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!)
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.