This list is packed with audiobooks that all kids should hear before they grow up! These classic audiobooks are tried and true and loved by millions of kids. With everything from adventures, to fantasy, and beloved characters you will remember from your childhood, these books are stories that you and your kids will love to listen to together.
This post is sponsored by our personal favorite way to listen to audiobooks, Audible. We are honored to work with them to tell you all about our favorite audiobooks to read as a family!
You know those stories you remember from your childhood? The ones that made up the fabric of being a kid. The ones that pushed you to imagine and taught you to dream. Those that made you laugh, and those took you away from the weight of the day and let you escape into another world? Those classic books are a huge part of being a kid!
Watching a movie is fun, but we all know that reading the book is always better. There are so many great opportunities to get kids into a great story with audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks has been great for our kids because when they are younger and learning to read, it can sometimes be exhausting for them to try so hard to actually sound out and read the words and then also keep up with the plot, characters, and what is happening at any time. Audiobooks give kids the ability to listen to the story, many times just as it is written, and use their imagination to create the scenes they are hearing. They can take in the book in a whole new, easy to understand way, and then when they go back to paper it is so much less frustrating for them to read and comprehend the story.
We love Audible for audiobooks because they make it just so easy to listen that both me and my kids can control it seamlessly. You can play the audiobooks through your computer or on your phone or tablet on the go. The app saves your progress and makes it super easy to go from car to home to school to errands to where ever! If you have never tried it, make sure and go here to grab your Audible and see if it works for your family.
I love that audiobooks have given us a way to turn all of that “slush time” running errands and to activities into something we can do together. We find books together, listen together, and we love to talk about the book together. It really is the best for helping you to open up communication with your kiddos from a young age.
This list I made for you today is a BIG list of classic books that every kid should read. These are the ones that are tried and true and loved by many. We are using this as a kind of checklist of sorts, so feel free to do the same. If I missed any of your kids favorites PLEASE let me know in the comments so I can add it to our list too!
The Best Classic Audiobooks for Kids
Find all of these along with so many more on Audible. One reason I love Audible… they have almost any book you ever look for with one of the largest libraries on the internet and new additions every day. I don’t know if I have ever searched for a book I couldn’t find there! Remember to grab your free trial here to get started!
- Charlottes Web
- Mary Poppins
- Swiss Family Robinson
- Pippi Longstocking
- Jungle Book
- The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
- Harry Potter
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- Peter Pan
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Mr. Poppers Penguins
- The Cat & The Hat and other Dr Seuss Favorites
- Frog and Toad Collection
- Amelia Bedelia Collection
- Ramona Quimby Audio Collection
- Ralph S Mouse Audio Collection
- Henry Huggins Audio Collection
- Stuart Little
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Pete’s Dragon
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Winnie The Pooh
- A Bear Called Paddington
- The Reluctant Dragon
- James and the Giant Peach
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Those thirty plus books should keep you and your kiddos busy for quite awhile! Let me know if you have other ideas and things I should add to my list. And remember if you haven’t tried Audible, they give you the chance to give it a try for free. Grab the free trial here. Then grab the app on your phone and any devices you use with your kids and get listening at home or on the go!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.