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Topic: Looking for Kid-Friendly Audio Books fast! (and searching recommendations)

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Subject: Looking for Kid-Friendly Audio Books fast! (and searching recommendations)
Date Posted: 6/26/2008 10:29 PM ET
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It seems I'm on a life-long list for the Chronicals of Narnia set DH just asked me to get (and there is no way I can afford to purchase it from Amazon at how much it runs).  We are moving across the country with our 3 young children (5, 3, and 1) on the 9th of July and I need SOMETHING for us to stay sane on the trip!  We would like to be able to make the trip w/o turning the girls into vegetables with DVDs of Dora the whole trip, and think a good audio book might bode well with them.

 

Does anyone have any (or recommendations for that matter) for entertaining audio stories that would both be non-annoying to us as the parents (remember, we are in the van for 21+ hours with them too lol) and our young children? :)  I'd especially love it if the person were willing to ship first class instead of media mail so we could get it in time for the trip!

 

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 10:47 PM ET
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I unfortunately do not have any audiobooks to offer you - that being said, you may want to check your local library website (ours now has audiobooks downloads and you can even burn them to CD).  Also, I am not sure where you are located but Cracker Barrel Restaurants rent audio books and I believe you can return them to any other cracker barrel.  As for books, the two I can think of offhand are Castle Corona and Igraine the Brave.  Hope the trip goes well.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 10:59 PM ET
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I don't have any as I bowrow them from the Library for my kids (6 and 8) but I do have some recomendations.

Judy Blum is great.  The Kids loved the Fudge series.

Junie B Jones books are also some of their favorites and they love to listen to them before bed.

Flat Stanley is another series that they might enjoy.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:02 PM ET
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I don't think getting them from my local library would work well since we are moving across the country, not just vacationing lol.  I'll check out cracker barrell, though, but I've only ever seen things like mystery novels and typical fictions

Subject: What I found
Date Posted: 6/26/2008 11:25 PM ET
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If you have to have CD the only one that is currently listed that I would consider is Holes.


If you can do cassettes then there are some other options that I would consider if it was me.
Secret Garden, Andre, James and the Giant Peach and Charlotte’s Web.