the joys of audiobooks
So, for those of you traveling this spring break, think audio books to keep your little monsters (or spouse) quiet during that car ride! ALA just came up with a list for Great Kids Audiobooks (and yes, these books are also available in print format!):
“The Alvin Ho Collection: Books 1 & 2.” Listening Library.
“Chasing Lincoln's Killer.” Scholastic.
“The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County.” Recorded Books.
“The Chosen One.” Macmillan Audio.
“Diamond Willow.” Recorded Books.
“A Dog on His Own.” Full Cast Audio.
“Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Weston Woods.
“Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13.” Brilliance Audio.
“European Playground.” Putumayo Kids.
“Field Trip.” Monkey Mama.
“Heart of a Shepherd.” Listening Library.
“Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.” Weston Woods.
“The Jesus Storybook Bible.” Zonderkids.
“Knuffle Bunny Two: A Case of Mistaken Identity.” Weston Woods.
“Leviathan.” Simon and Schuster Audio.
“Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken.” Live Oak Media.
“Mañana Iguana.” Live Oak Media.
“Music for Abraham Lincoln: Campaign Songs, Civil War Tunes, Laments for a President.” Enslow Publishers.
“Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales.” Hachette Audio.
“Peace, Locomotion.” Brilliance Audio.
“Picnic Playground.” Putumayo Kids.
“The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour.” Listening Library.
“Riot.” Listening Library.
“The Scrambled States of America Talent Show.” Weston Woods.
“Songs from the Garden of Eden: Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes.” Secret Mountain.
“A Soup Opera.” Jim Gill Music & Books.
“The Tapestry Book 1: The Hound of Rowan.” Recorded Books.
“We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.” Brilliance Audio.
“Wild Girl.” Listening Library.
“The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children.” Brilliance Audio.
For an annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade levels, visit the ALSC Web site. More information about all of ALSC’s Children’s Notable Lists is available on the Web site at www.ala.org/alsc, click on “Awards & Grants” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”
List found here.