Classics on audiobook to enjoy with your kids
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - also available as an ebook.
Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden...
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - also available as an ebook.
This tale follows the adventures of Anne, a young, red-haired orphan who has spent her entire childhood being passed around from one foster home to the next. Until one day she is sent to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by mistake. While trying to adopt a boy to help work on their farm, the Cuthberts ended up with Anne. Anne gains many friendships in her new town with her eager, quick-witted, and bright attitude. While working on the farm, she also finds herself excelling in school and aspires to become a teacher.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics,” the ten stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A.A. Mile's son, Christopher Robin.
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner - also available as an ebook.
Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890 –1979) was an author, mainly of children's stories. 'The Boxcar Children' is the first book in the series and was published in 1924. It tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny who create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. Later, they meet their kind and wealthy grandfather and go to live with him.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin - also available as an ebook.
Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, ten-year-old Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed into a proper little lady. The prim and demanding Aunt Miranda has her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro, including Miranda's.
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle - also available as an ebook.
For hundreds of years, the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has been one of the world's most precious literary possessions. In 1902, the distinguished American artist Howard Pyle undertook to retell this classic. This volume conveys the true spirit of the England of that time, when Arthur Pendragon was overlord of Britain and Merlin was a powerful enchanter, when the sword Excalibur was forged and won, and when the Round Table came into being.