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8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

Listening Books have been proudly supporting schools with our audiobook lending service for over 20 years! But did you know that we have recently improved our offer for schools? We’ve built a brand-new teacher dashboard, filled with fantastic resources to get students listening to stories! Read on for the best bits of what you can now achieve thanks to this exciting update. 

May 20, 2022

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Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

In 2016, the book Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? And Other Big Questions was published. Written by children's authors Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young, it also features contributions from others with experiences of immigration like comedian Omid Djalili and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

March 16, 2022

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These Evidence-Based Learning Strategies Are Set To Transform The Classroom

These Evidence-Based Learning Strategies Are Set To Transform The Classroom

In a crisis like the pandemic, the world's ability to innovate has been tested. So far, we've found ways to pull through — and many of the tactics we’ve used have worked so well they're bound to be used even in the post-COVID world.

March 10, 2022

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25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

On the 3rd of March 2022, World Book Day will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, with the message for all children, ‘you are a reader’! To mark this special occasion, we’ve compiled a list of 25 compelling reasons why your children should listen to audiobooks this World Book Day. 

February 22, 2022

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Timeless Relationship Advice from Jane Austen

Timeless Relationship Advice from Jane Austen

Over 200 years on since her death, Austen’s advice on love, relationships and marriage is just as pertinent, because despite never marrying herself, all of her novels have love and relationships at their core.

February 9, 2022

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5 Reasons You Should Join The Listening Books Club

5 Reasons You Should Join The Listening Books Club

The simple state of belonging to a book club can bring countless social, psychological and even physical benefits. That's why we're incredibly excited to be running the Listening Books Club for another year - and we think that you should join us! Unconvinced? Here are just some of the benefits of taking part...

January 19, 2022

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Top 10 Downloads 2021

Top 10 Downloads 2021

Many of you were avid listeners last year, borrowing over 100,000 audiobooks! You listened your way through lockdowns, journeys, sleepless nights and busy days - but what were the titles you favoured the most? Without further ado, we present to you: the Top Ten Downloads of 2021.

January 10, 2022

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Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Christopher Paolini is one of the biggest living fantasy authors, having shot to fame with Eragon and The Inheritance Cycle. We interviewed him back in 2015, when he was working on his next great epic, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. To celebrate the book's paperback release, we decided to revisit our conversation with this brilliant author.

November 4, 2021

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PressReader: What's it All About?

PressReader: What's it All About?

Many of you will know by now that Listening Books members have access to PressReader: a service which provides audio access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from across the world. But how does it work, and what exactly does it have to offer? In this blog post, James from PressReader answers all your questions and more.

October 12, 2021

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Recording an Audiobook During Lockdown - Part Two!

Recording an Audiobook During Lockdown - Part Two!

Is it possible to record an audiobook remotely during covid lockdown? We find out!

September 9, 2021

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