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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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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Earphones Award Winner

by E.B. White | Read by Meryl Streep, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews, and a Full Cast

Listening Library
Children Family Listening

Meryl Streep and a stellar cast take us to the barnyard. She draws the listener in with a smooth, consistent delivery and unobtrusive interjections highlighting the emotions of the dialogue. Every portrayal of every character, major and minor, bursts with personality.... Read More

CHARLOTTE'S WEB
FRY BREAD

FRY BREAD

Earphones Award Winner

by Kevin Noble Maillard | Read by Kevin Noble Maillard

Dreamscape
Children Ages 4-6

Kevin Noble Maillard, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, narrates his own audiobook about the beauty and complexity of the Native American staple, fry bread. His personality bursts through as he speaks with passion about its historical significance and about his personal connection to it.... Read More

FRY BREAD
GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY

GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY

Earphones Award Winner

by Kelly Starling Lyons | Read by Daxton Edwards

Dreamscape
Children Ages 6+

In a performance that pays homage to dads everywhere, Daxton Edwards narrates with down-home warmth and sincerity, voicing Lyons’s lyrical text, which recounts a trip to a family reunion. Adopting a folksy speech pattern and a cadence reminiscent of the rural South, Edwards provides a narration that is in harmony with the production’s lilting music.... Read More

GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY
ANCESTOR APPROVED: INTERTRIBAL STORIES FOR KIDS

ANCESTOR APPROVED: INTERTRIBAL STORIES FOR KIDS

by Cynthia Leitich Smith [Ed.] | Read by Kenny Ramos, DeLanna Studi

Harper Audio
Children Ages 8+

Kenny Ramos and DeLanna Studi narrate with warmth as they bring a memorable intertribal powwow to life for listeners. Sixteen Indigenous authors weave together diverse stories in celebration of coming together as a community while also highlighting the young protagonists’ many different personalities and experiences.... Read More

ANCESTOR APPROVED: INTERTRIBAL STORIES FOR KIDS
BEFORE THE EVER AFTER

BEFORE THE EVER AFTER

Earphones Award Winner

by Jacqueline Woodson | Read by Guy Lockard

Listening Library
Children Ages 10+

Guy Lockard delivers an outstanding performance of Woodson’s brief, eloquent story of 12-year-old ZJ Johnson, Jr., whose father, a former pro football player, is suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The story is set in the early 2000s, when little was known about the dangers of repeated head injuries.... Read More

BEFORE THE EVER AFTER
STAMPED

STAMPED

Earphones Award Winner

by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi | Read by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi [Intro.]

Hachette Audio
Children Ages 12+

Jason Reynolds wrote and now narrates a vital and compelling young reader’s remix of Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Together, they have created essential listening for younger listeners, those who are raising them, and their teachers. Reynolds writes and speaks directly to younger listeners in an engaging and open style.... Read More

STAMPED
CLAP WHEN YOU LAND

CLAP WHEN YOU LAND

Earphones Award Winner

by Elizabeth Acevedo | Read by Elizabeth Acevedo, Melania-Luisa Marte

Harper Audio
Young Adult Ages 14+

Melania-Luisa Marte narrates the first-person free verse of Camino, the Dominican daughter of a man who has died in a plane crash. Elizabeth Acevedo delivers the alternating verses of his other daughter, Yahaira, who lives in New York. Neither sister knows the other exists until their father’s death.... Read More

CLAP WHEN YOU LAND

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