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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Rob Buyea guest post
Guest Post How his job as a classroom teacher helped THE PERFECT SCORE author Rob Buyea discover the power of audiobooks.

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes THE PERFECT SCORE, a new middle-grade school story with a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score—both on the test and in life—is perhaps not so perfect after all. We’re thrilled to welcome author Rob Buyea to the BOT blog to share his own personal experience with audiobooks and why they are perfect for teachers and students. Read more

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Promotions & Events Rev Up Family Road Trips This Fall —
WIN Audiobooks for Your Library

Happy October! As a fall chill fills the air and patrons prep for holiday travel, remind your community that audiobooks are a sweet treat the entire family can enjoy together! Point your patrons toward your audiobook collection to find some of the most popular, in-demand titles on your holds list that can be enjoyed on the go. Read more

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Jake Burt guest post
Guest Post Author Jake Burt was terrified about who would read his audiobook. “And then I heard Tara Sands.”

Pssst…greetings, librarians and listeners! We just can’t keep author Jake Burt’s hilarious essay recounting his audiobook experience all to ourselves. His debut middle-grade listen, GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION! (on sale now), about a family on the run (plus, one streetwise girl pretending to be a family member—to throw the bad guys off, of course. But don’t tell anyone!) is brought to life on audio by four terrific narrators. But what is it really like to be an author about to meet the voices of your fictional creations for the first time? Terrifying, apparently. Read more

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