Back to School Listens
Collection Development, Featured-LL Back-to-School Stories for Your Classroom and Library

After a summer of fun, it’s time to head back to school! For many kids, the first few days are exciting…but once they get in a routine, that can quickly turn to boredom or dread.

Keep young listeners interested in learning and school, or bolster them with confidence for the classroom by sharing these fun, relatable, and timely audiobooks. Read more

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Collection Development, Featured-LL What to Recommend to Young Listeners Next: 5 Summer and Fall 2018 Editor’s Picks

Curious about what to recommend next to your middle grade and YA listeners? Listening Library editor Rebecca Waugh shares some new and upcoming picks she’s most excited about (and if you were at School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog, some of these may look familiar). Have a browse and fill up your wish list! Read more

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Featured-LL, Interview Must-listen Q&A with Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books and editor of FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

Author Ellen Oh shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how audiobooks enhance diverse stories in this interview with her editor, Crown Books for Young Readers co-publisher, Phoebe Yeh. Plus, hear clips from every short story in FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES. Edited by Ellen, this incredible anthology includes stories by bestselling authors Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Grace Lin, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Soman Chainani, and Kwame Alexander—plus new author and We Need Diverse Books contest winner Kelly J. Baptist. Read more

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Collection Development, Featured-LL #1000BlackGirlBooks Creator Shares Her Favorite Stories

Being able to see – and hear – yourself within the stories you read is important but, unfortunately, doesn’t always happen. Books on Tape is proud to support diversity with the HearDiversity campaign, but Marley Dias is proof that even the youngest of us can make changes within his or her community. Read more

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