Listening to an audiobook is a joyful thing to do for us adults, let alone the children. There are so many wonderful children's stories out there that are brought to life through expert narration - sometimes from celebrity voices.
So, if you need to keep your kids entertained and don't know where to get started, here's out pick of seven of the best audiobooks for little ears...
Matilda by Roald Dahl
This classic from one of the best-loved children's authors follows the intelligent and extraordinary young girl Matilda as she tries escape life with her charmless parents. Read by Academy award-winning Kate Winslet, it's even more special in audio form.
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
It's a series that needs no introduction. All seven of J. K. Rowling's world-famous books about the adventures of Harry and his fellow wizards and witches are available in audiobook form, read wonderfully by Stephen Fry.
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses was a game-changing YA book released in 2001 that's still read and adapted widely today. Following teenagers Sephy and Callum in an inverted world where it's white people who are systematically discriminated against, this is a vital listen.
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
For girls who don't just want to hear about a princess falling for a prince, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls tells the tales of everyone from Malala to Michelle Obama. Read by a starry cast including Alicia Keyes and Samira Wiley.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
The late Judith Kerr's children's book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is an absolute classic. Gentle and warm, this lovely story is even more lovely when read aloud by Geraldine McEwan.
The Ice Monster by David Walliams
A gorgeous story of Elsie from Victorian London and the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole, this is David Walliams at his best. And better still – the story comes alive in the audiobook!
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Read by Imelda Staunton, this one tells the story of the animals that live in the deep, dark wood, complete with a song and read along track. A charming listen.
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