Audio Books


Focus on the Family Radio Dramas (very well done, but abridged;  I much prefer having children listen to these read first) Narnia series, Secret Garden, Little Women, Les Miserable, The Hiding Place, Ben Hur, Anne of Green Gables

Look for all of the chapter books in my list in audio versions;  many are available.


A

  • Alcott, Louisa May

    • Little Women
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

    • Little Men
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

    • Jo’s Boys
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

    • Eight Cousins
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

    • Rose in Bloom
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

    • Jack and Jill
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

B

  • Barklem, Jill
    • The Brambly Hedge series

      • Poppy's Babies
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • Summer Story
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • Sea Story
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • Autumn Story
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • The Secret Staircase
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • Winter Story
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • The High Hills
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3

      • Spring Story
        The illustrations are exquisite
        Gender: G
        Level: 2, 3
  • Bishop, Jennie

    • The Princess and the Kiss
      These books are about preserving purity
      Gender: G
      Level: 2
  • Brisley, Joyce Lankester
    • Milly-Molly-Mandy and Sequels

      • Milly-Molly-Mandy
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

      • More Milly-Molly-Mandy
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

F

  • Fair, Sylvia

    • The Bedspread
      Gender: G
      Level: 2
  • Field, Rachel

    • Hitty
      I like the one rewritten by Rosemary Wells and illus. by Susan Jeffers—a cross betw. a picture book and a chapter book—lovely, full page illustrations
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

H

  • Haywood, Carolyn
    • “B” is for Betsy

      • “B” is for Betsy
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

      • Betsey and Billy
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

      • Back to School with Betsy
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

      • Betsy and the Boys
        Gender: G
        Level: 2

J

  • Jones, Elizabeth Orton

    • Big Susan
      Gender: G
      Level: 2

    • Twig
      Gender: G
      Level: 2

L

  • Lovelace, Maud Hart

    • The Betsy-Tacy Treasury: The First Four Betsy-Tacy Books
      Gender: G
      Level: 2, 3

P

  • Polacco, Patricia
     Great current children’s author who illustrates her own books; appeals to a broad range of children; celebrates family, miracle, and heritage. I do not like all of her books because they express attitudes or moral choices with which I disagree, but the ones listed below are excellent.

    • Betty Doll
      Gender: G
      Level: 2

W

  • Waddell, Martin

    • The Hidden House
      Gender: G
      Level: 2