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.
Introducing The Valentines – Happy Girl Lucky, the first book in the hilarious new romantic-comedy series by Holly Smale, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Geek Girl books.
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!
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 Audiobooks 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