Classic story books: audiobooks for children

26 September 2017

By Macmillan Children's Books

Reading picture books when you're a child is an experience you treasure. Here are some of our favourite classic story books for young children that they can both listen to and read along with. 

The Gruffalo (read by Imelda Staunton)

 
Have you met the Gruffalo? With his terrible tusks and terrible claws? Join the quick-witted mouse as he takes a stroll through the deep dark wood and avoids being for a fox, an owl, a snake and even the Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic with gentle rhyming words that will improve your child's phonetic skills.
 

Room on the Broom (read by Josie Lawrence)



The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon? 
 


The Giant of Jum (read by Stephen Mangan)



Fe fi fo fum, here comes the hungry Giant of Jum and he's off in search of the tastiest snack of all. But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a wonderfully tall man who can rescue cats from trees and give them a lift home on his shoulders. Perhaps this giant isn't grumpy or grizzly after all...
 


The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight (read by Stephen Mangan)



Can knights and dragons ever be friends?

When a strange-looking creature splash lands in the lake, a kind young boy rushes to the rescue. But this is no ordinary boy, he's a knight in training! And the strange creature is a young dragon, on his very first hunt for a nibblesome knight...
 


The Paper Dolls (read by Lauren Laverne) 

The Paper Dolls tells the story of a little girl who cuts out a string of paper dolls with her Mother. She takes them by the hand and together they go on a fantastical adventure whirling through their home and garden.

Ticky, Tacky, Jackie the Backie, Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow fly through time and tear across worlds of fun and excitement. They face the jurassic clutches of a toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, and then a very real boy with very real scissors threatens to snip their adventure short…

The Paper Dolls is a beautiful picture book by acclaimed author Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb


Favourite Stories (read by Floella Benjamin) 

All of your favourite fairy tales feature in Campbell Books' Favourite Stories. At approximately 70 minutes long, this is an audiobook guaranteed to keep children occupied on the journey to or from your holiday. Some of the stories featured in this collection include Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White.

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