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WE’RE CHARLENE & SIMON

We started Sooper Books for our daughter, Goldie.
Now, our stories are enjoyed by millions.

It was a cosy winter's evening in the big smoke. Charlene and Simon were getting the house ready for an arrival. Goldie, the beautiful bump, would be here soon. While tussling with a flat-pack bookshelf and crates of books, the expecting duo had an idea.

What if, they said, we could carry these storybooks for Goldie wherever we went? And what if the stories she read were fresh, imaginative and curious, like us? Simon got writing. Charlene got drawing. And with a little push, Sooper Books, and Goldie, were born.

Turn the page to today, and we’re a modern family of Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed writers, illustrators and narrators. We’re here for one thing only: to bring great stories to children everywhere.

Why? Because we believe every child in this world deserves to discover the infinite joy of stories, whether reading or listening to them. Stories that help them see the world differently, burst open their imaginations and fire up a love of reading that lasts forever.

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MEET THE TEAM.

From winning Emmies® to working with Disney, our team of magical storytellers are hard to beat.

Fred

Fred

Illustrator

Goldie

Goldie

Chief Story Officer

Glen

Glen

Writer

Phil

Phil

Narrator

Ella

Ella

Operations Captain

Polly

Polly

Chief of Stuff

Morgan (Writer)

Morgan (Writer)

In Loving Memory

Charlene and Simon

Charlene and Simon

Founders

THE NOT-SILLY THINGS PEOPLE ASK.

What is Sooper Books?

Sooper Books is a book streaming service that offers a wide variety of original, world-class stories and audiobooks on any internet-connected devices.

You can read or listen as much as you want, whenever or wherever you want. 100 stories are available free of charge or you can subscribe to all 200+ stories and get new stories every month for a tiny price.

How much does Sooper Books cost?

Read and listen to Sooper Books on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV. 100 stories are free or upgrade from £2 for the complete collection (including all new stories, published monthly).

Where can I read Sooper Books?

You can read or listen to Sooper Books on any device with an internet connection, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs. All content is exclusively available right here on our website. Simply tap and enjoy—over 3 million families already do.

How do I cancel?

Paying subscribers can cancel quickly and easily via their 'My Account' dashboard in a few taps. With new Sooper Books coming out every month, however, there is always plenty to stick around for!

Is Sooper Books good for children?

Absolutely. Reading is one of the most beneficial activities a child can do, on or off screen. That is why it's our mission to create the world's best storybook experience and get kids reading for 20 minutes a day—the amount of daily reading time (over and above any academic work) that is recommended by experts for optimal development.

Research also shows that consistent reading can improve behaviour, mood, mental health, grades, future earnings and even our overall happiness. It is a precious skill that we should nurture in our children from an early age. The benefits are immeasurable.