Audio Books for Kids

Learn what makes audiobooks great for your young reader.

1. They’re super easy: No need to carry around a big clunky book. Pop one in when you’re on the road or while you cook together. Have your child listen while she cleans her room or helps with the dishes.
 
2. They can beef up your little one’s reading skills: Following along visually while listening can enhance word-recognition ability, while listening alone can expand vocabulary, according to Mary Beth Crosby Carroll, a reading specialist at The Children’s School in Brooklyn, NY.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan

A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland

Storytime
Storytime

StorytimeRNZ’s collection of free children’s audio books.

All written and produced in New Zealand for little kids, kids and young adults.

David Walliams
David Walliams

To celebrate how much, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 ‘World of David Walliams’ villains EVER and included some fantastic free audio clips of them for you to enjoy! How many of our top 10 do YOU agree with?

3. They allow your child to “read” more difficult books: She’ll be able to delve deeper into complicated topics and listen to better-quality books than she might find at her own level. That exposure strengthens comprehension skills, particularly for children who have reading difficulties, says Crosby Carroll.
 
4. There’s no stigma: Struggling readers are often reluctant to read below their level for fear of being picked on. With audiobooks, nobody has to know what they’re listening to.
 
5. They’re fun!: Well-donereadings give the story a more concrete sense of drama. We love Jim Dale’s Grammy Award–winning narration of the Harry Potter series and Stockard Channing’s indignant Ramona the Pest.
Source: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/

Peter Pan
Storynory

Original Stories:
Many of our kids’ stories are exclusive to Storynory. We have stories about frogs, princesses, pirates, witches, birds, dogs, and people.

Storytime
Storytime

Packed with hundreds of free audiobooks, but many of the books and poems have free PDFs to download and print so that children can read along, highlight, and mark up the passage being read.

David Walliams
Audible

In a supportive gesture to bored kids and parents struggling to homeschool, free audiobooks are now being given away by Audible on their stories page.  Offering over 300 free audiobooks, parents are sure to find a wealth of homeschool material available throughout the stories website