From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes THE PERFECT SCORE, a new middle-grade school story with a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score—both on the test and in life—is perhaps not so perfect after all. We’re thrilled to welcome author Rob Buyea to the Listening Library blog to share his own personal experience with audiobooks and why they are perfect for teachers and students. READ MORE
If you’re looking for your next young adult fantasy audiobook, have we got a list for you! From aÂ retellingÂ of the origin story of the Evil Queen from Snow White, to the third entry inÂ The DivinersÂ series, there’s a wide range of fantastical listens that have come out recently. So whether you’re an old hat within the genre or just diving in, we’re sure one of these listens will fit your earbuds.
Magnus Chase is back for his biggest adventure yet in the third installment ofÂ Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Loki has returned and is planning to set sail on Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, to bring a horde of zombies and giants to Asgard and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It’s up to Magnus and his friends to stop Loki, but to do that, they’ll have to race across the ocean to reach Naglfar before it can set sail.
As Halloween approaches, thereâ€™s nothing quite as fun as listening to a spooky audiobook. Brace yourself with an intense thriller or play the part of the detective with a captivating whodunit mystery. And if you get scared easily, maybe listen with the lights onâ€”you never know whatâ€™s around the corner!
Pssst…greetings, listeners! We just can’t keep author Jake Burt’s hilarious essay recounting his audiobook experience all to ourselves. His debut middle-grade listen, GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION! (on sale now), about a family on the run (plus, one streetwise girl pretending to be a family member—to throw the bad guys off, of course. But don’t tell anyone!) is brought to life on audio by four terrific narrators. But what is it really like to be an author about to meet the voices of your fictional creations for the first time? Terrifying, apparently. READ MORE
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.