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Classic Audiobooks for Children

If you're taking part in the 2021 Audiobook Listening Challenge then you'll know that one of the tasks is to listen to an audiobook of a children's classic! 

In her short essay, Why You Should Read Children's Books Even Though You Are So Old and Wise, children's author Katherine Rundell writes that reading children's books gives us the opportunity to return to stories where hope counts for something, where bravery is important, and where empathy and love are vital. Ultimately, they give us hope. 

That's why they're the perfect balm for the year 2021. And why we've put together a collection of our favourites below! Enjoy! 

Children's Classics

Find your hope

The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword

Author: Ian Serraillier

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: Frank L Baum

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Author: J R R Tolkien

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: J. M Barrie

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L M Montgomery

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Author: Mildred Taylor

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Author: A A Milne

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

Heidi

Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl

The Bfg

The Bfg

Author: Roald Dahl

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Author: Judith Kerr

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Burnett Frances Hodgson

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe

The Borrowers

The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Author: P.L. Travers

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Author: Noel Streatfeild

The Wind In the Willows

The Wind In the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Author: Diana Wynne Jones