With spellbinding narration by legendary theatre and film personalities, timeless music, riveting sound effects, and accompanying books with stunning art, Karadi Tales audio books for kids are an experience that young readers will remember forever.
From mythological tales about vanquishing evil to original stories about respecting and appreciating our differences, these children’s stories cover a breadth of themes. By combining books and CDs or USB drives, and using helpful page-turn cues, these audiobooks create and nurture readers for life. Check out some of India’s best-loved children’s audio stories, and open the door to magical worlds that are waiting to enchant you.
Audio Books for Kids
Welcome to the home of audio stories for kids from Karadi Tales. Karadi Tales began its publishing journey in 1996 with a goal to create a space for Indian culture in children’s literature. This began with audio books for kids, with each product comprised of a book and a CD, narrated by eminent personalities from the worlds of theatre and cinema, and set to professionally performed music by 3 Brothers and a Violin. Many of these products have gone on to become bestsellers, some of which have sold over 100,000 copies. Karadi Rhymes Volume I and II sung by the inimitable Usha Uthup remains a bestseller even today. The Audiobook ‘Little Vinayak’ was chosen as one of the outstanding books of 2013 by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People). Karadi Tales won the London Book Fair International Excellence Award for Audiobook Publisher of the year in 2020.
We believe that children’s audio stories perform the dual role of developing language and listening skills, while also guiding them into the world of independent reading. From retellings of folktales, to mythological stories, to humour and animals, our children’s audiobooks have something for every interest and age group.
Karadi Tales has been the pioneer of audio books for kids in India, and has attracted the attention of young readers, parents, and award committees for the creation of some of the best audio books for children of all ages, from babies and toddlers to 10 year olds- and even teenagers. The music used in our audio books continues to set the benchmark by being set to professionally performed music. Our audiobooks are narrated by eminent personalities, with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, 3 Brothers and a Violin, and Anil Srinivasan.
Our audiobooks for toddlers are as well-known for their literary value as for the catchy and breath-taking music associated with Karadi Tales audiobooks. Audio books for babies can help them develop their auditory skills and learn the pronunciation of words while simultaneously getting the experience of reading a book for the first time. The benefits of audiobooks include an introduction to music and different narrative styles. With the surge in audiobooks for readers of all genres and ages, the importance of audio books for children cannot be ignored. We have a variety of options of some of the best audio books for kids- we also publish audiobooks for older readers that feature biographies, works of non-fiction, and inspirational stories. While our audiobooks in English are easily accessible and appeal to a universal audience, we also publish select audiobooks in regional languages.
Our audiobooks in Hindi feature the writing of the legendary poet Gulzar, and our audiobooks in Tamil appeals to parents who are looking for content for bilingual children. Parents and educators know the importance of audio books: they are beneficial for children who are first-time readers, as there are page-turn cues and the stories are narrated powerfully by famous and accomplished artistes. Explore our Shop page for the best audio books for babies, pre-schoolers, kids, and teenagers.
Trailers – Audio Books for Kids
Children’s Audio Books – Relevant Articles
- Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? – The New York Times
- Rise of audiobooks – The Guardian
- The Pleasures of Being Read To – The New Yorker
- Hear, hear ! Indians are ‘reading’ audiobooks – The Times of India
- Audiobooks Vs Reading: The Rules Are, There Are No Rules – Bookriot
- When to ‘Read’ Kids’ Audiobooks at Home and in the Classroom – Brightly