15 Fantastic Audiobooks for Kids in Grades K-8

Opening up your eyes and your ears

When it’s reading time, you don’t necessarily think about students pulling headphones and iPods out of their desks rather than a worn paperback. But audiobooks for kids can be a fantastic learning tool, especially for beginning and struggling readers. We asked our Facebook community to share some of their favorite titles to use in the classroom. Check them out:

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1. Where the Wild Things Are

Narrated by Peter Schickele


2. Green Eggs and Ham

Narrated by Jason Alexander

3. Runny Babbit

Narrated by Dennis Locorriere


4. The Peter Rabbit Collection

Narrated by Emma Messenger

5. The Fancy Nancy Audio Collection

Narrated by Chloe Hennessee 


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6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Narrated by Michael York


7. Charlotte’s Web

Narrated by George Plimpton


8. A Series of Unfortunate Events

Narrated by Tim Curry


9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Narrated by Jesse Bernstein


10. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Narrated by Jill Clayburgh


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11. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Narrated by LeVar Burton


12. The Outsiders

Narrated by Jim Fyfe


13. Freak the Mighty

Narrated by Elden Henson


14. The Graveyard Book

Narrated by Neil Gaiman


15. The Last Apprentice Books

Narrated by Christopher Evan Welch

Bonus! You can hear famous actors read children’s books using the site Storyline.

15 Audiobooks for Grades K-8

Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.

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