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Rediscover these literary classics for kids

classics for kids

You probably fondly remember these classic stories from your own childhood. Now it is possible for you to relive them alongside your children. 

These stories are known and loved by kids and adults all over the world and have been revitalized with these fresh audio narrations. Take a listen to these coming-of-age adventures about family, friendship and so much more – perfect for bedtime and fun for the whole family!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

After she and her house are swept away in a tornado, Dorothy finds that she is not in Kansas anymore. Join Dorothy, and her new friends, a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion, on an adventure in the mysterious land of Oz. She sets out to find the Wizard, who is said to know how to get her home. But the Wicked Witch of the West has other plans for her. Take a listen to one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.  

The Railway Children 

When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’ dad is unexpectedly sent to prison, the children are suddenly pulled away from their comfortable suburban life. They move with their mother to the “Three Chimneys,” a countryside house that sits near the railway. As the children settle into their new life, the railway allows them to meet and befriend a series of characters, some of whom need their help, and some whom might just be able to help them. 

Anne of Green Gables 

In the first book of a beloved series, 11-year-old Anne is mistakenly sent away from her orphanage to live on Prince Edward Island with brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who need help on their farm. Listen along as wild and imaginative Anne learns to fit in and make friends in little town of Avonlea. An all-time favourite Anne’s tale of is one of love, individuality, and (mis)adventures. Having recently been adapted by Netflix in the hit series Anne with an E, this audiobook is a must-listen. 

The Jungle Book 

The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and adapted numerous times. Most people know the 1967 animated movie with Phil Harris as the charismatic bear Baloo. This also inspired the Oscar nominated song “The Bare Necessities” which is one of the most recognizable tunes of all time,  

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 

Follow Alice on an adventure as she falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a whole new world filled with speaking cats, smoking caterpillars and mad tea parties. This novel has seen countless adaptations on the screen, stage and radio. The Oscar-nominated Disney animation Alice in Wonderland from 1951 is one of its most iconic film adaptations.  

Black Beauty

Black Beauty is raised by a caring mother on an idyllic farm, not knowing that he will never be as free again. Tossed from owner to owner, he encounters mistreatment in many forms, but luckily, his journey is not without love either. Told from the perspective of a horse, Black Beauty dives into the topic of animal rights like no other novel. 

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