Top Audio Books for Kids

Child listening to audio book

If you’re off on a long car journey with your family, or just looking for short stories for the school run, here are the Family Travel Pro’s top audio books for kids. We think they’ll keep the whole family entertained though!

Babies & Toddlers

Nursery Rhymes are great at this age. You can find lots of CDs on sites like Amazon and The Book People, but here are a couple of our top picks:

The Wheels On The Bus: Favourite Nursery Rhymes (BBC Audio Children’s)

Nursery Rhymes Audio – this one also comes with a wonderfully illustrated book

Pre-school and Older

Julia Donaldson Audio Collection, 10 CDs. Storming into first place on our top audio books for kids list, is this amazing value collection from family-favourite author Julia Donaldson. Complete with the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, A Squash and a Squeeze, and many more, this 10-disc collection will keep the family occupied for hours. It’s also amazing value!

Peppa Pig 10 Book & CD collection – an eternal favourite with younger children, this collection of 10 CDs and books will even allow children to read along as they get older.

The Wonky Donkey – this laugh-out-loud best-selling book is now available as an audio book. If you haven’t heard about the hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, you’re in for a real treat with this one!

Age 6+

Harry Potter Books 1-3: Audio Collection – 25 CDs. A great way to introduce the wizarding world to children. This 25 disc collection has the unabridged version of the first three books as Harry and his friends start their school journey at Hogwarts and their journey to battle Lord Voldemort.

Matilda by Roald Dahl – CD. Ready by Kate Winslet, this is one of many Roald Dahl classics that you can buy as an audio book. This is one of our favourites though!

David Walliams Mega-tastic CD Story Collection – 32 CDs. Read by David himself, and coming in a handy storage tin, this massive collection of David Walliams’ stories includes The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie, Grandpa’s Great Escape and The Midnight Gang. Providing 36 hours of entertainment, this should be perfect for even the longest of car journeys!

Age 9+

The Complete Narnia Audio Collection – 30 CDs. All 7 of the timeless Narnia classics are included in this massive audio book collection. From the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to our favourite, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, these audio books are voiced by a ‘who’s who’ of the acting world and are a clear favourite in our list of top audio books for kids.

The Worst Witch Audio Collection – 12 CDs. Jilly Murphy’s classic school stories are brought to life on CD in this collection. Read by Gemma Arterton, this collection includes 7 different stories across 12 discs.

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