Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Audiobooks for Kids

20 Sep

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I grew up traveling around the United States and have vivid memories of listening to audiobooks in the car – what else were my parents supposed to do with four kids in the car for 10+ hour road trips?  My parents also really loved The Phantom of the Opera and I remember falling asleep awaking up to the soundtrack more times that I can actually remember. Audiobooks were a way to keep all four of us entertained for at least a little while.

I love when parents ask for audiobooks for their little ones – it’s a great way for the whole family to share in the experience.  It can also help struggling readers follow the text as the book is read aloud to learn the rhythm of reading – where to pause, how the words are pronounced, etc.  The list above are some curated items from a variety of places – some I have listened to, others are now on my list.  I chose a number of books read by the author – sometimes this works amazingly well, other times not so much.  Sometimes celebrities do a really great job – again, other times, not so much.  To find some great audibooks for you family check out the Odyssey Award presented to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults and definitely take a look at the Notable Children’s Recordings for an even more extensive list of audiobooks for children 14 years of age and younger!  Enjoy!

  1. Henry Huggins written by Beverly Cleary, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
  2. A Snicker of Magic written by Natalie Lloyd, narrated by Cassandra Morris
  3. H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination written by Christopher Myers, narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers
  4. Five, Six, Seven, Nate! written and narrated by Tim Federle
  5. Charlotte’s Web written and narrated by E.B. White
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale
  7. The War that Saved My Life written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, narrated by Jayne Entwistle
  8. Echo written by Pam Munoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Soler, with music by Corky Siegel
  9. The  Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum, narrated by Anne Hathaway
  10. A Light in the Attic written and narrated by Shel Silverstein

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

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3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Audiobooks for Kids”

  1. Lauren @ Always Me September 20, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    I really want to try A Snicker of Magic!

    • literacious September 20, 2016 at 10:25 am #

      I loved reading A Snicker of Magic, but haven’t listened to it. It has some really beautiful language.

  2. Becky @ Disney in your Day September 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    The War that Saved my Life is one of the ones I listened to on audiobook. The narrator’s voice was really unique which added to the characters!

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