Coming soon! Free Audiobook – Lyra’s Oxford: His Dark Materials

Are you excited to return to the world of His Dark Materials? We sure are. With The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman set to release on October 19 (and Michael Sheen announced as its narrator!), we thought now would be a great time to reconnect with one of our favorite characters, Lyra Belacqua.

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Michael Sheen narrates Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE audiobook

Exciting casting news! Award-winning actor Michael Sheen (Passengers, Frost/Nixon, The Twilight Saga) narrates the audiobook of Philip Pullman’s THE BOOK OF DUST VOLUME ONE: LA BELLE SAUVAGE! Listen to a clip and watch him read an excerpt in the studio. Read more

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Download free audiobooks all summer long via SYNC

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. From April 27 through August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week, including four outstanding Listening Library titles! Visit www.audiobooksync.com each week for two new audio offerings. Once downloaded, these audios are yours to keep—but hurry, each title is available for one week only! Read more

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Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein on finding the perfect narrator for his Welcome to Wonderland series

Fans of Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, rejoice! Chris Grabenstein’s Welcome to Wonderland series is packed with fun-in-the-sun adventures…plus, there’s a monkey! The author shares how Bryan Kennedy perfectly captures the voice of P.T. Wilkie and the zany cast of characters in these laugh-out-loud audiobooks. Read more

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Family Listens As You Drive
“I’m convinced that listening to storytelling is in our DNA.”–Adrienne Kress, author of THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY

Author Adrienne Kress explains why audiobooks are a gateway for reluctant readers. Plus, producer Nick Martorelli shares how they found the perfect voice for THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY, the first audio in this hilarious and action-packed new series! Read more

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“I love audiobooks because they serve as a different entry point to literature.”–Pablo Cartaya, author of THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

 
In this guest blog post, Cartaya brings listeners inside the recording studio, describing how he connected with his characters while reading his audiobook. Plus, he shares how audiobooks have made a difference in his family. Read more

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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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Keep Your Kids Reading this Summer with Audiobooks!

Did you know that 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening*? And that 45% of our day, on average, is spent listening*? That is how important audio is, so why not include audiobooks in your children’s daily routine? Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a family road trip, listen to required reading for school, or both!

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This Is The Author | Mayim Bialik

“I wrote a book called Girling Up, which is a map of the process of becoming a young woman from being a girl, and the book literally covers everything from puberty to how we grow, how our brains work, how and why we socialize, how we cope with hard things in life and how we matter in the world.”

Learn more about Girling Up.

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