Children's Fiction Books
JCWL 8 years +8 years +
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.
- RRP £50.00
- Save £38.01
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
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.
TGTE 7 years +7 years +
Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Liz Pichon's Tom Gates stories are hilarious and are presented here in audio format.
- RRP £50.00
- Save £38.01
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
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.
TTAC 7 years +7 years +
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.
- RRP £40.00
- Save £30.01
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.
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
Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5 - 10-year olds. From rousing favourites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans's 'Casabianca' and John Keats's 'A Song About Myself', to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is a collection to be treasured. An excellent introduction to the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll and many more. Includes Kipling's If, read by Michael Caine, along with other classics such as William Blake's The Tyger and The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- RRP £8.99
- Save £1.80
Ted Hughes' poetry for children is as rich, powerful and magical as anything he wrote. This new recording consists of a collection of the children's poems of Ted Hughes, introduced and selected by acclaimed writer Michael Morpurgo, and read by both Morpurgo and actor Juliet Stevenson.
- RRP £14.99
- Save £0.10
AIAYI 9 years +9 years +
There are very few things better than David Walliams books on CD, so unless you know where to buy a unicorn on roller-skates or a toaster that will never burn your toast, this laugh-out-loud story on audio CD is a must-have!
- RRP £9.99
- Save £0.10
Darkness had come to the town. Strange things are happening in the dead of night. Children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil is at work. But who or what is behind it...?
Featuring more than a mouthful of Roald Dahl-style macabre humour, this is a funny but heart-warming audiobook of Demon Dentist that will make parents laugh just as much as children.
ADQMM 9 years +9 years +
Experience the whole story of David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress in glorious sound as David teams up with an old friend (his name begins with Matt and ends with Lucas) to deliver a hilarious and beautifully produced audiobook.
- RRP £10.00
- Save £0.11
Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book! Charming, surprising and hilarious -- David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike. Now David teams up with Matt Lucas to produce an audiobook with a difference.
Read by two of the brightest stars in sketch comedy, this lavish production brings the hilarious voices behind Little Britain to your nearest earphones. And it tells a fantastic story, too!
AEIOR 9 years +9 years +
Another hilarious and moving children's novel on audiobook from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl. Read by Walliams himself, the whole family will love listening to the laugh-out-loud Gangsta Granny!
- RRP £10.00
- Save £0.11
Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this wonderful David Walliams story on CD is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who hears it.
DBCD 5 years +5 years +
These hilarious audiobooks follow the misadventures of Dirty Bertie and will have the whole family chuckling away at his naughty antics and disgusting habits.
- RRP £50.00
- Save £40.01
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
Sarah Jane Smith always finds herself on the trail of trouble. As an old friend of the Doctor, she's used to encountering aliens, battling monsters and defeating evil. And although Sarah Jane doesn't travel through time and space so regularly these days, she still finds plenty of danger and adventure on Earth. The stories included in this collection are: 'The Glittering Storm', 'The Thirteenth Stone', 'The Time Capsule', 'The Ghost House', 'The White Wolf', 'The Shadow People', 'Deadly Download', 'Wraith World', 'Children of Steel' and 'Judgement Day'. In these amazing stories, Sarah Jane finds herself investigating a private health clinic, a mysterious stone circle, some lethal alien artefacts, a strange Victorian house and a bizarre hill carving. Then there's the camping trip that sees the friends stranded in Snowdonia, the deadly computer virus, the terrifying creature from a world of nightmares, the steam-powered robot and the race of aliens who think Sarah Jane's a dangerous lawbreaker...Along with Luke, Clyde, Rani, Maria and Sky - not to mention supercomputer Mr Smith - Sarah Jane and her trusty sonic lipstick must prepare themselves for anything the universe can throw at them! These stories have been specially written for audio by Justin Richards, Stephen Cole, Peter Anghelides, Gary Russell, Scott Handcock, Jason Arnopp, Cavan Scott & Mark Wright, Martin Day and Scott Gray. With additional music and sound effects, they are read by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane), Daniel Anthony (Clyde) and Anjli Mohindra (Rani). 10 CDs. 10 hrs 30 mins.
- RRP £55.00
- Save £11.00
Five screamingly funny stories from number one bestselling children's author David Walliams, in this big, bumper CD boxset, performed by the King of Comedy himself. THE BOY IN THE DRESS - Dennis's very ordinary life is about to get a lot more extraordinary. Why? There's a clue in the title of this book...MR STINK - When Chloe decides to hide a homeless man in her garden shed, she discovers there's more to Mr Stink than meets the nose...GANGSTA GRANNY - Like most grannies, Ben's has white hair, false teeth...and is an international jewel thief too! BILLIONAIRE BOY - Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion dollar's worth of them, in fact. There's just one thing he doesn't have - a friend...RATBURGER - Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers and his dubious burger-making machine?
- RRP £40.00
- Save £8.00
ATAOH 11 years +11 years +
A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds. The opening instalment Northern Lights is set in a parallel world like, yet very unlike, our own. Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford. She becomes involved in a quest to find her father and rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces us to Will Parry - a young boy with a dangerous mission to fulfil. When he and Lyra cross paths, they decide to help each other, but the world of Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres roam...The concluding instalment, The Amber Spyglass, brings the saga to a thrilling close. Lyra and Will are aided by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. As childhood slips away, they face further dangers - including a terrifying voyage to the world of the dead. Mixing science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, Pullman's gripping trilogy was an international bestseller, and these thrilling full-cast dramatisations bring Philip Pullman's masterpiece to vivid life. 6 CDs. 7 hrs 30 mins.
- RRP £36.00
- Save £7.20
Newly repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 8 CDs with a total running time of 9 hours and 40 minutes. With irresistible jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ...Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
- RRP £31.00
- Save £6.20
Now a major film Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart...In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will - the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. As their search for the truth leads the three friends into peril, Tessa's heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them.
- RRP £25.52
- Save £5.10
New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 24 CDs with a total running time of 29 hours and 5 minutes. With new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.
- RRP £92.00
- Save £4.60
Dwarves, elves, goblins, trolls, dragons and wizards - these are the ingredients of J.R.R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy, the prelude to The Lord of The Rings, now the subject of a major feature film series. The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a treasure hoard. Their journey contains many dangers, and in facing them the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone - not least himself! Since it was first broadcast in 1968, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has become a classic in its own right, perfectly evoking Tolkien's magical other world and its enchanting, fantastic inhabitants. 5 CDs. 4 hrs 15 mins.
- RRP £22.50
- Save £4.50
Alan Bennett reads five much-loved stories by Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll and AA Milne. Alan Bennett's distinctive readings of these cherished children's stories have become classics in their own right. Portraying each character in his own inimitable fashion, his delightfully expressive voice perfectly conveys the sparkling humour, charm and magic of these timeless tales. The Wind in the Willows tells the classic story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad (of Toad Hall) and their waterside adventures. Alice in Wonderland sees Alice following a white rabbit down a hole and embarking on a series of adventures with some of the most weird and wonderful characters ever encountered. Through the Looking Glass continues Alice's adventures, as she sees another world in the looking glass and wishes she could go there. In a selection of stories from Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place, Eeyore loses a tail, Piglet meets a Heffalump, Eeyore has a birthday, and an "Expotition" to the North Pole is mounted. The House at Pooh Corner finds Pooh and Piglet building a house for Eeyore, whilst Tigger comes to the forest and has breakfast. Piglet nearly meets the Heffalump again, Pooh invents a new game, and Owl moves house. Duration: 7 hours 50 mins approx.
- RRP £26.50
- Save £4.42
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late. A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky
- RRP £21.99
- Save £4.41
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 ...
- RRP £20.00
- Save £4.00
New, repackaged audio editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series, read by Stephen Fry containing 20 CDs with a total running time of 24 hours and 1 minute. With irresistible new jackets by Jonny Duddle to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.
- RRP £77.00
- Save £3.85
When Peter Pan flies into the night nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling, he takes them on the journey - and the adventure - of a lifetime. Mermaids, wolves and Indians weave their spell in the magical Never Never Land - where also lurks the wicked Captain Hook. Relive the wonder and excitement of J.M Barrie's timeless classic in this spectacular, swashbuckling full cast dramatistion, directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs.
- RRP £10.99
- Save £3.66
Ken Campbell, Windsor Davies, John Bird and John Fortune star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. When Alice leans too close to the Looking Glass, she suddenly finds herself in a land of caustic characters and twisted logic - a back-to-front world where flowers can talk, Queens can run and a crown could depend on a game of chess...In her bid to become Queen of the Chess Board, Alice must escape the fearful Jabberwock and get to the eighth square. En route, she takes advice - and sometimes downright criticism - from such peculiar folk as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, and very helpful gnat. Even when she has passed this test, the ordeal awaits of dinner with the Red and White Queens - and Alice learns an important lesson about not eating food you've been introduced to. This witty adaptation of Lewis Carroll's enduring children's classic boasts the much-loved Jabberwocky poem amongst its sparkling collection of gems.
- RRP £10.99
- Save £3.66
Ciara Jansen stars in a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of the classic children's story. When Heidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps she soon learns to live in perfect harmony with her surroundings, leading a carefree life with her constant companion, Peter, a young goatherd. But her happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for the sick Clara. Although she becomes fond of the older girl, Heidi is terribly homesick. Will she ever be able to return to the Alps and the happiness she once knew with her friends? Johanna Spyri's touching story of the adventures of a young Swiss girl is one of the most popular children's stories ever written. Heidi's pleasure in the beauty of the Swiss mountains and her rich relationships with her friends and family are perfectly evoked in this warm and lively full-cast radio dramatisation.
- RRP £10.99
- Save £3.66
This is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic American tale starring Gayle Hunnicutt. When Pollyanna's father dies, she is sent to live with her only surviving relative, the rich but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's joy soon turns to disappointment when her spinster aunt gives her a cold greeting and tells her she is to stay in the attic. It's not the welcome Pollyanna expected, but she soon regains her spirits, playing the 'glad game' her father taught her. Nancy the maid is charmed by Pollyanna and soon the girl's infectious optimism wins the hearts of everyone in town from the reclusive Mr Pendleton to the shy Dr Chilton.Everyone, that is, except Aunt Polly, who refuses to succumb to her young niece's charm. It is not until a tragic accident occurs, which leaves even Pollyanna struggling to find a way to feel glad, that her maiden aunt finally unwraps her heart from years of bitterness. This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation retains the spirit of childlike innocence and optimism that has made Pollyanna a favourite amongst generations of children and adults.
- RRP £10.99
- Save £3.66