30+ Best Audio Books for Kids

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Audiobook can be a perfect treat for a boring day or long journey. If you have a long trip with your kids, I would suggest you prepare some great audiobooks for your kids. With these wonderful audiobooks, your kids will have a unforgettable trip. You may be curious what's the best audio books for kids? Here I list 30+ best audio books for kids. If you are intending to get your kids in audiobooks, you can start with the following kids audio books.

Best Audio Books for Kids


Author/Reader/(suitable age)



Little House in the Big Woods

 Laura Ingalls Wilder  / Cherry Jones /age 3+

little house in the big woods

The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer.

The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

Dr. Seuss/ Kelsey Grammer, John Cleese/age 3+

the cat in the hat

These are seriously great stories read aloud beautifully. This one of the best children's audio sets I've ever heard. The stories are read aloud by great actors/story tellers

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete BBC collection

A. A. Milne /Alan Bennett /age 3+

winne the pooh

Alan Bennett reads A. A. Milne's much-loved stories about a small bear and his friends. The collection includes Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and A Party for Pooh.

Magic Tree House

Mary Pope Osborne (Author, Narrator)/age4+

magic tree house

Jack and Annie are ready for their first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! This book ?teach history and geography and more in a fun story.

The Green Ember

S. D. Smith /oel Clarkson/age 5+

the green ember

Family, honor, growing up, friendship - all a part of this lovely tale of a rabbit warren and it's leader.

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

Joanna Cole /Cassandra Morris/age 5+

the magic school bus

This book explains human body so well. With fascinating pictures and ideas, this book is great read and extremely knowledgeable.

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao/Adam Grupper/age5+

the one and only ivan

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks (Narrator, Author)/age5+

the Indian in the cupboard

Omri's plastic Indian, put in an unusual cupboard overnight, comes to life, Omri has a new friend who can teach him about another culture and another time.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl /Douglas Hodge/age 6+

charlie and the chocolate factory

About a poor boy named Charlie Bucket who loves Willie Wonka's chocolate. The Wonka factory had been closed for years, and when Mr. Wonka gives an opportunity to five lucky children who finds a shimmering golden paper called the Golden Ticket, and whoever wins gets a free supply of chocolate for the rest of their lives.

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White /George Plimpton/age 5+

Charlotte's Web

The absolute best children's book ever written. This book presents timeless themes of kindness, acceptance of those who differ from us.


Roald Dahl /Kate Winslet/age5+


Matilda is a modern tale that has many elements of the old folk European stories, with angelical people and evil people that you immediately love and hate, and air of defiance of the adults’ world that hooks up children.

The Once and Future King

T. H. White / Neville Jason/age8+

The Once and Future King

A grand and valued rendition of the Arthurian legend.
White’s classic version of King Arthur is creative, clever, witty and compelling.

Peter and the Starcatchers

Dave Barry / Jim Dale/age4+

Peter and the Starcatchers

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien/ Rob Inglis/age 8+

The Hobbit

In this fantasy classic, master storyteller J.R.R. Tolkein creates a bewitching world filled with delightful creatures and thrilling dangers.

My Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George /Christian Rummel/age12+

My Side of the Mountain

A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.


Holling Clancy Holling/ Terry Bregy/age8+


A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.


Brian Jacques/Stuart Blinder/age8+


It has been ten years since readers around the world discovered the amazing creatures of Mossflower Wood. Ten years since they met the wicked one-eyed rat Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned horde who vowed to conquer peace-loving Redwall Abbey.

Ramona Quimby

Beverly Cleary/Stockard Channing/age8+

Ramona Quimby

This book is so fun and interesting. You learn a lot about Ramona and her family.

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

Mo O'Hara/Christopher/age6+

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

When Tom's big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life!

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume (Narrator, Author)/age8+

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

A humorous story that transcends across generations as a nine year old boy tries to find his place within his family as well as the world around him, navigating a younger brother who challenges him at every turn.

Life of Pi

Yann Martel/ Jeff Woodman/age8+

Life of Pi

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan--and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.


Peter Coyote/Gary Paulsen


After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll/B.J. Harrison/age5+

Alice in Wonderland

Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch.

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame/David Thorn/age4+

The Wind in the Willows

The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater/Nick Sullivan/age5+

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie!

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo/K. G. Campbell/age8+

Flora & Ulysses

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling/ Jim Dale/age8+

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

On Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett/Victoria McGee/age8+

The Secret Garden

A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment.

Ivy and Bean

Annie Barrows/Cassandra Morris/age3+

Ivy and Bean

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall/ Susan Denaker/age4+

The Penderwicks

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts.

I know there must be some great audio books for kids out of this list. You are welcome to share them in the comments so that more kids will get the inspiration from the audiobooks your kids loved. Since most of the audiobooks are produced by Audible, you can either purchase them from Audible.com or Amazon website. One thing to be pointed out is that all audible books are protected by Audible DRM and can be listened on Audible compatible app or device. To break the Audible DRM restriction, Epubor Audible Converter is highly recommended to you for removing Audible DRM and converting Audible to mp3 or audible to m4b so that you can enjoy your Audible books at any place on any MP3 or M4B supported players or apps. Just download Epubor Audible Converter now for free trial!

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09/15/2017 17:39:25
Great list! I will share with my grandchild. Thank you.
09/20/2017 10:31:47
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