Free Books For Kids

My sister and I are going to be in the van with our eight kids, seven of whom are three and under for about 27 hours driving to and from south Florida. We are going to help my grandmother move. So, we will be driving down, staying for one and a half days and then driving back up. We have been brainstorming ideas to keep the kids occupied. I know my kids love audio books, so we decided to look around and see what we could find. It turns out there are TONS of FREE audio books that you can download. We should have quite a few to listen to on the way down. There are definitely more than 27 hours worth of stories in this list!

Light Up Your Brain:

Here is a list of the available books:

  • Windswept
  • Piggis Play Games
  • The Persistent Rain Cloud
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza
  • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
  • The Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli Pump
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • The City Zoo
  • Rapunzel
  • Guppy Goop & The Adventure of the Big Bad Fish
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • How The Leopard Got His Spots
  • The Music Box
  • The Story of Snow White
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Cinderella
  • Jack & The Beanstalk
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Light Princess

Kiddie Records:
There are tons of books here. They have weekly books from 2005 through 2009, for a total of 208 books to download. These are classic books. Some examples of books include Casey At Bat, Horton Lays An Egg,  Hopalong Cassidy, The Carrot Seed & tons more!

These are stories by Robert Munch. You can download and listen to the audio books for free. If you want to see the pages as well, it costs money.

Books Should Be Free:

Here are a few of my favorites. There are many more (at least 5 pages of books listed.)

Anne of Green Gables
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
Our Island Story
Prince and the Pauper, The
Uncle RemusGreat Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children

Note: These books are free to download. However, when you go to the screen, there is an ad next to them which requires you to pay to download the books. Just scroll down to the buttons for download to your ipod or MP3 and get them for free.

Audio Books Corner:

Eekie Eekhoring
Emperor’s New Clothes
Grumpy Grandad – The Hole in the Fish Pond
Lea and the Magic Sunflower


This site has weekly stories since 2005 as well. There are hundreds of titles to choose from. The stories are read by a woman with a British accent. Books include The Christmas Story, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, The Flying Trunk and hundreds more.

Kids Audio Books:

This is a neat site as well. The stories are organized A-Z with really cute letters. You just click on the letter of the story that you want and it brings you to a list of the stories they have starting with that letter. These are also read with an English accent. They include books from A Child’s Garden of Manners to Woody Woodpecker and the Lost Monkey. There are literally hundreds to choose from here as well. Many kids enjoy Pooh books, and there are Pooh books available on this site.

Note: I am listing all of the books on these websites. However, I haven’t read all of them. I will be limiting ours to books that my sister and I know are appropriate. Just use your best judgement for your kids. (-:

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful list of links! I have been in need of new audiobooks for a while now. This is juts perfect. My kids will be so happy!

  2. Chantelle says:

    WOW! I have a visual imparment and so sometimes reading to the kids is very difficult. I love to have audio books available for those times my eyes are not cooperating. This is wonderful!Thanks!

  3. Amy says:

    I followed the link on Money Saving Mom and hit the jackpot of literary treasure! Thanks so much for compiling this list! I’m about to start downloading!

  4. Ryan says:

    I also suggest they have not just childrens literature, but stuff for the whole family. I liked the GearHeart and Iron Dragons myself.

  5. Sara says:

    Gearing up for a 10 hour car ride, we don’t want to have them watch movies the whole way….this is great! And added bonus I will be able to listen to my iPod while doing chores after they go to sleep and not just bum out in front of the tv.
    Yeah!! Less tv, more books.

  6. Trista says:

    THANK YOU!! I have been searching for some good sites for my kids as our library doesn’t have anything audio for their ages. This is PERFECT!! Can’t wait to let them chose one tomorrow morning!

  7. Wow! a great collection and they are free. Thank you very much for taking time to comple this…

  8. These are great resources. Thanks! My favorite right now is It’s got lots of great stuff for kids and grown-ups too!

  9. Thanks for the great list of books! We take road trips to see family and the girls always enjoy listening to the books along the way. Our longest one so far was 40 hours to Kansas and back!

  10. Jennifer Baker says:

    Followed the link from MoneySavingMom…thanks so much for this fantastic list of books! My kiddos LOVE listening to stories while we’re in the car, but we’ve listened to our books SOOOO many times. I’m sure they’ll really enjoy hearing ones!

  11. kathy says:

    sorry, I do not know what an RSS feed is – please explain

  12. What a wonderful list!!! Thank you so much for compiling it. I have bookmarked each of them for my daughter. She will love this!

  13. Bonita says:

    My children loved the list of stories at the Books should be Free site. Thank you so much!

  14. Tracey says:

    Thank You! I found you through MoneySavingMom and we happen to be gearing up for a 6 hour car trip later this month.

    It will be nice to have some audio books to listen to so my 3 year old won’t be glued to the portable DVD player the whole time.

  15. christine says:

    Check your local library too – my library has a tool to download from their website or you checkout an mp3 player loaded with books or music of your chosing at the library itself.

  16. Richelle says:

    Great list! Thanks!

  17. Christel says:

    Wonderful!!! Thank you so much!!
    I am going to try to put a link to this on my new site..

  18. lucyt says:

    thank you so much i am excited to take advantage of these sites my kids will love it and they won’t have to listen to their boring mom read.

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