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Sports and games audiobook recommendations


Explore our top 10 super sports listens, including Leah Williamson and Marcus Rashford's inspiring journeys to football stardom, and a battle to save the magical fairy Olympics in Daisy Meadows' Naomi the Netball Fairy. From sports day to ice skating and mountaineering, we've got your covered with these action-packed listens. This audio booklist is part of our series of audiobook recommendations with Audible.


Written by Julia Donaldson, narrated by Julia Donaldson and Michael Donaldson

Spinderella loves football so much that nothing will stand in her way to stop her playing, even if it means learning how to count so that she can enjoy her game. This audiobook also contains four other super inspiring stories from Julia Donaldson.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 5.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Written by Guy Parker-Rees and Giles Andreae, narrated by Hugh Laurie

We defy listeners not to get up and dance to this charming rhyming story with great dance music all the way through. Before too long you and your little ones will be reeling and twirling just like Gerald Giraffe.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 5.

The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day

Written by Pip Bird, narrated by Carlyss Peer

Will Mira and her unicorn Dave overcome their dislike of sports and do well in the school sports day – and will they find out who is sabotaging their team? Fun sound effects make this humorous book an auditory treat.

Suitable for children aged 5 to 7.

Naomi the Netball Fairy

Written by Daisy Meadows, narrated by Eilidh Beaton

One of seven Sporty Fairies stories from the much-loved Rainbow Fairies series. Listen and discover if Rachel, Kirsty, and their fairy friend Naomi can get their magic netball back from the goblins and help save the fairy Olympics!

Suitable for children aged 5 to 8.

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Written and narrated by Clare Balding

Ten-year-old Charlie loves horses, but when she buys “Noble Warrior” to race in a competition, she isn’t prepared for the challenges and hilarity that ensue! This book is heartwarming, funny, and encourages children to look past the appearance of things.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 9.

You Are A Champion

Written by Marcus Rashford and Carl Anka, narrated by Katie Warriner and Kenton Thomas

Sports skills don't just help you get good at sport. As Marcus Rashford tells us, finding your team, practising like a champion and learning from your mistakes will help you succeed in all walks of life. A great, life affirming listen with brilliant narration by Kenton Thomas.

Suitable for children aged 8+.

White Boots

Written by Noel Streatfeild, narrated by Lucy Scott

A classic story about a girl's determination to learn to ice skate. The book explores themes of perseverance, friendship, and defying social norms, offering an inspiring tale of following your dreams.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 11.

Key Player

Written by Kelly Yang, narrated by Sunny Lu

When the Women's World Cup comes to California, Mia is football crazy! But actually playing sports is another thing altogether. How will Mia pass PE and get into journalism camp? We loved following Mia's journey as she falls in love with the game and reading about the power of sport in bringing communities together.

Suitable for children aged 9+.

You Have the Power

Written by Leah Williamson and Suzanne Wrack, narrated by Leah Williamson

We love Leah Williamson's inspiring narration about her journey so far as an elite footballer. An absolute must-listen for aspiring young athletes and anyone who wants to embrace sport but has been too afraid to try.

Suitable for children aged 9+.

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Written by Alexandra Stewart, narrated by Paul Panting

A beautifully produced account of the first expedition to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest. The narration takes you on Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay's journey, accompanied by atmospheric sound effects that help draw you into the story of these two very different climbers and how they came together.

Suitable for children aged 9 to 11.