Many of you were avid listeners last year, with our members checking out over 100,000 audiobooks! From morning commutes to sleepless nights, school exams to a new retirement hobby, audiobooks have been there to help and support many people this year. But what were the titles you loved the most? Without further ado, we present to you: the Top Ten Downloads of 2023.
Did you know that you have access to thousands of newspapers and magazines as a Listening Books member? That’s right – we don’t stop with audiobooks. Through PressReader, you can find almost any newspaper or magazine you can imagine! There are absolutely no restrictions, no extra charges, and – best of all – it won’t affect your audiobook allocation! With so much choice, it might be hard to know where to start, so the Listening Books Team have got together to highlight just some of our favourites in the catalogue and provide some helpful tips you might not know about. Simply log-in via the Listening Books website to access all of our recommendations and thousands more!
Digital devices are now part and parcel of everyday life. Today's younger generations are largely comprised of digital natives who have never lived in a world without gadgetry at their fingertips. However, constant usage of technology can have a dark side. While banning devices completely is not feasible, there are ways to encourage our children to lessen their screen time as much as possible. Here are four activities they can do instead!
Hello, I’m Elizabeth Wilkinson MBE. I am Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Eli (pronounced Ellie). Ok, so who am I and what do I do? I am the founder of Dyslexia information Day & Dyslexia Awards (both not-for-profit events), and my business is The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant. I learned about Listening Books in the early 2000’s, whilst attending the Education Show, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was blown away by what they do.
We’ve compiled some creative lists of book ideas for kids who don’t typically enjoy reading! We've got buckets of brilliant titles that we’re sure will get the young folks in your life hooked on a good book.
Having someone read to you is great. It's part of what makes audiobooks so magical. A voice can really add to the story and sometimes it's as though the reader is there in the room with you. What if a few of those voices were famous actors?
The Listening Books Members' Choice Award is back for a second year! We recently released a shortlist of twenty audiobooks added to our collection this year that have been most popular with our members. Just one of them will be crowned the winner of our Members' Choice Award 2022! So, which books are in with a chance of winning this year? In case you missed the announcement, here are the shortlisted titles.
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.
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.
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.