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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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Celebrate fREADdom this Banned Books Week!

Many classics you’d recognize as classroom staples made it on the list of “most challenged books” including Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY (one of my personal favorites) and J.D. Salinger’s THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.

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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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