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Audio Books Kids Will Love

If you have a reluctant reader at home, you know the struggle of getting them to curl up with a good book. Often, reading fluency can be a barrier to comprehension. Can you imagine trying to become absorbed in a book when you can't quite keep track of dialogue or decode all of the text? Audiobooks can be a wonderful way to allow readers to hear the intonation and expression of a strong reader. Not only that, but listening to a story allows kids to practice their visualizing skills and  access more difficult text. Looking for an app for audiobooks? Check out the Audible app for an entire section devoted to children's audiobooks. 


Here is a list of audiobooks by age. Happy listening! 


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGES 2-3 (AND UP):


Love You Forever: The Best of Robert Munsch by Robert Munsch

The Froggy books: Froggy Plays T-ball by Jonathan London

Stuart Little By, E.B. White

Where the Wild Things Are by, Maurice Sendak

Make Way for Ducklings by, Robert McCloskey

Blueberries for Sal by, Robert McCloskey


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGES 4-5 (AND UP):


The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

The Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne

Flat Stanley Audio Collection CD by Jeff Brown

The Battle of the Mad Scientists and Other Tales of Survival by Bill Harley

The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson

Frindle by Andrew Clements

American Tall Tales by Jim Weiss

The Jungle Book by Jim Weiss

Amelia Bedelia CD Audio Collection by Peggy Parish

Giants! A Colossal Collection of Tales and Tunes by Jim Weiss

Junie B. Jones Audio Collection, Books 1-8 by Barbara Park


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGES 6-7 (AND UP):


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling

The Roald Dahl Audio CD Collection by Roald Dahl

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Lydia Permanyer

Geronimo Stilton: Books 1-3
The Boxcar Children Collection, Vol. 1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

The BFG by Roald Dahl


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGES 8-9 (AND UP):


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

Sarah, Plain and Tall CD Collection by Patricia McLachlan

The Wayside School Collection by Louis Sachar

The Spiderwick Chronicles  by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Dragonsdale by Salamada Drake

From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

New Girl – Audio Library Edition (Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls) by Meg Cabot


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGES 10-11 (AND UP):


Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Araminta Spookie Vol. 1 CD: My Haunted House and The Sword in the Grotto by Angie Sage

A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh

The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan

Holes by Louis Sachar

George’s Marvelous Medicine CD by Roald Dahl

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett

The Indian in the Cupboard by Brock Cole

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett


AUDIO BOOKS FOR AGE 12 AND UP:


The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Charlie Bone And The Shadow by Jenny Nimmo

Hoot by Carl Hiassen

Scat by Carl Hiassen
Evermore (Immortal Series #1) by Alyson Noel

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan

The Jaguar Stones, Book One: Middleworld by J&P Voelkel

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull 


Note: I have not personally listened to all of these and recommend doing your own research before having your child listen to an audio book.







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