Coloring is calming and creative (for ALL ages), and makes for the perfect companion to pair with audiobooks! Being read to is known to help reduce stress, manage anxiety and lift our mood – which is so important for all of our mental health right now. Here are some Listen While You Color suggestions to make your next no-stress art activity even more colorful! Happy listening! Read more
*UPDATE* Watch the 2020 Odyssey Award Ceremony on ALA’s YouTube Page on June 28th, 2020 at 4:30 pm ET!
The American Library Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Odyssey Award and Honors, including Odyssey Honors for Song for a Whale and We’re Not From Here! Read more
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! Read more
by Sarah Hashimoto
As a public librarian, I often hear parents and even teachers telling kids that the only reading that “counts” is traditional reading—reading with your eyes and sounding out the words independently. Read more