Top 5 Best Audiobooks for Children

Great children's audiobooks can help you banish boredom on long car journeys and make bedtime reading an even more exciting experience for you and your kids. We've picked out five of our very favourite children's audiobooks for you to enjoy, from classic tales and modern favourites. Take a look below to find your children's next audiobook.

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1. Peppa Pig Books and CD Collection

Young readers can read the picture books along with the CDs in this book and CD set. With 10 exciting Peppa Pig stories which sees Peppa and her family go swimming, take a trip to the dentist and even head to the moon! 

2. The World of David Walliams: Bumper-tastic CD Story Collection

David Walliams

Listen and laugh to David Walliams' rib-tickling tales wherever you go with these fantastic audio CDs. They feature his most popular stories, including The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny and many more. The stories are read by David himself and a star-studded cast of his friends, including Nitin Ganatra, Michael Gambon and Matt Lucas.

3. The Worst Witch Audio Collection - 12 CDs

Jill Murphy

Gemma Arterton narrates all seven Worst Witch stories in this 12-disc audio set. Mildred Hubble is a young witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches but her clumsiness lands her in many tricky situations, including making enemies with teacher's pet Ethel. This magical series is perfect for children aged 7 and up. 

4. Dick King-Smith: The Classic Audio Collection - 10 CDs

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith is well-loved for his classic children's stories starring animals from the farm and countryside. This 10-CD set features nine stories including The Sheep-pig which was adapted into the film Babe. These audio books are ideal for children who love reading tales set in the animal kingdom.

5. Michael Morpurgo Audio Collection

Michael Morpurgo

This stunning collection features 10 unabridged stories from Michael Morpurgo, whose poignant tales have touched the hearts of millions of readers. Discover spellbinding stories such as Private Peaceful and War Horse, which are sure to captivate the whole family.

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    Not only has Julia Donaldson brought us The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and many other picture book favourites, but she's also an extremely talented songwriter whose rhymes are sure to bring a smile to the face of any toddler.

    Illustrated by her regular collaborator Axel Scheffler, this is a treasury of her 25 best songs, rhymes and fables - all inspired by her bestselling books. The book even comes with a CD of Julia performing all the songs - perfect for long journeys and entertaining the kids at home.

    The beautiful foiled jacket and high-quality paper make this a wonderful gift for birthdays and christenings, too!.
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    Due to phenomenal demand, we are now out of stock of this collection. A new David Walliams audio collection will be available in Spring 2019, click 'Notify me' to receive an email when stock is available for the new collection.

    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
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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) Please note that the audio is non-transferable and must be played on a device suitable for CDs.

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    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)
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    Jacqueline Wilson covers important issues in her immensely readable novels and here are six completely unabridged audiobook versions spread across 10 CDs.

    Including two Tracy Beaker stories, the CD collection provides over nine hours of listening pleasure, making it a must for long journeys. Throughout the stories, the likeable characters must navigate various trials and tribulations.

    All the stories are full of wit, candour and observations and are brought to life by celebrities including Bernard Cribbins, Stephen Tompkinson and Sandi Toksvig.

    Box size: 128 x 127mm, 10 CDs. Running time approx 9 hours, 33 minutes.

    CDs in this collection:
    Cliffhanger, Twin Trouble, Connie and the Water Babies, Mark Spark in the Dark / Jimmy Jelly, Starring Tracy Beaker - Discs 1-3, The Story of Tracy Beaker - Discs 1-3.
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    Providing over 10 hours of entertainment, this classic collection includes four complete and unabridged stories from Lewis Carroll, Dick King-Smith, Antoine de Saint-Expery and E.B. White.

    The timeless tales have resonated with young readers for over 70 years and the CDs will come in handy on both long journeys and before bedtime.

    The stories will take you everywhere from the farmyard to Wonderland and even into outer space. The whole family will be riveted as they listen again and again.

    Box size: 128 x 127mm, 10 CDs. Running time approx 10 hours, 51 minutes.

    Titles in this collection: Charlotte's Web - Discs 1-3
    The Little Prince - Discs 1-2
    The Sheep Pig - Discs 1-2
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Discs 1-3