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Traveling with the family this Summer and looking for the best books for the whole family? Check out our Best Books for Summer Road Trips List for a family friendly list. Not only will your road trip go smoothly, but you’ll be entertained as well!
Best Books for Summer Road Trips
In the past year, I have come to value my time a great deal more than I have in the past. I find that I’m usually running in ten different directions and sitting down to watch a movie is usually not something that happens very often. I absolutely love using Audible though to download my favorite book or movie so that I can listen to it at my convenience. In our most recent return back to NY from NC I drove the twelve hours with my girls. At just about half way, the dvd player stopped working and the iPad was not charged. I thought I was doomed, but then I remembered that I had downloaded Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland onto my phone from Audible earlier in the week. I was saved as the girls and I listened to the enthralling interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Scarlett Johansson. The girls loved every word of it and asked for it again on our return home.
Since that time I have continued to download books from Audible that the whole family can enjoy as well as books that I can enjoy during the day while I am working. Audible is offering a free one month trial where you’ll be able to download your book of choice. These are my top picks for the Best Books for Summer Road Trips because they are family friendly and sure to keep your children entertained.
Zootopia read by Kate Schorr was the perfect option for my girls since it was too scary in the theatre for them to watch. We took both girls, but in the dark theatre my oldest was frightened during one of the scenes where it was loud and suspenseful. The Audible version was much better for her and she was able to learn what happened to Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.
My oldest just finished kindergarten and spent a large portion of their last quarter talking about different types of animals. Although she is reading at a first grade level, Charlotte’s Web is not a story that she would be able to read independently, which is why it was the perfect Audible book for us.
Jungle Book is another movie that I’m just not sure how my girls would handle it because some of the scenes are a bit suspenseful. My oldest in particular does not like to be suddenly frightened so we enjoyed the reading by Ralph Cosham.
One of my favorite movies as a child was Mary Poppins. I loved the songs and dancing, but my girls are not old enough to appreciate movies with actual people in them. They are still infatuated with cartoon character movies so Mary Poppins has not been introduced as a movie yet, but after listening to the reading of Mary Poppins by Sophie Thompson they’re definitely interested.
And last, but certainly not least is one of my favorites performed by Anne Hathaway, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. My girls can’t wait to see the movie after listening to this performance. I’m not quite sure if they’re ready for the wicked witch of the west though. We’ll see!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.