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ALSC recommends their 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings

Looking for the best of the best listens for your little ones? The Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, selects a list of Notable Children’s Recordings to honor their favorite audiobooks for kids from the previous year. This year’s selections include some fantastic selections–how many have you heard?


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2011 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults!

The American Library Association’s YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) committee has announced their 2011 picks for Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. Each year the committee selects titles that they think are excellent recordings for listeners ages 12-18. Check out these great listens for teens, you can view the full list here.


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ALSC names 2011 Notable Children’s Recordings

The American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) committee has named their 2011 Notable Children’s Recordings, recommending these Listening Library audiobooks as exemplary listens for children.


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Listening Library’s THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY wins the American Library Association’s ODYSSEY AWARD!

The American Library Association has named THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex, read by Bahni Turpin, as the 2011 Odyssey Award winner, honoring excellence in children’s and young adult audiobooks.


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The Making of a Community Sourced Audiobook

At this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC, Random House Audio, OverDrive and First Book partnered to produce a “community-sourced” audiobook of L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


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We’re off to hear the Wizard!

The final download of Lend Your Voice’s “community sourced” audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is almost here! Beginning August 25, you’ll be able to download and listen to the complete audiobook at www.firstbook.org.


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More than 300 people lent their voices to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We had a fantastic weekend of recording The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at ALA June 25-27, finishing the audiobook just in time on Sunday evening, meeting our goal with 301 total voices! Our “studio” inside OverDrive’s DigitalBookmobile was perfect—most of our narrators-for-a-day were reluctant to leave the mic after only one page, and many nailed it on the first take! We had a lot of fun recording and meeting everyone.


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