Family Books for the Car

Every week many of us spend hours of time in the car with the kids. If you're getting tired of hearing the same songs on the radio, or would rather skip the next car-listening power struggle maybe one of these audiobooks can help.

Elijah of Buxton is the story of a sensitive and scared boy in Canada's Buxton settlement, a refuge for freed slaves and their families. Elijah Freeman, the first free born child in the community battles his fears in this book, and ultimately has to put his mastery of them to the test. Be prepared to field questions about slavery and why people do bad things to others.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg takes place during the Civil War. Homer goes on an adventure to save his brother who was illegally recruited to join the Union forces. Homer does not hesitate to exercise his creativity throughout his adventures; he is pretty loose with facts and details. It feels wrong to call a wartime children's book fun, but if the shoe fits....

A Crooked Kind of Perfect is a fun, light read about families, fears, and how sometimes unexpected outcomes are exactly what is supposed to happen.