October is one of my favorite months of the year. The air starts to cool and the leaves begin to change. Everything is lovely and cozy,Â withÂ Halloween capping off the month with someÂ mischief and fun. Itâ€™s the perfect time to find a favorite pair of tall boots, plug in earphones, and enjoy the crisp fall weather with amazing listens. Here are a few recommendations:
Max Brallier’sÂ The Last Kids on EarthÂ is a hilarious adventure for young listeners. When thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan realizes he can’t take on the monster apocalypse alone, he enlists his classmates to make the fight fair. With this new team, he’ll be able to slay Blarg (the eerily intelligent monster) and not be average anymoreâ€¦or so he hopes.
Wonder Woman is everywhere. With the recent film starring Gal Gadot, it seems like we can’t get enough superheroines. Luckily, Leigh Bardugo, ofÂ the GrishaÂ trilogyÂ and theÂ Six of CrowsÂ duology, has writtenÂ Wonder Woman: Warbringer,Â an action-packed listen sure to satisfy fans of all ages.
There really is no typical high school storyâ€”every tale is differentâ€”and thereâ€™s no better way to discover the variety of experiences than through realistic young-adult fiction. Ranging from thrilling suspense revolving around friendship, to heartbreaking stories of young people reacting to loss, all of these stories make great listens. Teenagers have to deal with more in life than just tests and cute classmates: theseÂ audiobooksÂ are jumping-off points for deeper discussion.
It’s almost time to head back to school! Have your kids finished their summer reading yet? Learn how audiobooks can prepare students for the school year ahead. Read more
August is Family Fun Month. Many families use these precious last weeks before school starts to travel together. One way to make getting there and back a little more pleasant is by listening to an audiobook. Read more
There are books that stick with us throughout the years, and after reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher a little over a decade ago, I knew it would be one of them. The premise is haunting, but it begins an important discussion that needs to be had, especially in an age where bullying continues to be prevalent. It was quite fascinating to see how I connected to this title as a teenager, and now as a young adult with Netflixâ€™s adapted series.