Do Your Holiday Plans Include a Lot of Travel?
Take along these audiobooks on your next family road trip and you’ll wish the ride lasted longer.
Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories about Growing Up
by Jon Scieszka
Did your brother ever try to sell you your own shirt? Children’s author Jon Scieszka recounts the misadventures of he and his 5 brothers growing up. Read by the author, this memoir will have the whole family laughing. For listeners ages 8 and up.
by Carl Hiaasen,
Hiaasen’ s children’s books emphasize the importance of preserving natural habitats. In Hoot, a boy new to his small Florida community becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. For listeners ages 10 and up.
By John Newman
Mimi is determined not to give up on anyone or anything, but since Mammy died, her father never smiles, her sister Sally is in a bad mood, brother Conor keeps to himself, and even Sparkler the dog does not want to go for walks. For listeners ages 8 and up.
by Cynthia Lord
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic. For listeners 9 years and up.
Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant. For listeners ages 8 and up
The Absolute Value of Mike
by Kathryn Erskine
Fourteen-year-old Mike’s father sends him off to spend his summer in rural Pennsylvania with his elderly and eccentric relatives Moo and Poppy. While helping the cast of eccentric townspeople raise money to adopt a Romanian orphan, Mike discovers that even though he does not meet his father’s expectations of being a brilliant mathematician like himself, he still has value. For listeners ages 11 and up.
In addition to making the miles fly by, there are benefits to listening to audiobooks for all readers.