Free Audiobooks for Children

Free Audiobooks for Children

Audiobooks are often used by parents to help their children to drift off to sleep. The problem is that audiobooks are expensive as if you consider that an audiobook is often around ten hours long and your child listens to one hour per night then at a minimum you are looking at spending around 79p per day on audiobooks. This article provides a number of free public domain children’s audiobooks. all of which have been remastered from their public domain sources to provide far superior sound quality.


Children’s Fiction:


Stories of the First American Animals

Audiobook Length: 7 Hours 10 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

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Stories of the First American Animals is a children’s fiction published in 1923. The book combines beast fables with natural history to tell an engaging account of the prehistoric mammals that used to roam North America.


The Adventures of Maya the Bee

Audiobook Length: 4 Hours 22 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

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The Adventures of Maya the Bee is a children’s fiction book from 1912 about a bee named Maya who lives in a colony of bees. Throughout the book, Maya changes from an adventurous youngster to a fully grown and responsible adult of society.


The Young Railroaders

Audiobook Length: 8 Hours 15 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

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The Young Railroaders is a fictional children’s books which follows three teenagers who somehow manage to get themselves into “harrowing circumstances” and have to use their set of skills to “effect rescues, thwart thieves, and solve mysteries”.


What Katy Did at School

Audiobook Length: 4 Hours 16 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

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What Katy Did at School was a novel published in 1872. It was the second book out of three-parter, written by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey.

The book is about “Katy Carr” time in a boarding school with her sister Clover Carr.


Children’s Non-Fiction:


Child-life in Art

Audiobook Length: 1 Hour 41 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

Download: 32Kbits (OPUS)

Child-life in Art is a non-fiction children’s book written in 1895 by Estelle May Hurll. The book is best described by its preface;

“The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure. "


The Story of Napoleon

Audiobook Length: 2 Hours 3 Minutes (approximately)

Audiobook Source: LibriVox

Download: 32Kbits (OPUS)

The Story of Napoleon is a Children’s non-fiction book, written by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall in 1906. The books goes over Napoleon’s rise to power and his ultimate downfall.