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Article  •  13 November 2023


Audiobooks Perfect for Kids

The best audiobooks for kids to get your little ones reading more.

Want to get your kids reading more? Try audiobooks. Whether you play them on the drive to school or while you’re cooking dinner, audiobooks can introduce more books to your child – especially if they have a hard time sitting down to read.

The Astromancer 

Witi Ihimaera

A lively story from Witi Ihimaera that reveals the tradition of Matariki.

The Astromancer is looking for four new apprentices to learn about Matariki and the Maramataka calendar. 

Hairy Maclary Treasury

Lynley Dodd

The Hairy Maclary Treasury is the complete collection of Hairy Maclary's mischievous and mad adventures, which children will love to listen to over and over.

Listen to the complete collection of Hairy Maclary's mischievous and mad adventures read by Kyle Pryor, with each story introduced by Lynley Dodd!

Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News 

Jacqueline Harvey

Introducing Kensy and Max – an action-packed spy-adventure series for girls and boys from bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey!

Fantastic Mr Fox 

Roald Dahl

The much-loved Roald Dahl story, updated for a whole new generation of readers with an exciting new interior design and cover look.

This is the audiobook edition of Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, read by Chris O'Dowd.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 

Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. All Hero.

The audio edition of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, is read here by the actor Jesse Bernstein.

No Brainer: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

Jeff Kinney

In No Brainer, book 18 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, it’s up to Greg to save his crumbling school before it’s shuttered for good.

The Whale Rider 

Witi Ihimaera

A classic novel that became a classic film, read by the author.

An international bestseller that was made into a multiple award-winning film. Read by the author, Witi Ihimaera.

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