Summer is finally here and for most families that means road trips and long family car rides. We have scoured our children’s audio books and compiled some of our favorites that are sure to keep you and your family entertained for hours.
From the moment you enter Village Books in Bellingham, WA, you feel their love of books. So what better choice than Village Books to give us advice on what books to listen to this month? Here’s what booksellers Hayden, Hana, and Claire recommend.
Oprah has gathered her favorite entries from her “What I Know for Sure” column of O, The Oprah Magazine. The essays are grouped by themes, ranging from joy to awe, clarity to power, and much, much more.
Is the book trailer for Where’d You Go Bernadette the best book trailer of all time? Set in Seattle, in perfectly reflects the the comedy of Maria Semple’s book.
What’s the worst part about narrating an audiobook? For Kathleen Wilhoite, the narrator of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, it’s driving in rush-hour traffic. Wilhoite talks about narrating, how she met Maria Semple, and her favorite parts of the book.
Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is not only the world’s bestselling mystery but one of the most bestselling books of all time. It is the genre’s crown jewel, that by which all other mysteries are judged, and a mystery that you’ll want to solve over and over again.
Follow the journey of Former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he is swept out of the peaceful town of Three Pines in search of Peter Morrow, a tortured artist caught in a particularly tortuous web of secrets.
From supportive side characters to crime-solving heros, these dads love their kids and will do anything for them. This Father’s Day, lend your ear to one of these dads (as well as your own!).
Bernadette Fox, the eponymous character in Where’d You Go, Bernadette, loves to hate Seattle. And while you might imagine that we Seattleites would rush to defend our Emerald City, we have to admit, she got quite a few things right.
Whether you’re going on a long run in the sun or a long road trip from coast to coast, whether you’re digging in the garden or prepping for a big family barbecue, audiobooks are a great companion for summer activities. To help you out, we discounted a few for the month of June.
Our June Book of the Month pick is a comedic epistolary novel that isn’t afraid to skewer cultural phenomena like tech culture, helicopter parenting, and organic vegetables.
The media storm that has been rumbling for the past few months over Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman will blow full-force into the bookworld this summer with its release. This makes now a perfect time to revisit Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.