Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List 2

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Updated - RuthieG, 11th July 2014.

Contents

Introduction

Listeners have requested a list of LibriVox recordings of books recommended by Ambleside Online for use with homeschooling. Anyone looking for audio books for children will find plenty of ideas on this page.

This is the second part, covering Years 5 - 8. Part 1, covering years 0 - 4 may be found here. The third part, covering Year 9, is here. The fourth part, covering Year 10, is here. The fifth part, covering Year 11, is here.

The lists here only include books on the main booklists on Ambleside Online, not the various personal recommendations. If you would like to browse all LibriVox recordings of books, stories and poems for children, please follow this link for fiction and this link for non-fiction.

Please note that many books on the Ambleside list are not in the Public Domain, and are therefore not available to record for LibriVox.

Booklist for Year 5

LibriVox recordings

The Bible

The Bible
Many recordings available including American Standard Version and King James Version. For recordings of all versions, please see this search.

History

This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall.
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon.
An Island Story Part 1 and An Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall.

Natural History/Science

The Fairy-land of Science by Arabella Buckley.
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. Recording of Part 2 is in progress. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.
Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley.
New! Great Astronomers by Robert S. Ball.

Poetry

All recordings of poems by Rudyard Kipling.
Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection Vol. 001 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
All recordings of poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
All recordings of poems by John Greenleaf Whittier.
All recordings of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

See also Poems Every Child Should Know edited by Mary E. Burt.

Literature

The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling.

Additional Books for Free Reading

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling.
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit.
The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Other Anne of Avonlea books by Lucy Maud Montgomery:

Related books by Lucy Maud Montgomery:.

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller.
Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune.

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle. Book scan on the Internet Archive.
The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle. Text on Project Gutenberg.

Not in the Public Domain

Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster.
The Story of the World Volume 4 The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer.
What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: 200 Events That Shaped the World by Alan Axelrod, Charles Phillips.
A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
Of Courage Undaunted: Across the Continent with Lewis and Clark by James Daugherty.
Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter by Miriam Huffman Rockness.
Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Teddy Roosevelt by George Grant.
Explore the Holy Land by Ann Voskamp.
Book of Marvels: The Occident by Richard Halliburton.
Second Book of Marvels: The Orient by Richard Halliburton.
A Child's Geography of the World by Virgil Hillyer.
Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 5 by Worthington Hooker.
Physics Lab in a Housewares Store by Robert Friedhoffer.
Exploring Creation With . . . series by Jeannie Fulbright.
Always Inventing by Tom L. Matthews.
The Talking wire: the story of Alexander Graham Bell by O.J. Stevenson.
All the biographies of George Washington Carver that I've found.
All the recommended Mathematics books.
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics by Charles Ludwig.
The Story of Inventions by Michael J. McHugh and Frank P. Bachman
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith.
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt.
Falcons of France by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.
Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton.
Anne of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Booklist for Year 6

LibriVox recordings

The Bible

The Bible
Many recordings available including American Standard Version and King James Version. For recordings of all versions, please see this search.

History

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon.
New! Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber.
Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber. Text on the Baldwin Project. Recording in progress

Natural History/Science

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. Recording of Part 2 is in progress. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.
New! William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood by Thomas Henry Huxley.

Poetry

A Boy’s Will by Robert Frost.
Selected Poems by Robert Frost.
All recordings of poems by Robert Frost.
All recordings of poems by Carl Sandburg.
All recordings of poems by Alfred Noyes.

Literature

The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch.
The Iliad by Homer.

Additional Books for Free Reading

Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott.
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens.
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss.
Call of the Wild by Jack London.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Penrod by Booth Tarkington.
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

The Story of David Livingstone by Vautier Golding. Text on the Baldwin Project.
School of the Woods by William J. Long. Text on the Baldwin Project.
A Little Brother to the Bear by William J. Long. Text on the Baldwin Project.
Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang. Text on Project Gutenberg.

Not in the Public Domain

The Story of the World Volume 4 The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer.
A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer.
What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century: 200 Events That Shaped the World by Alan Axelrod, Charles Phillips.
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster.
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
Genesis, Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechick.
Never give in: the extraordinary character of Winston Churchill by Stephen Mansfield.
The Sea Around Us by Rachael Carson.
It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence Richards
Secrets of the Universe: Discovering the Universal Laws of Science by Paul Fleisher.
The Boy Scientist by John Bryan Llewellyn.
Exploring Creation With . . . series by Jeannie Fulbright.
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik.
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick.
Galileo and the Magic Numbers by Sidney Rosen.
All the recommended Mathematics books.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig.
Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.
Blue Willow by Doris Gates.
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen.
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse.
Jungle Pilot: The Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador by Russel T. Hitt.
The Von Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp.
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
The Ark by Margot Benary-Isbert.
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth Speare.
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew.

Booklist for Pre-7

Suggested reading for those entering Year 7 without first covering Ambleside Online Years 1-6.


LibriVox recordings

History

New! Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber.
Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber. Text on the Baldwin Project. Recording in progress

Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.
Poetry: see previous years.

Literature

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.
The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.

Free Reading

Aesop's Fables.
Fairy books by Andrew Lang.
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald.
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Jungle Book Books 1 and 2, by Rudyard Kipling.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling.
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling.
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling.
The House of Arden by Edith Nesbit.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Other Anne of Avonlea books by Lucy Maud Montgomery:

Related books by Lucy Maud Montgomery:.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott.
The Iliad by Homer.
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott.
Penrod by Booth Tarkington.
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney.
Heidi by Joanna Spyri.
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge.
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit.
The Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit.
The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit.

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle. Book scan on the Internet Archive.
Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang. Text on Project Gutenberg.

Not in the Public Domain

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
The Story of the World Volume 4 The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer.
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster.
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff.
Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona and Peter Opie.
When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne.
Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster.
Of Courage Undaunted: Across the Continent with Lewis and Clark by James Daugherty.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Poor Richard by James Daugherty.
Elizabeth Enright books.
The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

Booklist for Year 7

LibriVox recordings

The Bible

Many recordings available including American Standard Version and King James Version. For recordings of all versions, please see this search.

Suggested Devotional reading

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer. Text on Project Gutenberg.

History

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Magna Carta.
In Freedom's Cause by G. A. Henty.

Biographies

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain.
The Life of Alfred the Great by Asser.

Citizenship

Plutarch's Lives. N.B. This is the Bernadotte Perrin translation.

Literature

All completed recordings of plays, monologues and sonnets by William Shakespeare.
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.
The Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch.
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The version read here was edited by D. Laing Purves “for popular perusal” in 1870 and the language is mostly updated. Purves left nearly all Latin quotations untranslated; the Project Gutenberg transcriber notes that he translated them "as well as he could".

Poetry

Beauties of Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
All completed recordings of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
John Keats: Selected Poems by John Keats, including The Eve of St. Agnes.
All completed recordings of poems by John Keats.

Science

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. Recording of Part 2 is in progress. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.
The Life of the Spider by Henri Fabre.

Free Reading

Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain.
Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch.
The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Beowulf Translated by Francis Barton Gummere.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Völsungasaga by Eiríkr Magnússon and William Morris.
The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott.
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington.
Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Alhambra by Washington Irving.

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

Saints and Heroes by George Hodges. Text on the Baldwin Project.
English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Chaucer Story Book by Eva Tappan. Text on the Baldwin Project.
Bulchevy's Book of English Verse by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Oxford Book of English Verse by another name) Text on Project Gutenberg.
Rolf and The Viking Bow by Allen French. Text on the Baldwin Project.
The Lay of the Land by Dallas Lore Sharp Book scan on Internet Archive.
Hereward, the Last of the English by Charles Kingsley. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Count Robert of Paris by Sir Walter Scott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Betrothed by Sir Walter Scott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Castle Dangerous by Sir Walter Scott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott. Book scan on Internet Archive.
Feats on the Fiord by Harriet Martineau. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald Text on Project Gutenberg.
A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales by Jonathan Nield. Text on Project Gutenberg.

Not in the Public Domain

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell.
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.
The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill.
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.
History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea by William of Tyre (English Translation may not be in the Public Domain).
The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin.
How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger.
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury.
The Once and Future King by T. H. White.
Watership Down by Richard Adams.
A Taste of Chaucer by Anne Malcolmson.
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar by Nancy Wilson.
Jensen's Grammar.
The Grammar of Poetry by Matt Whitling.
Most of the recommended Science books, and all the Mathematics ones.
The books of Edwin Way Teale.
How To Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren.
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein (The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King).
When the Tripods Came; The White Mountains; City of Gold and Lead; and Pool of Fire by John Christopher.
The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill.
The Knight's Fee by Rosemary Sutcliff.
The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall.
Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales.

Booklist for Year 8

LibriVox recordings

The Bible

The Bible
Many recordings available including American Standard Version and King James Version. For recordings of all versions, please see this search.

History

Speeches

Queen Elizabeth's Farewell Speech
Death's Duel by John Donne.

Biographies

Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement by William Bradford.
The Life of Dr. (John) Donne by Izaak Walton.

Citizenship

Plutarch's Lives. N.B. This is the Bernadotte Perrin translation.
Utopia by Sir Thomas More.
A number of essays by Francis Bacon

Literature

All completed recordings of plays and monologues of William Shakespeare.
Everyman, a Morality Play
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.
The Holy War by John Bunyan.
The Diary of Samuel Pepys Text on Project Gutenberg. Recording in progress

Poetry

A number of recordings of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Poetry of John Donne.
Poetry of George Herbert.
Poetry of John Milton.

Science

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. Recording of Part 2 is in progress. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.
New! Great Astronomers by Robert S. Ball.

Free Reading

Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott.
All recordings of works by Sir Walter Scott.
Don Quixote by Cervantes.
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens.
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter.
The House of Arden by E. Nesbit.
Harding's Luck by E. Nesbit.
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore.
To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston.
The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton.

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

Saints and Heroes by George Hodges. Text on the Baldwin Project.
Martin Luther: Excerpts from his account of the confrontation at the Diet of Worms (1521). Text at Kansas State University
The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper. Book scan on Internet Archive.
Life of Sir Francis Bacon by William Rawley. Book scan on Internet Archive (p.33 - 58)
Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England by Sir Charles Firth. Book scan on Internet Archive.
The Life of Christopher Columbus by Edward Everett Hale. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh. Book scan on Internet Archive.
English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall. Text on Project Gutenberg.
A student's history of American literature by William Edward Simonds Book scan on Internet Archive.
Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley. Book scan on Internet Archive.
Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper. Text at Penn Libraries.
Nature writings of Edwin Way Teale at Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
Stories of Don Quixote by James Baldwin. Text on the Baldwin Project.
All for Love; Or, The World Well Lost: A Tragedy by John Dryden. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry by John Dryden.Text on Project Gutenberg.
Pioneers of the Old South: A Chronicle of English Colonial Beginnings] by Mary Johnston. Text on Project Gutenberg.
The History of King Charles II of England by Jacob Abbott. Text on Project Gutenberg.
A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales by Jonathan Nield. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason (should be PD, but I can't find the original online).

Not in the Public Domain

Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell.
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.
The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers.
Desiring God by John Piper.
A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill.
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt.
The Voyage of the Armada The Spanish Story by David Howarth A Coffin for King Charles by C. V. Wedgwood.
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel.
Christopher Columbus, Mariner by Samuel Eliot Morison.
Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl.
Whatever Happened to Justice by Richard Maybury.
I, Pencil a short essay by Leonard Read.
Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves which is Spenser's Faerie Queene Book I updated and annotated by Roy Maynard.
The Roar on the Other Side: A Guide for Student Poets by Suzanne Clark
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar by Nancy Wilson
Jensen's Grammar
The Little, Brown Handbook by H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron.
Writers INC : A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
Most of the recommended Science books.
How To Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren.
The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand.
The Wonderful O and The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber.
The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis.
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander.
Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln translated by Marvin Lowenthal.

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Complete and updated 11 July 2014 RuthieG

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