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Overdrive to the Rescue

by Dawn Stoops | Jul 15, 2016
Last week was vacation time for me and my family.
My husband and I zipped along the highway to central Wisconsin with two kids and two grandparents sharing the back seats. Grandma brought along two new books for the kids, but my kids LOVE new stories and by the time we'd passed through Chicago all the grown ups were sick and tired of the limited reading selection.

What to do?
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Overdrive to the rescue! With a few taps on my phone, we had access to the library's Overdrive account with lots of wonderful audio books just for kids. Winnie the Pooh saved the day! We could just as easily have listened to Hi Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold, Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes, or Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry. There were plenty of choices for our preschool passengers. The kids and adults rode happily for the rest of the trip.

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  1. Natalie | Aug 05, 2016

    Yay for audiobooks! I listen to them while I'm driving or cleaning when the kids are busy, or in the car on road trips when we're driving together. Sometimes, I pause the story, and we talk about what the character will do next, or why we think the character reacted the way he/she did, etc. 

    Audiobooks, rather through Overdrive, on CDs, or playaways, are a great way to listen to stories from other voices. 

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