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
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
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.
Three Tips and a Truth by Allison Tait
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