BookRiot has selected what they think are the best in children’s audiobooks—and have kindly reminded their readers: “Don’t forget: your public library is a great source for free audiobooks for kids.” Don’t disappoint patrons—be sure these beloved Listening Library picks have a place on your physical and digital audio shelves. What are your favorite listens for kids? Let us know @BOTLibrary! See BookRiot’s full list of 25 picks and why they were chosen here.
Check out these 8 great Listening Library picks named as BookRiot’s best…from Odyssey Winners, to super-cool sound effects, star-studded listens (hello, Kate Winslet), and of course, Harry Potter, we can’t argue with this standout list of timeless children’s audiobooks:
An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer.
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's
being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are
terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents
But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.
“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda.
Welcome to Mossflower Wood, where the gentle mice have gathered to celebrate a year of peace and abundance. All is well…until a sinister shadow falls across the ancient stone abbey of Redwall.