Overwhelmed by awards news this year? Here’s the ultimate guide to make sure your audio offerings include the year’s top ALA Awards for kids and teens—that adults will love, too! Read more
Looking for the best audiobooks to recommend to young readers? The ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings list “includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.” Read more
We’re thrilled to celebrate our 2020 RUSA Listen List Winners! As the committee explains on their page: “The final juried list of thirteen titles highlights extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them.” Do you offer these 7 outstanding BOT titles in your audio collections? Read more
The YALSA Amazing Audiobooks list is aimed towards young adults aged 12-18 and is drawn from the previous year of spoken-word releases. Read on for the fantastic listens from BOT & Listening Library—including 4 Top Ten selections—that made the list this year! You can view the YALSA Committee’s comments and full list here. 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