While our eyes are on this winter’s batch of streaming book-to-movie adaptations for the whole family, our ears are tuned to the audiobook editions that make for exceptional listening leading up to your next watch party. Roald Dahl’s Matilda (read by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), Jingle Jangle (read by Phylicia Rashad and Lyn Sisson-Talbert), The Golden Compass (read by a full cast), the Dr. Seuss collection. Not only do these audiobooks make sitting down to a long winter’s movie night all the more merry, they can also keep the story going after the credits roll. Listen to clips below and pick your family’s next listen and watch combo.
Read by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, the audiobook edition of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is an Audie Award winner, an Odyssey Honor audiobook, and an ALSC Notable Children’s Recording. It’s also perfect family listening in the weeks up to the release of the new Netflix film on Christmas Day.
Watch the Matilda trailer:
Jingle Jangle first debuted on Netflix a couple years ago, but this vibrant tale of a toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention still sleighs—ahem, slays.
Watch the Jingle Jangle trailer:
Hooked on HBOs His Dark Materials series? Go back to where it all began with the audiobook edition of The Golden Compass—an Audie Award winner and ALSC Notable Children’s Recording read by a full cast. Then, keep on streamin’! Season 3 of the series has already begun.
Watch the His Dark Materials: Season 1 trailer:
Love baking shows AND Dr. Seuss? The Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge is streaming on Amazon Prime, hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley. Contestants compete to bake creations from across the Seussian world, so there’s no time like the present to buff up on cats, hats, and assorted green hams by checking out Dr. Seuss classics on audio.
Watch the Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge trailer:
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