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While School Is Closed, Audiobooks Are 'Open'


If you’re a home-bound kid climbing the walls, it might be time to ask a grown-up for a pair of headphones.   You could find yourself slowing down, listening, and making friends with Heidi, Harry Potter, Alice, Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes, Anne of Green Gables or Peter Rabbit. A large selection of beloved books, recorded and streamed by the audiobook service Audible, are available (in six languages) free of charge as long as school’s out. On a recent edition of “The Pea Green Boat,” Diane Dapito of Audible talked with Sam Manno about the transporting power of children’s and young adult books to mesmerize a stir-crazy kid.

Find free audiobooks here.

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