Macmillan Children's Books Audio, launching July 2017

20 April 2017

By Macmillan Children's Books

Children can enjoy audio books anywhere: in the car, at bedtime and even on holiday. Here are some of our children's audio books coming in 2017.

 

Nursery Stories and Rhymes

For children aged 18 months to 5 years. Read and sung by Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths.

Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and 'Humpty Dumpty' are just some of the popular tales and rhymes featured in this CD. Approximately 70 minutes long.

Nursery Stories and Rhymes Audio CD is out on 7th September 2017.

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Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes

Perfect for children aged 1 - 5 years old. Performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey.

This sing-along CD has over fifty favourite nursery rhymes including 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Jack and Jill'.

Axel Sheffler's Nursery Rhymes CD is out on 13th July 2017.

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Favourite Stories

Perfect for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Read by Floella Benjamin.

From Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella to Rapunzel and Pinocchio, this collection of 10 popular fairy tales is one which children will want to hear again and again. Approximately 70 minutes long.

Favourite Stories Audio CD is out on 13th July 2017.

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The Gruffalo and Other Stories

Perfect for children aged 2 - 7 years old. Performed by Imelda Staunton, Josie Lawrence and  Julia Donaldson.​

This CD includes four of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's favourite stories: A Squash and a Squeeze, Monkey Puzzle, The Gruffalo and The Smartest Giant in Town. 

The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD is out on 13th July 2017.

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What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories

Perfect for children aged 2 - 7 years old. Performed by Alexander Armstrong, David Tennant and Julia Donaldson. 

This CD includes What the Ladybird Heard, Sharing a Shell, The Rhyming Rabbit and The Princess and the Wizard.

What the Ladybird Heard and Other Stories CD is out on 13th July 2017.

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Moone Boy: The Blunder Years

Perfect for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Performed by Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy.

Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go.

Moone Boy: The Blunder Years CD is out on 5th October 2017

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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Perfect for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Performed by Peter Capaldi.

The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word.

Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. It turns out that Sputnik is writing a guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, and he takes Prez on a journey to discover just those ten things.

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth CD is out on 5th October 2017. With an approximate running time of 7 hours.

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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Perfect for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Performed by Ewan Goddard.

Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen... But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green.

But what if it's not in his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? 

The Astounding Broccoli Boy CD is out on 5th October 2017.

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The Lie Tree

Perfect for children aged 12 years and over. Performed by Emilia Fox.

When Faith's father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. The bigger the lie, and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

But as Faith's untruths spread like wildfire across her small island community, she discovers that sometimes a single lie is more potent than any truth.

The Lie Tree CD is out on 21st September 2017.  With an approximate running time of 12 hours.

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A Skinful of Shadows

Perfect for children aged 12 years and over. Performed by Emilia Fox.

The Felmotte family have a dark and terrible secret: inheriting the title of Lord Felmotte means not only taking on centuries of family history, political allegiance and land, but also the souls of seven previous patriarchs - jostling for space within the poor beleaguered body of the heir.

When civil war takes the Felmotte men into battle for King Charles, attention turns to 15 year old Makepeace, the bastard child of the current heir, in possession of the family 'talent'. Working as a servant and kept around in case of just such an emergency, Makepeace knows what that attention might mean and, rather than become a vessel for the bickering souls of generations of angry, volatile men, she must use her secret weapon: the spirit of a very angry, very dead bear. With the strength and instincts of the bear she is able to escape her family duty and head out into a country torn apart by war; but must soon decide which fate is worse: possession, or death.

A Skinful of Shadows CD is out on 21st September 2017. With an approximate running time of 14 hours.

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Also available in audio this August 2017...

►The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse (Read by Stig Wenyss)
► The 39-Storey Treehouse and The 52-Storey Treehouse (Read by Stig Wenyss)
► The 65-Storey Treehouse and The 78-Storey Treehouse (Read by Stig Wenyss)
►Ottoline Collection: Books 1 & 2 (Read by Ronnie Ancona)
►Ottoline Collection: Books 3 & 4 (Read by Ronnie Ancona)
 

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