Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List

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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.

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.

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 0/Preschool and Kindergarten

Recordings:

Works by Beatrix Potter
The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman. New version not in the Public Domain, but recording of the original Little Black Sambo in progress.
Uncle Remus Brer Rabbit books by Joel Chandler Harris.
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Various Fairy tale and folk tale collections by Joseph Jacobs.
Childhood’s Favorites and Fairy Stories by Various. Includes Mother Goose Rhymes and fairy tales.
The Real Mother Goose by Anonymous.
Many recordings of Aesop's Fables.
Baby’s Own Aesop by Walter Crane.
Poems Every Child Should Know edited by Mary E. Burt.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.


Not in the Public Domain:

Winnie the Pooh series by A. A. Milne.
The Little House by Virginia Burton.
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack.
The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.
Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey.
Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
Stone Soup and other folk tale retellings by Marcia Brown.
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander.

Booklist for Year 1

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

An Island Story Part 1 and An Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall.
Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin.
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess.
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit.
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.
Many recordings in multiple languages of Hans Christian Andersen's Tales.
Many recordings in multiple languages of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.
King of the Golden River by John Ruskin. Recording in progress.
Peter Pan (or, Peter Pan and Wendy) by J. M. Barrie.
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.


In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded:

Viking Tales by Jennie Hall.
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock.
A Primary Reader by E. Louise Smythe.
The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter.
The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle.
Parables from Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty.


Not in the Public Domain:

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D'Aulaire.
George Washington by Ingri D'Aulaire.
Buffalo Bill by Ingri D'Aulaire.
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling.
James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot.
All of the recommended Phonics, Mathematics and Foreign Language books.
A Child's Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa. ??
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona and Peter Opie.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges.
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Pocahontas by Ingri D'Aulaire.

Booklist for Year 2

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

An Island Story Part 1 and An Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall.
This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall.
The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge.
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon.
The Little Duke by Charlotte Yonge.
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess.
Many recordings of poems by Eugene Field.
A few poems by James Whitcomb Riley.
A number of poems by Christina Rossetti.
See also Poems Every Child Should Know edited by Mary E. Burt.
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Several recordings of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.
Heidi by Joanna Spyri.
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney.
Many recordings in multiple languages of Hans Christian Andersen's Tales.
Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning.
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle.


In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded:

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock.
Sing-Song: a nursery rhyme book by Christina Rossetti.
Parables from Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty.
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne.


Not in the Public Domain:

A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer.
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley.
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling.
Seabird by Holling C. Holling.
Pagoo by Holling C Holling.
All of the recommended Phonics, Mathematics and Foreign Language books.
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'Aulaire.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry.
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater.
Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney.
Along Came A Dog by Meindert De Jong.
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli.

Booklist for Year 3

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

An Island Story Part 1 and An Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall.
This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall.
The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge.
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon.
The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge.
Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake.
Poems of William Blake by William Blake.
Search for all recordings of works by William Blake.
Search for all recordings of poems by Sara Teasdale.
Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection Vol. 001 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Search for all recordings of poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
See also Poems Every Child Should Know edited by Mary E. Burt.
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald.
The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat.
The Jungle Book Books 1 and 2, by Rudyard Kipling.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley.
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald.
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle.
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.


In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded:

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock.
Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long.
The Story of Inventions by Frank P. Bachman.
War Inventions by Charles R. Gibson.
Poems By a Little Girl by Hilda Conkling.
Parables from Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty.
The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major.
Unknown to History: Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte Yonge.
More English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.


Not in the Public Domain:

A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer.
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard Hannula.
Da Vinci by Emily Hahn.
Michelangelo by Diane Stanley.
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Peter Vennema and Diane Stanley.
Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley.
Squanto by Feenie Ziner.
Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty.
All the Marco Polo books, as far as I can see.
Science Lab in a Supermarket by Robert Friedhoffer.
All About Famous Inventors and Their Inventions by Fletcher Pratt.
Exploring Creation With . . . series by Jeannie Fulbright.
All of the recommended Mathematics and Foreign Language books.
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink.
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright.
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry.
The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright.
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright.
The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong.

Booklist for Year 3.5

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

On The Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge. Recording in progress.
Four Great Americans by James Baldwin.
By Pond and River by A. Buckley.
Wild Life in Woods and Fields by A. Buckley.
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.
The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang.
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle.
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney.
Just David by Eleanor H. Porter.
Five Litte Peppers Midway by Margaret Sidney.
The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit.
The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde.
Stories from the Faerie Queene by Mary Macleod.


In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded:

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock.
The Men Who Found America by Frederick Winthrop Hutchinson.
Heroes Every Child Should Know by H.W. Mabie.
Thirty More Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin.
The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh by Margaret Duncan Kelly.
The Story of Napoleon By H.E. Marshall.
The Book of Missionary Heroes by Basil Mathews.
Home Geography for Primary Grades by C. C. Long.
Ways of Wood Folk by William J. Long.
A Little Brother to the Bear by William J. Long.
The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre.
Stories of Don Quixote by James Baldwin.
Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle.
Recording on hold.


Not in the Public Domain:

A Child's History of the World by Virgil Hillyer.
Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona and Peter Opie.
Bambi by Felix Salten.
The Good Master by Kate Seredy.
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy.
The Moffats series by Eleanor Estes.


TO BE CONTINUED 14 April 2010