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Audiobooks for Kids & Teens

Whether you're listening as a family, "On-the-Go," or for quiet time, this terrific curated list for kids & teens gives you dozens of awesome choices. Explore other times & places, family & community themes, fantastic worlds, and familiar classics -- Audiobooks for Kids & Teens has something for everyone!

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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

by Lewis Carroll | Read by Jim Dale

Listening Library
Classics
Family Listening

Forget the cartoon version! Dale's expert handling of the characters in Carroll's classic banishes any preconceived voice characterizations from the listener's mind. The old favorites are all here: Alice, the Queen, the Caterpillar, and so on. However, there's more to it than just those few. Carroll's absurd landscape is populated with equally absurd characters, many of them... Read More

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

Earphones Award Winner

by Laura Amy Schlitz | Read by Davina Porter

Recorded Books
Children
Ages 8+

In a spellbinding drama that sweeps across Victorian England from London to the wintry mansion at Strachan’s Ghyll, Laura Amy Schlitz brings the despair, joy, and rich plotlines of a Dickensian novel to young listeners. Her cast interweaves the lives of standout characters: a witch with a powerful orb, a magician with a penchant for puppetry and pickpocketing, two plucky... Read More

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS
GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION

GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION Gooney Bird Greene; Gooney Bird and the Room Mother; Gooney the Fabulous; Gooney Bird is So Absurd

by Lois Lowry | Read by Lee Adams

Listening Library
Children
Ages 6+

When Gooney Bird enters Mrs. Pigeon's second-grade class, she lets everyone know she likes to be "right smack in the middle of things." It's not long before the eccentric young storyteller has everyone—including her teacher—waiting to hear every word she says. Lee Adams captures the listener’s rapt attention as she demonstrates the power of storytelling. Best of all, Adams... Read More

GOONEY BIRD COLLECTION
THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE

Earphones Award Winner

by Jandy Nelson | Read by Julia Whelan

Brilliance Audio
Young Adult
Ages 14+

Seventeen-year-old Lennie has always lurked in the shadows. She's happy playing music and reading WUTHERING HEIGHTS while her older sister, Bailey, shines on stage and off. When Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie thinks she should be grieving but instead finds herself torn between two boyfriends and a profusion of inappropriate responses. Julia Whelan's myriad tones and perfect... Read More

SKY IS EVERYWHERE
DODGER

DODGER

by Terry Pratchett | Read by Stephen Briggs

Harper Audio
Young Adult
Ages 12+

The setting is old London in the reign of Victoria. And our hero is 17-year-old Dodger. Dodger is a “tosher,” a boy who makes a meager living roaming the sewers under London’s streets searching for coins and treasures. One rain-soaked night he rescues a mysterious young woman from the clutches of deadly thugs. With the help of historical figures such as Charles Dickens and... Read More

DODGER
FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE

FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE

by Jack Gantos | Read by Jack Gantos

Macmillan Audio
Children
Ages 10+

Author Jack Gantos picks up right where his Newbery Medal-winning DEAD END IN NORVELT left off, delivering young Jack's and elderly Miss Volker's increasingly wacky adventures in his own perfectly droll and deadpan voice. It's hard to imagine another narrator relating the story with the same familiar fondness—Gantos's reading is spot-on and never over the top. It's also hard... Read More

FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE

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