If you have done a family road trip, you know they can some times mean chaos and fighting in the car. One of the BEST ways we’ve found to get the kids to settle down, is by listening to a good audiobook. Even the three year old happily pipes down in the backseat and listens in to the stories.
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Sign up for a free audible.com trial. You get your first TWO audio books for free. yay! That’s hours of non-fighting time in the car.
These are some of our favorite audiobooks for 5-7 year olds. The best part is, they are friendly for brothers and sisters so you can diminish fighting during deciding which book to listen to, too!
You could also rent books on CD from your local library, but I’m always scared I’ll lose the CDs on a trip, so I think Audible is a better option for travel.
The Ramona Quimby Collection
Meet Ramona. She lives on Klickitat Street with her mother, father and big sister, Beezus. She’s not afraid of anything and is always up to something. And that’s just the beginning…. In this audio collection, join Ramona, one of Beverly Cleary’s most beloved characters, on all her wacky adventures! Get the paperback books here.
The Boxcar Children
Disney Children’s Favorites
Two story collections in one volume! From Bambi toAladdin, the best-loved stories of all time are now even better. In Disney Storybook Collection, over 20 stories recreate the movie magic of the most beloved Disney films. Perfect for bedtime, the second edition of the popular Bedtime Favorites storybook collection has 19 stories to choose from. Updated story selections feature characters from Finding Nemo, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, The Lion King, and more.
Hank the Cowdog
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day’s work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. Get the paperback books.
He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he’s always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he’s got the inspiration for his best plan ever: the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. Get the paperback.
The Magic Treehouse
This audio collection includes the first eight stories fromThe Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne;Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon. Join Jack and Annie in adventures in time and space! Get the paperback books here.
Do you have a favorite audiobook series to listen to with your kids? Don’t forget to Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks and let us know what you download in the comments!
Want more car trip fun? Check out our post on the best road trip activities for kids!