Audiobooks for Family Road Trips


   Title  Author Call Number   Summary
 ramona



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.
 basil

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.
 superfudge


Superfudge
(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




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.
 matilda



Matilda



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.
 sign


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.
 mouse



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

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




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.