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The top 15 audiobooks for children

Summer holidays + travel = bored and restless little ones. Avoid meltdown by stocking up on some fantastic children’s audiobooks so they can be captivated by a story whether you’re home, away or on the move. This is our edit of the best 15 children’s audiobooks, all available to download from Audible on Amazon. 

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The World’s Worst Children; download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

In this latest book from David Walliams there are 10 cautionary tales and a hilariously dreadful cast of characters, all read with mischief and gusto by the author himself.

 

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Rastamouse: Da Big Carnival fi da likkle ones! Download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

Rastamouse, Scratchy and Zoomer set off on a big and very funny adventure that sees Da Easy Crew and their mates perform at a special carnival for ‘likkle ones’.

 

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Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales; download on Amazon - free when you start your audible trial

Every tiny tot should have this in their collection. The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter in one audiobook, complete and unabridged. The 23 tales take in Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. 

 

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Peppa Pig: Once Upon a Time; download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

This is a lovely collection of 10 newly recorded audio stories based on Peppa Pig, including The Big Tale of Little Peppa, George's New Dinosaur and The Story of Prince George.

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories; Download from Amazon from £1.74

These classic children's tales by Eric Carle have only recently become available on download and they’re a delight, voiced by poet Roger McGough and actress Juliet Stevenson. 

 

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Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Goes Visiting; Download from Amazon from £3.05

Bit of a starry cast for this tale, with both Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench telling the story of Pooh and Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin, and a fun family party.

 

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The Complete Just So Stories; download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

It may take the whole summer to work through them but this complete collection of Rudyard Kipling's classic fables, read by Johnny Morris, will keep little ones enthralled. Choose from The Beginning of the Armadillos, The Cat that Walked by Himself, The Butterfly that Stamped and more.

 

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark; Download from Amazon from £4.35

Plop is a baby Barn Owl… who’s afraid of the dark. A night-time adventure based on the heartwarming story by Jill Tomlinson, it’s read by Bill Oddie, backed by a lively soundtrack of songs.

 

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The Gingerbread Man; Download from Amazon from 35p

You probably enjoyed this timeless fairy tale in your own childhood. When a little old woman and her husband can’t have a baby of their own they make one out of gingerbread. But when the oven door is opened, he runs away…

 

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The Elmer Treasury; download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

Lovable Elmer the Colourful Patchwork Elephant has been a nursery favourite for 25 years and is a bestseller all over the world. This audiobook is packed with his charming adventures.

 

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The Snail and the Whale; Download from Amazon from £3.65

What happens when a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a whale and travels the globe? They see icebergs, volcanoes, sharks and penguins but then disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay. That’s when the tiny snail saves the day. Yay!

 

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The Wheels on the Bus; download on Amazon - free when you start your Audible trial

Oh, those playgroup songs. Fun at the time but then they play on a loop in your head all day. Kids will love this extensive collection of all-time favourites. Good luck on those long roadtrips!
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Clifford the Big Red Dog; Download from Amazon from 40p

Norman Bridwell published his first Clifford book way back in 1963 and they’ve proved a hit ever since. The big red dog’s bumblings are so appealing that children will want to listen again and again.

 

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Paddington Goes for Gold; Download from Amazon from £1.74

A brand new book starring Paddington is exciting news, and this time the little bear from Darkest Peru is taking part in a sports day with the Brown family. But will Paddington go home with any prizes?

 

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Superworm; Download from Amazon from £4.37

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's miniature superhero arrives on download, performed by Imelda Staunton, with music, the Superworm Listening Game, and the brand new Superworm song.

 

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