Children's Books

Children's Must-Read Lists

  • MFTA 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £11.99
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    While exploring the enchanted wood on their doorstep, Joe, Beth and Frannie come across the Faraway Tree - their passport to magical adventures with Silky, Moon-Face and Saucepan Man.

    Read by Oscar winner Kate Winslet, this audio collection contains three of Enid Blyton's charming stories.

    Running time approx 13 hours

    CDs in this collection:
    The Enchanted Wood - Disc 1-4, The Magic Faraway Tree - Disc 1-4, The Folk of the Faraway Tree - Disc 1-4.
    Please note this audio collection contains books 1-3 in Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree series
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • DWAC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (6)
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    David Walliams' Dahl-esque books are hugely popular with children and many of them have been adapted into hit BBC shows. Here are eight of his books in audiobook format, so the whole family can listen and laugh to them - wherever you go!

    Coming in a handy tin, the collection includes The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie and Grandpa's Great Escape. All the stories are read by David himself and on some of them he's joined by special guests including Nitin Ganatra, Michael Gambon and his old Little Britain partner Matt Lucas.

    A bumper-tastic story collection full of heart and humour, thes are stories you'll want to listen to over and over again.

    Running time: 30 hours
    Tin size: 145 x 145mm

    CDs in this collection:

    Mr Stink - Disc 1-3, Billionaire Boy - Disc 1-3, Gangsta Granny - Disc 1-3, Demon Dentist - Disc 1-4, Grandpa's Great Escape - Disc 1-5, Ratburger - Disc 1-3, Boy - Disc 1-2, Awful Auntie - Disc 1-4
    Format: CD
  • HPCD 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £24.99
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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, they follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
  • GFCD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Gruffalo has become one of the most-loved children's characters of all time and this 10-CD collection brings him, and many of his equally brilliant friends from Julia Donaldson's collection of books, to life in audio format.

    Perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself!

    A Squash and a Squeeze is a charming story; while Room on the Broom is hilarious; and The Snail and the Whale is quite rightly regarded as a children's classic. There is even The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs included, a CD which contains some of Julia's very own fun-filled action songs for children aged 3 and over.

    CDs in this collection:
    What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.
  • DAUD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (24)
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    Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.

    One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!

    All unabridged, these books are a must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.

    CDs in this collection:
    The BFG - Read by David Walliams (4 CDs), The Enormous Crocodile - Read by Stephen Fry, (1 CD), Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet (4 CDs), Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd (2 CDs), James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3 CDs), Danny Champion of the World - Read by Peter Serafinowicz (4 CDs), The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson (4 CDs), The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade (1 CD), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs)

    This collection was previously sold under the ISBN code: 9780141352343.
    Format: CD. Unabridged
  • BKWLQ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £18.89
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    Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua ...

    Winner of the British Book Award Audiobook of the Year 2018
  • TTAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
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    Our book collections of The 13-Storey Treehouse have been hugely popular and brought so much laughter into families all around the country. Now, you and your children can enjoy the madcap adventures of Andy and Terry in unabridged audio format with this 10-CD collection.

    Andy and Terry are best friends who live in the world's best treehouse. It's full of everything from ice cream-serving robots to sports stadiums and they keep adding even more floors to it full of even more incredible things.

    Packed with the humour of Wimpy Kid and ideal for children who love Captain Underpants and David Walliams, these audiobooks are sure to inspire children to read the stories that inspired them and will entertain all ages on long car journeys.
    Unabridged
    10 CDs. Approximate running time: 9 hours, 16 minutes
    Stories in this collection: The 13-Storey Treehouse, The 26-Storey Treehouse, The 39-Storey Treehouse, The 52-Storey Treehouse, The 65-Storey Treehouse
  • DBCD 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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    These hilarious audiobooks follow the misadventures of Dirty Bertie and will have the whole family chuckling away at his naughty antics and disgusting habits.

    With 10 CDs to enjoy, they follow Bertie as he comes up with crazy plans and increasingly madcap schemes. All read by Evelyn McLean, the laugh-out-loud stories make a revoltingly good audio collection.

    Titles in this collection:
    Yuck!, Bogeys!, Pants!, Burp!, Worms!, Fleas!, Loo!, Fetch!, Mud! and Germs!.

    Running time: 8 hours, 37 minutes
  • PPUL 13 years +
    13 years +
    (3)
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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust...

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, devices, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
  • TGTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.

    The hilarious tales follow Tom as he goes about his daily life and has all kinds of unlucky adventures.

    The stories will encourage the reluctant readers to pick up the books after listening so they can relive them. They are read by the popular actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, Him and Her, The History Boys).
    Running time: approx 11 hours, 57 minutes
    Format: CD

    CDs in this collection:
    Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: (A Tiny Bit) Lucky - Disc 1-3, Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe...) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Top of the Class (nearly) - Disc 1-2, Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) - Disc 1-2.
  • JCWL 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Jacqueline Wilson is one of our favourite authors and this MP3-CD collection contains 10 unabridged stories - including the complete series of Hetty Feather books, Clover Moon and Sapphire Battersea.

    Entertaining, thought-provoking and absolutely captivating, the stories are read by a host of talented and experienced narrators, including Jacqueline herself.

    With over 85 hours of listening, these are books your children will love to listen to on long journeys. They are sure to spark interesting ideas for debate and conversation.

    Ages 8 plus
    Approximate running time: 86 hours, 3 minutes
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. All post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible.
    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Hetty Feather, Hetty Feather: Sapphire Battersea, Hetty Feather: Emerald Star, Hetty Feather: Diamond, Hetty Feather: Little Stars, The Butterfly Club, Katy, The Longest Whale Song, Rent a Bridesmaid and Clover Moon.
  • MMAC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (4)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £80.00
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    With 10 unabridged stories across 28 CDs and an approximate running time of 29 hours, this collection of audiobooks from Michael Morpurgo is full of simply wonderful stories.

    Including the likes of Private Peaceful, Born to Run and War Horse - the book that inspired both the long-running West End play and blockbuster film directed by Steven Spielberg - these are wonderful stories that will be listened to over and over again. The whole family will be captivated on long journeys.

    The books are read by a host of actors and celebrities including Derek Jacobi, Jenny Agutter, Luke Treadaway and even Michael himself!

    Format: CD (unabridged)
    CDs in this collection:
    War Horse (Discs 1-3), The Butterfly Lion (Discs 1-2), Kaspar (Discs 1-2), Private Peaceful (Discs 1-4), Farm Boy, Born to Run (Discs 1-3), Kensuke's Kingdom (Discs 1-3), Shadow (Discs 1-3), An Elephant in the Garden (Discs 1-4), The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Discs 1-3)