While it would be easy to include an essential list of the children book “greatest hits” in audiobook format, we believe in giving kids a bit more of a selection when it comes to the latest titles. When we compiled the audiobooks on this review, we wanted to include several various titles — from timeless kid classics to new favorites of ours.
Reading can be an excellent way of introducing complex topics for kids in a safe environment where they can think them through with the help of some great characters. As such, we rank books that deal with these topics in a safe, engaging way higher up on the list.
Books can be a powerful teaching device that introduces children to tough-to-swallow concepts like death, evil and racisms. While some parents might prefer to shelter their children with sanitized stories, we prefer audiobooks that address the facts of life in a way that any kid can grasp.
However, we understand that some parents might want to hold out before introducing these concepts to their children. As such, in each review, we provide a brief synopsis, as well as some of the themes that the work tackles. This way, you can know what the audiobook contains in terms of subject.
The sound component is another important factor that goes into our review process. Does the audiobook narrator read the book well? Do they alter their voice to keep the narrative engaging for children?