Saturday, 30 January 2016

Favourite Audio Books

We have used audio books often in our family since the children were young, and they continue to enjoy them. They listen to them together while doing art or craft. We have a couple of small MP3 players, and my older two can often be found listening to stories while building Lego or drawing, or even while looking through another book. They are also essential for car journeys or bus journeys - particularly where children are prone to feeling queasy if they read. We have earphone splitters for when they wish to enjoy a story together. My older two can sometimes be found sat in the rocking chair together and listening.

We have a small selection of CDs that we have bought, and we have also downloaded a much larger number of stories from librivox, where books no longer in copyright have been recorded by volunteers, and are available for free.

Some of our favourites include:

Narnia Stories by C.S.Lewis (We bought these - well worth it as they have been listened to many times!)

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A.Milne (Not free either, but make everyone laugh)

Anything by E.Nesbit; Stories of Dragons was a favourite when they were young; The Magic City has inspired them to create many "cities" of their own out of household objects

The Oz Stories by L.Frank Baum

Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Alice in Wonderland & Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


  1. Thank you for this. It is always useful to have more audiobook ideas. We like Narnia too. Other favourites are the William stories by Richmal Crompton and Michael Morpurgo's book Aldophus Tips.

    1. I'd forgotten the William books - popular here too. We'll have to try Michael Morpurgo at some point - I think they would enjoy that.