Keep Your Kids Reading this Summer with Audiobooks!

Did you know that 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening*? And that 45% of our day, on average, is spent listening*? That is how important audio is, so why not include audiobooks in your children’s daily routine? Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a family road trip, listen to required reading for school, or both!

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Plan Your Summer Road Trip!

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your summer road trip. Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time when in the car for long stretches, whether you are by yourself or with family or friends.  Here is a selection of several different types of audiobooks to keep you (and your passengers) entertained the whole way!

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This Is The Author | Mary Pope Osborne

“Over the years, narrating Magic Tree House has become more and more fun. In the beginning, I was kind of nervous and I wanted to make sure I did all the voices right. I practiced a lot ahead of time, and now, after what, 55 books, it’s just a way of life. I know the characters so well and I know the stories and I enjoy so much making them come alive for myself again.”

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Addicted to Listening

My parents live a little more than an hour from us out on the North Fork of Long Island. Naturally, as soon as the weather starts getting nice, we pack up the car and head out there almost every weekend to enjoy the beaches, farms, and quaint community life.  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my 8-year-old nephew, Danny, along with us, who is not only good company but a great help in the car with my 1-year-old. Read more

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Hear Mary Pope Osborne read Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many books for children, including novels, picture books, biographies, mysteries, and retellings of Greek, Norse and Celtic Mythology and folk tales. She is probably most well know for her beloved Magic Tree House series. She has written more than 50 titles in the series – and recently created the Magic Tree House Super Edition series which have longer, more complex stories and a slightly higher reading level. Read more

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