The relationship between a parent and a child is one of the purest and most special relationships there is. Celebrate this wonderful relationship on Parents Day by listening to some of these incredible classics as a family on Audible, honoring that special and warm bond (no screen of course!) Some great Indian picks we found are:
The wild fruit of Ruskin Bond
Vijay came from a poor family of farmers in a village. Every day he commuted to his school six kilometers away. This trip made him hungry; but he fought hunger with the wild fruits of the mountains. One November, while the hills were being stripped of fruit, a starved Vijay met a smiling boy who apparently wanted to share his candy with him. He later left Vijay a bag that turned out to be full of stones.
365 Panchatantra Stories by Adil Mukesh
The stories of Panchatantra are ancient Indian fables written in Sanskrit and Pali. The main characters in these fascinating fables are often animals and birds. This book offers a classic Panchatantra story for each day of the year. Hear about crafty rabbits, cunning jackals, evil hunters, great friends, and more! 365 Panchatantra stories is a treasure trove of wisdom, the perfect addition to the children’s library.
The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories
The magical storytelling and memorable characters in Bev Doyle’s and Richard Kurti’s audio adaptation of the children’s classic were brought to life by many well-known voices from film, television, radio and comedy.
Great stories for kids from Ruskin Bond
Great stories for kids is a potpourri of short stories that effectively takes the reader into the fascinating world of its lovable characters. The ensemble includes Tutu, the monkey who likes to molest the no-nonsense Aunt Ruby; a domestic python that suddenly appears in the most unusual places; an annoying pret who enjoys shaking up the household he lives in; three young children stranded on Haunted Hill; Himalayan bears feasting on pumpkins, plums, and apricots; a cunning thief who has a change of heart; and Ruskin Bond himself, who meets a ghost in the middle of the night at a resort.
And also some great international titles like:
A witch curses a newborn princess to die on her 16th birthday. However, a fairy changes the curse and enables the princess to survive by falling into a deep sleep. A story as old as time and an ever-popular fairy tale that will take you on a mysterious adventure.
The Icka Swamp by JK Rowling
A mythical monster, a kingdom in danger, an adventure that tests the courage of two children. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the best storytellers in the world. Could a Myth Depose a Beloved King? Could a myth bring a once happy country to its knees? Could a myth throw two children on an adventure they never asked for and never expected?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this gold ticket from Mr. Willy Wonka! I warmly shake your hand! Great things are waiting for you! A wondrous moment changed Charlie Bucket’s life forever. A boy who only eats cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a golden ticket that takes him to Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. He’s accompanied on the tour by four terrible bastards: Augustus Gloop – a tall, greedy Nincompoop, Veruca Salt – a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde – a disgusting little chewing gum and Mike Teavee – a television addict. What other surprises await the lucky ticket winners.
Dear Diary … Bess, George and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look there are huge mountains and sparkling, deep blue water. We are on the maiden voyage of the luxury cruise ship Arctic Star and my old friend Becca Wright, the assistant cruise director, needs our help. She received threatening emails even before she set sail; then a bloody corpse appeared in the swimming pool. And when a chandelier collapsed in the dining room, we thought the Arctic Star might be cursed! There are so many passengers on board I don’t know where to start. But I should hurry; if I don’t act quickly, this could be the final – and fatal – journey for everyone