Awards & Recognition, Collection Development BookRiot names 25 Best Children’s Audiobooks—Do you have these on your shelves?

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:

Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Read by: Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.  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.
See You in the Cosmos
Author: Jack Cheng
Read By: Various and Kivlighan de Montebello
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A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.   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 and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Read by: Jim Dale
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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 were.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.
Redwall
Author: Brian Jacques
Read by: Full Cast
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The book that inspired a legend–the first novel in the bestselling saga of RedwallWelcome 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.

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