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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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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

by Harper Lee | Read by Sissy Spacek

Harper Audio
Classics Family Listening

It’s good to be reminded of the power wielded by this classic of American literature. As the introductory music fades and Sissy Spacek begins her narration, we immediately enter the small town in the Deep South where all the timeless issues of kindness and cruelty, inclusion and prejudice are played out in a story told by a little girl named Scout. Instead of offering a range... Read More

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
TROMBONE SHORTY

TROMBONE SHORTY

Earphones Award Winner

by Troy Andrews | Read by Dion Graham

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 4-6

Music featuring a single trombone precedes Dion Graham’s narration of this picture-book autobiography by "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, a New Orleans native and Grammy Award-nominated musician. Then, the first words of the audiobook—“Where y’at?”—greet listeners with an energetic New Orleans welcome. Graham draws listeners of all ages into an experience that’s lyrical in word,... Read More

TROMBONE SHORTY
ISLANDBORN

ISLANDBORN

Earphones Award Winner

by Junot Díaz | Read by Junot Díaz

Listening Library
Children Ages 6+

Listening to Junot Díaz's narration is like having a story read to you by your uncle who can do all the best voices. Lola's class is full of kids from around the world, and her teacher asks them to draw pictures of their first country. But Lola left "The Island" as a baby, and Díaz's voice reflects her anxiety over not remembering her brief time there. Lola asks her neighbors... Read More

ISLANDBORN
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

HELLO, UNIVERSE

Earphones Award Winner

by Erin Entrada Kelly | Read by Ramon de Ocampo, Amielynn Abellera

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Ramon de Ocampo and Amielynn Abellera narrate this charming story, told from four points of view. We meet shy Virgil, brave Valencia, bullying Chet, and fortune-telling Kaori, whose middle school lives fatefully intersect one summer day. De Ocampo perfectly captures Virgil’s painful timidity—and just as easily brings to life Lola, Virgil’s wise, sassy Filipino grandmother, who... Read More

HELLO, UNIVERSE
A WRINKLE IN TIME

A WRINKLE IN TIME

by Madeleine L'Engle | Read by Hope Davis

Listening Library
Children Ages 10+

Hope Davis is wonderful narrating Madeleine L'Engle’s children’s classic. The 1963 Newbery Award winner is the first in L'Engle’s Time Quintet, featuring Murry siblings Meg and Charles Wallace, and their friend, Calvin. Through Davis’s appealing performance, listeners share the youngsters’ extraordinary adventures through space and time. Davis creates fully realized, completely... Read More

A WRINKLE IN TIME
THE HATE U GIVE

THE HATE U GIVE

Earphones Award Winner

by Angie Thomas | Read by Bahni Turpin

Harper Audio
Young Adult Ages 12+

Starr is from a gang-ridden neighborhood but attends a private, mostly white, school. Differences between these worlds widen when Starr is the sole witness of the murder of her childhood friend by a white policeman. Bahni Turpin’s narration of this scene is poignant and horrific as unarmed Kahlil questions the officer’s stopping him and the officer becomes aggressive and shoots... Read More

THE HATE U GIVE
THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

Earphones Award Winner

by Mackenzi Lee | Read by Christian Coulson

Harper Audio
Young Adult Ages 14+

Fair warning—it’ll be hard to press pause once narrator Christian Coulson begins sweeping you along on this breathless historical adventure. Henry (Monty) Montague; his younger sister, Felicity; and his best friend, Percy, set out from England for a grand tour of Europe, their last youthful fling before surrendering to adulthood. Coulson flawlessly gives voice to Monty’s... Read More

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

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