Hand-selected by committees of dedicated librarians and educators, these American Library Association (ALA) award winners represent some of the best childrenâ€™s and young adult books of the last year, and make for terrific family listening picks. We are excited to share our winners and honorees with you! Learn about them all below. Read more
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“What inspired me to write MEDITATE WITH ME: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey was I wanted kids to have a way to slow down. I wanted to give kids a beloved book that they could connect to, that they could interact with, practices that were easy for them, a way to feel their breath in their body, a way to slow down when they need it, and a way to really calm themselvesâ€¦a way to sort of start practicing self-soothing techniques that theyâ€™ll really need throughout their entire lives.”
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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
“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.”
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“Over the years, narrating Magic Tree House has become more and more fun. In the beginning, I was kind of nervous and I wanted to make sure I did all the voices right. I practiced a lot ahead of time, and now, after what, 55 books, itâ€™s just a way of life. I know the characters so well and I know the stories and I enjoy so much making them come alive for myself again.”
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“We just got finished recording the audio version of my book This is Really Happening. My book is about my life. Itâ€™s an essay collection about growing up, being in love, itâ€™s about being afraid, itâ€™s about being sick and itâ€™s about getting over it and moving on.”
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After more than twenty years, Tad Williams is returning to the world of Osten Ard, which he created in the bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. The Last King of Osten Ard trilogy is on the way in June, beginning with The Witchwood Crown. The series continues the story of Simon Snowlock, thirty years after he was crowned king following the events of MSaT. To bridge this considerable time gap, Williams has written The Heart of What Was Lost to set the stage for whatâ€™s to come in The Witchwood Crown. While MSaT was a coming-of-age epic, The Heart of What Was Lost is a relatively intimate war story that depicts two worn-down armies fighting a brutal campaign where one side faces complete extinction. Taking place directly after the events of To Green Angel Tower, the benevolent Human/Sithi alliance has saved the world and scattered the armies of their enemies, the Norns. The novella follows Duke Isgrimnur as he leads an army of Northern Rimmersmen to pursue the last of the Norns in an invasion of their harsh, frozen homeland, culminating in a brutal siege of their capital city, Nakkiga. Read more
Are you thinking about trying an audiobook for the first time, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve put together a list of audiobooks that will get you hooked on listening! From star-studded blockbusters like World War Z to heart-warming YA listens like Eleanor & Park, there is something on this list that anybody will enjoy. Try any one of these carefully-selected audiobooks, and you’ll be hooked in no time!