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Audiobooks for Kids Zero to Five

Looking for an audiobook for your snuggly three-year-old or rambunctious five-year-old? We’ve got a whole list of selections suggested by our partner bookstores to best fit your child’s needs. From old standbys like Cat in the Hat and Where the Wild Things Are to soon-to-be classics like The Book with No Pictures and The Pout-Pout Fish, you’ll find the perfect audiobook for your little one’s developmental stage.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: toddlers audience: babies

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Becoming Vanessa

By Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Narrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Length: TBA

For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindergarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are.

On Vanessa's first day of school, her parents tell her it will be easy to make friends. Vanessa isn't so sure. She wears her fanciest... Read more »

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Bodies Are Cool

By Tyler Feder
Narrated by: Tyler Feder
Length: 3 minutes

This body positivity book for preschoolers is a joyful listen.

From the way a body jiggles to the scars a body bears, this book is a pure celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. Highlighting the various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive audiobook. With its... Read more »

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Someone Builds the Dream

By Lisa Wheeler
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 6 minutes

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound adapted-for-audio picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

All across this great big world, jobs are getting... Read more »

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Milo Imagines the World

By Matt de la Peña
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 8 minutes

The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely children's book that's sure to become an instant classic.

Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies... Read more »

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Mommy's Khimar

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Narrated by: Robin Eller
Length: 10 minutes

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears.Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.A young girl plays dress-up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant, this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life showcases the beauty of a diverse and... Read more »

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I Am Every Good Thing

By Derrick Barnes
Narrated by: Joshua David Scarlett
Length: 4 minutes

An upbeat, empowering, important audiobook from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.

The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and no doubt... Read more »

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Julián at the Wedding

Julián

By Jessica Love
Length: 7 minutes

Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that... Read more »

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The Ocean Calls

A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

By Tina Cho
Narrated by: Jeena Yi
Length: 15 minutes

A breathtaking book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.

Dayeon wants to be a haenyeo just like Grandma. The haenyeo dive off the coast of Jeju Island to pluck treasures from the sea--generations of Korean women... Read more »

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I Promise

By LeBron James
Narrated by: Gloria James
Length: 4 minutes

NBA champion and cultural icon LeBron James pens a slam-dunk book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness.

Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep... Read more »

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The Couch Potato

By Jory John
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 9 minutes

Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving!

The Couch Potato has everything he needs within reach of his sunken couch cushion. But... Read more »

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Escape Goat

By Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Ann Patchett
Length: 7 minutes

From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto, Ann Patchett, comes a hilarious children’s audiobook about a scapegoat who escapes blame just in time, read by the author!

The Farmer family has a big problem! Every day their goat escapes, and every day, Mr. Farmer brings him back. So when things start to go awry on the farm, it must be... Read more »

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Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown
Narrated by: Buffy Allen
Length: 4 minutes

First published in 1947, everyone's favorite bedtime book still works its magic on babies and toddlers everywhere. Read more »

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The King of Kindergarten

By Derrick Barnes
Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
Length: 5 minutes

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.

The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!

Starting kindergarten is a big... Read more »

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Llama Destroys the World

By Jonathan Stutzman
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 10 minutes

He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins. On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats. On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips. The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally). By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world. Meet the comical, the studious, the... Read more »

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The Velveteen Rabbit

By Margery Williams
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 22 minutes

The bestselling children's classic with millions sold around the world. This version, read by Xe Sands, will delight listeners of all ages with its story of wisdom and boundless love.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having... Read more »

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Lambslide

By Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Ann Patchett
Length: 7 minutes

Lambslide

“This is an adorable children's book about lambs wanting a slide. It teaches children to think about how others are impacted by their wants and desires. Ann Patchett has created a really cute story.”

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Magnificent Homespun Brown

A Celebration

By Samara Cole Doyon
Narrated by: Chrystal Bethell
Length: 10 minutes

This exploration of the natural world and family bonds through the eyes of a young mixed-race narrator is a living, breathing, dazzlingly multi-faceted, exuberant masterpiece, firmly grounded in her sense of self-worth and belonging. If Walt Whitman were reborn as a vibrant young woman of color, this is the book he might write. America, we hear... Read more »

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Days With Frog and Toad

By Arnold Lobel
Narrated by: Arnold Lobel
Length: 27 minutes

Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when Frog tells a scary story. Most of all, they have fun together—every day of the year.

Days with Frog and Toad is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

The classic Frog and... Read more »

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Hair Love

By Matthew A. Cherry
Narrated by: Blue Ivy Carter
Length: 4 minutes

Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her—and her hair—happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair—and a... Read more »

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A Bear Called Paddington

Paddington

By Michael Bond
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 2 hours 39 minutes

The classic novel about Paddington—who's now a major movie star!

Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

First published in 1958, A Bear... Read more »

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