Awards & Recognition American Library Association’s 2018 Youth Media Award Winners on Audio

The American Library Association’s 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday morning at the ALA Midwinter Convention in Denver, Colorado and we are excited to share our TWO new 2018 Odyssey Award Honors with you, as well as twenty-five ALSC Notable and YALSA Amazing audiobooks! Plus, from the Printz to the Pura Belpré, we have a not-to-be-missed list of remarkable award winners in the audio format, perfect to recommend to kids and teens at your library. Listen to clips, read reviews, and find more fun content to share below. Read more

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Awards & Recognition Listening Library’s Best Audiobooks of 2017

Does your library offer the best children’s and young adults titles on audio? Listen to clips from our 2017 all-star audios on “Best Of” lists pulled from the country’s top publications, including School Library Journal, The New York Times, Booklist, AudioFile, and more. Read more

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Traci Chee
Guest Post Traci Chee on why her Sea of Ink and Gold series is a “love letter to books” that’s perfect for audio

Traci Chee is a self-described “word geek” who, according to her author bio “loves book arts and art books.” So it should be no surprise to anyone that she had plenty to say about the art of audiobooks; her second book is called The Speaker, after all! Keep reading to hear what it was like for Chee to experience her own bestselling series in the audio format, how listening alters the way her words affect her, and why she thinks the audio editions shine a light on the heart of her series in a particularly poignant way. Read more

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Guest Post NYXIA author Scott Reintgen shares why audiobooks are a teacher’s best friend

“I’m really not sure what I would have done without great audiobooks,” says Scott Reintgen. Learn why listening to audiobooks is his go-to classroom strategy. Plus, the audiobook producer and narrator share behind-the-scenes details from the recording of this action-packed Hear Diversity pick. Read more

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Kate Rudd
Video In the studio with Kate Rudd as she narrates John Green’s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN (VIDEO)

Kate Rudd, the Odyssey Award-winning narrator for John Green’s beloved bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, is back and receiving rave reviews for Green’s newest title, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. Remind teens and adults alike that audio is the perfect way to enter this story that The New York Times calls “astonishing.” Read more

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