I do not have a DVD player in my car, and I can honestly say that I NEVER WILL.
My kids enjoy reading, and they L.O.V.E. audio books when we spend any sort of significant time in the car.
We've listened to so many audio books in the car. The ones that really stick out are Harry Potter (difficult with the strong English accents), Magic Tree House, and to date, their favorite audio book was Tuck Everlasting.
We'll be traveling this summer, spending a few days of 10+ hours in the car, and I've got our list of audio books ready to be downloaded on Overdrive!
So what will we be listening to this summer?
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. He's fantastic and can't wait to listen to this story!
Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. This story sounds fantastic (a bit Mulan-like) and I know my trio will LOVE it!
I am also a HUGE fan of John Grisham and have never had the opportunity to read his Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer series, so I have this series all ready to go in my queue. Not sure what the kids will think of it, but if they don't like it, no harm, no foul. Just delete it and move on.
Another of my favorite adult authors that has crossed over to YA is James Patterson. I can not wait to listen to his Maximum Ride series!! Just listen to this synopsis! "Six unforgettable kids — with no families, no homes — are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind — or destroy it."
That's the series we're going to start with and I'm pretty confident that I'll be #WINNING after that story!! 9 books in that one series! That could keep us busy the entire summer!!
So, what about you?? What's on your audio books for kids list??
Every summer there seems to be ONE song that becomes my "song of summer." My trio also seem to pick the same summer songs that I do, and we enjoy jamming out to them at home, in the car, on our bike rides. We turn it up, we sing loudly, and shake our groove thing!
This is our Song of Summer for 2013
This was our Song of Summer 2012
This was our Song of Summer for 2011
This was our Song of Summer for 2010
And kicking it back to the Song of Summer for 1996!!
I Love You Always and Forever transports me back to a very special time in my life. I was in college and I was home for summer break and had the most amazing group of friends; Nina, Tyke, Pat and Denis. I still have Nina and Denis in my life. Pat I haven't heard from since that summer. and Tyke. Dear Sweet Tyke. He took his own life in 2000. We were the best of friends, always together when I came home from college. We never had a romantic relationship, and I miss him terribly. He was my confidant, my sounding board, my "go-to" wedding date, and so much more.
Do you have a Song of Summer?? What's your 2013 song?