Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....
"7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK"
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.
"David Walliams was perfect"
Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden.
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's classic Danny the Champion of the World, read with real warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had - but Danny's dad has a very big secret. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the champion of the world.
"Thrilling funny story!"
Penguin presents a brand new, downloadable audiobook recording of Roald Dahl's classic George's Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . .And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about.
The much loved Famous Five books are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will get to the treasure first?
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Penguin presents a brand -ew recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by Miranda Richardson. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is 52 a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
"So well told and of course masterfully written"
Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town.
"Little House in the Big Wood"
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.
"Mummy & Baby Time"
Penguin presents a marvellous new recording of Roald Dahl's The Twits, read by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. The audiobook features original music. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. They've kept Muggle-Wump monkeys caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their revenge....
"Sound levels were a bit off"
Penguin presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that, he longs to see Wonka's enormous chocolate factory! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars.
Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.
An award-winning dramatisation of the fourth adventure in C.S. Lewis' classic Narnia series, with cinema-quality sound, original orchestration, and a stellar cast. A young prince learns the truth of his father?s murder, and his ragtag army rallies to restore the throne to their rightful king. As he vows to revive Narnia, four strangers from another world are thrown into war...
Puffin presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family....
"It's the best audio book in the world"
Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged), James and the Giant Peach (abridged), Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged), The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged) and The Magic Finger (unabridged).
An award-winning dramatisation of the second adventure in C.S. Lewis' classic Narnia series, with cinema-quality sound, original orchestration, and a stellar cast. A forgotten wardrobe becomes the pathway to adventure and intrigue as four children step into another time and place. An evil White Witch holds the land in an endless winter before the Great Lion Aslan comes to make the ultimate sacrifice.
"The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe"
Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's best-selling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.
Open wide, come inside... it’s Play School. ABC proudly brings to you Australia’s favourite Play School stories in this 45th Anniversary Audiobook Collection. Join your favourite presenters Alister, Benita, John, Noni and Warren as they present Play School’s favourite and well known stories in this delightful, warm and very appealing collection. Some of these favourite stories include: The Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Engine, and The Great Big, Enormous Turnip.A wonderful listening experience for young children.
"the original and the best!"
Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.
"Over and Over"
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz: A Faithful Record of Their Amazing Adventures in an Underground World and How, with the Aid of Their Friends Zeb Hugson, Eureka the Kitten and Jim the Cab-Horse, They Finally Reached the Wonderful Land of Oz" is the fourth work set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by John R. Neill. It was published on June 18, 1908 and reunites Dorothy with the humbug Wizard from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The story opens on the first sledding day of the season, and all of the children in town are out in force. Our hero and heroine, 13-year-olds Jack Minot and Janey Pecq, go down a particularly treacherous run and are both seriously injured. Over the next year, Jack and Jill (as she is called) are nurtured back to health by their widowed mothers. As the seasons pass, we become intimately acquainted with not only Jack and Jill, but their group of friends.
After almost being forgotten on Christmas Day, the stuffed Velveteen Rabbit becomes a boy's most cherished toy, sharing in the adventures of childhood, from glorious summer days playing in the forest to cozy nights snuggled beneath warm covers. As the days pass, the rabbit's colors fade and his whiskers fall away, but the boy's love for him only deepens.
Sarah Greene and The Children's Company put together a collection of our favourite nursery rhymes. From the classic 'Here We Go Round the Mullberry Bush' to the much loved 'Polly Put the Kettle On', theres something for everybody. So come on, sing-along, and have a lovely time!
Chris Emmett & friends voice this collection of rhymes and silly songs. From 'Morris the Mole', to 'The Ten Legged Nessie Show' and more, the children will absolutely love these fun and captivating performances.
A collection of stories that children absolutely adore. The brilliant Robin and Brenda Markwell voice a fabulous retelling of classics, from The King's New Clothes to the story of Black Beauty and much more. So go on and delve into a series of enchanting worlds that we all know and love.
Enjoy a collection of classic British stories and songs about London, voiced by the wonderful Simon Firth and Sarah Harris. It's a blast from the past that your children will absolutely love.
This is the story of Hickory Dickory Dock, and Charlie Skittle Mouse has a whole day of time telling! Your children will absolutely love this fun, captivating and educational performance by the brilliant Brenda Markwell. Skittle my whiskers, it's breakfast time...and the milkman hasn't called yet!
An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors, including Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer), Chris Grabenstein (Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library), Wendy Mass (The Candymakers), and Alexander London (The Wild Ones), who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Award-winning classic about a sister and brother who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves caught up in a mysterious adventure.
"Ozma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein" published on July 30, 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" series. It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of "Oz" books.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland") is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.
The sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" finds Alice back in Wonderland and a pawn in a surreal chess game. This weird and wonderful audiobook includes the poems "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", a talking pudding, and that immortal line "Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, but never jam today".
Beloved as a children's book since 1880 (but actually meant as a satirical look at the ineptitude of the upper class), these selected tales of the misadventures, difficulties, and the ever-present perplexities of the Peterkin family will fill the listener with unabashed delight!
Here's an incredible collection of traditional children's stories voiced by the wonderful Brenda and Robin Markwell. Relish in 13 brilliant retellings of tales that will captivate you from start to finish; from the delightful story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', to the enchanting world of 'Aladdin and His Magic Lamp', and many more. This is a collection you don't want to miss.
Relish this fantastic edition of Snow White, voiced by the English television and radio presenter Andy Crane. Written by the renowned Tim Firth, this fun and enchanting story will have the children captivated from start to finish. Andy Crane is best known for presenting Children's BBC between 1987 and 1990 and for his current work as presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio 5 Live and Granada Reports.
Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with songs and stories! Relish in this delightful take on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', voiced by the wonderful Brenda Markwell.
Enjoy this excellent collection of princess stories read by the wonderful voices of Brenda and Robin Markwell.
Eight brilliant retellings of well-known tales that will captivate your children from start to finish, from the awe inspiring life of 'Cinderella' to the enchanting world of 'Beauty And The Beast', and many more. This is a collection you don't want to miss out on.
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversations?"
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it: it was the black kitten's fault entirely. For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering); so you see that it couldn't have had any hand in the mischief.
The classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale of pirates, buried treasure, and adventure on the bounding main! Join Jim as he tells of his experiences at sea with the legendary pirate Long John Silver as they seek Captain Flint's buried gold! A multicast, fully soundscaped audio drama presented in five episodes.