Amazing Audiobooks for Kids

I love audiobooks and I enjoy having the eBook or print version of the story in front of me while listening to the audio. It just works for me! I find that my mind occasionally wanders if I’m only listening to the audio and having the eBook or print version of it helps me to focus. I also have noticed that I tend to read too quickly if I’m just reading an eBook or print version. Whether you’re a fan of audiobooks or have never tried them before, I hope you’ll give a listen to my audiobook recommendations that you can access at home using Hoopla or OverDrive!

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
For children in grades 5-8.
Hoopla: Audiobook
OverDrive: Audiobook & eBook
Honestly, this might be the best audiobook I’ve ever listened to! The plot, characters, and settings are all super enthralling – I don’t think I’ve ever read or listened to a story like this before. I find myself constantly recommending it to folks that come to the library asking for suggestions. This story centers around three children in different parts of time – Friedrich during the rise of Nazi Germany, Mike during the Great Depression, and Ivy during World War II. It combines historical fiction and fantasy as a magical harmonica finds its way into the lives of each kid. It is so beautifully done that it actually made me tear up!
We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey
For children in grades 3-7.
OverDrive: Audiobook & eBook
“In this postapocalyptic comedy, a family of refugees from an Earth devastated by nuclear war is selected to represent humankind on an alien planet that is reluctant to take them in.”—Publishers Weekly
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
For children in grades 4-6.
Hoopla: Audiobook
OverDrive: Audiobook & eBook
“Part historical fiction, part critical problem-solving exercise, part suspenseful mystery, this story weaves through the past and present of one town’s struggle with hatred and racism.” —School Library Journal
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
For children in grades 3-7.
Hoopla: Audiobook
OverDrive: Audiobook & eBook
“From every angle, Lloyd’s first novel sparkles and radiates warmth. Working in the folksy vein of Ingrid Law’s Savvy, Lloyd offers a reassuring, homespun story about self-expression and the magic that resides in one’s mind and heart.”—Publishers Weekly
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
For children in grades 5-9.
OverDrive: Audiobook & eBook
“Castle “Ghost” Crenshaw lives with his single mother; his father is serving time in prison after firing a gun at Ghost and his mom three years ago—and Ghost has been running ever since. While running one day, he stops to watch a track practice and decides to crash the race. Impressed, the coach offers him a position on the team.”—School Library Journal
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