Have Book Will Travel

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she hadn’t been aware of the beauty of Overdrive and Libby. I told her that my kids and I would be lost without them, especially for audiobooks. She wanted a list of books that her kids might like, which got me thinking about the sort of stuff we listen to. I’d love to say that we use audiobooks for road trips, but only J and I like to listen to them in the car. I’m not going to go into detail on any of these, but here is are a few lists of audiobooks we have loved.

Juvenile Fiction – Listening to someone else read the book while you have the book in your hand is a great way to read a book!

  • Land of Stories Series – LOVE! Chris Colfer does an amazing job narrating
  • Harry Potter – duh!
  • Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Payback on Poplar Lane
  • Great Treehouse War
  • Magic Treehouse Series
  • Upside Down Magic Series
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series
  • Romana Series

Middle Grade Fiction (8-12)

  • Wishtree
  • Found Series
  • Willow Falls series (starts with 11 Birthdays)
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak
  • Dealing with Dragons
  • Princess Academy
  • Tuesdays at the Castle
  • Jake & Lily
  • Word of Mouse
  • Wild Robot
  • Becoming Naomi Leon
  • Esperenza Rising
  • Blood on the River
  • Ms. Rapscott’s Girls
  • This Book is Not Good For You
  • Guts & Glory series (great option for nonfiction lovers)

Young Adult – Some of these are more appropriate for middle school kids and some are more appropriate for high schoolers.

  • Cinder – the Lunar Chronicles
  • School for Good & Evil
  • Everyday
  • Poet X
  • The Hate U Give
  • 13 Reasons Why (many triggers in this book)
  • Pride

Do you have favorite audio books? I know we have more than this, but it was a good place to start and perhaps to add more to later.

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