The Best Audiobooks to Read Along to

The Best Audiobooks to Read Along to

Reading is a gateway to countless adventures, but for some children, diving into a book can feel like a daunting task. That's where audiobooks come in, offering a delightful bridge between storytelling and literacy. Today, we'll explore the enriching experience of reading along with audiobooks and how it can ignite a love for literature in young minds.

Reading along with audiobooks transforms storytelling into an experience, where the words come alive not just through the narrator's voice but also through the pages of a physical book. It's a journey of discovery, where every turn of the page unveils new wonders and adventures.

From Listening to Reading

Introducing reading after listening to an audiobook they enjoyed is a seamless transition for young readers. After immersing themselves in a captivating tale through the audiobook, children are often eager to explore the story further by delving into the pages of the book. This transition not only reinforces comprehension but also opens the door to a world of literary possibilities. And if the story has sequels or a series, there's even more excitement to dive into!

Explore the Wonderful World of Voxblock

At Voxblock, we believe in the power of storytelling to ignite young imaginations. Our carefully curated selection of audiobooks, coupled with beautifully illustrated physical books, offers the perfect opportunity for children to read along and embark on literary adventures. Here are some titles available at Voxblock that are perfect for reading along:

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher Series

Written by Pamela Butchart and Narrated by Susan Calman

Not only are the audiobooks hilariously narrated by Scottish comedian Susan Calman, but the printed books contain fun illustrations by Thomas Flintham. This audio and reading experience will have everyone laughing out loud. There are four audiobooks available from Pamela Butchart at Voxblock; Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies, My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat and The Spy Who Loved School Dinners


Cookie! Series

An image of the front covers of three audiobooks in Konnie Huq's Cookie series. In the front is Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World. Behind it are Cookie and the Most Annoying Girl in the World, and Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World.

Written by Konnie Huq and Narrated by Konnie Huq

Another great series of book that are brought to life with colourful narration through audio and funny cartoon style illustrations, which are also by Konnie Huq, within the physical books. There are three audiobooks available at Voxblock within the series; Cookie! And the Most Annoying Boy in the World, Cookie! And the Most Annoying Girl in the World and Cookie! And the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World.


Julia Donaldson Stories

 Written by Julia Donaldson and Narrated by Imelda Staunton and other voices

This audiobook makes a good addition to the picture book experience. Follow mouse on his journey and he tries to find The Gruffalo. These versions of the audiobooks include a Read along version of the recording to compliment the physical book. There are four audiobooks available from Voxblock; The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom and The Smartest Giant in Town.


Roald Dahl Stories

Written by Roald Dahl and Narrated by various voices 

Roald Dahl's stories are very imaginative and creative and they are the ideal stories to read along to. The latest recordings of these audiobooks feature narration from David Tennant, Daisy Ridley, and Romesh Ranganathan, just to name a few. The latest printed versions also feature whimsical and funny illustrations from Quentin Blake that help bring Roald Dahl's imagination to life but also contain some dynamic typefaces to highlight emotion and action. At Voxblock we have seven Roald Dahl stories available; James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, George's Marvellous Medicine, The Witches, and The Twits.

Books to Boost Reading Development

Looking to foster reading skills while sparking imagination? These books are perfect for children that are after a reading challenge or who are working on moving up a reading level. Check out these titles available at Voxblock:

The Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton

The Adventures Of The Wishing Chair audiobook front cover.

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion audiobook front cover.


Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Incorporating audiobooks into your child's reading routine can be a game-changer, enhancing literacy skills while fostering a lifelong love for books. So why not embark on a reading adventure today? Dive into the world of Voxblock and let the magic of storytelling unfold!

Happy listening (and reading)! 📚🎧


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