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Stories Aloud

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.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free audio reading, 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.


  1. Download

    a QR code reader (they’re free) to your smart phone 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.

“A great new reading initiative”


Explore our Stories Aloud titles

Find out more about all of our Stories Aloud-enabled picture books.

See our paperback picture books