Audiobooks are now a staple in most public and school libraries, and with good reason, since they have a clear role in the education of today's "e;born digital"e; generation. Burkey, who has been following their rise in popularity for years, combines a fascinating history of the medium and practical tips for using them in a readable guide applicable to school and public librarians as well as classroom teachers. Enriched with reflections and comments from authors, audiobook narrators, producers, reviewers, and librarians, this bookShows how audiobooks not only benefit struggling readers and bring families together but also fit neatly within newly accepted standards for early literacy educationDemonstrates how to use audiobooks as classroom and library tools for learningIdentifies how to locate "e;must-have"e; audiobooks and offers advice for maintaining a collection Including an overview of the major audiobook awards and lists of additional resources, Burkey's guide will help librarians and educators unlock the educational potential of audiobooks for youth.
Audiobooks for Youth
American Library Association
A Practical Guide to Sound Literature