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Classics, Humour, Adventure: Top 10 Audio Books for Kids

October 18, 2018

Every Monday we bring you the Weekly Top 10 bestselling children’s books but this time we’re revealing the Top 10 bestselling audio books from Bolinda audio for September. The list is a wonderful mix of classics, humour and a bit of adventure thrown in for good measure. Indulge yourself and the kids by listening to Kate Winslet read The Enchanted Wood, laugh yourself silly listening to Matt Stanton reading from Funny Kid Prank Wars or be intrigued by secret clubs and detective work with Sally Rippin’s Billy B Brown Collection. Enjoy your listening!

The Enchanted Wood: Faraway Tree #1 by Enid Blyton | Read by Kate Winslet

The timeless classic that introduced Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the magical world of the Faraway Tree.

Follow what happens when three children discover their very own Enchanted Wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree.

Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.

 The Magic Faraway Tree #2 by Enid Blyton | Read by Kate Winslet

In the middle of the Enchanted Wood you can hear the trees whispering “Wisha-Wisha” and amongst the thick forest is the most enchanted tree in the world – the magic Faraway Tree. Here, fairy folk live on every branch.

Meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and Saucepan Man, and visit the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree – including the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy and and Land of Do-As-You-Please where the children ride in a runaway train! Enid Blyton has created a magical journey for children with The Magic Faraway Tree.

 The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffith | Read by Stig Wemyss

Join Andy and Terry in their wonderfully wild and wacky 104-storey treehouse. You can throw some refrigerators, make some money with the money-making machine (or honey if you’d prefer-it makes that too), climb the never-ending staircase, have a bunfight, deposit some burps in the burp bank, get totally tangled up in the tangled-up level, or just take some time out and relax in the peaceful sunny meadow full of buttercups, butterflies and bluebirds.

Charlotte’s Web by E. B.White | Read by E. B.White

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte’s Web has become one of America’s best-loved children’s books. For fifty years, this timeless tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

The Folk of the Faraway Tree#3 by Enid Blyton | Read by Kate Winslet

Joe, Beth and Frannie have a visit from Connie, who just cannot believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there – Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the Saucepan Man.

Together the children climb the tree and meet the magical friends, and visit the mysterious Land of Secrets, the Land of Giants, the Land of Tea Parties and the Land of Enchantments.

After a few marvellous adventures, Connie is enthralled by the Faraway Tree and the folk who inhabit it.

Classic Magic: Possum Magic and Other Stories by Mem Fox | Read by Mem Fox

A selection of storytelling magic from Australia’s most successful author for young children.

Mem Fox is Australia’s most successful author of books for young children. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the highest selling picture book ever in Australia.

Classic Magic, narrated by Mem, is a selection of her most popular and beloved stories. There are nine stories here, including: Possum Magic, Sleepy Bears, Hattie and the Fox, Koala Lou, The Goblin and the Empty Chair, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge, Hunwick’s Egg, Wombat Divine, Sail Away.

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffith | Read by Stig Wemyss

Join Andy and Terry in their now 91-storey spectacular treehouse. They’ve added 13 new levels, including the world’s most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button …

Funny Kid Prank Wars: Funny Kid # 3 by Matt Stanton | Read by Matt Stanton

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates, Funny Kid is the mega-bestseller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. As he and his classmates head off on a camping trip, the new boy, Tyson, decides to play some jokes of his own.

Max is the funny kid … and now there’s a prank war to be won!

Monsters in the lake, smuggling ducks, dig-your-own toilets, capsizing canoes, absolutely not falling in love and beans that give you the runs are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new adventure.

Frankie Fish And The Great Wall Of Chaos by Peter Helliar | Read by Peter Helliar

From Australia’s favourite comedian and children’s author Peter Helliar comes the second book in his bestselling Frankie Fish series! A hilarious time-travel adventure about mega-mischief, misbehaving grandparents and one very naughty dog …

Pranksters Frankie Fish and Drew Bird have got hold of Grandad’s time machine, but it’s no laughing matter. Grandad and Nanna have disappeared to 17th century China, and it’s up to Frankie and Drew to save them!

With the help of a mysterious new friend, the boys must overcome armed guards, giant dragons and one GIANT wall to get to the Emperor’s secret prison. But even if they can get inside, how will they break Grandad and Nanna out – and get them home again?

The Billie B Mysteries Collection by Sally Rippin | Read by Eloise Mignon

Join Billie B Brown and the Secret Mystery Club as they solve three spooky Billie B mysteries!

The fabulous Billie and her pals in the Secret Mystery Club solve three neighbourhood whodunits in their own special way!

Spooky House: Billie and her friends dare each other to explore the spooky house at the end of the street. They are sure it’s haunted. Sooo scary! But if anyone can handle ghosts, it’s Billie B Brown!

Code Breaker: One day Billie and Jack find a note hidden under a rock at school. It seems to be written in code! It’s time the two friends put their code-breaking skills to the test.

Playground Detectives: Billie and the Secret Mystery Club have a new case to solve. Who has put leaves in Lola’s sandwich? It’s a real mystery. Soon everyone suspects Benny, but could they have the wrong kid? It’s up to the SMC to find the real culprit!

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