It’s been a year for the books! Or shall we say a year for the (audio)books? Despite the strangeness and social distancing of 2020, we take comfort in truly phenomenal stories that still have the ability to connect us. Don’t miss adding these seven librarian-approved top audio picks for kids and teens to your digital audiobook collections. Read on to see why these made the list, and listen to audiobook clips!
“Dunne’s performance of this fresh young voice sincerely charms, and her timely delivery of plot twists evokes belly laughs. The most entertaining introduction to the importance of Seneca Falls in 1848 there has ever been.”—Booklist, starred review
“The most important thing about the audiobook of this letter to young listeners—and it is very important—is that it is read by the author, Ruby Bridges…hearing Bridges speak her truth will have a deep and lasting impact.”—Booklist, starred review
“Narrator Dion Graham is excellent as both Scoob and G’ma, emphasizing the humor in the story while giving weight to the realities of 1963 Jim Crow attitudes…Abundant humor cloaks subjects for further discussion: bullying, cheating, bias, and acknowledgment of the aging process. Thoughtful and enjoyable on many levels and an asset to middle school libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review