Audiobooks are game changers for car trips. It allows the whole family to bond together through the story. You’ll all groan when it’s time to stop for a restroom break. You’ll talk about it for days, maybe weeks after the trip and the memories you’ll share over the books may last a lifetime. This post is brought to you by Jeepcheap.com and contains affiliate links.
Here are the audiobooks my kids would enjoy on a road trip and I hope yours will too! If you’ve never tried Audible by Amazon you should look into it. Their free trial gives you 2 free audiobooks that you get to keep even if you cancel your subscription right away.
The first book I’d recommend is the beginning of The Boxcar Children Collection. This series is a rich, easy read that my kids are hooked on. My kids are 4 and 6 and they both enjoy these stories. We haven’t enjoyed the audiobooks yet because we haven’t traveled since we’ve discovered this series but we’re already on book 38 of the series.
This audiobook series includes 3 books for one price ($33.60) but you’ll get the whole set free plus another book if you sign up for the free trial. I like how they’ve lumped the first three books together into one set.
What kids wouldn’t love a story about a nanny who could clean up their toys, dance with them on rooftops and hop into sidewalk drawings with them? Mary Poppins is a classic and my kids adore her. I love how drastically different the books are from the movie and yet how they are similar. We’ve loved both movies and it’s fun to see what bits and pieces they’ve chosen from the books to include.
Peter Pan is another story that ignites a child’s imagination and takes them far away from home. This is another one I think all young kids would enjoy.
The bear from darkest Peru will surely warm heart young and old. 🙂 A Bear Called Paddington is another great classic book for young kids.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delightful tale of fantasy. I can still remember feeling my heart race as I first read this book and eagerly anticipated Charlie opening his chocolate to find the golden ticket.
Don’t let anyone tell you that audiobooks don’t count as real books. They absolutely do!