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#1 of 11 Old 09-23-2004, 01:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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?

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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.
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We're big fans of the Alcazar audio books here.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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
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My three year old liked "Millions of Cats" and "The Story of Ping", check out your local library and see what they have available.

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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!

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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.

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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!
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