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9 Reasons To Switch To The Libby App Today

9 Reasons To Switch To The Libby App Today

Earlier this year, OverDrive (our digital partner) stopped updating and maintaining their OverDrive app. That’s why we’re encouraging all our members to try out OverDrive’s new app: Libby! This app is also free and has much of the functionality of the previous app, plus many fantastic additional features. Read on to learn more about how Libby can support and enhance your listening experience!

July 7, 2022

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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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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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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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Recording an Audiobook During Lockdown - Part One!

Recording an Audiobook During Lockdown - Part One!

We thought it'd be relatively simple to record audiobooks from home during lockdown. How wrong we were.

July 15, 2021

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