My sister and I are going to be in the van with our eight kids, seven of whom are three and under for about 27 hours driving to and from south Florida. We are going to help my grandmother move. So, we will be driving down, staying for one and a half days and then driving back up. We have been brainstorming ideas to keep the kids occupied. I know my kids love audio books, so we decided to look around and see what we could find. It turns out there are TONS of FREE audio books that you can download. We should have quite a few to listen to on the way down. There are definitely more than 27 hours worth of stories in this list!
Here is a list of the available books:
- Piggis Play Games
- The Persistent Rain Cloud
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza
- The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
- The Fantabulous Cumulo-Nimbuli Pump
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
- The City Zoo
- Guppy Goop & The Adventure of the Big Bad Fish
- The Emperor’s New Clothes
- How The Leopard Got His Spots
- The Music Box
- The Story of Snow White
- The Velveteen Rabbit
- Jack & The Beanstalk
- The Little Mermaid
- The Light Princess
There are tons of books here. They have weekly books from 2005 through 2009, for a total of 208 books to download. These are classic books. Some examples of books include Casey At Bat, Horton Lays An Egg, Hopalong Cassidy, The Carrot Seed & tons more!
These are stories by Robert Munch. You can download and listen to the audio books for free. If you want to see the pages as well, it costs money.
Here are a few of my favorites. There are many more (at least 5 pages of books listed.)
Anne of Green Gables
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
Our Island Story
Prince and the Pauper, The
Uncle RemusGreat Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children
Note: These books are free to download. However, when you go to the screen, there is an ad next to them which requires you to pay to download the books. Just scroll down to the buttons for download to your ipod or MP3 and get them for free.
This site has weekly stories since 2005 as well. There are hundreds of titles to choose from. The stories are read by a woman with a British accent. Books include The Christmas Story, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, The Flying Trunk and hundreds more.
This is a neat site as well. The stories are organized A-Z with really cute letters. You just click on the letter of the story that you want and it brings you to a list of the stories they have starting with that letter. These are also read with an English accent. They include books from A Child’s Garden of Manners to Woody Woodpecker and the Lost Monkey. There are literally hundreds to choose from here as well. Many kids enjoy Pooh books, and there are Pooh books available on this site.
Note: I am listing all of the books on these websites. However, I haven’t read all of them. I will be limiting ours to books that my sister and I know are appropriate. Just use your best judgement for your kids. (-:
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