Listening List For Kids

Listen to Audiobooks, Podcasts and Audios to learn more about Redwoods.


Free audio books are available through public libraries with Overdrive

For example:

Operation redwoods

By S. Terrell French
This fantastic debut novel, full of clever stunts and pranks, shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to wrongdoing.

The Ancient One

By T. A. Barron
In this extraordinary quest, combining high adventure and heroic drama, a girl discovers that all living things are connected in ways she never expected, and that true friendship can reach across cultures, and even across centuries.

Audio books are available for purchase through Audible


Trees: From seed to shining seed

By Molly Bloom
How do trees make oxygen? How do they grow? Why do tree leaves change color? How long can trees live? We’re branching out to tackle all these questions + we drop in on the world’s oldest tree.


Listen to stories about facts and history of redwoods:

Sights and sounds of the Avenue of the Giants

Stroll in Founders Grove

When the Dyerville Giant crashed to the forest floor

Hear the hoots of a spotted owl

Thrill to the piercing sound of the varied thrush

Admire an audacious river otter

Find a talking tree (but keep your distance!)

10 Facts About Redwoods

1. First Encounter

2. Longevity

3. The Color of Leaves

4. Trees on Trees

5. Coast Redwood Seeds

6. Redwood Leaves

7. Sizes of Redwood Leaves

8. Wildlife in Redwood Forests

9. Who’s Behind the Name ‘Humboldt’?

10. Capturing Fog

Sound credits: Varied thrush & spotted owl, courtesy California Library of Natural Sounds, Oakland California