Riot Recommendation

40+ of Your Recommended Audiobooks for Kids

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

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Whether they’re cleaning out their backpacks, finishing their chores, or simply lounging, just about any time is a great time for kids to turn on an audiobook and get ahead in their reading. We asked you to tell us your recommended audiobooks for kids and you responded! Here are mor than 40 of your favorites!

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Sheil Silverstein

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Watership Downs by Richard Adams

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

Witch and Wizard by Cate Tiernan and James Patterson

Holes by Louis Sachar

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett

Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling‎ by Maryrose Wood

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.

The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Bunnicula by Deborah Howe and James Howe

Ramona and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

The 39 Clues series by Various

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck

The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Doll Bones by Holly Black