The 10 Best children's audiobooks
New takes on classic tales read by some great actors will make bedtime stories a joy for youngsters … and parents
Tuesday 01 October 2013
A set with The Gruffalo, The Smartest Giant and Room on the Broom, read by actors including Imelda Staunton and Josie Lawrence.
With the stage version still taking the West End by storm, it's a great time to introduce youngsters to this story about a young girl with magical powers. Read by Kate Winslet.
An American classic that continues to delight with its tale of witches, flying monkeys and magical shoes. Bill Nighy reads with great wit.
In the first in a new series of stories aimed at 10 plus, Lucy Carlyle ends up in a haunted house. Can she escape?
Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck, too, followed by a ladder, the kitchen sink, a whale... Read by Terence Stamp.
A hilarious addition to an award-winning series, in which Greg tries to get a date for the school dance. Ideal for children aged eight plus.
The successful Horrid Henry series is about a very naughty little boy. Read by Miranda Richardson, for aged five plus.
Radio 4's dramatisation of all seven adventures comes out in November. Cast includes Timothy Spall and Stephen Thorne.
Join Mr Bump, Mr Fussy and all their friends in these charming classic tales from the Beeb.
This CD features 15 superb songs woven into a delightful story, and children will enjoy the illustrated booklet.
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