Growing Reader



10 Classic Audiobooks for Families

Classics are a sure bet for any family looking to enjoy a book together, and audiobooks provide a great way to introduce young readers to these stories — while giving you a fresh look at old favorites. We’ve got a list of some of our most exciting audiobook classics, perfect for sharing the stories you know and love with the next generation.

  • Modern Classics

  • For readers looking for something more contemporary but with a classic and timeless feel, check out these two great listens.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    by Madeleine L’Engle, read by Hope Davis

    After their father goes missing in a time-travel experiment gone awry, Meg Murry and her little brother Charles Wallace must travel across space and time to rescue him. The digital edition includes an introduction written and read by Ava DuVernay, director of the new Disney film adaptation, and an afterword by L’Engle’s granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis.

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    Audible | | Google Play | Apple

  • If You Come Softly

    by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Jorjeana Marie, Guy Lockard, and Jacqueline Woodson

    Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, If You Come Softly is a story of star-crossed love between Jeremiah, who is black, and Ellie, who is Jewish, after they meet at their Manhattan prep school. Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, If You Come Softly is a contemporary Romeo & Juliet that only grows more relevant in a country that is increasingly divided.

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    Audible | | Google Play | Apple

What audiobook classics would you add to this list?