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Classic Children’s Audio Books

September 26th, 2007

Recommended Website:
Wired For Books

ClickSchooler MaryAnna suggested this website sponsored by Ohio University that provides unabridged, dramatic audiobooks online. We have featured the “Kids Corner” of this site previously, that featured audio books and a narrated slideshow of Beatrix Potter books, such as “Peter Rabbit.” However, they have added several audiobooks to the website in the children’s section, and there are offerings in the section for older students and adults that make this worth another visit.

First of all visit the Kids Corner.

Age Range: 3-10 (approximately)

Here you can listen to beloved children’s books by Beatrix Potter in numerous languages. You will also find some new audio stories including:

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

You can even listen to a Radio interview with Mister Rogers!

Next, check out the MP3 Page

Age Range: 11 and Up (approximately)

What you will find on this page is an archive of radio interviews with various authors of books – most written for the general adult book market.  (Note: I did not listen to these interviews, and cannot comment on the
content. Therefore, parents [as always] should preview the material to determine suitability for your own children.)

Scroll about 3/4 way down the page until you come to “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. Continue to scroll down and you will see “The Poems of Walt Whitman.” Below that you will see some of the same selections that were in the “Kids Corner,” and below that, a variety of plays by William Shakespeare including, “The Merchant of Venice,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “MacBeth.” Click on any one to access the audio file and listen online.

This site provides a convenient way to hear wonderful children’s stories as well as classic literature for older students. Enjoy!

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