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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 picture books and select board books: Nosy Crow Stories Aloud.

Every Nosy Crow picture book and select board books come with a free audio reading, complete with sound effects and original music. Just scan the QR code with your phone 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.


  1. Download

    a QR code reader (they’re free) to your phone (Android). iPhone users can use the built-in QR function by scanning with your phone's camera.

  2. Scan the code

    on the inside front cover of each Nosy Crow picture book, or back cover of select board books, with your phone.

  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. 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 forever by downloading them for free as Podcasts from iTunes. Then you can listen to them without a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

Explore our Stories Aloud titles

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

See our picture books