LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Audiobooks by Julia Donaldson

Browse audiobooks by Julia Donaldson, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading4Kids Top 10

  1. The Beatrix Potter Collection The Beatrix Potter Collection
    1
  2. A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington
    2
  3. Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
    3
  4. Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi
    4
  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
    5
  6. Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest
    6
  7. New Kid New Kid
    7
  8. Cane Warriors Cane Warriors
    8
  9. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
    9
  10. Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
    10
Filter
The Teeny Weeny Genie

The Teeny Weeny Genie

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Samuel West Release Date: 01/08/2021

A brilliantly entertaining 'be-careful-what-you-wish-for' tale that's full of farmyard fun – from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Anna Currey in her charming, classic style. Old Macdonald is cleaning out his farmhouse kitchen when he comes across a dusty old teapot. And no one could be more surprised when a wish-granting genie pops out of the spout. Old Macdonald wishes for a wife, who wishes for a baby. A baby who wishes for a dog, who wishes for a cat, who wishes for some mice! It doesn't take long before the farmyard starts getting very busy, and VERY noisy! Will the genie ever get a break from granting wishes, and find some peace? If only there was someone who could grant him a wish . . . The Teeny Weeny Genie is a magical picture book adventure packed with lots of favourite farmyard animals from Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey, creators of Rosie's Hat and One Ted Falls Out of Bed.

Show more
The Hospital Dog

The Hospital Dog

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Floella Benjamin Release Date: 01/10/2020

Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson, The Hospital Dog is a big-hearted tale about a very special, very brave dog. Here is a dog, a Dalmatian called Dot, Is she quite ordinary? NO, SHE’S NOT! After their breakfast and a swim in the sea, Dot and her owner Rose jump on the bus to the hospital. Dot loves visiting the children of Wallaby Ward and they’re always pleased to see her too; from a crying baby to a bored teenager – a pat, a stroke and a cuddle with Dot cheers everyone up. But the work of the hospital dog doesn’t stop there and when one of her patients is in trouble, it’s up to Dot to save the day! A fantastic rhyming story from Julia Doanldson and Sara Ogilvie, creators of the bestselling picture book, The Detective Dog – winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Award.

Show more
The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Noma Dumezweni Release Date: 01/09/2020

A gorgeous story about friendship and working together, perfect for listening to in the car, at home, at bedtime – and any time at all! ‘The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.’ One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realizes that she might need some friends after all . . . The Go-Away Bird is a brilliant rhyming story from Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and the award-winning Catherine Rayner. A charming story about the power of friendship from a thrilling creative partnership, this wonderful audio edition is read by Noma Dumezweni and features a read-along track – perfect for listening to together.

Show more
Hippo Has a Hat

Hippo Has a Hat

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens Release Date: 01/09/2020

A fantastic rhyming animal story, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all! There's chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree. Zebra's zip is stuck and Toad's tracksuit is far too big, but Flamingo finds a stylish bag, and Caterpillar's shoes are really cool. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this story, so join in the fun – you've never seen a fashion show like it! Hippo Has a Hat is a brilliant rhyming story from the favourite preschool partnership of Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. Read by Michael Fenton Stevens and featuring a read-along track, this audio edition of the story is sure to delight toddlers everywhere!

Show more
Cave Baby

Cave Baby

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Imelda Staunton Release Date: 01/09/2020

A prehistoric adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all! A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall? Created by the critically acclaimed author Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenaway medal winner Emily Gravett, Cave Baby celebrates the messy creativity of babies!

Show more
The Gruffalo and Other Stories

The Gruffalo and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Steven Pacey Release Date: 01/08/2020

A brilliant collection of bestselling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Go 'Grrrr . . .' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This fantastic collection includes four stories: The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town and Monkey Puzzle.

Show more
The Snail and the Whale and Other Stories

The Snail and the Whale and Other Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Imelda Staunton, Josie Lawrence, Julia Donaldson, Steven Pacey Release Date: 01/08/2020

A brilliant collection of bestselling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Josie Lawrence, Steven Pacey and Imelda Staunton – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Travel the world with the little snail and the humpback whale, soar through the sky with the witch and her animal friends, join the Gruffalo's Child as she searches for the mysterious Big Bad Mouse, and enjoy the world inside a book with Charlie Cook! The Snail and the Whale and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Josie Lawrence, Steven Pacey and Imelda Staunton, and each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This fantastic collection includes four stories: The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo's Child and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.

Show more
What the Ladybird Heard Adventures

What the Ladybird Heard Adventures

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Alexander Armstrong Release Date: 01/07/2020

Meet everyone's favourite crime-busting ladybird in this collection of four brilliantly funny stories from the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, read by Alexander Armstrong – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Join in the fun with the clever little ladybird as she thwarts the cunning plans of two greedy thieves, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, time and time again. From a plot to steal the farmer's fine prize cow to a wicked plan to take the Queen's crown jewels, it's up to the tiniest, quietest creature of all to save the day. Featuring a cast of much-loved farmyard and zoo animals, sea creatures and even a magical mermaid, these fantastic rhyming stories from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks are perfect for listening to together. Brought to life for audio by Alexander Armstrong and including the What the Ladybird Heard Song, music and sound effects, The What the Ladybird Heard Adventures is a must-have audio collection. Includes four bestselling stories together on one CD: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.

Show more
Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories

Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories

Packed full of magic and adventure, this collection of seven fantastic stories from the creators of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, is perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Join in the adventure with Sugarlump the rocking horse when a unicorn grants his every wish, help the Singing Mermaid escape the circus and return to her seaside home, join Josephine and her extraordinary new shoes for an action-packed adventure, and much more! This magical collection features seven much-loved stories from the bestselling picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With lively performances from Julian Clary, Noma Dumezweni, Lauren Laverne, Joanna Page, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant and Sophie Thompson, and including the Sugarlump and the Unicorn Song, music and sound effects, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories is a must-have audio collection, perfect for listening to together. This fantastic collection includes seven bestselling stories: Sugarlump and the Unicorn, The Singing Mermaid, Sharing a Shell, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Princess and the Wizard, The Girl the Bear and the Magic Shoes and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox.

Show more
What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Alexander Armstrong Release Date: 01/04/2020

With a cast of wonderful sea creatures – including a magical mermaid – and plenty of seaside fun, this brilliant rhyming adventure is perfect for listening to in the car, at home, at bedtime – or at any time at all! The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they're up to their wicked ways again. This time they're planning to steal the mermaid's long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves! What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a fantastically funny rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This audio edition is read by Alexander Armstrong and includes a read-along track – perfect for listening to together. Enjoy other What the Ladybird Heard adventures: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Show more
One Mole Digging A Hole

One Mole Digging A Hole

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens Release Date: 01/04/2020

This brilliantly funny animal counting story is perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all! All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. One Mole Digging a Hole is a fantastic rhyming counting story from the favourite preschool partnership of Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. With plenty to giggle at, counting – or gardening – has never been so much fun! This brilliant audio edition of the story is read by Michael Fenton Stevens and features a read-along track.

Show more
The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Lauren Laverne Release Date: 01/03/2020

A stunning, lyrical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or at any time at all! A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens . . . The Paper Dolls is a beautiful and evocative story from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the talented creative partnership behind The Everywhere Bear. This audio edition features a fantastic reading of the story by Lauren Laverne, and a read-along track.

Show more
LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×