Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today's Homeschool Freebie is Audio Books and an opportunity for teens to volunteer to read books for this site.

Librivox's Free Human-Read Audio Classics for Children

"Quote from site: LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project."

Audio books are great for those kids who like to be outside or for parents who would like to teach while on the go. Kids can ride in the car or mow the grass while listening to a book. Is that safe...use precautions but my boys do this. LOL
Some kids like to fall asleep listening to books.

There are titles for every age on this site from Aesop's Fables to Beatrix Potter to Mark Twain. Click any title to see a brief synopsis before downloading and listening.

You can request that a favorite book to be recorded, and
older students can volunteer to help record or proof-listen. This is a great
community service as well as excellent language arts practice.

Note: There is an overlap between these books and the ones you would find in
Project Gutenberg or This is because Librivox allows both of
these sites to house their entire collection of completed works. However,
Librivox maintains the best-catalogued and most easily searchable list of
these titles. Also, only Librivox itself includes a brief synopsis for each
completed title, lists the works currently in progress, allows you to
request email notification upon completion of desired books in progress,
allows you to request specific titles, and allows you to participate in the
recording and editing process and their lively forum as well.

Additional Note: This review focuses on the "Children's" page. The rest of
this site is not specifically geared for children, so parental preview and
guidance is, as always, advised.

Books are continually being added to this collection, so bookmark it and
return often.


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