Saturday, March 13, 2010

Audio Owl


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Audio Owl has free books for adults and kids to listen to. There are classics of children's literature like Seven Little Australians, and The Water Babies. There are Fairy Tales, and Folk Tales too such as Brer Rabbit's adventures. I found an old favourite I'd forgotten, The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame, and many beloved friends from my childhood, like What Katy Did, and Anne of Green Gables.  

You can listen to a preview very easily, then download the zipped mp3 files of the whole book if you want. Formats also include for iPod and iTunes. It's fun to browse among the book covers. If you are looking for something different, check out Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman. Many people have criticised this old book as brutal, but my Year Six boys loved me to read aloud from its cautionary and violent rhyming tales. 

If you want your children to discover authors like Mark Twain, Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll, and titles like Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Black Beauty, then visit Audio Owl. If you are looking for audio books so your kids will develop their listening skills, this site will make an excellent start. 

(Thanks to Free Resources for Education for the tip.)


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10 comments:

  1. http://bit.ly/cZ6lPj Latest post: Audio Owl, free audio books for kids and big kids too. Browse the covers, listen, and download for free.

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  2. Chase March14 March, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this website. I am looking forward to listening to some of those audio books.

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  3. Green Mama14 March, 2010

    Thanks BC- have been looking for an audio version of Black Beauty for the cherubs for some time!

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  4. Book Chook14 March, 2010

    That's great, Chase.

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  5. Book Chook14 March, 2010

    Lots more children's books there too, Green Mama. So glad you and the kids will enjoy.

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  6. carlylennox15 March, 2010

    I always get the best links when I stop by, thank you!

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  7. Book Chook15 March, 2010

    Great, Carly, I will keep searching!

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  8. Kelly Burstow16 March, 2010

    I've just come across http://www.tales2go.com/
    Tracey has just started this blog; it's one to watch out for.

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  9. Book Chook16 March, 2010

    It sounds like an interesting app, Kelly. I can't check it out as I don't have an iPhone or a Touch. Hope some of my readers might like the free 30 day trial though!

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  10. Audio Owl has a great collection, this is a great way for students to be introduced to and fall in love with the classics.

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