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10 audiobook recommendations about jobs

Explore our top ten recommendations for fiction and non fiction audiobooks that will help children aged 0 to 11 learn about the world of work.

10 audiobook recommendations about work and jobs from Audible and the National Literacy Trust.

We have partnered once again with Audible to introduce children to the fascinating world of work! Together, we have selected ten audible audio books that explore jobs, careers and the workplace. We hope these top listens will introduce some of the many jobs that are available and inspire your child to think about what they might want to be when they grow up!

Top 10 audiobooks about jobs

Explore our top ten recommendations for fiction and non fiction audiobooks that will help children aged 0 to 11 learn about the world of work.

Topsy and Tim: The complete audio collection

Written by Gareth Adamson and Jean Adamson, narrated by Kate Rawson and Daniel Weyman

Your little ones will love this audio collection of 26 Topsy and Tim stories. Listen along to discover their adventures with the doctor, police, optician and teacher and more and your child will begin to understand a range of different jobs that people do.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 5.

Publishers: Penguin audio

The Cosmic Diary of Our Incredible Universe

Written by Tim Peake and Steve Cole, narrated by Chris Nayak

Written by real life astronaut Tim Peake, this non-fiction audiobook will blow your mind! Jam packed with space facts and interesting questions about the universe we call home, this educational and engaging title will inspire any budding physicist or cosmonaut.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 12

Publishers: Wren and Rook

Mog and the V.E.T

Written by Judith Kerr, narrated by Tacy Kneale

We love this tale of our favourite cat Mog's trip to see his least favourite person - the Vet. This story is a great way to teach children more about working with animals.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 5.

Publishers: HarperCollins Children's Books

Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan

Written and narrated by Noel Fitzpatrick

When Vetman finds out that The Man with No Name is plotting to poison animals, he and his bionic animal friends must stop him! This exciting story from 'Supervet' Noel Fitzpatrick is sure to be a hit with animal lovers.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Publishers: Hodder Children's Books

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

Written by Andrea Beaty and narrated by Rachel L. Jacobs

Follow the misadventures of engineer Rosie Revere as she conducts experiments and navigates failure with resilience and a hunger to learn. Andrea Beaty's other beloved Questioneers characters include Aaron Slater, Illustrator; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist.

Suitable for children aged 5 to 8.

Publishers: Dreamscape Media, LLC

The Funny Life of Teachers

Written by James Campbell and Rob Jones, narrated by James Campbell

The life of a teacher is anything but ordinary, and we love how James Campbell has hilariously captured this! From staffroom snacks to frogspawn stories, these anecdotes and observations are sure to make you laugh out loud.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Publishers: Bloomsbury Publishing

Kay's Anatomy

Written by Adam Kay, narrated by Adam Kay, Sandi Toksvig, Rose Matafeo, Mark Gatiss, Lolly Adefope, Andy Nyman

Packed with fascinating and often stomach-churning information, this virtual tour of the human body is a hilarious introduction to medicine. Educational, funny and brilliantly narrated by some big names, this book is perfect for aspiring doctors and nurses.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 14.

Publishers: Penguin Audio

Mbappe (Ultimate Football Heroes)

Written by Matt Oldfield, narrated by Jude Owusu

This inspirational biography of football superstar Kylian Mbappe will have young fans hooked. Part of the Ultimate Football Heroes series, Matt Oldfield's telling of Mbappe's rise to greatness will remind children to persevere with their dreams.

Suitable for children aged 6 to 12.

Publishers: Dino Books

Think Like a Boss (Kids Edition)

Written by Jemma Roedel, narrated by Krista Larson

You're never too young to be the boss. Whether children are looking to make money from their hobbies or learn more about the attitudes needed to succeed, this book is a great guide for budding entrepreneurs.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 13.

Publishers: Jemma Roedel

Space Band

Written by Tom Fletcher, narrated by Nico Mirallegro and Tom Fletcher

Any child who dreams of becoming a famous musician will love this story by Tom Fletcher. Join The Earthlings as they compete in the intergalactic Battle of the Bands, featuring some amazing songs as well as brilliant storytelling.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Publishers: Penguin Audio