Stock up on the best audiobooks for family road trips! This summer, take audiobooks on your travels or listen at home.
You can start your kids listening to audiobooks from birth. Audiobooks are a great option if (like me) you hate reading aloud. Audiobooks are perfect for cuddling up together on the couch and listening to a story as a family.
Family road trips are another one of the best times to listen to an audiobook. One of the easiest ways to grab audiobooks is with Audible through Amazon.com. Just download the app to your phone, tablet, or laptop, sign up for the 30-day FREE trial and you’re set to start downloading and listening! The good news with Audible is that the books are always there.
Keep things fresh by listening to a lot of different types of books. Below are general categories of audiobooks your family may like as well as some specific suggestions. Head over to Audible and just dig around to find audiobooks your family will love.
The Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips
Listening to classic books is a great way to get great literature in your kids’ heads. Audible offers a couple of different collections of classic books.
The Adventure Collection is great for boys and includes Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver’s Travels, White Fang and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. This collection is only on Audbilbe.com.
The Enchanted Collection is another great set that includes The Secret Garden, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, Black Beauty and Little Women. This collection is only on Audbilbe.com as well.
The Complete Series of Wizard of Oz has all 22 books written by Frank L. Baum. Did you know there’s more to the movie!
Biographies and History for Kids
Pick a famous person or place to learn about each week. Bonus points if they have something to do with a place you’re headed to soon!
Kids love the Who Was? Series and it’s easy to find a famous person or event to learn about. The series includes people like Milton Hershey, Benjamin Franklin, and even Walt Disney.
Your Story Hour provides hours of historical stories kids love. Heritage of Our Country (Volume 6) includes stories of Columbus, the Pilgrims, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers, and more. There are 10 volumes to choose from.
The Magic Tree House Series are all on audiobook. Jack and Annie take adventures back in time in their magic tree house. Kids learn history through short and fun stories. You can even search through to find places you are visiting on your road trip
Mysteries for Kids
Kids absolutely love mysteries. These books can be fun for the whole family to listen to and try to figure out whodunnit.
The Boxcar Children Collection are older books that have kept generations of kids entertained through their fun mysteries. Get a whole collection for hours of listening.
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys mysteries are still classics the whole family can listen to. There are also newer versions of Nancy Drew available called The Nancy Drew Diaries and a set for younger kids called Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew. The Hardy Boys have a new series called The Hardy Boys Adventures as well.
The Secret Series is a fun series of 5 books about Cass and Max-Ernest, a team of investigators. You’ll have to listen to find out more because… it’s a SECRET!
The Mysterious Benedict Society is part sci-fi and part mystery and part adventure! Your entire family will love this witty and mind-bending story.
Popular Fiction for Kids
After a little bit of “learning,” it’s always fun to just sit back and listen to something more recent.
Percy Jackson series is fairly well-known thanks to the movies, but several in the series have not made it to the big screen. It’s a great way for kids to learn about Greek mythology.
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates is another series of swashbuckling fun and adventure of a girl pirate.
NPR Road Trips Series – is a fun road trip series that includes stories and tales about road trips. Titles include Family Vacations, Fairs and Festivals, National Park Adventures, Roadside Attractions, Postcards from Around the Globe, and more.
No matter where you are headed this summer or even if you are staying home, there is an audiobook or two for you!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.
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What great recommendations! Thanks!
Great post! I loved the Percy Jackson books and can’t wait to share them with my son. Thanks for joining the Family Joy linky party! 🙂
Mother of 3 says
Great suggestions! We almost always have an audiobook going in the car and if we don’t it’s usually because we’re waiting for one to come in from the library. Right now we’re re- listening to The Lost Hero. Pinned.
We got hooked on dramatized audio books. We started with the Lamplighter series and are now listening to GA Henty series recently released.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I will look those series up!