Episode 35: Audio Books for Kids

April 5, 2023

In episode 035 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Audio Books for Kids

Are audio books ‘real’ books? Megan and Allison discuss the benefits of listening to stories, plus how to find great audio books for your kids – including some of their favourite narrators. Plus, Allison shares three top tips for writing groups and Megan has advice in transitioning your young reader to independent bedtime reading.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Friday Barnes: Undercover’ by R. A Spratt

‘Mertales (3): The Great Treasure Hunt’ by Rebecca Timmis

‘Tiny Wonders’ by Sally Soweol Han

‘Our Country Ancient Wonders’ by Mark Greenwood. Illustrated by Frane Lessac. 

‘Mrs Koala’s Beauty Parlour’ by Catherine Jinks. Illustrated by Tania McCartney.

‘Fish Out of Water’ by Kate Hendrick

Bingo Question

Why do audio books? by Megan Daley

Recommendations from YKNR for 7-10 year olds

Kate Winslet narrating The Faraway Tree

Isla Fisher reads her own series Marge in Charge

Dawn French reads Neil Gaiman’s Coraline

David Tennant reads How To Train Your Dragon

Aysha Kayla reads Tilly and the Book Wanderers (Pages & Co)

Michael Horden’s narration of The Wind In the Willows

For an alternative to Stephen Fry’s Harry Potter, try Jim Dale

Stig Wemyss reads The Treehouse series

Kris Jenner reads Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables 

Rupert Grint reads the Tom Gates series

Stockard Channing reads the Ramona series

Neil Patrick Harris reads Henry Huggins

Rosylyn Oades reads the Polly & Buster series

Tim Curry reads Lemony Snickett

Authors reading their own books

Richard Roxborough reads Artie and The Grime Wave

lan Brough reads Charlie and the War on the Grannies

Jacqueline Harvey reads Kensy and Max series

Older Readers

His Dark Materials trilogy. Narrated by Philip Pullman himself, and with a full cast of actors performing the dialogue.

And so many more – visit Your Kid’s Next Read on Facebook and use the search function to find threads on audio books.

Quick tips

Three Tips and a Truth by Allison Tait

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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.