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So I have a 2e dyslexic child who loves to listen to audiobooks; I'm hoping for some recommendations. 


This is my seven year old. Some of the things she has listened to and enjoyed:


All the Oz books

Chronicles of Narnia

Mysterious Benedict books

Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place books


Green Ember

The Princess and the Goblins, The Princess and Curdie

The False Prince trilogy

The Golden Goblet


Princess Academy


Captains Courageous


We tried the Dark is Rising series but it made her feel afraid.


It's a pretty wide range of stuff. She seems to be able to follow just about anything and likes adventure but not too scary.

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I don't know if these are on audiobooks but there's The Tale of Desperaux, The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Penderwicks, The Far Side of the Mountain, Holes, Stig of the Dump, The Lightening Thief series, The Kane Chronicle series, Shiloh, A Wrinkle in Time, The Phantom Tollbooth, books from the Who Was series (non fiction).


Have fun!

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Almost all the Newbery books and even the honor books are on audio.  We all love audio here and I listen to as many as possible that way.  Thank goodness the libraries have moved to digital loans because I can play them directly from my iphone now whereas before we were often subjected to the annoyance of scratched and skipping discs.  Tapes had many fewer problems.  


39 Clues is a series your dd may enjoy as well as Grego the Overlander and more in that vein.  If she is sensitive maybe go down to the adorable Chet Gecko series and McBroom's Wonderful Farm series.

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Looking through my Audible list for my younger ds:


Anything Beverly Cleary

All of a Kind Family series

Half Magic

Anne of Green Gables series

Ginger Pye, Pinky Pye, The Moffats, The Saturdays, etc.

Rabbit Hill

The Phantom Tollbooth

Caddie Woodlawn

At the Back of the North Wind & other George MacDonald

All Creatures Great and Small

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My 7 yr old has listened to everything we have by Beverly Cleary and Roald Dahl more than once.


Other repeats:


Mr. Popper's Penguins

Nim's Island

Secrets at Sea

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail


He adored the Harry Potter series (this took him a few months!)


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My girls also loved all the Oz books, plus check out the other books by Baum (Enchanted Island of Yew, Sky Island, etc)


They enjoyed Thornton Burgess at that age, as well as the Black Beauty books, Anne of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland, Swiss Family Robinson, The Secret Garden.


There are the Laura Ingalls Wilder Books and the Birchbark series that are a nice companion.


They also liked the Kaya series by Janet Shaw, and I know a lot of kids like the other "American Girl" books but mine haven't tried them. There's also the "Sarah Plain & Tall" series.


They LOVED the Swallows and Amazons series as well as the Green Knowe series.


They have enjoyed several of the "Dear America" book series as well as the "Royal Diaries" series.

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I just thought of another thing . You may want to look at the books listed for Five in a Row , or Beyond Five in a Row. Also, i would recceomend (if you dont have one yet) a subscription to Learning Ally. It is around $100, but has most of the books mentioned reccorded. Such a fantastic resource.

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The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black.  It is a 6 or 7 book series based in medieval times and is allegorical to the Bible.  The main character is male, but would be incomplete without the strong female character throughout the series.  The audio is produced as a drama, complete with an instrumental musical score and the clanging of epic sword battles (sometimes it is that strong young lady expertly wielding the sword :-) ).  There is an inexpensive booklet that can be purchased which explains how each part of the story relates to a Biblical account.  Sometimes the parallel was obvious, other times it was less obvious and the booklet was insightful.  Hands down, this is my kids favorite audio series we've listened to over the years.



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