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Awards & Recognition Celebrating our 2022 Odyssey Honor Audiobooks: PERFECTLY PARVIN and EMMANUEL’S DREAM

Have you heard? The American Library Association’s Odyssey Award committee has named two Listening Library titles as 2022 Odyssey Honors, recognizing excellence in children’s and young adult audiobooks: PERFECTLY PARVIN by Olivia Abtahi, narrated by Mitra Jouhari and EMMANUEL’S DREAM: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, read by Adjoa Andoh! Read more

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Collection Development, Promotions & Events NCTE 2021: Recommended Audiobook Collections for Educators

Educators & Librarians,
Welcome to the BOT & Listening Library website!

Whether you’ve visited us before, or you’ve been introduced to us thanks to the Penguin Random House NCTE virtual booth, anyone can download the curated classroom collections below and listen to audiobook clips by clicking on the header or images. Read more

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Collection Development, Featured Titles 3 NEW Audio Novellas from Brandon Sanderson

Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, and Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio, in collaboration with Mainframe LLC, will publish three novellas by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson this Fall: SUNREACH (on sale September 28), REDAWN (on sale October 26), and EVERSHORE (on sale December 28). Available simultaneously as ebooks and audiobooks, these new novellas are collectively known as the Skyward Flight series and expand the bestselling Skyward series, which currently consists of two full-length novels, Skyward (November 2018) and Starsight (November 2019). CYTONIC, the third novel, will be released in hardcover on November 23. Read more

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Collection Development Do You Offer the Youngifications on Audio of These Bestselling Nonfiction Titles?
Check your collections for these impactful youngifications of some of today’s most popular nonfiction titles on audio. Audiobooks promote literacy and can expose young readers to new vocabulary or help improve their comprehension and literacy skills. Visit Sound Learning for a closer look at how audiobooks can impact reading accuracy, vocabulary skills, pronunciation, reading speed and more. And remind parents and caregivers at your library about these top-notch productions perfect for family book clubs. We’ve highlighted a few forthcoming youngification editions below. Read more
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