famous book, you’ll need to buy the book. Peter Dennis has become “Pooh’s Ambassador Extraordinary.” This is the only audiobook that Christopher Robin, the real-life Christopher Robin, has praised. If you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter.”
Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection by Peggy Parish
“Have you ever gotten in trouble for doing what you were told?” this audiobook asks the listener. Most kids would say, “Yes!” At the house, there’s a maid named Amelia Bedelia, who takes everything literally. A surprise shower? Tell her, and she’ll bring a water gun. Ask her to play baseball, and she’ll come up with a whole new way to play. When Suzanne Toren reads these stories about Amelia, you can’t help but smile when you hear them.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is a typical middle school boy: always confused, always right, and a little obsessed with jokes. This is the first book in the New York Times best-selling series. Greg has started a very manly journal where he can write down his thoughts about his weird friends and family. There is a lot going on in Greg’s daily life, and Ramon de Ocampo reads it with the enthusiasm and honesty of a young boy.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, could not have a better life than this. He might be the most important thing in the whole house. In the middle of everything, Edward gets lost. During this amazing journey, Edward moves through the lives of people who are old and young, good and bad, and he learns that love and loss should not be afraid. Ivey’s narration makes this feel like story time with your family, which makes the story even better.
Miss Mabel’s School for Girls by Katie Cross
Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, the author of Jaded, says that this fantasy is “captivating” and “spellbinding.” They go to Miss Mabel’s School for Girls to learn how to do magic. She goes to the school for a different reason: to meet with Miss Mabel, the woman who cursed her family. Can she break the spell before she dies?
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
When the Browns meet Paddington Bear at a train station, their lives change for the rest of their lives. Having Paddington around makes it impossible to be normal. People young and old will fall in love with him because he always makes them laugh. Stephen Fry, a well-known actor, reads this classic, which is also a movie.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Readers have always loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, which are based on her real life as a girl growing up on the American frontier. They leave their home in Wisconsin and build a new one in Kansas, where they live now in “Little House on the Prairie.” Then, just as they start to build a new life together, they get caught in the middle of a big fight that could end it all. A soft midwestern accent will whisk you back in time to the Great Plains. Cherry Jones reads the book.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Newbery Medal-winning story still has power 40 years after it was written. She and her family are trying to build a life of independence and honesty, which is almost impossible for an African American family in the Deep South during the Great Depression. Racial prejudice and social justice are coming to a head. Cassie learns about herself and claims her rights. In Lynne Thigpen’s warm Southern accent, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of it, too. Jacqueline Woodson, an award-winning author, also wrote and read an introduction to this audiobook.
Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
In 1985, Sudan was a part of the United States. Salva Dut is an 11-year-old boy who is caught in the middle of a fight between rebels and government soldiers in a war zone. During the destruction of his village, he is forced to go on a journey that is impossible and lead to an unknown future. This is what South Sudan looks like now: Nya is a girl who has to walk eight hours a day to get water. Then, a stranger comes to her village and has a very different dream. This heartfelt story based on a true story is told in two different ways. It brings two lives together in the most surprising way. David Baker and Cynthia Bishop both read parts of this award-winning audiobook.