Awards & Recognition School Library Journal‘s Best Kids Audiobooks of 2019

As selected by School Library Journal, “These 10 audiobooks represent the best of November 2018 to October 2019 releases, with selections for all age groups and interests. Exceptional narration enhances the fascinating stories.” Listening Library is thrilled to celebrate our 3 picks from the list below. Don’t miss sharing these standouts with your young listeners.

The Bridge Home
Author: Padma Venkatraman
Read by: Padma Venkatraman
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“The author’s lilting and captivating narration employs almost musical tones for younger boy Muthu and others.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Also a Booklist Editors’ Choice Pick: “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

VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America
Author: Ann Bausum
Read By: Vikas Adam and Ann Bausum
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“Narrator Vikas Adam provides an authoritative voice as he chronicles the stories of activists, sufferers, friends, the medical community, and government entities.”—School Library Journal, starred review

HEAR MORE: Listen to author Ann Bausum on an episode of our podcast, This is the Author.

The Things She's Seen
Author: Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Read by: Miranda Tapsell
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“Miranda Tapsell’s narration enhances this thriller with touches of magical realism.”—School Library Journal, starred review
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