I’m looking for audiobook recommendations for 7-11yo for an upcoming roadtrip. We liked Joshua Dredd series, James and the Giant Peach, One Wish, and A Wrinkle In Time

I’m looking for audiobook recommendations for 7-11yo for an upcoming roadtrip. Something we might all enjoy on the ride. We liked Joshua Dredd series, James and the Giant Peach, One Wish, and A Wrinkle In Time (only liked first one).

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  • The maze runner series
    Diary of a wimpy kid series
    The 39 clues series

  • Our family loved Jules Verne audiobooks of Around the World in 80 Days (the Jim Dale narration) and Journey to the Center of the Earth. A little old fashioned but exciting classics.

  • Peter and the Starcatchers, Space Case, Magyk, The Terrible Two

  • Swiss Family Robinson. Chronicles of Narnia, maybe White Fang depending on how sensitive your listeners are…

  • Some of my favourites are these. Hope you are able to find the audiobook versions.

    (1) Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
    (2)The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
    (3) Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White
    (4) The Little Prince by Antoine de St.Exupery
    (5) Matilda by Roald Dahl
    (6) The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    • We listened to Charlotte’s Web, narrated by E. B. White a few weeks ago and our whole family enjoyed it!

    • So wonderful to know that, ! So nice to know that you listened to E.B.White narrating the story himself!

  • Percy Jackson series is good. Also, we loved Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

  • Harry Potter. Just listened with my 10 year old granddaughter and in two weeks she has read 3 more. 🙂

  • Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins My boys loved this series. Fun, exciting.

    Harry Potter is an excellent choice at this age. Jim Dale is the reader on Audible. He is amazing!

    Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIHM SO GOOD

    Caddie Woodlawn Not fantasy, as you seem to lean towards, but a wonderful read.

  • Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. My local library has the audio book narrated by Gaiman himself – superb. Or The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi – the version we listened to was narrated by Mark Hamill.

  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan…. It is absolutely phenomenal. Audio adds so much to the book!!!

  • Try The Yearling if you don’t mind the sad ending. If too adult try Harriet the Spy.

  • Jack Gantos-Dead End in Norvelt. Told from the child’s point of view but definitely includes subtle adult humor. My daughter and I both loved it. The sequel wasn’t as good.

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