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Our Pick of Best Audiobooks for Children

person-987557_960_720The advantages of audiobooks for educating children cannot be belittled. Audiobooks help children comprehend reading and boost their confidence. You can see a marked change in the way your child does his/her schoolwork. It is possible to improve grades with the audio books, especially for dyslexic students.

By adding audiobooks as part of the comprehensive learning method, you can find your kids’ learning potential increasing manifold.  Children with learning issues can find the audio books of great value. Here is our list of best audiobooks from which you can choose the right one for you child.

The Gruffalo and Friends Boxed Set

This Julia Donaldson book set has The Smartest Giant, The Gruffalo and The Room on the Broom stories. Josie Laurence and Imelda Staunton are a few notable actors among others giving their voice for the book.


This popular Roald Dahl book, the stage version of which is still a big rage in the West End, is a great story for your young child to hear. The story deals with a young girl who is bestowed with great magical powers.

This audio book has Kate Winslet lending her voice. Teaching children to do little chores around the house from a young age instils a sense of responsibility early on. For older children, some of the DIY repairs around the house can be taught. With tools such as those at http://oscillatingtoolsdepot.com/, which are to be handled by adults only, DIY repairs have become easier now.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

This L Frank Baum creation is a classic American novel that takes your child through a fantasy tale of flying monkeys, witches, and magical shoes. This book read by Bill Nighy is very entertaining and is guaranteed to keep your child spellbound through the entire reading.

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

This book by Jonathan Stroud has Lucy Carlyle the protagonist of the story ending up in a scaring haunted house. This is the first part of a series apt for children aged 10 years and over.


This audiobook by Oliver Jeffers is about Floyd whose kite is stuck on a tree first and this is followed by a long line of things that also are stuck, as he tries to free the kite. From a ladder and kitchen sink to a whale the list extends on.

With voice over by Terence Stamp, this is a very engaging book, which kids are sure to love. The story has both routine events that happen around the house and unbelievable happenings, which set the tone of the story. Adults who putter around the house doing DIY job and land in trouble are sure to relate to this story. As far as DIY projects are, involved Black Decker BD200MB is a great tool to have.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

This book is part of the award winning book series by Jeff Kinney. In this book, perfect for children 8 years of age and above, Greg tries to land a date for his school dance.

Horrid Henry’s Nightmare

Francesca Simon’s book is part of her series on naughty boy Henry. Miranda Richards reads this book, which is for little kids aged five and over.

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