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We would like to recommend:


The House at Pooh Corner (stories)

Winnie the Pooh (stories)

When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six (poems)


These are A. A. Milne's classics, read by Peter Dennis (wonderful), and produced by Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.


They are well-worth seeking out at your library, bookstore, or online.


Truly enjoyable listening, even for those of us who are a bit older than six.

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:iagree: with Mama Anna on "The Chronicles of Narnia". We purchased the set and the entire family has enjoyed them. Well worth searching out. We bought our set during Waldenbook's teacher appreciation days and saved a bundle!

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Thanks Maureen for reminding me about librivox!


I just downloaded The Treasure Seekers and love her voice already. My son loves British accents, so he will love this!


They have 3 Howard Pyle books as well.


I love this site! :D

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Somebody in my local hs group asked for recommended audios recently. Here's what I posted (my kids mostly like fantasy).


Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief

Sea of Monsters

Titan's Curse

Battle of the Labyrinth (to be published this summer)

Riordan lives in San Antonio and has done book talks in the Austin area, so it's likely that he'll do it again this summer when his new book is published. The whole series is available on audio and the audios are generally released the same day as the print version. He has also published adult mysteries, but I haven't read any of them. I've seen an expected 2009 release date for a movie version of the 1st book.



Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr

The Akhenaton Adventure

The Blue Djinn of Babylon

The Cobra King of Kathmandu

The Day of the Djinn Warriors

Only the first two books have been released on audio so far. He has also published books under his full name, Philip Kerr, but they are for adults and I haven't read any of them. The title and release date for the 5th book hasn't been posted yet.



Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau

City of Ember

People of Sparks

Prophet of Yonwood

All three have been released on audio. A movie of the first book is in the works and is due to be released in October. The 4th and final book is due to be released at the same time.



The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (main character in 1st and 3rd books is female, main character in 2nd and 4th is male) by Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons

Searching for Dragons

Calling on Dragons

Talking to Dragons

These audios are performed by a full cast and are wonderful. We have listened to all 4 books at least 100 times each.



Lionboy by Zizou Corder


Lionboy: The Chase

Lionboy: The Truth

The reader for this series has a wonderful voice. All three books are available on audio.



Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

The whole series is available on audio and the reader is absolutely fabulous. The 6th book is due in July.



Septimus Heap by Angie Sage




Queste (due to be released next month)

The first three have been released on audio, but Cedar Park only has the first one. We've listened to the 1st and read the other 2.



Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff by Jason Lethcoe

You Wish

Wishful Thinking

Wishing Well

Wish You Were Here (not published yet, but the release date has to be wrong since it's Dec 2025)

Only the 1st book has been released on audio so far and we just finished it this week. My oldest has read the three books that have been published so far. We all enjoyed listening to the audio of the 1st book.



This is all that I can think of right now. My kids and I have all listened to and thoroughly enjoyed all the series above many, many times, except for Piff, which we discovered recently.

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the Cherry Jones Readings of the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Our fave is obscure-Dominic, by William Steig. Steig drew hundreds of cartoons for the New Yorker, but also wrote many children's books, including Shrek, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Brave Irene. Dominic is a longer, chapter book, with the adventures of Dominic the dog, who goes on an adventurous journey and takes on the Doomsday Gang. It's a wonderful story. We never get tired of it.

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