Here are four fun audiobooks - the best part is that they're available FOR FREE! Look for them at NetLibrary.com - a free subscription online is available through your local library. Look on your local library's website, and follow the links for online resources. For more information, see my earlier post.
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman, tells the story of a young girl who travels to
Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppel – perfect animal adventure for lovers of the Warriors series. When a newborn bat called Shade gets separated from his colony during migration, he goes through many different adventures, fighting off different adversaries: city pigeons, a kingdom of rats, and two vampire bats.
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin - is a Newberry Award-winning mystery much in the tradition of Agatha Christie and the game Clue. One day, sixteen people are called together to hear the reading of Samuel Westing's will. They are challenged to solve a mystery, find a murder, and inherit a fortune.
Anastasia Krupnik, by Lois Lowry, is a fun story about a spunky girl growing up. Anastasia, in 5th grade, just hears the news that her parents are expecting a new baby. She is definitely not thrilled at this news. Throughout the story, she keeps a list of "Things I Love" and "Things I Hate". It is definitely set in the 70's, so I found it fun to listen to with my daughter. It also has some very touching moments about Anastasia's relationship with her elderly grandmother, trying to understand someone who's slipping away.