Audiobooks They Love

In our post about Audible, I mentioned that my family listens to over 1,000 hours of audiobooks per year. Frankly, that is a conservative number. We listen to audiobooks religiously. It is no wonder then that I am routinely asked to recommend some favorites when friends are looking for books for car trips, quiet time for littles and lunch time books which tickle the brain while giving mom’s voice a rest. Over our years of membership at Audible we have amassed a substantial library of children’s classics and I wanted to share some of the treasures that we have loved. Affiliate link to a free trial for Audible here with a helpful promotion for you.


Many of the books listed below are the first of a series. In almost all cases, we love the whole series.

100 Cupboards (we have a book review)

All of A Kind Family

All of A Kind Family: More All of A Kind Family

All of A Kind Family: All of A Kind Family Downton

Anne of Green Gables

At the Back of the North Wind

The Aunt and Amabel 

A Bear Called Paddington

The Complete Beatrix Potter

Betsy Tacy

Between the Forest and the Hills

Black Beauty

Black Ships Before Troy

Black Star of Kingston (we have a book review)

The Book of Dragons

Caddie Woodlawn

The Cat of Bubastes

Charlotte’s Web

The Collected Stories of Winnie The Pooh

Come On Seabiscuit! (we have a review)

Children of the Noisy Village (WARNING: Santa Claus Spoiler!)(we have a book review)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (we have a review)

D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Daddy Long Legs (we have a review – this is for older children)

The Door in the Wall 

Eight Cousins

Enemy Brothers (we have a review)

Farmer Boy

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers (we have a review)

Little Britches: Man of the Family (we have a review)

Little Britches: The Home Ranch (we have a review)

Little Britches: Mary Emma and Company (we have a review)

Ember Falls (we have a review)

Fifty Famous Stories

Five For Victory

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Frog and Toad Collection (we have a review)

Grasshopper on the Road (we have a review)

The Green Ember (we have a book review here)

Gulliver’s Travels

Happy Little Family (we have a review)

The Hedge School (we have a book review here)

The Henry Huggins Collection

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston

The Hobbit

Homer Price

The House At Pooh Corner

The Indian In the Cupboard

Jim Herriot’s Treasury for Children

The Jungle Book

Just So Stories

Knight’s Tales Collection

The Light Princess

Little Men

A Little Princess

Men of Iron

Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Misty of Chincoteague

The Moffats

Mother Goose in Prose

A Mouse Called Wolf

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

The Mysterious Benedict Society (we have a book review)


Now We Are Six

Nurse Matilda (we have a book review)

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (we have a book reivew)

Once On A Time (we have a review)

Outlaws of Time (we have a book review)

Otto of the Silver Hand

Owl At Home (we have a review)

Paddle to the Sea


The Peter Rabbit Collection

Peter and the Wolf


Poems for Girls

Poems for Boys

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and Curdie

The Railway Children

The Ramona Quimby Collection

The Real Mother Goose

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (we have a review)

Rolf and the Viking Bow

Red Falcons of Tremoine

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

The Secret Garden

The Sheep Pig

The Shoe Birds

The Story of the Bible: Old Testament

The Story of the Bible: New Testament

The Story of Civilization

Stuart Little

The Swiss Family Robinson

Twenty One Balloons – (we have a book review)

Uncle Elephant (we have a review)

Understood Betsy

The Year of the Black Pony (we have a review)

The Waterhorse

Winnie the Pooh (unabridged)

Winnie the Pooh (dramatized)

The Wanderings of Odysseus

The Winged Watchman (we have a book review here)

The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection