Snippets: Free Kids’ Audiobooks for Download

While LibriVox.org is probably the most well-known source for downloadable audiobooks, I really like browsing through the more visual catalogue at BooksShouldBeFree.com. Both sites have essentially the same content, it is just presented differently. They definitely have the best children’s selection out there.

I love this list of the LibriVox-available recordings from the Ambleside Booklists. I’m a big fan of the Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling, so seeing the recommended reading all linked up like that is very useful!

I really hit the Google jackpot with Kiddie Records Weekly:

Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project devoted to celebrating the golden age of children’s records.  This period roughly spanned from the mid forties through the early fifties and produced a wealth of all-time classics.  Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions and featured big time celebrities and composers.

Over time these forgotten treasures slipped off the radar and it has become our mission to give them a new lease on life by sharing them with today’s generation of online listeners.  Each week throughout the year we added a new recording and before we knew it, our one year project turned into a labor of love now in its sixth year!

So whether you are hearing these records for the first time or reuniting with a childhood favorite from long ago, we hope you take great pleasure in your trip down memory lane!

I’ve already downloaded Horton Hatches an Egg and The Travels of Babar. They are fantastic - real dramatic productions, not just “books on tape” like most of the free audiobooks out there.

If you make use of these wonderful free resources, please do consider making a donation to further their cause!

 

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