Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Favorite Audio Books - Middle Grade

It's road trip season, so you need something to listen to in the car!  One of the ways I've increased the number of books I read is by listening to audio books.  I know some of you might not agree that listening to books is the same as reading, and you would be right.  However, I love stories, and I love to be read to, so I count them in my number of books read every year. Also, because I'm a teacher who wants to know about as many books as I can in order to recommend them to students, it's a great way to increase that knowledge.  I listen to books while I'm walking my dog, gardening, driving, and cleaning.  Sometimes I have two audio books going at once: one in my car and one while I do other things around the house. There are some amazing narrators out there, so sometimes it feels like you're listening to a full-blown theater production. Libraries have CDs, MP3 players, and downloads available, and Audiobooks.com and Audible.com provide memberships.  I'm going to break these posts up into categories since I have so many I love. Here are my favorite middle grade audio books:

Narrated by Hope Davis
Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
Narrated by Scott Wolf

Every Soul a Star | Wendy Mass
Every Soul a Star
Narrated by Jessica Almasy, Ali Ahn, Mark Turetsky
Scumble | [Ingrid Law]
Narrated by David Kremenitzer

Hold Fast | [Blue Balliet]
Hold Fast
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Mango-Shaped Space
Narrated by Danielle Ferland
How to Steal a Dog | Barbara O’Connor
Narrated by Suzy Jackson
Splendors and Glooms | Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrated by Davina Porter
Ghost Knight | [Cornelia Funke]
Narrated by Elliott Hill
 Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Narrated by the authors, Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Narrated by Charlie McWade
The Lions of Little Rock | Kristin Levine
Narrated by Julia Whelan
The Mighty Miss Malone
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Hound Dog True
Narrated by Catherine Taber
The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place, #1)
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
A Tale Dark and Grimm | [Adam Gidwitz]
Narrated by Johnny Heller
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda | Tom Angleberger
Narrated by Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Jonathan Ross, Julia Gibson, Charlotte Parry
Countdown | Deborah Wiles
Narrated by Emma Galvin
Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 | Christopher Paolini
Narrated by Gerald Doyle
Inside Out and Back Again
Narrated by Doan Ly
Narrated by the great Jim Dale
Happy Listening!!

1 comment:

  1. Though it's as you say that listening to audio books is different from actually reading them, I think this practice can also help nurture the listeners' imagination. And that's what's good about reading books in general. With the scenarios described by the author, the readers are taken into a different world while conveying facts and information. I hope you continue encouraging young minds about books and reading.
    Shelley @ Y\'all Twins?