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10 children's audiobooks exploring children's mental health and wellbeing

Discover 10 audiobooks available with Audible which will help children from 0 to 10 explore their own feelings and wellbeing.

Children's mental health and wellbeing audiobook recommendations with Audible

There can be lots of challenges, emotions and experiences that children face every day. It can be difficult for children to know what they are feeling or how to process their situations. That's why we've teamed up with Audible this month to create a list of recommended audiobooks which will help you and your child explore themes of mental health and wellbeing.

Discover 10 audiobooks available with Audible which will help children explore themes of wellbeing and mental health. With options for children from 0 to 10-years-old, there is something to suit all ages and stages.

We hope you enjoy listening to some new stories together and we hope it will open up conversations in your family.

A Better Day - Your Positive Mental Health Handbook

Written and narrated by Dr Alex George

Winner of the Children's Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2023, this book is written and narrated by TV personality and Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George. Great for practical ways to stay on top of your mental health.

Suitable for children aged 10+ and parents

Wren and Rook

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

Written and narrated by Ben Miller

Harrison is a boy who can make things he dislikes fall into a black hole. Ben Miller does a great job addressing Harrison's big feelings and how he learns to work with his 'code red' anger outbursts.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11

Simon & Schuster

Jack and the Giant Tantrum

Written by Louis Growell, narrated by Mateo Oxley

Jack finds it hard to manage his feelings when things don't go right. We love the way his friends explain how this makes them feel, helping everyone to understand each other.

Suitable for children aged 0 to 5

Penguin audio

Barbara Throws a Wobbler

Written by Nadia Shireen, narrated by Ayesha Antoine

Lots of little things mount up for Barbara causing her to throw a huge wobbler. This story is a fantastic way to start conversations (and laughter!) around the emotions we all feel.

Suitable for children aged 0 to 5

Penguin audio


Written by L D Lapinski, narrated by Rebecca Hayes

Jamie's friends and family were supportive when they came out as non-binary. But will they find acceptance from the local single-sex secondary schools? A story about staying true to yourself and standing up for what's right in your community.

Suitable for children aged 10+

Orion Children's Books

Ella on the Outside

Written by Cath Howe, narrated by Louiza Patikas

Ella is the new girl at school, and she has a secret that is eating her up inside. A relatable story that tackles anxieties around wanting to fit in, with the ultimate positive message of the power of empathy.

Suitable for children aged 9 to 11

Nosy Crow

A Different Sort of Normal

Written and narrated by Abigail Balfe

Abigail's story of growing up autistic is told with a completely authentic voice that is honest, candid, sensitive and welcoming. A touching and very funny book that will appeal to anyone navigating growing up.

Suitable for children aged 9+


Puffin Sleepy Tales

Written by Puffin, narrated by Ellie Heydon

Puffin Sleepy Tales is so calming you might struggle to stay awake! A collection of stories, beautifully told and sound designed, developed with the Children's Sleep Charity to promote mindfulness and calm. Ideal for clearing busy minds before bedtime.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11


Billy's Bravery

Written by Tom Percival, narrated by Aysha Kala

Billy is the bravest! Until a voice makes him wonder, what if he looks silly? This World Book Day story is a great way to talk about anxiety with younger children and what it really means to be brave.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 7

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Be You

Written and narrated by Peter Reynolds

A heart-warming reminder to young children to always be unapologetically themselves. We love that this book encourages children to be confident in trying new things and asking for help if they need it.

Suitable for children aged 2 to 7

Weston Woods