Stories Aloud

Paperback picture books to make a noise about!

Each book comes with a free audio reading using children's voices, complete with sound effects and original music. Just scan the QR code (found on the inside cover) with your smartphone or tablet and hear the story!

Scan the code, hear the story! A Step-by-step guide to stories aloud

1. Download a QR code reader (they're free) to your smart phone, iPod Touch or tablet by searching on your device's app store.
2. Scan the Code on the inside front cover of each Nosy Crow paperback picture book with your smart phone or tablet.
3. Hear the story! Once the webpage has loaded, press play to hear the story - with sound effects and original music - streamed to your phone or tablet. You need a 3G or WiFi connection to do this: you can listen to it whenever and where you are connected to the internet.

Copy Cat

Published: March 2017

Hilarious kitten antics bring playground behaviour to life in this in this funny tale about finding your own way. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Don't Wake Up Tiger!

Published: March 2017

A beautifully designed, boldly illustrated picture book for the very young in which readers are encouraged to get involved in the story through tilting and shaking the book and even singing a lullaby! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

We Love Dinosaurs

Published: March 2017

A vibrant celebration of dinosaurs in all shapes and sizes! This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Dinosaur Pirate

Published: February 2017

Join everyone's favourite band of dinosaurs as they set sail on the high seas in search of treasure. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Little Mouse's Big Breakfast

Published: January 2017

Little Mouse is looking for the perfect breakfast, but he's not the only one... This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Love

Published: January 2017

Exploring the loving relationship between animal parents and their babies, and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations, these beautifully designed, padded picture books will be become firm bedtime favourites.

Baxter's Book

Published: December 2016

A charming book about books featuring the adorable (and unusual) Baxter, who dreams of starring in a book, but discovers that isn't quite as simple as it seems. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Dave's Cave

Published: December 2016

A laugh-out-loud story about a restless caveman who discovers there really is no place like home. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Published: December 2016

A thief strikes at the grand ball, but can Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam catch the culprit before he scarpers? This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Old Macdonald Things That Go

Published: November 2016

Old MacDonald's farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens and horses, but what he really loves is his COLOSSAL collection of vehicles! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Poles Apart!

Published: November 2016

A warm and gorgeous tale about unlikely friends, following dreams and realising there's just no place like home. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Christmas for Greta and Gracie

Published: November 2016

A cute and hilarious picture book about two siblings sharing the excitement of the run-up to Christmas. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

There's a Bear on My Chair

Published: October 2016

With echoes of Dr Seuss, this joyously illustrated picture book by a multi-award-winning talent is perfect for sharing. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Wish

Published: September 2016

Exploring the loving relationship between animal parents and their babies, and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heartwarming illustrations, these beautifully designed, padded picture books will be become firm bedtime favourites. Now available in paperback.

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

Published: September 2016

Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call - Ghost-hunters! From the author of the hilarious Weasels and Nuts in Space. Now available in paperback.

Dinosaur Rocket

Published: August 2016

Everyone's favourite machine-loving dinosaurs are back! No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger. The MOON! This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

The Last Book Before Bedtime

Published: July 2016

Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is best of all. But the problem is, EVERYONE wants to be in that very last story! A brilliantly-designed, multi-layered book that's destined to be a much-requested last story before bed. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Funny Face Sunny Face

Published: June 2016

Celebrating all things toddler, this delightful book bursts with fun and laughter, and is a joy to read aloud. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Get Out Of My Bath

Published: May 2016

A beautifully designed, boldly illustrated picture book for the very young in which readers are encouraged to get involved in the story through tilting and shaking the book. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Baby That Roared

Published: April 2016

Mr and Mrs Deer would love to have a baby, and one day their wish comes true: they find a little antlered bundle on their doorstep. But things are not as they seem, and some dear little babies turn out to be monsters. A paperback edition with a new look, foiled cover and a free audio reading.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

Published: April 2016

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are the two hapless robber dogs who decided on a career-change after one bungled burglary too many. Now they are back running their own little bakery, but there is a new robber in town - will they be able to stop her and save the day? This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading.

Who Woke the Baby?

Published: March 2016

It's early morning in the jungle and little gorilla is NOT happy. Whoever woke him up?! Irresistible illustrations, coupled with a satisfying cyclical text and repeated refrains, make this an unforgettable, read-along romp of a book. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Owl Wants to Share at Moonlight School

Published: February 2016

A gentle, reassuring tale which is perfect for all little ones who are about to start school. The gorgeous follow up to Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Cinderella

Published: January 2016

From acclaimed illustrator Ed Bryan, this magical retelling of the world's favourite fairy tale is perfect for sharing with the very young. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Published: January 2016

From acclaimed illustrator Ed Bryan, this magical retelling of the world's favourite fairy tale is perfect for sharing with the very young. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Little Red Riding Hood

Published: January 2016

From acclaimed illustrator Ed Bryan, this magical retelling of the world's favourite fairy tale is perfect for sharing with the very young. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Love Always Everywhere

Published: January 2016

A joyful, inspirational book that celebrates love in its many forms. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Littleland: All Year Round

Published: January 2016

Designed to stimulate speech and build vocabulary, this busy book is full of familiar scenes and fascinating detail. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Three Little Pigs

Published: January 2016

This hilarious and beautiful retelling of the classic children's fairy tale is sure to get everyone in the family giggling. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Cinderella's Sister and the Big Bad Wolf

Published: December 2015

Think you know the story of Cinderella? Think again. This laugh-out-loud picture book turns the traditional tale TOTALLY upside down! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Fairiest Fairy

Published: December 2015

A charming rhyming story with an uplifting message about a fairy called Betty who never quite seems to get things right. This paperback edition included a free audio reading.

Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten

Published: November 2015

With sparkly glitter on every page, this tactile treat from a new picture book talent follows Princess Penelope's search for her mischievous kitten. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Published: November 2015

Another fabulously funny picture book for every little girl who knows that she can save the day better than any boy! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Big Monster Snoreybook

Published: November 2015

With masses of monsters to spot and an awesome onomatopoeic text, this is a book that will be enjoyed over and over again. But be careful! Sometimes the smallest monsters of all are the ones to watch out for! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Snow Bunny's Christmas Gift

Published: October 2015

From the creator of the highly-acclaimed Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish comes this brand new tale about the little bunny with a big heart, and the true gift of friendship. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Princess and the Giant

Published: August 2015

A gorgeous rhyming picture book about the power of bedtime stories. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Pip and Posy: Look and Say

Published: August 2015

Pip and Posy are back in a story about the dramas of toddler life, created by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. This time in an 'I-Spy' format. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

A Lullaby for Little One

Published: August 2015

A beautifully lyrical lullaby illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Charles Fuge. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Littleland: Around the World

Published: May 2015

This picture book for the very young features ten Littleland friends - join them on a fantastic voyage of discovery around the world. There are fascinating new sights and sounds to be identified in each country, from the UK to Japan to Australia! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Use Your Imagination

Published: April 2015

An inventive, entertaining story about how an imaginative rabbit outwits a wolf and becomes the hero of his own adventure. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Because I Love You

Published: April 2015

A charming and delightful story, beautifully illustrated and foiled throughout, about a mother's love, that will warm the hearts of readers young and old! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading

Toot Goes to Dinosaurland

Published: February 2015

This adorably inquisitive new character from a much-loved picture book team is perfect for dinosaur-mad pre-schoolers. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Dinosaur Rescue!

Published: January 2015

Dinosaurs, rescue vehicles and adventure combine in this absolutely winning picture book. A follow up to the hugely successful 'Dinosaur Dig' and 'Dinosaur Zoom'. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Princess and the Presents

Published: January 2015

A comic tale for pampered princesses everywhere, from the best-selling creators of The Princess and the Peas. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Published: August 2014

With buckets of yuck appeal and a cast of larger than life characters, this laugh-out-loud, rip-roaring romp of a pirate story is packed with dynamic illustrations from award-winning illustrator Chris Mould. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten

Published: August 2014

With sparkly glitter on every page, this tactile treat from a new picture book talent follows Princess Penelope's search for her mischievous kitten. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Troll Swap

Published: July 2014

A warm and witty picture book about a young girl and a troll who both feel a bit out of place. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Spells-A-Popping, Granny's Shopping

Published: June 2014

The third hilarious adventure in this picture book series about a little girl whose Granny is (shhh, whisper it!) a witch. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading via download.

Littleland: All Day Long

Published: March 2014

Designed to stimulate speech and build vocabulary, this busy book is full of familiar scenes and fascinating detail. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Published: February 2014

The fourth book of a series about the dramas of toddler life created by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo which has sold more than two million copies world-wide. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Published: January 2014

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are the world's most useless burglars. When their master plan for a robbery goes hopelessly wrong again, they discover that crime doesn't pay but cupcakes certainly do! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Just Right for Two

Published: January 2014

A beautiful, heartwarming picture book celebrating the importance of friendship. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Digger Dog

Published: December 2013

Digger Dog loves to dig - with diggers! The bigger the machine, the better. But what will he need to dig up the biggest bone in the whole world? This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Pip and Posy: the Scary Monster

Published: November 2013

A paperback edition of a Pip and Posy story about the dramas of toddler, life created by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo which has sold more than two million copies world-wide. This edition includes a free audio reading available via download.

Open Very Carefully

Published: October 2013

What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen out of one story and into yours and was - not to put too fine a point on it - furious? A wonderful picture 'book about books'. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish

Published: October 2013

One snowy Christmas Eve, a small bunny goes in search of Santa to ask him to make her Christmas wish come true. With foil throughout for added sparkle, this is a perfect seasonal story to share. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Whizz, Pop, Granny Stop!

Published: October 2013

There is more trouble afoot for the little girl whose granny is (still whisper it) a witch, whom we first met in Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble.

Guinea Pig Party

Published: September 2013

Count to ten and back again with the world's sweetest guinea pigs at a party featuring presents, cakes and games galore! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Dinosaur Zoom

Published: June 2013

The dinosaurs are back and this time they're revving, roaring and racing. to a dinosaur birthday party! This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

The Princess and the Peas

Published: June 2013

For royally fussy eaters everywhere, a wittily told rhyming take on a classic fairytale. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

Published: March 2013

Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in this series about the dramas of toddler life created by Axel Scheffler, whose books, including the modern classic, The Gruffalo - which has sold more than two million copies world-wide - have been translated into 29 languages. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Published: March 2013

Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in this series about the dramas of toddler life created by Axel Scheffler, whose books, including the modern classic, The Gruffalo - which has sold more than two million copies world-wide - have been translated into 29 languages. This paperback edition includes a free audio reading.

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

Published: February 2013

Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear as was wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives? This paperback editions includes a free audio reading via download.

Just Right For Christmas

Published: November 2012

Rhythmical writing and vibrant, energetic pictures bring to life this lovely story with a Christmas message that giving is as fun as receiving. This paperback edition has a sparkling foil cover for even more appeal.

Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble

Published: October 2012

If your granny was a little bit, well, different from other grannies, would you want to change her? A gorgeous picture book about loving people just the way they are. This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading via download.

Dinosaur Dig!

Published: December 2011

A fantastic picture book that combines a little boy's two favourite things: dinosaurs and machines!

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