"For as long as schools closed, we're open", exclaimed Audible.
Dive straight into some great audiobooks tailored to your children today! Audible are offering a free streaming service for an incredible collection of books. This platform is offering online chapter books for children so your kids can enjoy a live rendition of some children's classic, a new way to learn and have fun with stories where reading can be a challenge. There is a vast array of stories for children online and even some family favourites that you can all enjoy together so whether you're looking for some downtime or a fun family activity away from the screens, Audible could have what you're looking for!
Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne
Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey! Buzz, buzz, buzz: I bet you wonder why he does! Well, you could find out if you jump inside the world-renowned stories of Winnie-the-Pooh we all know and love! With this, and 'The House on Pooh Corner' on offer for free, you and your family can enjoy the wonderful world of Pooh bear - fun for all ages!
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland is the kids' films that everyone knows and loves and often the book is sometimes overlooked. Lewis Carroll's extraordinary imagination brings the magic of these tales to life in her writing and transports its reader into the wonderful world of Wonderland. Scarlett Johansson narrates this audiobook so beautifully to create the enticing adventures of Alice. From the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter and even the Queen of Hearts, she creates distinct characters through different voices and wonderful acting. This is one of the many audiobooks which is as much about the writing as it is about the performance and is ready for your young children to listen to today!
Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends, Beatrix Potter
This wonderful collection of Beatrix Potter, read by Katherine Kellgren, transports you into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The animated voice along with the beautifully written stories create a very compelling narrative for all to enjoy. Bask in the British Greatness of early 20th Century children's literature.
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Join Mole, Badger and Toad of Toad Hall in this timeless tale of waterside Britain. Another classic book that has been adapted, by Alan Bennett again no less, to include many different actors and voices playing the parts. Close your eyes and let your imagination run wild while you sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling
The timeless narrative of Harry Potter and his friends' adventures through the wizarding world are the perfect fantasy tales that your kids can listen to for free today. Start with the first book in the wizarding series and follow the journey of Harry Potter first receiving his letter for Hogwarts and discovering he is a Wizard. This wonderfully narrated audiobook, by Stephen Fry, perfectly encapsulates the adventure and magic of this story. With a whopping 9 and a half hours running time, this audiobook will offer your child hours of entertainment that they can stretch out for weeks!
Five Children and It, Edith Nesbit
This funny tale of a sand-fairy and the five children who find him will whisk you off to sunny Australia as you endure the trials and tasks the children face when their wishes don't quite go to plan. This great book may be hard to tackle in one go, with 5hrs and 35 minutes of content, why not schedule a chapter or two a day to enjoy this amazing piece of literature as a family.
The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, Howard Pyle
Sit yourself down at the round table to hear the legendary stories of Camelot in the 1400s. These timeless tales will guide you through the Arthurian Legend, an important basis for many other works of literature. This is one of many giant books, much like the Canterbury Tales, that everyone should know and listen to plus they've been adapted for your kids! They may even come up in the classroom considering the huge impact Arthurian Legends have had on future literature. Enjoy a story a day with almost 11hrs of entertainment!
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja, Marcus Emerson
If your little ones are good at sneaking around behind your back then maybe you can keep an eye on them while they listen to this well-suited story! Chase Cooper is a 6th Grade Ninja who has published his diary to warn other kids of becoming a ninja. The perfect morales for your crafty spies at home.
The Black Dog Mystery, Ellery Queen Jr.
Put on your thinking caps and get out your magnifying glasses to help Champ on his mission to solve mysteries. This big book is the first in the Ellery Queen Jr. Series where you can follow Champ on his road to victory, following clues and solving crimes! Find 3 more books of this series also free on Audible!
The Terrible Two, Mac Barnett
Do you have a house full of little pranksters? Well, this might just be the story for them! 'It's prankster against prankster in this epic war of trickery' and you could be a part of it. Listen to 'The Terrible Two' join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen!
Jukebox Joyride, Jacob Stein
Do you love music and books? This combines the two following Jules and George on a journey through time bumping into many famous artists on the way! This captivating tale is sure to entertain the entire household and inspire your kids to learn about and make music!
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