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The top 15 audiobooks for kids

The top 15 audiobooks for children

Audiobooks are great for the whole family, offering an array of fiction and non-fiction to sink back and listen to. Why not stock up on some fantastic children’s audiobooks so your youngster can be captivated by a story, whether you’re home, away or on the move. They can also be great for helping your youngster fall asleep, earning you a break from reading the same book over and over...

Take a look below at our edit of the best 15 children’s audiobooks, all available to download on Amazon. 

The World’s Worst Children

In this brilliant 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!

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

Every tiny tot should have this classic 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. They also feature a range of well known voices, including Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy, Lily James, James Acaster, David Harewood and Joanna Lumley.

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Peppa Pig: Once Upon a Time

This is a lovely collection of 10 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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Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Goes Visiting

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

It may take a few months 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all know and love Paddington 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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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's miniature superhero arrives on download, performed by Imelda Staunton, with music, the Superworm Listening Game, and the Superworm song.

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  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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