Booklist Editors' Choice 2019
Awards & Recognition, Collection Development Booklist Editors’ Choice Youth Audiobooks 2019 including top of the list!

Booklist‘s 2019 Editors’ Choice picks for audio truly speak for themselves. As Booklist shared, these picks “provide youth with superlative listening experiences across the age and interest spectrum.”

Here’s what will keep kids engaged on audio…including the TOP OF THE LIST winning pick!

Youth Audio Editors’ Choice list
Click here to view the full list on BooklistOnline.com

Top of the List Winner—Youth Audio: SHOUT

SHOUT
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Read by: Laurie Halse Anderson
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“Poetry is very often written to be heard, and this collection in particular ought to be heard—spoken proudly by Anderson, out loud, and at full volume.”—Booklist, starred review
Aurora Rising
“The complexity and uniqueness of these unlikely heroes is portrayed perfectly by the narrators. From accents to sarcastic witticism, the narration brings an entirely new and exciting layer to this superb novel.”—Booklist, starred review
The Bridge Home
Author: Padma Venkatraman
Read by: Padma Venkatraman
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“Venkatraman’s narration is filled with emotion and her voicing develops compelling characters even further, transporting the listener into the lives of these poverty-stricken children, who make a family and find hope.”—Booklist, starred review

HEAR MORE: Author Padma Venkatraman on the Interplay of Sound and Silence in The Bridge Home

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Books 1-2
Author: Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth
Read By: Oliver Wyman and Vikas Adam
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“Humorous, clever writing is made even funnier by top-notch narration.”—Booklist, starred review
Lovely War
“A dream team of narrators is assembled to give voice to this unique book about love and war…This is truly an audio production for the ages.”—Booklist, starred review

HEAR MORE: Author Julie Berry Shares the Magic and Music of Lovely War

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Read By: Rainn Wilson and Norton Juster
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“Superlative! Glorious! Marvelous! The sterling Wilson brings joy to his telling…This first-rate production will please both fans revisiting this classic and those enjoying the story for the first time. Bravo! Well done! Encore!”—Booklist, starred review

HEAR MORE: Watch a video of Rainn Wilson in the studio!

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Author: Carlos Hernandez
Read by: Anthony Rey Perez
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“This character-driven, emotionally resonant science fiction story explores grief while never lacking humor. Listeners will find Sal and Gabi a team to root for and Hernandez’s world building compelling and intriguing.”—Booklist, starred review
Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky
Author: Kwame Mbalia
Read by: Amir Abdullah
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“Abduallah weaves their voices seamlessly throughout the recording. This tour-de-force is highly recommended.”—Booklist, starred review
We're Not from Here
Author: Geoff Rodkey
Read by: Dani Martineck
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“This audiobook is truly brought to life by non-binary actor Martineck, whose ability to create voices for the multitude of characters (most of them aliens) is an amazing feat.”—Booklist, starred review

Check out Booklist‘s 2019 Editors’ Choice Adult Audio List.

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