My favorite children's book publisher, Barefoot Books, begins their summer sale today with many great titles at great prices. Living in Los Angeles, my kids are in the car a lot. I am a big fan of story CDs and Barefoot has created some great collections my kids (and I) love. "Can we listen to a story" is a constant question from my backseat. I'll take it anytime over "Can we listen to 97.1? "
Below are some of my recommendations for books that feature beautifully produced CDs.
Giants, Ghosts and Goblins is a collection of 9 stories from all over the world. Scary but not too scary, this set is good for kids age 5 - 12. On Sale for $14.99.
collection is also $14.99.
A terrific companion would be our family's beloved Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.
Also narrated by Hugh Lupton this paperback book and CD collection includes 3 of our all-time favorite stories: Monkey and Papa God, The Pedlar of Swaltham and the hilarious Fish in the Forest. The collection is an amazing value at just $6.99. I guess I would say for kids age 5 -12 but I love these stories. Gather your kids and click here to listen to Fish in The Forest. It has a hilarious ending, you will love it.
is $14.99. This one makes a great gift for a boy's birthday. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Another collection with an old-fashioned, magical flair is The Barefoot Book of Faeries.
$12.99 this one is good for kids 5-11 or so.
Fabrics of Fairytale is also a good value; a double CD set and paperback for just $8.99. These stories, from all around the world, each feature some kind of fabric - a rug that leads to the rescue of a prince, a magical skin that completes a hero's task. It's a great collection that we have listened to many times.
There are several other titles on sale, including books for babies and toddlers, books for kids age 3-4, age 5-7 and beyond. Barefoot also has a terrific collection of books in Spanish and many of these are on sale as well -
Story and CD $7.99.
Whether you are planning a trip or enjoying a cozy "staycation", I hope you will make reading with your children a part of your summer memories.