Are you and your kids familiar with books by G.A Henty? You’re certainly going to want to spend some time with him after hearing this episode.

Jim Hodges, audio actor, former homeschooling dad, and creator of Jim Hodges Audio Books is talking with Sarah in this episode about how to bring Henty, and history, to life.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • his research process
  • what it takes to engage kids with audio stories
  • and how audiobooks can shape our kids and help struggling readers

Tune in for some great historical audio recommendations for kids of all ages!

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Episode 58
Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection

Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection

$24.99

Fans of the Disney film may be surprised by this books series, which begins with Mary Poppins. The plot is similar, but nanny Mary is a little less “spoonful-of-sugar” in this classic that’s been a favorite for more than 80 years.

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The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)

The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)

**Description from Amazon: A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.

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The Complete Works of G. A. Henty (81 Complete Works)

The Complete Works of G. A. Henty (81 Complete Works)

**Description from Amazon: 81 Complete Works of G. A. Henty

A Chapter of Adventures
A Final Reckoning
A Girl of the Commune
A Jacobite Exile
A Knight of the White Cross
A March on London
A Roving Commission
A Search For A Secret (Vol 1 of 3),
A Search For A Secret (Vol 2 of 3),
At Aboukir and Acre
At Agincourt
At the Poin...

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Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Ont...

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Officer Jack – Book 1 – Lost Lady

Officer Jack – Book 1 – Lost Lady

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**Description from Amazon: When a woman reports her 81 year old mother has not returned from her walk, Officer Jack's and Officer Kate's day turns into a walk in the woods.

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Uncle Rocky, Fireman #1 Fire!

Uncle Rocky, Fireman #1 Fire!

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**Description from Amazon: New firefighter, Rocky Hill, arriving at his first fire is confronted by a frantic mother shouting, "Save my Baby, Save My Baby." While his partners attack the fire Rocky, his heart pounding with the urgency of the situation, crawls through the upstairs searching for the baby trapped in her crib. -...

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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

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DIRECTIONS: When you go to buy the Kindle version for FREE (even if you don't want it), select "Add Audible narration"

NARRATED BY: Richard Armitage - he's an amazing narrator!

BEST FOR AGES: 14+, Moms

LISTENING LENGTH: 36 hours, 30 min

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Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

**Description from Amazon: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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