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10 children's audiobooks to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

South Asian Heritage month is marked between Tuesday 18 July and Thursday 17 August this year. In celebration and appreciation of the region's rich culture and heritage, discover our ten-part audio booklist perfect for families to enjoy this summer.

South Asian Heritage Month Audible Booklists

We are celebrating South Asian Heritage month with our next list of audiobook recommendations! We believe everyone has a story to share and that it’s important to celebrate South Asian History and culture. We’ve partnered with Audible to create a ten-part audio booklist which explores and celebrates South Asian Heritage in children's books. This South Asian Heritage audio booklist is part of our series of audiobook recommendations with Audible.

Delve into the list and click the title links to listen as a family this summer. You can find the full South Asian Heritage Month audio booklist on Audible.co.uk. We hope you enjoy discovering some new stories together...

Small's Big Dream

Manjeet Mann & Adjoa Andoh

Small is tired of hearing that small people can't have big dreams. But at night, Small's dreams become so big they are difficult to squash down! A lovely family listen that can prompt discussions about your little one's big dreams, and what it would be like if they came true.

Suitable for children aged 0 to 5.

The Jungle Radio

Devangana Dash & Rohini Vij

Take a journey across India through the songs of the birds, listening along with little Gul and her radio. You can sing along too, or screech, or tap. Narrator Rohini Vij is brilliant in making the different sounds against a jungle backdrop.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 8.

The Adventures of Billy and Other Stories

Nadia Shireen & Ayesha Antoin

Nadia Shireen is one of our favourite picture book authors, and this bundle includes three of her hilarious stories following the adventures of Billy, plus the Bumblebear and The Cow Who Fell to Earth. Playful sound effects and characterful narration make this a fun listen.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 6.

Fearless Fairytales

Konnie Huq & Konnie Huq

Hilarious twists on classic fairy tales, this is fun listening for all the family, with lively and energetic narration from author and previous Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.

Suitable for children aged 5 to 11.

The Kingdom Over the Sea

Zohra Nabi & Aysha Kala

This magical tale transported us to a realm of genies, sorcerers and alchemists. Find out what Yara’s big secret is as you fall into another world in this perfectly narrated adventure of friendship, fantasy and the fight for what’s right.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

Varsha Shah & Susheel Kumar

We couldn’t stop listening to this exciting narration where Mumbai is brought to life. Join orphan Ajay who lives in a train station and dreams of being a journalist, as he fights the corrupt grownups threatening his very life.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

Anisha Accidental Detective

Serena Patel & Manjeet Mann

It's the night before The Wedding Of The Year but Uncle Tony is missing! Can Anisha save the day? The voice of Birmingham 10-year-old Anisha is brought to life through expressive and appealing narration in this lively and humourous audiobook.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 11.

Stolen History

Sathnam Sanghera & Homer Todiwala

The ideal introduction for older children to the history of the British Empire and how it continues to influence life as we know it. This thoughtful and entertaining narration is a fantastic way to explore a complex subject together.

Suitable for children aged 9 to 11.

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties

Humza Arshad & Henry White Humza Arshad

We laughed out loud at this story of this eleven year old rapper and his adventures to protect his music. Humza goes on an epic quest to stop a horde of evil aunties who threaten to take over the world.

Suitable for children aged 9 to 11.

Where the River Runs Gold

Sita Brahmachari & Tania Rodruigues

In a dystopian world where the bees have disappeared, children must pollinate crops by hand under the watchful eyes of the sinister Freedom Fields corporation. A thrilling listen with a climate change theme, but an ultimately positive and empowering message.

Suitable for children aged 10 to 11.