Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Need Book on CD Recommendations - For Children

Next week and later this summer, we will probably be taking a couple of lengthy roadtrips. We generally check out some book-on-cd's from our library and I'm needing some recommendations.

I'm interested in stories that are at least 1 hr in length - but the longer the better. Plus something that would work for the kids but not drive the parents crazy.

Here are some of the ones we've listened to in the past:

Farmer Boy
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Gone Away Lake (one of my most favorite ever kid stories)
Return to Gone Away Lake
Call of the Wild
Tom Sawyer
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Secret Garden

I know our library has thousands of books on cd but I don't have a clue as to what to search for and I'd prefer something someone else has already listened to and can give a hearty recommendation for. Thanks!


Heather said...

Wow, my kids ahve listened to TONS of books on CD. You've listed several of their favorites . Lets see if I can remember some of their other favs. Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Tale of Desperoux, The Magic Tree House books on CD, anything Beverly Cleary, Cheaper by the Dozen, Anne of Green Gables, 5 Little Peppers and How They Grew, Adventures in Odyssey, The Pond (their favorite--you can get it online, it comes in episodes and is hilarious), Wizard of Oz and other Frank Baum books, My Father's Dragon, The Hobbit, the Artemis Fowl stories (a little older but all three love them). They also love downloading stories from Lots of great stories there and Natasha is an excellent story teller.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Second the recommendation on Cheaper By the Dozen and the Oz books. I also love the Harry Potter books on CD; Jim Dale does such a good job.

More fun books:
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (These books bug some people; I think they're funny. Try to get the recordings that are not read by the author; they're not as good.)
The Twits by Roald Dahl. My mom read us this one out loud on a road trip and she was laughing so hard that she had to stop reading.

Anonymous said...

As was mentioned try to get "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew ". This was always a special book as I was growing up. Actually , I still enjoy it!

Edi said...

Thanks for all the recommendations - I put some on hold at the library - hope they arrive before our trip next week.