There’s something especially festive about hearing a favorite actor or musician reading a beloved—or brand new—story on audio. That special combination of a familiar voice in a whole new soundscape. For the littlest listeners, hear EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winning actress Viola Davis read the classic picture book Corduroy, and Dolly Parton read her tale of how Billy the Kid (dog extraordinaire) makes it to the bigtime. And for elementary and middle schoolers, you can’t go wrong with Charlotte’s Web (read by Meryl Streep and a full cast), Jingle Jangle (read by Phylicia Rashad), or any of the adventure-packed listens below.
Scroll on to see our picks for new and classic kids’ audiobooks (and hot tip: if you already have Spotify Premium, it may be easier than ever to stock up on these picture book listens!).