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Listen and learn audiobooks

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

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We have once again partnered with Audible to inspire children to delve into some fantastic audio books and become immersed in the power of audio. Each month over the summer we are adding a new list of audiobook recommendations with Audible for you to explore together as a family.

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

Listen Up! A Rocket Audio Collection

Written by Nathan Bryon, narrated by Yasmin Finney

We recommend Listen Up! for everyone who loves learning about our world and beyond. Rocket (the main character) finds out about space, plastic pollution and peaceful protest in this trilogy of exciting adventures with a sprinkling of fun facts.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 7.

Jack and the Giant Tantrum

Written by Louis Growell, narrated by Mateo Oxley

We love how this story explores the impact your behaviour can have on others, as our main character, Jack, masters useful strategies to help him calm his emotions. We’re sure that chatting about Jack will help little ones to understand their feelings too.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 7.

I Love My... Collection

Written by Giles Andreae, narrated by Dawn French

We love this collection of heart-warming tales that explore the everyday moments and the special occasions which make up a child's life. From big parties to bath-time, the gentle rhythm and pleasing rhyme of this narration is sure to make it a favourite.  

Suitable for children aged 4 to 5.

Super Cool Space Facts

Written and narrated by Bruce Betts

We recommend this exciting listening experience for you to learn everything there is to know about space on this spacewalk across the Milky Way and beyond.

Suitable for children aged 5 to 11.

Blue Planet II

Written by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe and Emily Dove, narrated Roy McMillan

Our planet's oceans are brought to life with characterful narration and sound effects. Discover the secret life of crabs, fish, sea otters, walruses and many more creatures of the deep and shallow waters of planet Earth.

Suitable for children aged 5 to 11.

The Bacteria Book

Written by Steve Mould, narrated by Colin Mace

Learn about tiny organisms invisible to the human eye in this fascinating and entertaining listen. Are microbes really alive? Find out the answers to this and many more questions... Perfect for young ones who love the grosser things in life!

Suitable for children aged 5 to 11.

Absolutely Everything!

Written and narrated by Christopher Lloyd

Let's go back to the very beginning... a wild ride from the big bang to the modern day, from primordial soup to ancient civilisations, from atoms to modern technology. This funny and accessible title will have you exclaiming "Wow, did you know that?!"

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Kid Scientists

Written by David Stabler, narrated by Pete Cross

Did you know that when they were kids, many brilliant scientists got into all kinds of trouble and made a lot of mess before they eventually came up with their fabulous discoveries? Listen and marvel at the fascinating childhood stories behind some of the greatest scientists in the world!

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe

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

A diary style journey through the history of the universe. Written by real life astronaut, Tim Peake, we recommend this audiobook to answer some of the biggest questions in the universe.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

Written by Amanda Li, narrated by Cecilia Appiah, Ayesha Dharker, Kieran Hodgson, Joe Jameson, Michael Rosen

Incredible stories of young people who have changed the world, including Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. Gripping narration and inspiring subject matter, with empowering and practical tips, such as advice for public speaking. A great listen for older kids and pre-teens.

Suitable for children aged 9 to 11.