09 February 2011

Armed with Audiobooks

TRAVELS WITH KID   |   STUFF TO BRING

With some long travel days ahead of us, we want to make sure we are equipped well with high impact, low bulk activities. The latter consideration is due to our attempt of having carry-on luggage only! Crazy? Maybe. Or genius? We'll see.

Airport waiting room, Cuba 2008.

Of course we will have other activities up our sleeves but in the meantime here is our collected audiobook reading list for our 6 year old Spud.

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ian Flemming
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory + James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things, Lenore Look
  • Nim's Island, Danielle Denega
  • Stuart Little, E. B. White
  • Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown
  • Various Magic Tree House stories, Mary Pope Osbourne (These are an old favourite. I've bought a few new ones to freshen things up a bit)

Our inspiration for this list came from the following:
1. Our local library (I heart libraries)
2. iTunes
3. Travel Savvy Mom
4. Common Sense Media (It's a great place for reviews, including appropriate age ranges etc.)

So, I'd love to know ... what do you think we are missing in the audiobook world?

4 comments:

Molly said...

Pippi Longstocking is one of our favorites. Also, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a great story.

Jackie said...

Molly, I can't believe I didn't think of Pippi! We LOVED reading the first book, same time last year. And we just saw the movie (not nearly as good as the books in my opinion but the boy LOVED it). And thanks for the "Mixed Up Files" tip ... I don't know that one!
: )
Thank you thank you!
jackie.

jojoebi said...

Ebi-kun was given a Winnie the Pooh CD, I didn't think he'd like it but he actually loves it, I think it was free with an English newspaper. He also love the CD's that come with some of the Barefoot books such as the pirates and knights ones. For music, wind down time, Natalie Merchant - Leave your sleep is fabulous.

Jackie said...

jojoebi ... Winnie the Pooh! Of course! That's been on our reading wish list, so this is perfect. Thanks for the reminder. And the other great suggestions! Awesome. I'm off to iTunes right now ...
: )
jackie.

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