Press Play: 9 Audiobook Series Kids Will Love

Stuck inside but trying to reduce screen-time for the young eyes around you? Dive in to one (or three!) of these enthralling audiobook series and just try to press pause.

Author: J.K. Rowling
Read By: Jim Dale

Read the books? Seen all the movies? Experience the tale of everyone’s favorite boy wizard in a new way: narrated by the incomparable Jim Dale. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry’s mystical world on audio is not to be missed.

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, the Logan Family Saga is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie’s story–Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of the series how to to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

Already blasted through the Netflix series? Robbie Daymond’s narration makes thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan and his monster slaying buddies come alive in the goofy, delightful tale through the monster apocalypse that inspired the television show.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein. Kyle Keeley is a huge fan of all games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. And that is just the beginning.

The bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series begins with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which follows sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman as he stumbles upon the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s orphanage and discovers the shocking fate of the children who lived there long ago–and may live there still.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, and interviews–and read by a full cast, The Illuminae Files is about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Gerard Doyle vividly re-creates the world within Christopher Paolini’s bestselling Inheritance Cycle in this superbly narrated set of audiobooks. Our story begins with Fifteen-year-old Eragon who believes that he is merely a poor farm boy–until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power, with choices could save–or destroy–the Empire around him.

Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, the Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer audiobooks will keep listeners guessing.

An international sensation from the moment it was published, The Golden Compass comes to spectacular new life in this unabridged recording, narrated by Philip Pullman himself, with the support of some of the finest actors of the London stage. When Lyra decides to spy on a presentation her uncle is making to the elders of Jordan College, she has no idea that she is taking the first steps in a journey that will lead her into danger and adventure unlike anything her unfettered imagination could conjure up. Now an HBO series.