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Ascend Online

127 ratings

Summary

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the survivors desperately turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village. Realizing that this game is nothing like he's ever played before, Marcus is swept up into a whirlwind of adventure as he struggles to defend his new home, quickly finding that marauding goblins are the least of his problems.

©2016 Luke Chmilenko (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Spare Room

105 ratings

Summary

Home is where the nightmare is. The number one international best seller everyone can't stop talking about. Beautiful double room to let to single person. Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself. Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth. As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth.... This room has already claimed one victim. Is it about to take another?

©2019 Dreda Say Mitchell (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Eden's Gate: The Omen

85 ratings

Summary

Audiobook five of the best-selling Eden's Gate series! After the turmoil in the Arena, Gunnar retreats from Highcastle and attempts to maintain a low profile while the heat regarding Reborns subsides. Avoiding the human cities, he sets out to unexplored lands with guild mates and a potential new recruit. But when his Great Beast goes missing, a simple quest turns into a troubling chain of events that spawns several unanswered questions. Why is Sora unresponsive? And why are dragons threatening the inhabitants of Eden's Gate?  The king’s health may be postponing Dryden’s plans, but Gunnar’s saboteurs might have disturbed something that could be even more devastating than a Bloodletter invasion.  Can Gunnar mend the thin thread that’s holding the world from falling into chaos, and after more than a month in Eden’s Gate, will he finally cave to the temptations of an elf?

©2018 Edward Brody (P)2019 Edward Brody

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The Gruffalo

15 ratings

Summary

Read by Imelda Staunton, The Gruffalo audiobook edition, complete with a song and read-along track, brings to life the animals that live in the deep, dark wood.... A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.  A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake...and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2002 Julia Donaldson (P)2002 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Raised in Fire

15 ratings

Summary

The exciting continuation of the top 10 Amazon best seller by USA Today best-selling author, K.F. Breene! It is a common truth in my life that when it rains, it pours. The killings that once plagued New Orleans are cropping up again in Seattle. The local office is stumped. I'm called out to lend a fresh set of eyes and my unique magical touch. It's only when I get there that I realize the Seattle office isn't stumped at all. They're being silenced by the Mages' Guild, a corrupt magical institution that doesn't want word to get out of what is plaguing the city. Worse, news of my magic might've slipped down to the underworld, hitting the ears of some extremely powerful demons. What I thought was a routine murder investigation turns into a fight for my life. With the help of Darius, my stalker elder vampire, and my dual-mage sidekicks, I somehow have to dodge the Guild in order to stop one of the most powerful demons I've ever encountered. If I don't? It'll escape back down below with proof of what I really am. My life hangs in the balance, and, this time, I can't see a way out.

©2017 Hazy Dawn Press, Inc. (P)2017 Hazy Dawn Press, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Family Driven Faith

7 ratings

Summary

More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: It is estimated that 75 to 88 percent of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done. Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, antifamily society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multigenerational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. This bold book is an urgent call to parents - and the church - to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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Room on the Broom

7 ratings

Summary

Read by Josie Lawrence, Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobok edition also includes a song and a read-along track.  How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before...snap! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast.  Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! 

©2001 Julia Donaldson (P)2004 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Lionheart

5 ratings

Summary

Introducing Lionheart - the new novel from Sunday Times best seller Ben Kane.  1179. Henry II's Norman conquerors have swept through England, Wales - and now Ireland.   Irish nobleman Ferdia has been imprisoned in Wales to ensure the good behaviour of his rebellious father.  But during a skirmish on a neighbouring castle, Ferdia saves the life of the man who would become one of the most legendary warriors to have ever lived: Richard Plantagenet. The Lionheart.  Taken as Richard's squire, Ferdia crosses the Narrow Sea to resist the rebellious nobles in Aquitaine, besieging castles and fighting bloody battles with brutal frequency.  But treachery and betrayal lurk around every corner. Infuriated by his younger brother Richard's growing reputation, Henry rebels. And Ferdia learns that the biggest threat to Richard's life may not be a foreign army - but Richard's own family.... 

©2020 Ben Kane (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
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The Gruffalo's Child

3 ratings

Summary

Read by Imelda Staunton, The Gruffalo's Child is the number one best-selling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. This audiobook edition also includes a song and a read-along track. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist...does he? Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2004 Julia Donaldson (P)2005 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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The World of Poo

2 ratings

Summary

From Snuff:  Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days’ fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whomever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind. Helen Atkinson-Wood is an actress and presenter. She is probably best known as Mrs. Miggins in Blackadder the Third. She has been twice nominated by The British Comedy Awards - Best Female Performer - for BBC's Radio Active and KYTV. She starred in Ben Elton's West End play Silly Cow and guests on QI and Have I Got News for You. Helen enjoys poo picking in Suffolk, where she has a horse and a home.

©2012 Terry and Lyn Pratchett and the Discworld Emporium (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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Monkey Puzzle

2 ratings

Summary

Read by actress Imelda Staunton, Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobook edition also includes a song and a read-along track. "I've lost my mum!" Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find...Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.  Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2005 Julia Donaldson (P)2005 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Imelda Staunton
Length: 18 mins
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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

1 rating

Summary

Read by Alexander Armstrong, What The Ladybird Heard on Holiday audiobook brings to life a whole host of noisy zoo-animal characters and even a cameo from the Queen. This audiobook also includes a read-along track. One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday. Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they're even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city...and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it! Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

©2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The Smartest Giant in Town

1 rating

Summary

The Smartest Giant in Town audiobook, read by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, brings to life the friendly giant and all the little animals in this tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobook edition also includes a song and a read-along track. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-size clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2004 Julia Donaldson (P)2003 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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The Singing Mermaid

1 rating

Summary

A fantastic mermaid adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!  Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Lauren Laverne, this story is loved by children and parents alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, What the Ladybird Heard and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.    

©2012 Julia Donaldson (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publisers Ltd

Narrator: Lauren Laverne
Length: 13 mins
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The Gruffalo's Child and Other Songs

1 rating

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The Gruffalo's Child returns with her very own song to introduce a truly monster musical session! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author and the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. This volume contains nine of her best-loved songs, including The Gruffalo's Child, Nut Tree and The World inside a Book, as well as a number of other fun-filled action songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along!

©2011 Julia Donaldson (P)2011 Pan Macmillan

Narrator: Julia Donaldson
Length: 45 mins
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The Giants and the Joneses

1 rating

Summary

Jumbeelia the young giantess has a wonderful idea. She throws a bimple over the edge of Groil, and overnight it sprouts into a bimplestonk. Down she climbs into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen.

©2014 Audible, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Helen Lederer
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Healing After Loss

1 rating

Summary

After the loss of a loved one, once the services are over and the relatives and friends have gone home, we are left to enter a strange new land, where someone who has given meaning to our life is gone. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of others, author Martha Whitmore Hickman presents a year's worth of meditations for people dealing with this profound loss, offering solace and illuminating a way forward. From January 1 to December 31, each day's meditation considers a meaningful quotation or passage on grief or suffering, with sources ranging Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, from the Christian Bible to Hindu proverbs. A thoughtful, sensitive collection, Healing After Loss will comfort and inspire listeners on their journeys through grief toward recovery.

©1994 Martha Whitmore Hickman (P)2011 Tantor

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Giants and the Joneses

1 rating

Summary

Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants' land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil. Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbs, right down into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen Jones; puts them into her canvas bag; and carries them back to Groil. Soon, the children find themselves shut in her dollhouse, with no visible means of escape. With danger surrounding them at every turn, the children must use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to get back home.

©2004 Julia Donaldson (P)2006 Recorded Books

Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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A Squash and a Squeeze

1 rating

Summary

Visit the farm in this audio edition of A Squash and a Squeeze, read by Imelda Staunton and Steven Pacey - the first ever book from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobook also includes a read-along track, a song and an instrumental.  'Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.' A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2019 Julia Donaldson (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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The Snail and the Whale

1 rating

Summary

One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day.

©2004 Julia Donaldson (P)2004 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Imelda Staunton
Length: 23 mins
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Princess Mirror-Belle: Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up, Book 1

1 rating

Summary

From Julia Donaldson, the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans who are beginning to listen on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic audiobooks, Princess Mirror Belle and Princess Mirror Belle and the Party Hoppers, contains six delightful stories that children will come back to again and again.  Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From battling with Dragon Pox to helping out with the local pantomime, celebrating birthdays, having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had.  Cover illustration by Lydia Monks. 

©2018 Julia Donaldson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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The Detective Dog

1 rating

Summary

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog, Nell, has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents, too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared? Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job…and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

©2017 Julia Donaldson (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes

1 rating

Summary

A collection of funny and exciting Princess Mirror-Belle adventures by Julia Donaldson. From the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from going to ballet class to staying at Ellen's grandparents' house. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes is perfect for newly independent listeners.

©2015 Julia Donaldson; 2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 47 mins
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Zogg und Tommi Tatze

Summary

Zwei neue liebenswerte Helden. Zogg lernt in der Drachenschule alles, was man für ein Drachenleben braucht. Mit Feuereifer macht er sich ans Werk, übt Fliegen, Brüllen, Feuerspeien und Kämpfen. Eines Tages entführt Zogg, der größte kleine Drache, wie es sich für einen richtigen Drachen gehört, die Prinzessin Perle. Doch die hat ihren eigenen Willen! Ganz schön zoggig. Tommi Tatze findet sein Leben als Katze des Straßensängers Matz wunderbar - den lieben langen Tag singen und schnurren die beiden. Ihr Lieblingslied ist: "Die alte Gitarre und du und ich, wir spielen und singen so glücklich, mi-au..." Doch das Glück wird jäh zerstört, als Matz sich das Bein bricht und Tommi alleine zurückbleibt.

©2016 Scholastic Children's Books (P)2016 Hörcompany

Narrator: Ilona Schulz
Length: 48 mins
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Wriggle and Roar

Summary

A wonderful rhyme audiobook full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry! Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake.

©2007 Julia Donaldson (P)2007 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Justin Fletcher
Length: 23 mins
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Wo ist Mami?

Summary

Die Mutmach-Geschichte vom Äffchen, das endlich seine verloren geglaubte Mama wiederfindet. Das arme Äffchen hat seine Mutter verloren, mitten im Wald! Da ist es schön, dass ihm der nette Schmetterling suchen helfen will. Aber irgendwas geht bei dieser Suche schief: Ständig führt der Schmetterling das Äffchen zu den falschen Tieren. Weiß er etwa nicht, dass Affenmamas genauso aussehen wie ihre Kinder? Mit viel Schwung gesprochen und gesungen von Ilona Schulz.

©2017 Macmilan Publishers (P)2017 Hörcompany GmbH

Narrator: Ilona Schulz
Length: 32 mins
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What the Ladybird Heard Next

Summary

A fantastically funny farmyard adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard....  Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With slapstick action, animal noises and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, all read aloud by actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll come back to time and time again. Enjoy more What the Ladybird Heard adventures: What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

Length: 19 mins
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What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Summary

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.

©2020 Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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What the Ladybird Heard Adventures

Summary

Meet everyone's favourite crime-busting ladybird in this collection of four brilliantly funny stories from the best-selling 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, What the Ladybird Heard Adventures is a must-have audio collection. Includes four best-selling stories: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.

©2020 Macmillan Publishers International Limited (P)2020 Macmillan Digital Audio

Length: 41 mins
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What the Ladybird Heard

Summary

A brilliantly funny farmyard adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard.... Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own....  What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Alexander Armstrong, this much-loved modern classic is perfect story for listening to together. This audio edition of the story features a read-along track and a song for lots of farmyard fun.  Enjoy more What the Ladybird Heard Adventures: What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday!

©2009 Julia Donaldson (P)2010 Macmillan Digital Audio

Length: 17 mins
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What the Jackdaw Saw

Summary

Poor jackdaw is about to fly into trouble - will he learn to read the animals' signs in time? The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation, the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf (www.lifeanddeaf.co.uk), which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art. What the Jackdaw Saw is another beautiful book from the team behind Goat Goes to Playgroup and Toddle Waddle.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Justin Fletcher
Length: 5 mins
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Tyrannosaurus Drip

Summary

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference - perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed.... Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. This audio edition is read by Imelda Staunton and features a read-along track and a fun song! This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. Enjoy other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.    

©2008 Julia Donaldson (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Imelda Staunton
Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Troll

Summary

A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook, but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Join in the fun as two very different worlds collide in The Troll, a gloriously comic story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. This fantastic audio edition, read by Alex Jennings, features a read-along track and a fun song. Enjoy other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King. 

©2010 Julia Donaldson (P)2010 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Alex Jennings
Length: 31 mins
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The Snail and the Whale and Other Stories

Summary

A brilliant collection of best-selling 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.

©2020 Julia Donaldson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishing International Limited

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The Rhyming Rabbit

Summary

Meet a very special rabbit with an unusual talent in this brilliant rhyming story, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don’t appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own - will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a clever rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. This delightful story is brought to life by much-loved actor David Tennant, in this brilliant audio edition. Enjoy more stories by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: What the Ladybird Heard, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.    

©2011 Julia Donaldson (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: David Tennant
Length: 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Princess and the Wizard

Summary

A sparkling tale of a Princess from the author of The Gruffalo "The princess may try seven times to escape by changing her colour and changing her shape." But each time Princess Camellia changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task.  Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?

©2007 Julia Donaldson (P)2007 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Imelda Staunton
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Paper Dolls

Summary

The breathtakingly beautiful story of one little girl and her five paper dolls.  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.  A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of The Gruffalo. 

©2012 Julia Donaldson (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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The Julia Donaldson Collection

Summary

Follow the Swallow. When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile, or a playful monkey help to deliver the message? The Wrong Kind of Bark. Finlay's a real dreamer, and he's always getting things wrong. So when he brings his puppy into class, it looks as if Finlay's heading for big trouble! The Quick Brown Fox Cub. Frisk loves exploring! His mum says that nights are for exploring, and days are for sleeping. But Frisk can't stop going on adventures! What will happen when he follows Jenny to school one day?

©2000 Copyright © Julia Donaldson 2000, 2004, 2005 (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Jilly Bond
Length: 43 mins
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The Hospital Dog

Summary

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 Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie, creators of the best-selling picture book The Detective Dog - winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Award.

©2020 Julia Donaldson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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The Gruffalo Song & Other Songs

Summary

The Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along!

©2005 Julia Donaldson (P)2005 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Julia Donaldson
Length: 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gruffalo and Other Stories

Summary

A brilliant collection of best-selling 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. 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.

©2020 Julia Donaldson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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The Go-Away Bird

Summary

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 realises 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.

©2020 Julia Donaldson, Catherine Rayner (P)2020 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes

Summary

A magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way? The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this audiobook edition features an exciting reading of the story by Noma Dumezweni. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Sharing a Shell and What the Ladybird Heard.

©2018 Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Narrator: Noma Dumezweni
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat

Summary

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful audio edition of a new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond... This lovely audio download features a reading of the poem by Julia Donaldson and a performance of the poem set to music, written and performed by Julia Donaldson (vocals) and Malcolm Donaldson (guitar).

©2013 Julia Donaldson (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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The Flying Bath

Summary

A fantastic bath-time adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime, or any time at all! When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bath-time at the end of the day. With simple rhyming text, this playful and adventurous story is brought to life in this audio edition, read by Justin Fletcher. Enjoy other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the King.

©2014 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Available on Audible
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The Everywhere Bear

Summary

Read by Lauren Laverne, The Everywhere Bear is a warm and engaging story about a very special bear, from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the talented creative partnership behind The Paper Dolls. This audiobook edition also includes a read-along track.  The Everywhere Bear has a home on a shelf But he doesn't spend very much time by himself, For each boy and girl in the class is a friend And he goes home with one of them every weekend. The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! He's washed down a drain and whooshed out to sea, rescued by a fishing boat, loaded onto a lorry, carried off by a seagull...how will he ever make it back to Class One? 

©2019 Julia Donaldson, Rebecca Cobb (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The Cook and the King

Summary

There once was a very hungry king. Who needed a cook like anything.... ...but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he’s scared of...well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.

©2018 Julia Donaldson (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Other Stories

Summary

Packed full of magic and adventure, this collection of seven fantastic stories from the creators of the best-selling 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 best-selling 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 "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 best-selling 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.

©2020 Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Summary

A magical unicorn adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant....  Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a brilliant rhyming adventure, fabulously read by Joanna Page. With a read-along track and a fun song, this magical story is perfect for listening to together. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, What the Ladybird Heard and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

©2013 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Joanna Page
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Stockmann / Der Flunkerfisch

Summary

Ein kleiner Fisch, der es mit der Wahrheit nicht so genau nimmt und ein Stock, der seinen Platz in der Welt der Tiere und Menschen finden muss: Flori Flunkerfisch kommt jeden Tag zu spät zur Schule. Von großen Dingen weiß er zu berichten, die ihm unterwegs passiert sind: dass er auf einem Seepferdchen ritt, mit Delfinen tauchte oder in einer Schatztruhe gefangen war. Doch eines Tage sind es ausgerechnet die eigenen Geschichten, die den Flunkerfisch aus einer großen Gefahr retten. Auch für den Stockmann ist die Welt voller Gefahren, denn er wird ständig mit einem ganz gewöhnlichen Stock verwechselt. Aber Stockmann gibt nicht auf: "Ich bin kein Stock, du dummer Hund! Ich bin Stockmann! Stockmann! Guck doch genau! Ich will nur nach Hause zu Kindern und Frau." Mit tollen Songs auf Deutsch und Englisch vom erfolgreichen Grüffelo-Team. Zum Mitsingen gibt es die Texte im ausführlichen Beiheft (deutsch/englisch)

©2010 Hörcompany (P)2010 Hörcompany

Narrator: Ilona Schulz
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Shuffle and Squelch

Summary

A wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry! Kick your boots off, everyone. Summer's here, and so's the sun. Bright, bold and accessible, this collection of rhymes and poems for children is perfect for joining in. There are animal rhymes, rhymes to make you shuffle and squelch and clatter and patter, and rhymes to make you gallop like a horse or slide down the banister. In Shuffle and Squelch, Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page. Look out for rhymes for younger children from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Wriggle and Roar.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Justin Fletcher
Length: 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Sharing a Shell

Summary

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, charmingly read by Julian Clary, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and The Unicorn, What the Ladybird Heard and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

© Julia Donaldson; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Narrator: Julian Clary
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Room on The Broom and Other Songs

Summary

Sing along with Julia Donaldson and her latest collection of songs - fun for kids and parents alike. As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children. This volume includes nine of her best-loved songs. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has heard them on TV or radio, or enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. All nine songs are sung by the author. Now everyone can sing along!

©2006 Julia Donaldson (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Julia Donaldson
Length: 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave

Summary

From Julia Donaldson, the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave is perfect for fans who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from Mirror-Belle muscling in on Ellen's seaside holiday to the return of Prince Precious Paws. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers

Summary

From the best-selling team behind What the Ladybird Heard, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers is a delightful adventure perfect for independent listeners. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into even more hilarious escapades. From celebrating birthdays to having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had. You can guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson - perfect for newly independent listeners.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes

Summary

From Julia Donaldson, the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes is perfect for fans who are beginning to listen on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic audiobooks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes and Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws, contains five delightful stories that children will come back to again and again.  Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From going to ballet class to staying at Ellen's grandparents' house, causing mischief with their furry friends, having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.  Cover illustration by Lydia Monks. 

©2018 Julia Donaldson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

Summary

From Julia Donaldson, the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse is perfect for fans who are beginning to read on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's Magic Ball. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

Summary

From Julia Donaldson, the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans who are beginning to listen on their own. This bind-up of two fantastic audiobooks, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave, contains four delightful stories that children will come back to again and again.  Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's magic ball, going to the seaside and joining the unusual pets club, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.  Cover illustration by Lydia Monks. 

©2018 Julia Donaldson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Summary

This fantastic magical adventure is perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! Imagine Ellen's surprise when Princess Mirror-Belle climbs out of the bathroom mirror! She comes from a world where bubble fish swim in the bath, elves sleep in slippers and brave knights fight fire-breathing dragons. And while Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox - but she knows just the cure. Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is a magical story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. This fun story about an unexpected friendship is brilliantly brought to life in this audiobook edition, read by Sophie Thompson. Enjoy more magical stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: What the Ladybird Heard, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.    

©2014 Julia Donaldson; 2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws

Summary

A collection of funny and exciting Princess Mirror-Belle adventures by Julia Donaldson. From the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from causing mischief with their furry friends to having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Princess Mirror-Belle and Prince Precious Paws, from the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, is perfect for newly independent listeners.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Princess Mirror-Belle

Summary

From the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this best-selling team who are beginning to listen on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from battling with Dragon Pox to exploring a department store and helping out with the local pantomine. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. From the much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for more confident listeners.

©2015 Julia Donaldson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Summary

Night Monkey and Day Monkey's worlds are as different as … night and day! What one fears, the other loves, what one understands only confuses the other. But in learning about each other's opposite worlds, they also learn to be the best of friends. Boisterous and rhythmic fun from Julia Donaldson, the creator of The Gruffalo. Read by Imelda Staunton.

©2002 Julia Donaldson (text), Lucy Richards (illustration), Barry Gibson (music and songs), Egmont UK Limited (recording) (P)2008 Egmont UK Limited

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Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Summary

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! Jack's granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree, which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree is a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, read by David Tennant. Enjoy other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

©2011 Julia Donaldson (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Narrator: David Tennant
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Humble Pies and White Lies

Summary

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and Liz Eckardt plans to make a delicious, home-cooked feast for her guests at the Olde Mansion Inn while she revels in the holiday festivities in Pleasant Creek, Indiana. Residents eagerly await the pumpkin pie bake-off and the national spotlight it will shine on their small town when the event is broadcast on a popular TV show. Mary Ann Berne, Liz's good friend and fellow Material Girl, is expected to win the pie contest, but one of Liz's guests is also a strong contender. With the cameras rolling and everyone in town watching, the judge tastes the final round of pies. But when she takes a bite of Mary Ann's pie...she chokes and collapses to the floor. Someone poisoned Mary Ann's pie, and Liz and the other Material Girls quickly set out to find the culprit. But who would want to harm the judge? As they desperately search for answers, they discover numerous secrets and lies, old high school conflicts that have never been resolved, and simmering resentments ready to boil over.... During this season of thankfulness, Liz witnesses estranged families attempting to reconcile while she strives to make the holiday joyous and memorable for her family and friends. Will they all have a reason to be thankful this year, or will it turn out to be a Thanksgiving they would rather forget?

©2017 Elizabeth Penney (P)2020 Annies

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Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

Summary

From Julia Donaldson - the best-selling author of The Gruffalo - comes Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle. Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle features two festive stories. Ellen gets a big shock when her reflection climbs out of a mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join Mirror-Belle as she sweeps Ellen into hilarious Christmassy escapades - from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy-dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas! You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

©2017 Julia Donaldson (P)2017 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Narrator: Sophie Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Summary

Celebrate the joy of books with the entertaining Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, read by Imelda Staunton and Steven Pacey, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobook edition also includes a song and a read along track. Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog.... From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!    

©2006 Julia Donaldson (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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