9 Classics to Listen to During Children’s Book Week

From The Hundred Acre Wood to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, children’s books have been transporting us to incredible places for decades. In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we’ve chosen nine stories that have been loved and passed down from generation to generation. Share these timeless themes and lovable characters with audiobooks and experience the classics in a brand new way.

Blueberries for Sal

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL

The Cat in the Hat
Author: Dr. Seuss
Read By: Kelsey Grammer

Poor Dick and Sally. It’s cold and wet and they’re stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process!THE CAT IN THE HAT

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Read By: Douglas Hodge

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable classic about a child’s dreams and the eccentric chocolate-maker who makes them come true. When Willy Wonka’s hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners.CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Charlotte's Web
Author: E. B. White
Read By: E. B. White

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte’s Web has become one of America’s best-loved children’s books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere.CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Author: Don Freeman
Read By: Viola Davis

In 1968, a girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing, and thousands of readers followed suit, making Corduroy one of the best-loved children’s books of all time.CORDUROY

Peter Pan
Author: J.M. Barrie
Read By: Jim Dale

So begins the journey of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they follow Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, to a world where fairies live and children can fly. But beware–dangers abound in this magical land of mermaids, Indians, and fairy dust.PETER PAN

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie’s story–Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family.ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

The Secret Garden

The unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, “the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.” When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor. Unloved and unloving, Mary wanders the desolate moors until one day she chances upon the door of a secret garden. What follows is one of the most beautiful tales of transformation in children’s literature.THE SECRET GARDEN


The adventures of Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet, Kanga and tiny Roo, Owl, Rabbit, and the ever doleful Eeyore are timeless treasures of childhood.WINNIE THE POOH