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 Narrated by Gail Shalan

Browse audiobooks narrated by Gail Shalan, 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 Tindims and the Floating Moon The Tindims and the Floating Moon
    1
  2. Wind in the Willows Wind in the Willows
    2
  3. Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants
    3
  4. You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
    4
  5. Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie
    5
  6. 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World
    6
  7. The Explorer The Explorer
    7
  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
    8
  9. Booked Booked
    9
  10. The Crossing The Crossing
    10
Filter
Alone

Alone

Author: Megan E. Freeman Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/07/2021

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's alone—left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned. With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten. As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie's most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie's stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?

Show more
Getting Away is Deadly

Getting Away is Deadly

Author: Sara Rosett Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/05/2021

With swollen feet and a swelling belly, pregnant Ellie bravely joins the nation's tourists in seeing the sights in Washington DC. But a fatal incident at the Metro station convinces Ellie that something is rotten in the capital city. Should she do the safe thing and pack her bags? Not likely when too many people are telling lies, hiding secrets, and acting suspiciously. Luckily, Ellie Avery is just the right woman to clean up the most mysterious cases of murder-even if she has to brave the most dangerous byways in the corridors of power . . .

Show more
Staying Home is a Killer

Staying Home is a Killer

Author: Sara Rosett Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/04/2021

Air Force wife Ellie Avery is so good at organizing she's turned pro. But when a fellow military wife turns up dead, Ellie tackles a different type of case-murder . . . Ellie Avery balances motherhood, marriage, and her own business-Everything in Its Place-with cheerful efficiency. A maestro of organization, she sees her life as an easy checklist that does not include the untimely death of Penny Follette. Unlike the police, Ellie isn't convinced Penny's death was suicide. But it's an uphill battle getting the officials to take her seriously. Then another spouse is strangled, and someone tries to poison an outspoken female Air Force pilot. Poking about in closets and peeking through drawers, Ellie hopes to find the common thread tying the crimes together. With her husband Mitch about to be deployed in the 'sandbox' (that's the Mideast for us civvies), she wants some quality time with her significant other. As the schedule tightens and the mystery heightens, Ellie's out to prove that home is not for killers!

Show more
Dark Companion

Dark Companion

Author: Andre Norton Narrator: Derek Shoales, Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/04/2021

In a future where humanity has scattered itself across the stars and Earth itself is now a dimly-remembered place of legend, two worlds of near-supernatural strangeness challenge two naive but courageous heroes. The planet Beltane had been unscathed by the all-encompassing war of the four Sectors when Vere Collis and his friends were trapped by powerful explosions on the surface. Their leader was killed, but the group wandered for days underground to find a way to the surface. They emerged to find that they were the last human survivors on Beltane. Only strange and deadly mutant creatures now roamed the surface. Elsewhere in the galaxy, Kilda's home planet had no place for her, so she took employment as a teacher and governess to two young children on the planet named Dylan. But she soon found that one of her charges has an invisible 'dread companion'-and soon Kilda knows that the companion is not imaginary at all, as it leads her charges into an other-dimensional world resembling the legends of Faerie. Though the other world has unknown dangers on every hand, Kilda follows the children across the spatial barrier, knowing that she is their only hope. Two complete novels of two very different heroes battling alien and unknown evil, and fighting to protect the helpless in worlds that are wondrous, terrifying, and utterly alien.

Show more
Moving is Murder

Moving is Murder

Author: Sara Rosett Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/02/2021

Meet military spouse, soccer mom, professional organizer, and savvy sleuth, Ellie Avery! Moving four times in five years has honed Air Force wife Ellie Avery's packing and unpacking skills. But moving with a newborn daughter and husband Mitch in tow, during a heat wave, is enough to make her turn to chocolate for comfort. And when Ellie finds a local environmentalist dead on the side of the road, her instincts tell her this was no accident . . . Ellie snoops into the activist's suspicious demise, only to realize she's getting closer to the killer . . . maybe too close! This first Ellie Avery mystery launched a series that continues to win readers' hearts.

Show more
The Little Book of Cottagecore: Traditional Skills for a Simpler Life

The Little Book of Cottagecore: Traditional Skills for a Simpler Life

Author: Emily Kent Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/01/2021

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Show more
The Throne of Broken Bones: A Weapon of Fire and Ash, Book 2

The Throne of Broken Bones: A Weapon of Fire and Ash, Book 2

Author: Brittany Matsen Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/12/2020

Emma is in a race against time to break free from her father's mark while the drums of war draw nearer. The darkness inside her is growing, so too is the hunger for power, which begs the question: Who will she be when it's all over? Adrianna, forced to remain in Sheol with her controlling protector, has begun the work of altering Levaroth's mind. But his sacrifice, along with her magic, will be just what Emma needs to survive. For Blaze, his brother's strange behavior, paired with the way Emma has withdrawn from him, forces him to seek allies and condemn his enemies--no matter how much he cares for them. They must all work together to secure the future of the earth - but from the ashes, they will face their greatest enemy yet.

Show more
Finding Faeries: Discovering Sprites, Pixies, Redcaps, and Other Fantastical Creatures in an Urban E

Finding Faeries: Discovering Sprites, Pixies, Redcaps, and Other Fantastical Creatures in an Urban E

Author: Alexandra Rowland Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/10/2020

Discover where faeries and other mythical creatures are hiding in our modern, urban environment with this beautifully illustrated guide to uncovering magical beings. From the musty corners of libraries to the darkest depths of urban sewers, faeries, boggarts, redcaps, and other fantastical species can be found all around us—but only if we know where to look. And like every other being in the modern world, these wonderous creatures have been forced to adapt to the climate, industrial, and cultural changes of the modern era. Many formerly common creatures from akeki to cave trolls have been driven out by the urban sprawl, technological advancements, and climate change while others, including ether sprites and brownies, have been able to thrive in abundance, creating homes within electrical hotbeds and massive landfills. Featuring descriptions of magical creatures from around the globe, this encyclopedic collection details the history and adaptability of more than fifty different species of fae. Describing little-known and fascinating creatures such as the Luck Pigeon of Baltimore, the akaname of Eastern Asia, and the konderong of South Africa, this book will expose readers to fantastical species from a variety of cultures and communities. Combining scholarship with modern lore and environmentalism, and featuring stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Finding Faeries is a captivating look at the fantastical beings that inhabit our world today.

Show more
Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall

Author: Jessi Streib Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/10/2020

There are two narratives of the American class structure: one of a country with boundless opportunities for upward mobility and one of a rigid class system in which the rich stay rich while the poor stay poor. Each of these narratives holds some truth, but each overlooks another. In Privilege Lost, Jessi Streib traces the lives of over 100 youth born into the upper-middle-class. Following them for over ten years as they transition from teens to young adults, Streib examines who falls from the upper-middle-class, how, and why don't they see it coming. In doing so, she reveals the patterned ways that individuals' resources and identities push them onto mobility paths-and the complicated choices youth make between staying true to themselves and staying in their class position. Engaging and eye-opening, Privilege Lost brings to life the stories of the downwardly mobile and highlights what they reveal about class, privilege, and American family life.

Show more
A Thousand Questions

A Thousand Questions

Author: Saadia Faruqi Narrator: Gail Shalan, Reena Dutt Release Date: 01/10/2020

Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender and honest middle grade novel tells the story of two girls navigating a summer of change and family upheaval with kind hearts, big dreams, and all the right questions. Mimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer in Karachi, Pakistan, with grandparents she’s never met. Secretly, she wishes to find her long-absent father, and plans to write to him in her beautiful new journal. The cook’s daughter, Sakina, still hasn’t told her parents that she’ll be accepted to school only if she can improve her English test score—but then, how could her family possibly afford to lose the money she earns working with her Abba in a rich family’s kitchen? Although the girls seem totally incompatible at first, as the summer goes on, Sakina and Mimi realize that they have plenty in common—and that they each need the other to get what they want most.  This relatable and empathetic story about two friends coming to understand each other will resonate with readers who loved Other Words for Home and Front Desk.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Show more
Hometown Burning: The Hometown Mysteries, Book 2

Hometown Burning: The Hometown Mysteries, Book 2

Author: C.K. Crigger Narrator: Gail Shalan Release Date: 01/07/2020

In the second of the Hometown trilogy, ex-Afghanistan vet paramedic Frankie McGill and resident deputy Gabe Zantos are caught up in a case of arson. A house at the end of a country road has stood vacant for years; it's occupants mice and the stray raccoon or two. When the derelict house catches fire, the only reason the Hawkesford Fire Department responds is because of the danger to the dry wheat fields surrounding it. But then not only a gunshot victim, but a charred body is found inside the house, along with evidence of a meth cooking operation. Accident, or murder? While Gabe is delving into this mystery, more trouble is piling up. An elderly man working in his shop is electrocuted in odd circumstances; another elderly man is shot and left to die on his remote farm. Only an unidentified call to the Hawkesford EMS saves him. A widow woman living alone on her family farm is nearly incinerated in a staged accident, which Frankie foils. Then a young girl where Frankie is the attending paramedic dies of a drug overdose and it appears there could be gang rivalry going on. What ties these things together? Is it the sudden rise in drug activity instigated by the Weddell family? Is it the uber-aggressive real estate agent going around trying to buy up old homestead properties? Could it be the obnoxious, land hungry Strohmeyers; a father and son farm duo with questionable morals? The thing is, Frankie inherited an original homestead from her grandparents, which makes her a target right alongside the old folks. It will take all her strength as she battles for her life when she is ambushed.

Show more
The Lady and the Lionheart

The Lady and the Lionheart

Author: Joanne Bischof Narrator: Gail Shalan, Joel Clarkson Release Date: 01/09/2017

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it's away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet-freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. It is a trade so costly that it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice. As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this Gypsy girl. It is all under the watchful eye of a guardian who not only bears a striking resemblance to the child but who protects the baby with a love that wraps around Ella's own tragic past, awakening a hope that goodness may yet reign. When their forbidden friendship deepens, Charlie dares to ask for her heart, bringing her behind the curtain of his secret world to reveal the sacrifice that gave hope to one little girl-boldly showing Ella that, while her tattered faith is deeply scarred, the only marks that need be permanent are his own.

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