Our Favorite Books On Tape

by | Children's Books, Reading Aloud | 2 comments

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, read by Cherry Jones
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, read by Edward Herrmann
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, read by Peter Dennis
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White, read by E. B. White
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, read by George Guidall
Rascal by Sterling North, read by Ed Sala
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, read by Nathaniel Parker
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot, read by Jim Dale
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, read by Alison Larkin
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter, read by Mary Starkey
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, read by Susie Berneis
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, read by Jim Dale


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Alfred Molina
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter, read by Sharon Hoyland
White Fang by Jack London, read by John Lee
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, read by Flo Gibson
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson, read by Peter Francis James
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle, read by David Thorn
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, read by Frederick Davidson (our all-time-favorite reader)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, read by Charlton Griffin
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Frederick Davidson
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hdogson Burnett, read by Virginia Leishman
Heidi by Johanna Spyri, read by Frances Cassidy
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, read by Alan Munro
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, read by Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan, read by David Shaw-Parker
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Charlton Griffin
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, read by Michael Page
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, read by Michael Page
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, read by  David Timson, Jamie Parker, Jonathan Oliver, Fenella Woolgar, Joe Marsh


Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, read by David Timson
Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Anna Bentinck
The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1 by John Buchan, read by Peter Joyce
Greenmantle by John Buchan, read by Peter Joyce
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan, read by Frederick Davidson
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle, read by Robert Whitfield
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle, read by Geoffrey Howard
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray, read by Stuart Blinder
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, read by Johanna Ward


Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, read by Natalie Ross


The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois, read by Hal Hollings
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli, read by Roger Rees
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, read by Pete Bradbury
Father and I Were Ranchers: Little Britches # 1 by Ralph Moody, read by Cameron Beierle


Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, read by Anthony Heald
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, read by Tantoo Cardinal
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, read by Michael York


  1. helene

    Some of these I have never read! I’m so excited for some good reads lol
    Keeping these wonderful list for library rents 🙂

  2. Alisia Williams

    Thank you for sharing this list! With the list in hand I will take advantage of the inter-library loan system.


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