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Wackadoo! Big-Name Celebrities Read Stories for New Bluey Book Reads

Our favourite cheeky heeler, Bluey, has teamed up with celebrity guests such as pop royalty Kylie Minogue and sister Danni Minogue, The Office’s Jenna Fischer, and much-loved local conservationist Bindi Irwin to launch the brand-new series, Bluey Book Reads. 

Created by BBC Studios Social together with BBC Studios Kids & Family and Ludo Studio, Bluey Book Reads brings to life many of the beloved Bluey storybooks like never before. The digital 10-episode book series combines off-screen narration from celebrities with visuals from the Bluey storybooks, plus live-action shots.

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Watch the brand-new Bluey Book Reads

Two episodes of Bluey Book Reads will go live each month on the official Bluey website, with the first, ‘Mini Bluey’, read by sisters Kylie Minogue (as Bluey) and Danni Minogue (as Bingo).

Bluey is an Aussie icon, so when I was asked if I’d like to read Mini Bluey with my sister, it was an easy YES!” says Kylie Minogue. 

“The Mini Bluey story was a joy to read with my sister, Kylie. A perfect tale of sisters finding out that although they are different, they are perfect just as they are,” says Danni Minogue.

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Source: Supplied. Above left: Rob Delaney. Below left: Jenna Fischer. Right: Eva Mendes

Other celebrity names lending their voices to Bluey Book Reads are:

  • American actress Jenna Fischer
  • Aussie TV personality and conservationist Bindi Irwin
  • Olympic gold medal diver Tom Daley
  • Stand-up comedian, actor and BBC Radio 2 host Romesh Ranganathan
  • English actress and producer Suranne Jones
  • Hollywood actress Eva Mendes
  • American singer, dancer and actor Jordan Fisher
  • French actress and comedian Camille Cottin
  • American comedian, writer and actor Rob Delaney

All the Bluey stories featured in the Bluey Book Reads series are published by BBC Studios’ licensee, Penguin Random House. In Australia, Bluey books are published by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia. 

Not familiar with kids’ TV sensation Bluey? Here’s a little recap

Created and written by Joe Brumm and produced by Ludo Studio for the ABC and BBC Studios Kids & Family, this sweet and cheeky children’s series follows a loveable and energetic Blue Heeler dog named Bluey who lives with her mum Chilli, dad Bandit and little sister Bingo in Brisbane, Australia.

Bluey and Bingo love to play fun games with her family every day, which can sometimes have hilarious and unpredictable consequences! Each extraordinary adventure develops Bluey’s imagination as well as her mental, physical and emotional resilience. You can find all three Bluey seasons (150+ episodes) on ABC iView or ABC Kids.

 Our Top 10 Favourite Bluey Episodes

Who hasn’t had a little cry when Coco’s mum says to Chilli, “You’re doing a great job” in Baby Race or when Rusty decides to hit a catch to his little sister Dusty in Cricket? This little-kids-show-turned-Aussie-icon certainly tugs on the ol’ heartstrings!

To celebrate five years of Bluey (what did we do without her!), ABC Kids aired the top 100 Bluey episodes as voted by you in its Blueyfest event. 

Here’s the top 10 – which happen to be our favourites too!

  1. Cricket
  2. Baby Race
  3. Granny Mobile
  4. Sleepytime
  5. Grannies
  6. Camping
  7. Dance Mode
  8. Rain
  9. Christmas Swim
  10. Bin Night

A few other episodes that we also loved include Onesies and Turtleboy. Onesies highlights the heartbreak that is infertility while Turtleboy introduces AUSLAN to little Bluey fans.

And of course, one of the BEST things about Bluey is the Long Dogs. If you haven’t discovered this yet, check out what the Bluey Long Dogs are and why people are obsessed with finding them. 

What do you think? Do you agree? Let us know your favourite Bluey episode/read below!

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As a busy writer and mama of two little wildlings, Kylie knows what it's like to juggle All The Things. When she's not politely ushering out small children from her Zoom calls, her favourite place is snuggled on the couch with her family and a (probably lukewarm!) cuppa.

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