A while back, Jack got a book that had a CD of the audiobook inside the back cover.
We put in a car, and he has loved it ever since.
However, it got a little tiresome for us to listen to the same story over and over again, so we decided to pull out our Audible app and check out their selection of Children’s books.
Jack really seemed to enjoy it. I like the background music and the readers animated style. After looking through more of the selections available, it turned out the most of the my favorite books that I read as a child were available as well on Audible.
Below is a list of children’s books on Audible, and a few others thrown in, organized by approximate age.
I came up with the list, the age categories, and assigned everything accordingly.
There are ten books for each age range, and within that category
I listed them in no particular order. I had forgotten about a good number of these books, so I hope that this list might reminds you of books that you want to share with your children.
After that it is $14.95 for a membership. With a membership you get one credit a month for any book, and you can return the book at anytime, no questions asked. You can exchange any book you don’t like for another book.
If you want more than one book in a month, then any extra books are 30% off for members. You can cancel anytime and keep all of your books.
If you like audiobooks then I would suggest using your credit on yourself when you want, and then using your 30% discount on children’s books. A lot of the books for younger children are just a few dollars.
Here are our suggestions for great audiobooks for kids – split up by age. I have known children (and adults) who had a hard time reading but were able to find a love for books through audibooks. So whether you are looking to inspire a young mind or find something other than a tablet to entertain your child in the car, you are sure to find something here that they will enjoy.
The Best Audiobooks for Kids
- Fox in Socks
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Ugly Duckling
- Where the Wild Things Are
- The Snowy Day
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- A Bear Called Paddington
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Alice in Wonderland
- Disney Children’s Favorites
- The Little Prince
- Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle
- James and the Giant Peach
- Disney Princess Storybook Collection
- The Peter Rabbit Collection
- Pippi Longstocking
- Disney Junior Storybook Collection
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Boxcar Children Series
- Black Beauty
- Anne of Green Gables
- Tuck Everlasting
- The Secret Garden
- The Little House (on the Prairie) Series
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Harry Potter 1 – 7
- The Hatchet
- Enders Game Series
- Johnny Tremain
- Call of the Wild
- Where the Red Fern Grows
- My Side of the Mountain
- Indian in the Cupboard
- Divergent Series
- The Hunger Games Series
- Lord of the Flies
- The Giver
- Maze Runner Series
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Brave New World
- The Outsiders
Newer Books I Haven’t Read
Here are a number of books that I have not read, since they were targeted towards a much younger audience than the age I was when they came out. They seem to be popular among kids and teens.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- The Pinderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and One Very Interesting Boy
I use audiobooks a lot when I am working in the yard, doing laundry, exercising, or driving. I used to listen to books during road trips to help keep me awake and alert, but since Jack has started understanding everything I have had to put that on hold.
I think we’ll have to listen to children’s books that hopefully the whole family will like, or at least most of us. We think it’s a better use of his time in the car over watching a movie or playing a game on the tablet – and he seems to be really interested in the books.
I think audiobooks for children help children to grow a love for books. My parents did that for me, and I ended up getting a 34 on the ACT Reading Comprehension section. Reading a lot is the easiest and most enjoyable way of growing your vocabulary. For this new year why not make it a goal to help your family be a family that consume more literature.
This post was sponsored by and done in partnership with Audible.com. All opinions expressed therein are genuinely mine.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.
Forrest lives in Colorado with the wonderful Katie Clark and their two sons. Forrest was raised in North Carolina, graduated from BYU with a degree in political science, and loves to dabble in lots different things. Plus, he is a big MLS fan.