Listen Up: It’s Children’s Audiobook Month

Listen Up: It’s Children’s Audiobook Month

Posted by Janie Smith | 18 June 2019 | Arts & Culture, Wimbledon Kids

This month our Culture Editor Janie Smith chooses three magical audiobooks for your little darling’s bedtime, a long journey, or perhaps just spending some quiet time in their den on rainy days.

June is always an exciting month as we look forward to the tennis here in Wimbledon, including the Junior Championships. June is also audiobook month!

Beautifully narrated audiobooks bring children’s stories alive and make any time magical as they escape quietly away, totally immersed in magical storytelling.


Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) By Jeff Kinney

A brand-new irresistible diary from the Wimpy Kid series written by Rowley Jefferson who just happens to be the best friend of Greg Heffley!

A wonderful diary, written and read in a direct, straight-to-camera style. Your kids will howl with laughter as the story looks at themes of family and friendship. Rowley agrees with Greg to tell his story because, as Greg always says, one day they will be rich and famous. The trouble is, Rowley tells tales that Greg could not possibly have imagined!


You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything By Matthew Syed

As a Times number-one bestseller and 2019 Children’s Book of the Year, this book is a little different. Inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny, it is the perfect confidence-building book for both girls and boys.

If your child’s constant refrain is, “I can’t do….”,  this audiobook will guide them along the path to awesomeness. It is practical and encourages resilience and the embracing of mistakes so that your youngster can develop into a confident, ‘can do’ adult.

I have already bought an extra copy for a family member!


Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories By Ladybird & John Sparkes (Narrator)

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories by Ladybird, read by John Sparkes. A collection of 10 newly recorded audio stories based on Peppa Pig, the hit TV show. Includes dialogue, songs and sound effects from the show to keep children entertained.

Stories include: ‘Bedtime Story’, ‘Night Animals’, ‘The Wishing Well’, ‘Teddy’s Playgroup’, ‘Pet Competition’, ‘Mrs Rabbit’s Bump’, ‘Naughty Tortoise’, ‘The Rainy Day Game’, ‘Madam Gazelle’s Leaving Party’, and ‘Freddy Fox’.

The perfect end to the day… for children and parents too!

I hope that your children enjoy audiobook month. If you would like regular audiobook recommendations for your children here on @WimbledonKids please do let us know!

We’d also love to hear your kids’ thoughts on our choices once they have heard them. Happy listening!


Written By: Janie Smith | Arts & Culture Editor

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