Top 5 Best Audiobooks for Children

Banish boredom on long car journeys or simply find a wonderful tale to listen to before bedtime with these fantastic audiobooks. Featuring classic tales and modern favourites, see below for the best audiobooks for kids.

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1. Children's Classic Audio Collection

Lewis Carroll et al.

Featuring over 10 hours of entertainment, this collection includes four unabridged stories from the legendary writers Lewis Carroll, Dick King-Smith, Antoine de Saint-Exupery and E. B. White. These timeless tales have enchanted children for decades and will delight them on long car journeys or at bedtime. Be swept away on an audio adventure from the farmyard to Wonderland with these enthralling stories.

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 Ultimate Jacqueline Wilson Audio Collection

Jacqueline Wilson

Discover six of Jacqueline Wilson's fun, moving and thought-provoking novels in this wonderful audio collection. It includes two terrific Tracy Beaker tales and many more stories in which the likeable characters must navigate difficult situations and circumstances.

4. Julia Donaldson: A Treasury of Songs

Julia Donaldson

The brilliant author of The Gruffalo and many other gorgeous picture books is also a talented songwriter whose rollicking rhymes are sure to bring smiles and giggles to little listeners. With illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this treasury features 25 of Julia Donaldson's very best songs, rhymes and fables, and comes with a wonderful audio CD of Julia performing the songs. You're sure to be singing along with your little one in no time!

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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    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
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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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    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)
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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
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