Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

   Title  Author Call Number   Summary

Ramona the Pest

Beverly Cleary

JCD/BK Spoken Cleary
Ramona embarks on her first day of kindergarten. It is supposed to be the greatest day of her life, but Ramona quickly learns school isn't all fun and games when she doesn't make any friends.

The Castle Corona

Sharon Creech

JCD/BK Spoken Creech
Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be transformed forever.

The Tale of Desperaux

Kate DiCamillo

JCD/BK Spoken DiCamillo
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg

JCD/BK Spoken Konigsburg
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

(all Fudge books are great)

Judy Blume

JCD/BK Spoken Blume
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother, Fudge.

No Talking

Andrew Clements

JCD/BK Spoken Clements
The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Stuart Little

E.B. White

JCD/BK Spoken White
Stuart Little, the small mouse with the large heart and taste for adventure, sets forth into the world with some mighty big plans: to ride a Fifth Avenue bus; to win a sailboat race in Central Park; and to find his lost friend, the lovely bird Margalo.

The Case of the Fiddle-Playing Fox (Hank the Cowdog series)

John Erickson

JCD/BK Spoken Erickson
While working on a mysterious case involving disappearing eggs and a fiddle-playing fox named Frankie, Hank the Cowdog falls for Miss Beulah, the beautiful collie.


Roald Dahl

JCD/BK Spoken Dahl
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

JCD/BK Spoken Speare
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary

JCD/BK Spoken Cleary
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann David Wyss

JCD/BK Spoken Wyss
When a Swiss couple and their four sons are shipwrecked on an isolated island, they adapt to their "New Switzerland" using many imaginative methods of farming and animal taming.

What-the-Dickens: the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy

Gregory Maguire

JCD/BK Spoken Maguire
As a terrible storm rages, ten-year-old Dinah and her brother and sister listen to their cousin Gage's tale of a newly-hatched, orphaned, skibberee, or tooth fairy, called What-the-Dickens, who hopes to find a home among the skibbereen tribe, if only he can stay out of trouble.

Travel Team

Mike Lupica

JCD/BK Spoken Lupica
After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall

JCD/BK Spoken Birdsall
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

JCD/BK Spoken Schmidt
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.