Top Ten {Tuesday}: Audio Books

I know I’ve done a Top Ten Audio Books before but this list has a few differences because Lydia and I have discovered AUDIO PICTURE BOOKS! At our library, we have little plastic bags with a picture book AND the audio CD. It’s the type with a tone or sound that cues you to turn the page. Plus, they are usually dramatized with some background music and sound effects. They are usually only 5-15 minutes long but we LOVE them! Lydia loves listening to them in the car and turning the page all by herself.

So, this is my list of TOP TEN AUDIO PICTURE BOOKS (and maybe a few regular audio books, too):

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1. Imogene’s Antlers by David Small

This is the funniest book ever. Imogene wakes up to find that she has sprouted antlers overnight. She doesn’t seem to mind, but everyone around her does. The actor reading the story is hilarious, the sound effects are great. Lydia listened to this about 50 times so I bought it as a Christmas present. She’s disappointed because I can’t read it as well as the audio!

2. Wolfby Becky Bloom

This is a funny account of a group of farm animals who are unimpressed by a big bad wolf—because he can’t read. The wolf soon learns to read and they become the best of friends. Lydia loved this one and of course, it’s a great “you should read” book!

3. Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett

I love the illustrations in this book—the pictures are set into a beautiful needlework pattern. The story is actually a Scandinavian folk-tale so the needlework print just adds to that feel. It’s a cute fable about a hedgehog and a hen who play a trick on a greedy little tomten (which is like a little rumplestiltskin-type elf).

4. Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle

This is a typical audio book–no picture book to go with this one. But we listened to it at least two times all the way through. Lydia and I both loved these. They are sweet, simple, short and they are all very moral. I’m on a mission now to find some old Raggedy Ann books.

5. Charlotte’s Web by EB White

I honestly think I only watched the Charlotte’s Web movie when I was a kid. Or maybe one of my teachers read it to me in school. Anyway, I didn’t remember the whole story. So, I loved listening to it again. This version was read by the author– he didn’t do a lot of voices. This made Lydia slightly less interested in it. But I loved it because I got to hear exactly how EB White wanted it to sound.

6. NIrV Little Kids Adventure Audio Bible

I wrote a whole post on this book at Impress Your Kids. It is a surprisingly good version of the Bible. And long, too.

7. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

This is the one we have in the car right now. It’s another picture book with CD. It’s just a funny rhythmical book about a group of bunnies who continually steal the farmer’s veggies. The fun part is the “muncha, muncha, muncha” refrain. Every time we get into the car and she sees the book by her carseat, Lydia has to yell it out for us to hear!

8. Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne

This is on the same level as the Raggedy Ann stories–they are short and wholesome. Plus they are incredibly fun! This is the first of the Winnie the Pooh books so you get some background on the bear’s name. Did you know his real name is Edward Bear?

9. The Journey by Sarah Stewart


A beautiful picture book with an endearing story. Hannah, an Amish girl spends her birthday week seeing the sights of Chicago. She is mesmerized and falls in love with the city. Yet, there is something about her home she can’t seem to get out of her head. This audio version is amazing because like the picture book, it gives you time to look at the pictures. There are several pages with no words (including the front and back covers) but the CD is filled with music and sound effects to enhance the illustrations. This is one of my favorites.

10. I couldn’t think of 10. Do you have one to add?

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We had 32 Top Ten {Tuesday} participants last week! How fun was that?! Thank you so much for linking up with me! I love reading everyone’s lists. Last week I tweeted most of them and stumbled a ton–so I hope you got some extra traffic from it.

I’d love for you to link up again today. Your Top Ten list can be about anything that’s on your mind—from grocery lists to bucket lists. For all the nitty-gritty details visit my Top Ten {Tuesday} page!

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