Books & Beyond

Road Trip Listening

By Anna B.
June 23, 2021

Hitting the road this summer? Check out our suggestions of listens great for the whole family. Whether you check out audiobooks on CD in the library, or download them through either of our digital services, you’ll be able to listen up while you travel out into the world.

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Families with Littles in the Car

Camp Time in California written by Mary Pope Osborne


Jack and Annie go to Yosemite National Park in 1903 for a surprising visit with to conservation heroes.

Flat Stanley written by Jeffrey Brown

CD / CloudLibrary

After a strange accident, Stanley is flat, but that doesn’t stop him from having incredible adventures.

Princess in Black written by Shannon Hale

CD / CloudLibrary and Overdrive

With her trusty unicorn, this princess is ready for monster fighting, superhero playdates, and more.

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? written by Kate DiCamillo


Deckawoo Drive neighbor and friend of Mercy Watson, Baby Lincoln sets off on her own adventure without her sister.

Elementary Options

Roll With It written by Jamie Sumner

CD / CloudLibrary / Overdrive

An irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy finds her life takes a strange turn with a move to a new town.

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks written by Stuart Gibbs


Excited for a trip to a ranch, a family instead finds themselves trying to solve the mystery of a missing 500 pound dino skull.

Wedgie and Gizmo written by Suzanne Selfors


An evil genius guinea pig and an energetic Corgi find themselves new pet siblings in this humorous tale.

Wild Robot written by Peter Brown

CD / CloudLibrary / Overdrive

Roz awakens on a wild island and must learn how to adapt to survive and thrive in nature.

For Tweens and Beyond

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Clean Getaway written by Nic Stone

CD / Overdrive

This OBOB read follows a boy and his grandma as they uncover ugly truths in history and their own stories, with plenty of humor and a little law breaking.


Endling: The Last written by Kathryn Applegate
CD / CloudLibrary / Overdrive

This fantasy adventure follows the last animal of its kind on a quest to avoid extinction and find refuge.

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Lalani of the Distant Sea written by Erin Kelly Entrada

CD / CloudLibrary / Overdrive

A tale of magical realism follows a girl on a journey up a mountain in search of a better life for herself, her family, and her village.

Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise written by Dan Gemeinhart

CD  / CloudLibrary  / Overdrive

Coyote and her dad have been on the road ever since tragedy struck. Can she convince him to journey home in time to save a precious memory?

Wolf Called Wander written by Rosanne Parry

CD / CloudLibrary / Overdrive

Journey with a wolf as he treks across the state of Oregon in search of safety, home, and family. Based on a true wolf’s journey.

Words on Fire written by Jennifer Nielsen

CD / Overdrive

Can a Lithuanian girl save her parents and keep herself safe, even while acting as a book smuggler during the Russian occupation?