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“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

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
Literary monsters

6 Magnificently Monstrous Monsters from Children’s Books

Come Face-to-Face with Some of our Most Monstrous Books – You’ll Be Surprised! The Definition Of ‘Monster’: Here are four commonly accepted definitions of “MONSTER” A large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature. A thing of extraordinary or daunting size. A congenitally malformed or mutant animal or plant. Read More