6 Picture Books to Listen To

Picture books on audio? Definitely. Not only do they help young children pass a rainy afternoon or time in the car, they’re also a great tool to help kids follow along with a paper book. Here are some classics and newer titles that you and your child will like:

Islandborn
Author: Junot Díaz
Read By: Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize‒winning author Junot Diaz makes his debut in the world of children’s books with this celebration of creativity and diversity that the whole family can enjoy. Lola can’t remember the homeland she left when she was just a baby, but with the help of memories from her family and friends and her imagination, she journeys back to The Island.
Listen to an excerpt Islandborn

Make Way for Ducklings

This tale about Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings making their way through the busy streets of Boston has been a classic—and favorite of millions—since its publication in 1941. It’s an audio you’ll enjoy sharing with your child.
Listen to an excerpt Make Way for Ducklings

She Persisted Around the World

Chelsea Clinton introduces listeners to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history across the globe. This educational and inspiring listen will spark conversations about determination, hard work, and breaking barriers.
Listen to an excerpt She Persisted Around the World

The Snowy Day

The winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal is another classic. Share with your little listener the magic and sense of possibility the first snowfall brings.
Listen to an excerpt The Snowy Day

The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

Most readers are familiar with Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Miss Kitty is just as delightful. When well-behaved young Kitty decides to go hunting, she gets a much bigger adventure than she expected.
Listen to an excerpt The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

Uni the Unicorn

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls, but she doesn’t listen. She believes they’re real, and she wants to find one to be friends with. This magical story of friendship is perfect to listen to with your little one.
Listen to an excerpt Uni the Unicorn

For additional picture books on audio, take a look at this collection.