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Are we there yet? Audiobooks for long car rides.
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Are we there yet?? Mom?? When are we gonna be there??? Now?? Are we there now???

Long car rides can be TOUGH on everyone, but there is a way to make them go by much faster - sinking into a GREAT audiobook! Here are a few of our high-quality titles to try:

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This classic novel is the unforgettable story of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town, and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. This book is ideal for grades 9-12 and is on many high school reading lists.

Download To Kill a Mockbird

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. Students in grades 7-12 will enjoy this fast-paced thriller!

Download The Maze Runner

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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy, the youngest sibling, finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. This book is targeted for grades 3-12 - yes, it's really great for that broad of a grade range!

Download The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Nicholas Allen is not a troublemaker -- he's just creative. When he decides to liven things up in Mrs. Granger's fifth grade language arts class, he comes up with the greatest plan yet. He invents a new word for a pen -- frindle. It doesn't take long for frindle to take root and soon the excitement spreads beyond the school and town and unleashes a series of events that rapidly spins out of control. This book is great for grades 3-8.

Download Frindle

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Lola LeVine: Drama Queen by Monica Brown

Seven-year-old Lola Levine is fierce on and off the soccer field. She can do a slide tackle (although she's not supposed to) and even likes gooey worms. Nothing scares Lola! That is - until she's auditioning in front of EVERYONE for her class play. This book is ideal for grades 1-5.

Download Lola LeVine: Drama Queen

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents. It's a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. At home he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens. This book is great for grades 2-5.

Download Freckle Juice

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