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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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Back to School Audiobooks for a New Term

Back to School Audiobooks for a New Term

Whether you're starting a new school, about to start your exams, or just back for another year, we've got you covered. If you find reading or holding a book difficult going back to school can be particularly challenging. But, with audiobooks it doesn't have to be! We record educational audiobooks from ages 7 and up so that at least getting through the reading can be a breeze! We’ve collected some of the best back to school audiobooks in our collection, so get a head start on listening!

August 30, 2018

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Sally Green Interview: Half Bad, The Smoke Thieves, audiobooks and more!

Sally Green Interview: Half Bad, The Smoke Thieves, audiobooks and more!

Sally Green is the bestselling author of the Half Bad trilogy, where witches and humans live alongside each other. The Smoke Thieves is the first book in her new historical fantasy trilogy, which was published in May 2018.

May 21, 2018

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7 Halloween Costume Ideas From Books!

7 Halloween Costume Ideas From Books!

It's that time of year again! The time when everything is pumpkin flavoured, toilet paper finds other uses, and cobwebs are decoration rather than laziness. Halloween is a great excuse to dress up in spooky costumes and have fun with friends. If you're planning on trick-or-treating this year, then here are seven Halloween costume ideas from books!

October 30, 2017

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Back to School Audiobooks: Sound Learning

Back to School Audiobooks: Sound Learning

If you're finding reading difficult, school can be particularly daunting. There always seems to be so many things to read! This is where our Sound Learning service comes in. We record educational audiobooks from ages 7 and up so that at least getting through the reading doesn't have to be difficult. We've collected some of the best back to school audiobooks in our library, so get a head start on listening!

August 23, 2017

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The YA debate

The YA debate

Many people have discussed on book blogs who YA should be read by, if can you be too old for the genre, etc. But one recent chain of articles contained some specific, and widely varying, views.

June 13, 2016

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Junk – the book that launched the young adult novel

Junk – the book that launched the young adult novel

At the Hay Festival on June 2, Melvin Burgess received the Andersen Press Young Adult Book Prize Special Achievement Award for his novel Junk, first published 20 years ago. Since then, the young adult novel has come of age.

June 7, 2016

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Science Fiction by African Writers

Science Fiction by African Writers

The population of the developing world is growing faster than anywhere else on Earth, and the futures of the people who live there are crucial to the collective future of the planet. But most of the futures depicted in science fiction writing do not include this hugely significant part of the world. To explore why, Richard Hodson spoke to Ivor W Hartmann – Zimbabwean writer, and publisher of the anthology AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers through his independent micro-press, StoryTime.

March 17, 2016

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