Audio Book Suggestions - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 12:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
Momsteader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 2,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking for suggestions for my 4 and 8 yo's. They really like Harry Potter and the Narnia series. But, I think they'd listen to most anything on audio book. They love to have it playing while they are playing.

Any kid friendly suggestions?

~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister

Livin' in the sticks with my chicks chicken3.gif and lovin' it!

2014:  4/52 projects  0/2014 things 0/52 books

Momsteader is offline  
#2 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 05:38 PM
 
P-chan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I was that age, I had a tape of Carl Sandburg reading his poems for children. He's got a wonderfully rich voice and the poems are fantastic.
P-chan is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 07:31 PM
 
NoHiddenFees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We're big fans of the Alcazar audio books here.
NoHiddenFees is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 08:12 PM
 
keeksmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd (almost 7) loves books on tape... so great for long car trips too. She has especially enjoyed the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series, the Magic Treehouse series, James and the Giant Peach (read by Jeremy Irons, so good!) Goosebumps (too scary for age 4, though). I know there are tons more, since we get them from the library every week, but of course I can't think of any titles now. I'll ask her, maybe she can think of more.
keeksmom is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 10:01 PM
 
keeksmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yeah, also "Hank the Cowdog" series (a big favorite), "The Meanest Doll in the World" and sequel (can't remember name), "The Boxcar Children" series, "Ramona the Pest", Charlotte's Web...
keeksmom is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 11:03 PM
KFH
 
KFH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I second the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle suggestion. We all enjoyed listening to that. Recorded Books out of Fredricksburg MD had a good version--they have fantastic narrators. On our last trip we listened to Pippi Longstocking and that was a huge hit.
KFH is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 09-25-2004, 01:10 AM
 
BusyMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 9,963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We just listened to a couple of Flat Stanley books. They were great I liked them. My 3 y.o. sorta got it but still liked them. My 1 y.o. slept through them.

Check your library. Ours has tons
BusyMommy is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 09-25-2004, 03:25 AM
 
boobear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: In the kitchen, garden and online.
Posts: 260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My three year old liked "Millions of Cats" and "The Story of Ping", check out your local library and see what they have available.

Been quietly hanging around here for over 10 years.  

 

boobear is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 09-25-2004, 08:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
Momsteader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 2,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the suggestions! Anyone else?

Unfortunately our local library's selection of children appropriate audio books is dismal. Lots of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and similar genre. Then a few autobiographies that my kids weren't interested in. Oh, and lots of self help ones. I guess my town must be full of horror loving, isolated folks who don't get out much. Just kiddin'

Ooooh : I'll see if maybe we can do interlibrary loan on audio books!

~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister

Livin' in the sticks with my chicks chicken3.gif and lovin' it!

2014:  4/52 projects  0/2014 things 0/52 books

Momsteader is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 09-25-2004, 09:04 PM
 
Teensy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,737
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My oldest liked the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary. He also liked Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. I liked the Ramona books.

Right now we are listening to The Borrowers.

I would definitely take advantage of intra-library loans if you can.

Tanya
Mom to John (age 11), James (age 9) & Katherine (age 5)
Teensy is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 09-26-2004, 02:41 AM
 
ajsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Santa Cruz County
Posts: 613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
All the Beatrix Potter Tales, all the Pooh stories - the ones with Stephen Fry and Judy Densch are great.

Dh and I read our son's favorite ones into the pc and made a disk of them!
ajsmom is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off