Looking for audiobooks for kids? This is a list of all my kids current faves that we have found on Audible.

You can become a member of Audible for about $12 a month and you get one free credit a month to use for any single audiobook. I don’t actually ever buy books outside of the credits I get so it’s pretty affordable.

You can play the stories from your phone on the Audible app and it will play through the speakers in your car if you have bluetooth.

Nothing beats a story, preferably a long one, when it comes to taking some of the sting out of a road trip with small humans.



I have a couple of learn your ABC and learn to count books too. That way I can gaze out the windscreen in silence for hours and not feel guilty because the kids are actually learning stuff! Lazy parenting alert, haha.

Some of my favourite audiobooks for kids so are listed below, keeping in mind that our kids are 3 and 4 so I search in the under 5’s category.

Click on the links to head over to Audible and listen to a sample of each story for free.


The Alison Lester Collection

Publisher’s Summary –

“Alison Lester is the well-known creator of over 25 popular and award-winning children’s books, many of which reflect her own country childhood.

Alison’s humour and her keen observation of the details of children’s lives make her books lasting favourites.

Alison’s books are loved by children around the world, and this special audio collection includes the all-time classic stories ‘Magic Beach’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘My Farm’ as well as two stories starring the ever-popular Noni the Pony.”


Classic Magic (unabridged) by Mem Fox

Publisher’s Summary –

“Mem Fox is Australia’s most successful author of books for young children. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the highest selling picture book ever in Australia. Classic Magic, narrated by Mem, is a selection of her most popular and beloved stories. There are nine stories here, including:

  • “Possum Magic”
  • “Sleepy Bears”
  • “Hattie and the Fox”
  • “Koala Lou”
  • “The Goblin and the Empty Chair”
  • “Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge”
  • “Hunwick’s Egg”
  • “Wombat Divine”
  • “Sail Away”

Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, Classic Magic is a piece of storytelling magic.”


Playschool Bedtime Stories

Publisher’s Summary –

“A delightful collection of stories told by Trisha and John.

They will amuse and entertain young listeners ready to cuddle up and listen to a story in bed.”


Playschool Anniversary Collection

Publisher’s Summary –

“In celebration of 50 years of Play School comes this brand-new compilation. Taken from the popular story segment on the program consisting of traditional and original Play School stories.

Featuring many of the presenters Australia has come to love over the years, including Leah, Alex, Hugh, Emma, Karen, Luke, Rhys, Andrew, Justine and Jonny!”


Teddy Bear Stories by Roger William Wade

Publisher’s Summary

“The Teddy Bears are on the move again! Join them on another series of adventures, from ‘Teddies On The Train’ to ‘Uncle Ted’s Aeroplane’, and many more.

Narrated by the beautiful voice of Brenda Markwell, these fun, educational and enchanting adventures will have the children captivated throughout.”


ABC – Learn your Alphabet with Songs and Rhymes

Publisher’s Summary –

“Enjoy learning your letters with the help of songs!

Sing along to your favourite tunes – while learning the alphabet too! Jam-packed with fun, you’ll find questions to test your learning.

Have fun with phonics! Learn the alphabet through the sounds of each letter, from A all the way to Z. Learning the alphabet – it’s as easy as ABC!”


123 – Learn to Count with Songs and Rhymes

Publisher’s Summary –

“Enjoy learning to count from 1 to 10 – with the help of songs!

Sing along together! Catchy tunes help you learn to count in a fun and exciting way.

There’s even a cool way to test your learning – with interactive counting to show how clever you are! Learning has never been so much fun!”


Hairy Maclary and Friends

Publisher’s Summary –

“Hairy Maclary may be a popular dog, but he also has a lot of popular friends.

There’s Schnitzel von Krumm, Hercules Morse, Slinki Malinki and many more. And then there’s the terrifying Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town who’s afraid of nothing? or is he?

This collection celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first book, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, by bringing all of Hairy Maclary’s friends together.”


Hairy Maclary – A collection of 9 favourite stories

Publisher’s Summary –

“In 1983, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy was published, introducing the world to a lovable dog and all his friends and foes. It’s been thirty years since, and Hairy Maclary has been on many more adventures.

This collection is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Hairy Maclary book, and features a collection of stories perfect for kids and parents alike.

  • Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy
  • Hairy Maclary’s Bone
  • Hairy Maclary Scattercat
  • Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper
  • Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet
  • Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness
  • Hairy Maclary, Sit
  • Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks
  • Hairy Maclary, Shoo”


Play School Dinosaur Stories

Publisher’s Summary –

“Eleven dinosaur stories from Australia’s favourite children’s program, Play School….

Stomp, stomp, stomp her comes a big collection of dinosaur stories for four to six-year-olds read by Justine, Andrew, Rhys and Leah.”


Room On The Broom – Julia Donaldson

Publisher’s Summary –

“Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure!Happily, each item is picked up by helpful animals who join the grateful witch and her cat on their travels. But is there really room on the broom for so many new friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from the clutches of a hungry dragon?

This very funny story of quick wits and friendship will captivate children with its irresistible verse.”


Room On The Broom And Other Songs – Julia Donaldson

Publisher’s Summary –

“Sing along with Julia Donaldson and her latest collection of songs – fun for kids and parents alike.

As well as being the UK’s most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children.This volume includes nine of her best-loved songs.

The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia’s hugely popular live performances. All nine songs are sung by the author. Now everyone can sing along!”


The Snail And The Whale – Julia Donaldson

Publisher’s Summary –

“One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale.

Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world.But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it’s the tiny snail who saves the day.”


Enid Blyton’s Holiday Stories

Publisher’s Summary –

“A wonderful selection of stories to read and share. From sandcastles at the beach to enchanted ice-creams, step into the summer with these delightful characters.

Adventure, fun and magic can all be found on holiday with Enid Blyton, who has been delighting readers for more than 70 years.”


Buddha At Bedtime – Dharmachari Nagaraja

I looove this one! It’s definitely one of my favourite favourites. I was totally engrossed from start to finish along with the kids.

Just a heads up, the intro is very long and goes into a whole lotta info about Buddhism. While you may be interested my kids weren’t and I skipped to the stories.

Just keep in mind that the audiobook goes for over three hours, so once you skip to the stories you still have over two and a half hours of actual story time and then it automatically starts from where you left off each time so you only have to skip it once 🙂

Publisher’s Summary – 

“Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful audiobook retells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. The stories will transport kids into an imaginary world of enlightenment and discovery where they will meet delightful characters and discover an easy-to-understand Buddhist message – one that will help them think about how they can apply values such as patience, perseverance, honesty and generosity to their own lives.”


I’ll keep updating this list as I come across new stories that I like. The link below will take you straight to the Audible children’s book collection.

Audible Children’s Stories

If you are on the hunt for more audiobooks for kids that you can get your hands on for free check out apps for road tripping with kids (that don’t involve screens)


Lily x


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