AUDIOBOOKS

Whether you’re an audiobook aficionado with super-savvy sonic skills, or still a rookie relying on your five-year-olds for tech advice, you are going to LOVE our handpicked selection of audiobooks for children and their grown-ups. Turn up the volume and have a wander around the site to get started.
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Featured Audiobooks

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.
Performed by David Baddiel, Morwenna Banks, Paul Panting, David Rintoul, Nneka Okoye and Aysha Kala. Head Kid tells the story of Ryan Ward, the school prankster at Bracket Wood School and a body swap that involves Ryan swapping bodies with his new head teacher, the strict no nonsense Mr Carter.
A captivating World War II romance from the author of WAIT FOR ME, perfect for fans of CODE NAME VERITY and SALT TO THE SEA.

New to Audiobooks?

Did you know that our children’s books – even picture books! – are also available as audiobooks? It’s easy to download your favourites and listen in the car, on the plane, or on a lazy Sunday afternoon together, or even build it into your child’s bedtime routine. Here’s our guide on how to get started and get everyone listening!

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Audio 101: How to get started with audiobooks

Good news everyone – audiobooks aren’t just in big, old cassette bundles anymore! You and your children can enjoy audiobooks in lots of different ways – whether you prefer listening to physical CD’s or downloading to your device. Audiobooks can even be enjoyed on a budget! There are also a… Read More

"Okay Google, open StoryCastle!"

“Okay Google, open StoryCastle!” HarperCollins Children’s Books UK is proud to present StoryCastle: a children’s audiobooks, voice-activated app on the Google Assistant. StoryCastle is a unique new listening experience for kids and families. Opening StoryCastle leads to a world of magical, classic storytelling and brings the best of our children’s audio… Read More

How audiobooks can help improve children's literacy

Listen up parents – audiobooks aren’t just a great way to entertain the kids on long journeys; research also shows they’re brilliant in improving your child’s reading skills and a great way to get reluctant readers more immersed in stories. In her article ‘Listen and learn: why audiobooks are great… Read More

Free audiobook apps for mobile, iPad and other devices

Audiobooks are amazing, especially for developing readers. They help with pacing, proper intonation and correct pronunciation whilst immersing children in stories. They are brilliant for reluctant readers too because they don’t provide the barrier of difficult text. Many old recordings are now being revamped with celebrity narrators and amazing music… Read More

Sneak peak inside our audio book recording studio

Have you ever wished you could see some of your favourite narrators behind-the-scenes in the studio? Our Audio team will be sharing a different exclusive sneak peek from the studio each week so you can feel the chills and watch the laughter up close! From Peter Capaldi reading a spooky section of The Grotlyn to David Baddiel reading a laugh-out-loud section from his forthcoming body-swap blockbuster Head Kid, there’s something to excite every child’s ears and eyes!

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