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Storytelling On The Road

April 27, 2018

Planning a road trip with the kids this year? Audio books are the perfect way to make a road trip more bearable – no more ‘are we there yet?’ And that can only be a good thing!

Rather than have the kids on devices and missing the passing scenery, put on an audio book and feed their little minds while taking the focus off the long journey. Not only are they using their imaginations, but it becomes a shared experience when the whole car joins in.

Sharing an audio book with your child, particularly when it is a book that was read to you as a child, can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend time together.

You might want to check out The Top 20 Kid’s Audio Books from Bolinda Audio when you’re planning your trip. We’ve included 3-minute samples from the Top 5 so you can experience them for yourselves.


The Magic Far Away Tree #2, Enid Blyton

In the middle of the Enchanted Wood you can hear the trees whispering “Wisha-Wisha” and amongst the thick forest is the most enchanted tree in the world – the magic Faraway Tree. Here, fairy folk live on every branch. Meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and Saucepan Man, and visit the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree – including the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy and and Land of Do-As-You-Please where the children ride in a runaway train! Enid Blyton has created a magical journey for children with The Magic Faraway Tree.


The Folk of the Far Away Tree #3, Enid Blyton

Joe, Beth and Frannie have a visit from Connie, who just cannot believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there – Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the Saucepan Man. Together the children climb the tree and meet the magical friends, and visit the mysterious Land of Secrets, the Land of Giants, the Land of Tea Parties and the Land of Enchantments. After a few marvellous adventures, Connie is enthralled by the Faraway Tree and the folk who inhabit it.


Enchanted Wood: Faraway Tree #1, Enid Blyton

Follow what happens when three children discover their very own Enchanted Wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.


The Treehouse Collection, Andy Griffiths 13, 26 and 39 Storeys

Andy and Terry live in a 13-storey treehouse. They’ve also got a new book to write, but there’s a problem. A BIG problem. Well, quite a few big problems actually…

Andy and Terry’s 13-storey treehouse is the most amazing treehouse in the world! It’s got a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you’re hungry. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! You’re probably wondering just how Andy and Terry met. Well, it’s a long story, but a pretty exciting one, and it’s mostly true! Come on up, choose a hammock, and they’ll tell you all about it. Andy and Terry’s newly expanded treehouse, which now features 13 brand-new storeys, including a dodgem car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an anti-gravity chamber, and an ice-cream parlour with 78 flavours run by an ice-cream serving robot called Edward Scooperhands. Just keep clear of the Maze of Doom – a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway. Andy and Terry’s amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry’s Believe it or Else! museum, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-Ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world’s scariest roller-coaster and a top secret 39th level that hasn’t even been finished yet! Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!


Charlotte’s Web, E.B.White

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. This edition contains newly color illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.



The 91 Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffith

The Alison Lester Collection, Alison Lester

Play School Story Time, Various Authors

Funny Kid Stand Up: Funny Kid #2, Matt Stanton

Funny Kid For President: Funny Kid #1 Matt Stanton

Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase, Peter Helliar

Enid Blyton’s Holiday Stories, Enid Blyton

The 78-Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffiths

The (7 in 1) Tashi Collection, Anna Feinberg

The Billie B Brown Collection, Sally Rippin

Calm Buddha At Bedtime,The: Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness Nagaraja, Dharmachari

The Brer Rabbit Book, Enid Blyton

The Treehouse Collection, Andy Griffiths 52, 65 and 78 Storeys

Octonauts: The Giant Whirlpool and Other Stories, Various authors

Tomorrow When the War Began, John Marsden

Based on the March audio book charts from Neilsen | See more from Bolinda Audio

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