IPG Children's Publisher of the Year

Stories aloud: paperback picture books to make a noise about!

Nosy Crow is an award-winning publisher of multimedia apps as well as print books: we are really engaged with the evolution of children’s reading in the digital age. So we are very excited to have found a way to build great digital audio content into each of our paperback picture books: Nosy Crow Stories Aloud.

Each book comes with a free audio reading using children’s voices, complete with sound effects and original music. Just scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet and hear the story.

Our innovative idea brings together digital listening and reading print books in a way that uses today’s technology, and that works for booksellers, for parents and for children. So, now families can listen to a story, wherever and whenever they want. No messing about with CDs and wires, just pick up the phone and hear the story. It couldn’t be simpler!

Find the full list of Stories Aloud titles.

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.
  4. Keep the audio readings on your phone or tablet forever by downloading them for free as Podcasts from iTunes. Then you can listen to them without a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

Try it here! Scan the code below for the Stories Aloud edition of Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter by Axel Scheffler:

Find the full list of Stories Aloud titles.