The Listen In columnists took the opportunity offered by World Teachers Day, October 5, to suggest audiobooks in which teachers play a central role, with titles ranging from Andrew Clements’s Frindle to Richard Peck’s The Teacher’s Funeral.
With another school year on the horizon, the focus of August’s Listen In column is on the relationships that children and teens make—with other kids and with adults—to help them navigate the stormy waters of growing up. The ten audiobooks featured are excellent for group listening and for generating discussions about what’s happening to the young people in the stories, from the poignant depiction of friendship in The Other Side to the real drama wrought by abuse in Eleanor and Park.
Have you ever listened to a story that left you thinking, wanting to hear more, and waiting for the next one? That’s what many audiobook listeners do—listen, laugh out loud, even shed a tear as the power of the story leaves them wanting more.
This is why we look forward to sharing our experiences listening to audiobooks, with a special focus on using them with children, teens, librarians, teachers, and families. Our backgrounds in school and public libraries, our [...]