Some kids love reading – others, not so much. But thanks to audio books, they don’t need to miss out on the joys of storytelling!

Audiobook websites and subscription services give you access to thousands of the best books for any age, and there are a handful of great ones to choose from.

This Amazon service leads the pack when it comes to audiobooks, offering a free month when you sign up and thousands of titles to choose from.

This collection of free fairytales, fables and classics has stories for children of any age.

This digital library is geared towards kids aged 12 and under, and features some of the most popular titles and educational resources.

Scribd gives you access to unlimited books, magazines and news publications, all under the one monthly membership.

Must-listen audiobooks for all ages

Kids aged 5 and under

  1. Where the Wild Things Are on Epic!
  2. The Wind in the Willows on Audible
  3. Herodotus – the Animals of Ancient Egypt on Storynory

Kids aged 7 to 12

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series on Epic! 
  2. Captain Underpants series on Scribd
  3. The Hans Christian Andersen collection on Audible

Kids aged 12+

  1. The Harry Potter series on Audible
  2. The Fault in Our Stars on Scribd
  3. The Goosebumps Series on Epic!


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