By now you probably know there are thousands of free audiobooks you can download. Our team has selected a few great classics for your backyard story telling.  None are too scary for kids, and we think you’ll enjoy revisiting these beloved tales from your childhood!

These three come through Librivox.org. It is an amazing site where volunteers read books that are in the public domain. While some readers are better than others, we love the idea that this is all done by volunteers!

*Each recording has an 8-10 second intro, so hold tight, the story will begin soon!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
Download parts 1 and 2.
https://librivox.org/search?q=Washington%20Irving&search_form=advanced

Jack and the Beanstalk – unknown author
This link takes you straight to Jack’s story within an anthology of other children’s tales.
http://ia802700.us.archive.org/10/items/uponepairofstairs_1212_librivox/uponepairofstairs_85_miller.mp3

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a longer one, but a hoot! You can listen to the dramatic reading, or a single reader – you will see options when you click through.
https://librivox.org/treasure-island-dramatic-reading-by-robert-louis-stevenson/