Audio books for long journeys

Audio books are a great way of passing the time on a long journey. Lots of our favourite picture books have great accompanying CDs so if you are looking for in car or in flight entertainment here are some that we really like. There are so many more that we could have included, we’d love to hear which audio books you enjoy listening to.

The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales continues to be a favourite and with twenty stories the CD keeps us entertained for a while. The stories are accompanied by sound effects so we really do hear Farmer Dray’s chainsaw and Ted’s tractor crashing into the pond 🙂

Complete Book of Farmyard Tales - 40th Anniversary Edition

by H. Amery [Usborne]
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Giles Andreae’s rhyming text is accompanied by a wonderful calypso beat in Giraffes Can’t Dance. With such catchy music we can understand how Gerald the Giraffe turns into such a great dancer!

Giraffes Can't Dance: Audiobook Read-Along (Paperback and CD)

by Giles Andreae [Scholastic Audio Books]
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Doing the Animal Bop is also accompanied by some great music and I’ve often used the CD in the Early Years classroom. Children love to ‘Do the Animal Bop’ especially when their teacher joins in!

Doing the Animal Bop

by Jan Ormerod [Oxford University Press]
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The sound effects in the Winnie the Witch audio books add a comedy element and really do bring Winnie’s amusing adventures alive. We find the noisy bed springs particularly funny 🙂

Winnie the Witch (Book & CD)

by Valerie Thomas [Oxford University Press]
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The fun, rhyming text in Lift the Flap Fairy Tales is wonderfully narrated by Anna Chancellor. She reads the stories twice, once with page turning sounds and once without.

Cinderella (Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales)

by Stephen Tucker [Pan Macmillan]
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Nosy Crow’s books have been great entertainment on long journeys as many have a free audio reading of the book. My daughter particularly enjoys The Princess and the PeasShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter. All of the stories are read by children.

The Princess and the Peas. Caryl Hart

by Caryl Hart [Nosy Crow]
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

by Tracey Corderoy [Nosy Crow Ltd]
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Super Scooter

by Axel Scheffler [Nosy Crow]
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Now we’re moving into chapter books we’re enjoying stories from my childhood. Paddington and My Naughty Little Sister are two favourites but we would really appreciate any recommendations  you may have for fun and entertaining audio chapter books.

Paddington: Please Look After This Bear and Other Stories

by Howard Hughes [BBC Audiobooks]
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12 thoughts on “Audio books for long journeys

  1. We bought our first proper audio book the other day, and S really enjoyed listening to it while I had a shower in the morning… might invest in a couple more!
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

  2. I love audio books too. Our recent favorites has been Grace Lin’s Year of the Dog. These are especially good for long drives.
    Thanks for sharing on KidLit BlogHop this week Catherine.
    -Reshama @Stackingbooks

  3. Oh my goodness Catherine, I wish I had seen this post a week ago, LOL, we just took a car trip to Sydney, 10 hours either way lol. I will totally be getting some audio books for the next one. OOOhh, I didn’t realise Shifty McGifty was in audio book, I want that one in our collection. Thanks for a great list and for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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