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Bedtime Audiobooks for Kids

Bedtime Audiobooks for Kids

We all lose an hour of sleep when daylight saving time occurs in early March. Sorry, already sleep-deprived parents! We've created this playlist of audiobooks to help get your kids to bed earlier the night before, so your household can wake up rested.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: children topic: bedtime

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Remember to Dream, Ebere

By Cynthia Erivo
Narrated by: Cynthia Erivo
Length: 6 minutes

From a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner comes an inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother and child, and the dreams they build together.When Ebere's mother puts her to bed at night, she always says, "Remember to dream, Ebere." And dream, Ebere does! Encouraged by her mother to make her dreams as big as possible, Ebere imagines herself... Read more »

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Reach for the Stars

By Emily Calandrelli
Narrated by: Emily Calandrelli
Length: 7 minutes

From Emmy-nominated science TV star and host of Netflix’s hit series Emily’s Wonder Lab, Emily Calandrelli, comes an inspirational message of love and positivity, all with original sound design.

From the moment we are born, we reach out. We reach out for our loved ones, for new knowledge and experiences, and for our dreams!

Whether celebrating... Read more »

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Poesy the Monster Slayer

By Cory Doctorow
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Length: 6 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow presents a sweetly scary audiobook about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime in Poesy the Monster Slayer.

A monster slayer needs no bedtime!

Once her parents are off to bed, Poesy excitedly awaits the monsters that creep into her room. With the knowledge she’s gained from her... Read more »

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I'm So Glad You Were Born

Celebrating Who You Are

By Ainsley Earhardt
Narrated by: Ainsley Earhardt & Kim Barnes
Length: 17 minutes

Parents and children both have big dreams—about their life and the wonders the future holds. I’m So Glad You Were Born celebrates those dreams as well as the wonder of everyday experiences like sweet and special snuggles and cuddles, fun times and learning times too!New York Times bestselling author and FOX News anchor Ainsley Earhardt has... Read more »

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Peacemaker

By Joseph Bruchac
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 3 hours 33 minutes

A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.Twelve-year-old Okwaho’s life has suddenly changed. While out hunting with his best friend, his friend is kidnapped by marauders from a... Read more »

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5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories

A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure: Book #12

By Deborah Diesen
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Length: 58 minutes

Deborah Diesen's 5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories is a treasury of 12 short stories starring the New York Times bestselling Mr. Fish and all his friends, perfect for bedtime or on the go!

Mr. Fish and his friends are back to turn little pouts into big smiles over and over again! Each of these 12 short stories can be listened to in about five... Read more »

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The Pout-Pout Fish and the Can't-Sleep Blues

A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure

By Deborah Diesen
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Length: 6 minutes

Mr. Fish can't fall asleep in this new audiobook addition to Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's New York Times bestselling illustrated Pout-Pout Fish series.

One night in the ocean, the Pout-Pout Fish can't get to sleep! He's all ready for bed, but he just can't catch a snooze. When he asks his friends for advice, they're all sure they know what he... Read more »

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The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan

Sparkella: Book #2

By Channing Tatum
Narrated by: Channing Tatum
Length: 8 minutes

This program is read by the author, Channing Tatum.

Leading actor, producer, director and New York Times-bestselling author Channing Tatum's Sparkella audiobook series is a charming ode to self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter.

Sparkella is excited for her first sleepover with her new friend, Tam.

A glittery, glimmering outfit sure... Read more »

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Stinetinglers

All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales
Stinetinglers: Book #1

By R. L. Stine
Narrated by: Katharine Chin, R. L. Stine & Torian Brackett
Length: 4 hours 46 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes 10 new stories that are sure to leave you shivering. Stine also reads the introduction to each story!

A boy who hates bugs starts to see them everywhere. A basketball player’s skin starts to almost drip off his hands—but no one else can see it. Three... Read more »

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The Cricket in Times Square

Revised and updated edition with foreword by Stacey Lee; read by Vikas Adam
Chester Cricket and His Friends: Book #1

By George Selden
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 3 hours 18 minutes

An updated version of The Cricket in Times Square, the timeless children's classic featuring a business-savvy mouse, a kind alley cat, and a talented country cricket, featuring a new foreword and revisions by YA author Stacey Lee.

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really... Read more »

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If Animals Kissed Good Night

If Animals Kissed Good Night

By Ann Whitford Paul
Narrated by: Bradley Whitford
Length: 5 minutes

With its playful rhymed verse, this bedtime favorite from author Ann Whitford Paul, If Animals Kissed Good Night, is sure to delight time and again.

What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals might fall asleep at night!

If animals kissed like we kiss good night . . .what would they do? Giraffe and his calf would... Read more »

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Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

The Arlo Finch Series: Book #1

By John August
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 6 hours 51 minutes

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire is the first book in a spellbinding fantasy adventure series by screenwriter John August.Some trails lead to magic. Some lead to danger.“As Arlo looked around, the walls of his room began to vanish, revealing a moonlit forest. Only his bed remained, and the frame of his window, through which he saw the girl. The... Read more »

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Chasing Helicity

The Chasing Helicity Series: Book #1

By Ginger Zee
Narrated by: Katie Schorr
Length: 3 hours 51 minutes

Helicity is well aware her name is unusual—kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity’s escape from her own reality—be it school, her father’s strict discipline, or her brother’s imminent departure for college, where... Read more »

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What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

A Very Messy Adventure
What the Dinosaurs Did: Book #1

By Refe Tuma & Susan Tuma
Narrated by: Michael Mola
Length: 4 minutes

From the creative parents who brought the world the web sensation "Dinovember" comes proof of what toys get up to when the rest of the house is asleep.

You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs! Told from the point of view of an older,... Read more »

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By Grace Lin
Narrated by: Emma Lysy
Length: 4 minutes

A gorgeous audiobook that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she... Read more »

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Humbug Mountain

By Sid Fleischman
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes

Welcome to Humbug Mountain. Little did Wiley, the son of a traveling newspaperman, imagine that the search for his grandfather would lead him into the hands of those nasty villains of the West—Shagnasty John and the Fool Killer. Using their newspaper, The Humbug Mountain Hoorah, Wiley and his sister and mother go about outwitting the outlaws in... Read more »

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The Planet Thieves

The Planet Thieves Series: Book #1

By Dan Krokos
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes

The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required space time for summer quarter.But... Read more »

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The Poem Forest

Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch

By Carrie Fountain
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Length: 12 minutes

"All his life, William Stanley searched for a wild place of his own. Growing up in the straightened-out city blocks of his childhood and finding some respite in summer trips to a cabin in the woods, he yearned for space, fragrant soil, tall trees, and the silence that surrounds them. In Hawaii, he learned of acres of land depleted from toxic... Read more »

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Narwhal: The Arctic Unicorn

By Justin Anderson
Narrated by: Lillian Rachel
Length: 14 minutes

"As winter comes to an end, a pod of narwhals begins a treacherous journey north. Along the way, they must find fish to eat, avoid a hungry polar bear, and navigate a maze of sea ice. Will their sensitive long spiral tusks and clicking calls be enough to keep them safe and help them find their way to their summer resting grounds? Discover the... Read more »

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A Case of the Zaps

By Alex Boniello & April Lavalle
Narrated by: Alex Boniello & April Lavalle
Length: 14 minutes

Meet 3.14159265358979323846264338327950...or Pi for short. Pi's just like any other kid robot: they love to listen to music, play with their dog, and hang out with their friends. And when their teacher announces a field trip to Olde Silicon Valley, Pi couldn't be more excited! They daydream of all the awesome things they want to see and do... Read more »

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