Audible Books for Kids: 20 Excellent Audiobooks for Kids
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A roundup of 20 amazing Audible books for kids! Kids will love these best audiobooks for kids!
My preschooler does 2-3 hours of independent, screen-free quiet time every day. I shared how to do quiet time for kids and how we worked him up to this in a recent post. It’s one I’m asked about often, I love having it all in one place!
One of our biggest secrets? He listens to audiobooks! I’ve also shared how to get kids addicted to audiobooks, and tips to help kids develop this listening skill.
I’ve been an Audible member on and off most of my life. Hello, former English teacher, it felt like a necessity to get through more books to recommend to teenagers faster! But for the past three and a half years, I’ve been a member giving almost all of my credits to my son’s audiobook addiction. It’s one I’m happy to sacrifice to help his brain grow and I get more work time in.
The only problem has been that’s it’s created a second job for me searching for great Audible books for kids to keep up with my son’s love and addiction!
Best Audiobooks for Kids
We’re somewhat picky about the books we purchase and the content we let him listen to. We need it to be age-appropriate and engaging, and sometimes that’s a tricky balance! But after three years of daily audiobook listening, we’ve come up with a bunch of the best audiobooks for kids.
Here are 20 audiobooks my son has loved and listened to multiple times!
Audible Books for Kids
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8
This is the book I have to thank for getting my son truly hooked on audiobooks! He fell in love with The Magic Treehouse series and asked to follow Jack and Annie on their adventures every day.
It's a great bang for your buck with eight books in one!
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 9-16
After the first eight books we kept the joy of listening going with the next collection. My son loved this one just as much as the first.
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 17-24
Magic Treehouse continues and I love that they bundle them in one collection to make them more affordable.
The One and Only Ivan
A classic story with so much heart!
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 25-32
Will I list every collection in this series? You know I will!
Merlin Mission Collection: Books 1-8
After we finished the Magic Treehouse collections, we found the Merlin Mission Collection. We loved these just as much as the original series
Merlin Mission Collection: Books 9-13
Thank heavens there were more to buy, my son's addiction to these books grew the more he listened to it.
Merlin Mission Collection: 14 - 18
This was our last Mary Pope Osborne collection to purchase, and we can't recommend the entire collection enough! They bought us about a year of audiobook listening.
Zoey and Sassafras Boxed Set: Books 1-6: The Zoey and Sassafras Series
We're suckers for boxed sets with multiple stories. We just added this one to our collection and my son loves the mysteries and fantasy elements to this fun series!
The Flying Flamingo Sisters
An Amazon original that just blew us away! The style of the story, the fabulous reading, and the fun and funny adventure make this such a winner!
The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection
I remember this series from when I was a kid! I love the strong female lead, my son loves the funny stories and writing of Beverly Cleary!
Peter Pan: An Audible Original Drama
I thought my son loved the Disney version, but this version is truly his favorite! He listened to it on repeat for weeks and still tells me fun details of this version.
Disney*Pixar Storybook Collection
This was the gateway audiobook that took my oldest from short stories to longer ones. We were able to listen to his favorite Disney Pixar movies in abridged audiobook format, and it hooked him!
We're doing the same with my second. If you have a little one who loves movies and needs to learn how to listen to audiobooks, this is a great place to start!
The Candy Shop War
This book grabbed my son from the start, and he listened to it two more times in a row he was so enthralled!
A to Z Mysteries: Books K-N: The Kidnapped King; The Lucky Lottery; The Missing Mummy; The Ninth Nugget
Mysteries are a great way to captivate attention. We love this child-appropriate series!
I had a friend recommend this one and I worried it may be a little old for my 5-year-old. But he's a mature reader, and loved this book so much! He listened to it on repeat and started imaginary playing parts of this book.
The content is a bit more adventurous and graphic, so I'd save this one for older preschoolers and elementary kids.
The Griffin's Feather: Dragon Rider, Book 2
After the first book became my son's favorite, I knew we needed to get the second. He equally loved this one!
Star Wars Storybook Collection: Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy Stories and Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories
If you have a kid who loves Star Wars but isn't ready to watch the movies, this storybook collection is perfect! They get a handle on the major characters and pieces of the stories in an age-appropriate book for elementary students.
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon: My Father's Dragon; Elmer and the Dragon; The Dragons of Blueland
I could hear my son laughing out loud at this series while he'd listen! He loved the characters, the story, and listened to them several times in a row!
The Mercy Watson Collection: #1: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; #2: Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride
If you have a younger child just getting their feet wet with audiobooks these two are so fun and one kids love!
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