Whether you're headed on a trip or are in need of some vocal rest, here are some of my favorite audiobooks that kids (and adults!) will enjoy.

For a little older...

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Read by an awesome cast and full of horrible adventures. Very aware of itself (and you can watch the series on Netflix after!)

Coraline or The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Great stories of adventure and resilience that are also a little spooky! I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan - he’s got something for every age of reader.

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Such a classic that it can begin with “It was a dark and stormy night” and still be great.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

Can you say modern classic? Narrated by Jim Dale - one of my favorite readers out there.

House on Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

A collection of short stories performed by multiple readers including Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench. Quaint British accents, best for kids who can understand humor that’s a little dry - Disney Pooh this ain’t.

For the littlest littles, short and sweet…

Each of these clocks in between 4 and 7 minutes. Listen to them individually or back to back on a playlist.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

You can listen wearing socks...‘nuff said.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

“Saw a family of hawks slicing through the sky.” Absolutely brilliant, beautiful language that subtly delivers a message about how we interact with the world.

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Enter Harold’s magical world, with a silly soundtrack that’s sure to keep littles having fun.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

A little mouse takes a walk in the forest - just watch out for the Gruffalo of course. It’s a great rhyming story that might even get a request for an encore.

Ellington Was Not A Street by Ntozake Shange

 A jazz poem, complete with music.

 

 

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