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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. Browse by the age groups below to find audiobooks that explore other times & places, family & community themes, and fantastic worlds, as well as familiar classics—Audiobooks for Kids & Teens has something for everyone!

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BOOGIE BOOGIE, Y'ALL

BOOGIE BOOGIE, Y'ALL

Earphones Award Winner

by C.G. Esperanza | Read by C.G. Esperanza

Harper Audio
Children Ages 4-6

Music and the hip-hop beat of the text come together to create an auditory treat for all ages. This combination joyful ode to graffiti and celebration of art is pure delight. Author Esperanza's pacing of his narration feels like spoken-word poetry.... Read More

BOOGIE BOOGIE, Y'ALL
A IS FOR OBOE: THE ORCHESTRA'S ALPHABET

A IS FOR OBOE: THE ORCHESTRA'S ALPHABET

Earphones Award Winner

by Lera Auerbach, Marilyn Nelson | Read by Thomas Quasthoff

Listening Library
Children Ages 6+

Narrator Thomas Quasthoff's voice has a musicality perfectly suited to this rich alphabet book with its own symphonic score. This is a poetic tribute to the orchestra—from the titular oboe, offering its musical “A” at each symphony’s beginning, to musical notation, the conductor, the instruments, and the audience.... Read More

A IS FOR OBOE: THE ORCHESTRA'S ALPHABET
STAMPED (FOR KIDS)

STAMPED (FOR KIDS)

Earphones Award Winner

by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul [Adapt.] | Read by Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson

Hachette Audio
Children Ages 6+

How better to communicate this vital history of racism in America to its young audience than to have the audiobook narrated by a peer? Nine-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson hits it out of the park with her lively and engaging reading.... Read More

STAMPED (FOR KIDS)
PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

Earphones Award Winner

by Varian Johnson | Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audiobooks
Children Ages 8+

Dion Graham makes every audiobook he narrates into a special event, and his charisma just overflows in this one about Ant, a 10-year-old boy from South Carolina. Ant is obsessed with winning his community’s annual spades tournament—and living up to the expectations of his gambling, alcoholic father.... Read More

PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT
TOO BRIGHT TO SEE

TOO BRIGHT TO SEE

Earphones Award Winner

by Kyle Lukoff | Read by Jax Jackson, Kyle Lukoff [Note]

Listening Library
Children Ages 10+

Narrator Jax Jackson quickly convinces listeners of Bug’s determination to acquire a sense of self before middle school. There are several reasons for this: his beloved Uncle Roddy’s death, a ghostly presence that haunts his dreams, and viewpoints he holds that don’t jibe with friends’ interests.... Read More

TOO BRIGHT TO SEE
PERFECTLY PARVIN

PERFECTLY PARVIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Olivia Abtahi | Read by Mitra Jouhari

Listening Library
Children Ages 12+

Narrator Mitra Jouhari delivers an authentic coming-of-age story. Parvin is on a mission to get a date for homecoming after a summer fling dumps her because “she’s too loud.”Watching romance movies with her friends, Ruth and Fabian, Parvin theorizes that quiet women always get the man.... Read More

PERFECTLY PARVIN
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD

Earphones Award Winner

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Simon & Schuster Audio
Young Adult Ages 14+

Lin-Manuel Miranda captures every intense emotion in this gorgeously lyrical and intensely hopeful sequel to ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE. Ari Mendoza and Dante Quintana, two gay Mexican American teens in El Paso, spend a magical summer together before their last year of high school.... Read More

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD

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