10 Fabulous Audiobooks For Your Preschooler

Audiobooks are great choices for all parents when you need a little time to chill while you prepare dinner.  They are also great for long car rides when you are tired of hearing “Baby Shark” for the umpteenth million time.  Stories on audio are also fabulous when you want to put your child down for a long nap or bedtime and you just can’t bear to read another story.  We’ve selected some great stories available that you can download on OverDrive or Libby for your listening pleasure with your library card.

PICTURE BOOKS

 

Book With No Pictures

Summary:  

A book with no pictures?

What could be fun about that?

After all, if a book has no pictures, there’s nothing to look at but the words on the page.

Words that might make you say silly sounds… In ridiculous voices…

Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?

At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share–and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.  — Goodreads.com

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Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Summary:

Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is in a sturdy paper-over-board format and filled with vibrant, engaging illustrations for even the youngest of Pete fans.

Young Halloween fans will enjoy chanting along with Pete:

Five little pumpkins

Sitting on a gate. The first one said,

“Oh my, it’s getting late.”  —  Goodreads.com

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Harry the Dirty Dog

Summary:

There’s never been another dog as delightful–or dirty–as Harry.

This lovable white dog with black spots (or black dog with white spots) has charmed children for fifty years, and we are celebrating with an anniversary edition. This childhood favourite is perfect for reading aloud before going to bed or avoiding a bath.  — Goodreads.com

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The Cool Bean

Summary:

Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool.

And then there’s the uncool has-bean . . .

Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one day the cool beans show him how it’s done.  — Goodreads.com

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To The Moon!

Summary:

The moon is amazing! It has craters, oceans of lava, and lots of awesome space rocks. Neil’s imagination takes him on a trip to the moon. Join him as he explores mountains and hills, spots a famous astronaut’s footprints, and collects space rocks for his science project. Find out more about that big round object in the night sky.  — Goodreads.com

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The Serious Goose

Summary:

Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON’T EVEN TRY!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!  — Goodreads.com 

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A Boy and A Jaguar

Summary:

Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.

Except when he talks to animals…

Then he is fluent.

Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, “the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation”as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.  — Goodreads.com

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LONGER AUDIOBOOKS FOR CAR TRIPS OR OTHER THINGS THAT TAKE MORE TIME

 

Charlotte’s Web

Summary:

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.  — Goodreads.com

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The Princess in Black Series

Summary:

The Princess in Black: Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no job for prim and perfect Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret: she’s also the Princess in Black! Can Princess Magnolia sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?

The Perfect Princess Party: Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, but just as her guests are arriving . . . The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?

The Hungry Bunny Horde: Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort. But just when they arrive, Princess Magnolia’s monster alarm rings. Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants transform into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies nibbling on grass, wiggling their fluffy tails. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?  — Goodreads.com

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The Mercy Watson Series

Summary:

Mercy Watson to the Rescue
To Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig–she’s a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watson’s are an excellent source of buttered toast, no to mention that buttery-toast feeling she gets when she snuggles in to bed with them. This is not, however so good for the Watsons’ bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson.
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a “You are such a good sport, darling” to get the portly pig out of the driver’s seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout.  — OverDrive.com

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