Audio stories and books to listen to online






Many New Zealand authors – Des Hunt, David Hill, Joy Cowley, Fleur Beale, Vince Ford, Margaret Mahy, Brian Faulkner to name just a few
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The Shining Stories by Robin Nathan

Five shining stories about family, cockroaches and antiques. For ages 4+ years.

Not Your Usual Monsters by Norman Bilbrough

Stories about animals, and people, who are monsters in their own way. For ages 4+ years.

Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Series by Diana Neild

A series about Piggity-Wiggity, the youngest of Mum and Dad Piggity’s nine children. For ages 4-8 years.

Fishing Fame by Melanie Drewery

Max and Dan end up bending a few rules to get their names on the fishing fame board. For ages 4-10 years.

Sky Stories by Apirana Taylor

A collection of colourful stories connected with the sky – stories of butterflies, birds, kites, home-made aeroplanes, clouds, balloons and people from outer space. For ages 4-10 years.

Scrap: Tale of a Blonde Puppy

A series about a blonde sheepdog growing up and learning the ways of the world. As Scrap searches desperately for his mother he finds out he’s not like everyone else. Suit 5-10 years.

Heavens Above by David Hill

Grok the space traveller takes us on a journey to see various wonders of the universe, while Aunty tags along to offer her own unique view on the unearthly discoveries. For ages 6-10.

The Paper War by Bob Kerr

A story of the little people versus big business.  For ages 6-10 years

Iris’s Ukulele by Kathy Taylor

Iris and her ukulele plus friend Sidney enter the local talent quest as Masters of the Musical Universe! For ages 7-12 years.

Dead Man's Head by Jack Lasenby

Set in the depression of 1930, Dead Man’s Headtells of the lively exploits of a gang of children in a small rural town as they fill their summer school holidays. For ages 8-11 years.

The Whistle from the Blunder by Diana Noonan

A gripping, ghostly holiday thriller. For ages 8- 11 years.

Maria Stories by Rachel McAlpine

Maria’s house in the city is overflowing and sometimes, when the aunties visit from Masterton, Maria has to share rooms with her mean big sister Lani. One day old Mrs Kominski from next door offers Maria a place all of her own where she can hang out. For ages 8-11 years.

Dunger by Joy Cowley

William and Melissa have been roped into helping their old hippie grandparents fix up their holiday home in the Sounds. They'll have no cellphone reception, no electricity. As far as they are concerned this is not a holiday. For ages 8-12 years.

The Travelling Restaurant by Barbara Else

A rollicking tale of treachery, courage and magic. For ages 8-12 years.

Jellybean by Tessa Duder

A gentle story about a young girl's passion for music. For ages 8-12 years.

The Dark Blue 100-Ride Bus Ticket by Margaret Mahy

Imagine a place where you can find everything that isn’t, but should be… For ages 8-12 years.

Josefa and the Vu by Tulia Thompson

When the tabua goes missing and his family are threatened, Josefa discovers his courage as he fights alongside his guardian spirit, the Vu. For ages 9-12 years.

Shot, Boom, Score by Justin Brown

A boy is promised a Gamebox V3 by his dad if he scores 20 wickets in cricket and 10 tries in rugby, but he is foiled at every turn. For 10-12 year-olds.


Story-time in the weekends

Listen to New Zealand stories for children online or on the radio
Saturdays from 6:00am to 7:00am, and Sundays from 6:00am to 7:00am

  • National AM 1143
  • National FM 101.0
  • Concert 91.4
  • AM Network (Parliament) 1494