Free Children's Stories

     One of parenthood's greatest pleasures is story time. Stories played a big role in creating family bonds, teaching my kids how to read, and helping them fall asleep at night. Story time is also how I got my start making audiobooks.
      While my narration today is more complex, reading kids' books remains a favorite pastime.
     Here, I make some of my favorites, most of them "old school," available for free. Listen or download for any purpose you like:

  • help restless kids fall asleep
  • spark a little one's imagination
  • help children learn to read by letting them listen while they turn their own book's pages.

Listen, Learn, Relax....

     To listen to any of the stories below, click the play button. To download an MP3 for future listening, click the three dots at the right of the media player, and choose download. The file will download automatically to your device's default downloads folder. 

The Baseball Star

By Fred G. Arrigg

Cover art for Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, depicting the free audio version available from OwnMade Audiobooks.

   Baseball season's coming up, and this will get your kid in the mood, as Dad spins a bedtime story.
   He hits a blast off Killer McGrew of the Mudville Bad Guys that's literally out of this world!


By Don Freeman

Cover art for Leonard Kessler’s Here Comes the Strikeout, depicting the free audio version available from OwnMade Audiobooks.

   Corduroy Bear has lost a button on his overalls, and that means no mother will buy him.
   Will not-quite-perfect Corduroy ever find the perfect girl who will love him and give him a home?

Six-Dinner Sid

By Inga Moore

Cover art for Judith Mathews and Fay Robinson’s Nathaniel Willy, Scared Silly, free audio available from OwnMade Audiobooks.

   Sid the black cat lives in a nice neighborhood where everyone wants to take care of him.
   But one day, Sid becomes ill, and the vet figures out why stray cat Sid never seems to be hungry!

     I hope both you and your kids enjoy these stories. I still record new ones, and change them from time to time. Be sure to occasionally check back.