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Animal Stories to Listen to with Your Four Legged Friend

Animal Stories to Listen to with Your Four Legged Friend

Stories about all different types of animals for kids.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: middle grade topic: animal topic: pets audience: tweens audience: families

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The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of...

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By Sara Pennypacker
Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

New York Times Bestseller * National Book Award Longlist 

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. 

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since...

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Endling #1: The Last

By Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

Endling #1: The Last

“When Byx's pack is killed her species, Dairne, is declared extinct - yet she is alive!! Byx embarks on a journey to figure out if she truly is the last of her kind. Finding friends in unlikely places and bringing together unlikely creatures, all coming together to try and combat the evil ruler's plans and find more mythical Dairnes. Fantastic story to listen to! Teaches lessons of friendship, persistence, and courage!”

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Just So Stories

By Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by: Jim Weiss
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes

A dozen fables by one of the world’s great storytellers.
The twelve magical JUST SO STORIES tell, how the leopard got his spots? Why the rhinoceros  has his wrinkly skin? Why is a kangaroo very fast on land? Why won't cats come when they're called? And, how one curious elephant with a nose for trouble changed the lives of all elephants...

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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

By James Howe
Narrated by: Victor Garber
Length: 1 hours 34 minutes

A great addition to the Bunnicula series by the award winning author, James Howe. Read more »

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Misty of Chincoteague

By Marguerite Henry
Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
Length: 2 hours 31 minutes

Marguerite Henry’s beloved story of a wild horse’s gentle colt—winner of a Newbery Honor!

On the island of Chincoteague, off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland, lives a centuries-old band of wild ponies. Among them is the most mysterious of all, Phantom, a rarely-seen mare that eludes all efforts to capture her—that is, until a young boy and... Read more »

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Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

Includes Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile & The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Chris O'Dowd & Geoffrey Palmer
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the... Read more »

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The Cricket in Times Square

Chester Cricket and His Friends: Book #1

By George Selden
Narrated by: Tony Shalhoub
Length: 2 hours 35 minutes

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be there still if he...

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

By Robert O'Brien
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly... Read more »

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Time Cat

The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

By Lloyd Alexander
Narrated by: Ron Keith
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Cats don't really have nine lives, but they can visit nine different lives, anywhere, anytime. This is the secret Jason's cat, Gareth, tells him. When Jason hears this, he begs to go along. Soon cat and boy find themselves in ancient Egypt on the first of nine fantastic adventures. With the wink of an eye, Jason and Gareth are transported to... Read more »

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Black Beauty

The Autobiography of a Horse

By Anna Sewell
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 5 hours 21 minutes

From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies.

Filled with...

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Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves: Book #1

By Jean Craighead George
Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes

"Miyax had been lost without food for many sleeps on the North Slope of Alaska. The barren slope stretches for three hundred miles from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean, and for more than eight hundred miles from the Chukchi to the Beaufort Sea. Winds scream across it, and the view in every direction is exactly the same. Somewhere in this... Read more »

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The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame
Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
Length: 6 hours 59 minutes

For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. Alternately slow-moving...

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Mr. Popper's Penguins

By Richard Atwater & Florence Atwater
Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
Length: 2 hours 14 minutes

The classic Newbery Honor book that inspired the hilarious Jim Carrey movie--and a childhood favorite book for generations.

Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. A humble house painter is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake and, thanks to the arrival of a... Read more »

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Charlotte's Web

By E. B. White
Narrated by: Meryl Streep, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Kimberly Farr, Mark Deakins, Lincoln Hoppe, Tavia Gilbert, Robin Miles, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell & Full Cast
Length: 4 hours 2 minutes

Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."*

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spider web tells of her feelings... Read more »

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The Jungle Book

By Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by: Meredith Hughes
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes

Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" – one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and... Read more »

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