28 Audiobooks for All Ages | Multimedia Reviews

28 Audiobooks for All Ages | Multimedia Reviews

These reviews from the July issue feature audio performances of books by Nic Stone, Melissa Albert, Nikki Grimes, and Walter Dean Myers, among others.


A Bevy of Board Books, Jacqueline Woodson's Latest Novel, & 46 other outstanding titles | Starred Reviews, July 2020

SLJ Reviews, Jul 08, 2020
Essential and exceptional titles reviewed in our July 2020 issue, including picture books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction, graphic novels, and audiobooks for children and teens.

Honoring John Lewis | A Brief Resource Roundup

SLJ staff, Jul 31, 2020
A PBS documentary, a picture book about his boyhood aspirations to become a preacher, and his own graphic memoir trilogy invite young readers into the life and battles of the late, beloved John Lewis.

Little House, Big Problem: What To Do with “Classic” Books That Are Also Racist

Marva Hinton, May 28, 2020
Students have been reading To Kill a Mockingbird, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the “Little House” series for generations, and having these “classics” available in school libraries is a given. Should that change?

'Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me,' 'Guts' Win at 2020 Eisner Awards

SLJ Staff, Jul 27, 2020
Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and Raina Telgemeier earned multiple awards at the annual comic industry awards. 

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
More than 1,000 librarians responded to School Library Journal's survey, offering insight into the profession during remote learning forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here is the full report on our findings.

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, fielded from April 2 to April 12.

SLJ staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to getting materials returned to the library, most librarians don't appear all that concerned, found School Library Journal's survey. In fact, 48 percent haven't made a plan for that.


Kathy Ishizuka, Apr 23, 2020
For educators, a lot has changed amid a global pandemic—and at the same time, much hasn’t. 

Kara Yorio, Jan 28, 2020
Lee & Low Books' Diversity Baseline Survey 2.0 shows the publishing industry has not become measurably more inclusive since 2015.

SLJ Staff, Feb 28, 2020
The discussions in the spring set of free, one-hour professional development programs will tackle serving striving readers, information inequity, and news literacy.


SLJ Staff, Jan 31, 2019
On the Diverse Books Survey page, users can access related content, newly updated, as well as our Diverse Books Survey report.

Kara Yorio, Oct 24, 2018
While in the minority, the SLJ Diverse Books Survey reveals some librarians are declining to purchase books with diverse characters to avoid a challenge.

SLJ Reviews Editors, May 28, 2020
Some curriculum staples misrepresent cultures, reinforce racist or sexist ideas, and contain pejorative descriptions. Try these books instead of “The Little House” series, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

SLJ Reviews, Jun 02, 2020
From inventors and engineers to scientists and artists, the individuals profiled in these captivating read-alouds will inspire young readers (and their grown-ups). Looking for more summer reading recommendations? SLJ is publishing lists all summer long—from family stories to mysteries to teen reads.  

Laura Gardner, Mar 26, 2020
School librarian Laura Gardner offers best practices to stay connected with students and keep the fun factor high. 

Vanessa Willoughby, Jun 18, 2020
These picture books, with their exuberant illustrations and positive prose, offer portraits of Black joy, within and beyond the African diaspora.

SLJ Reviews, Jun 14, 2020
History, science, current events, and social sciences are explored in these highly engaging narrative and expository nonfiction texts for middle grade readers. 

SLJ Reviews, Jun 04, 2020
From crafting to cooking to stargazing, these lists recommend several books on a common theme or subject with selections for a variety of ages and reading levels—making them perfect ways to inspire reading, talking, and playing together as a family. 

SLJ Reviews, May 28, 2020
Essential and exceptional titles reviewed in our June 2020 issue, including picture books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction, and graphic novels for children and teens.

Unlock kids' creativity with episodes about origami, bookmaking, beavers, and more inspirations.

Brigid Alverson, Apr 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools. With libraries, bookstores, and comic shops mostly off-limits as well, readers are going online, and publishers and creators have responded with free comics and related resources. Here’s a look at those offerings.

Paula Willey, Apr 23, 2020
The graphic format can effectively tell complex stories and engage young readers. Encompassing first-person accounts of historical events and guides that address gender and identity, these titles meet the highest standards for nonfiction and are "inclusive, respectful, accurate, and informative."

SLJ Staff, Jun 05, 2020
In recent years, we’ve seen graphic novelists take on increasingly complex topics, and this year’s Eisner Award nominations reflect artists’ willingness to push the format to its limits, from a poignant tale of racist microaggressions to an exploration of childhood anxiety to dynamic reimagining of a misunderstood supervillain.

Lori Henderson, Jun 15, 2020
Check this week's list of new and catchup releases from Diamond Distributors, featuring titles from Papercutz and Viz Media.
Brigid Alverson, Jun 24, 2020
With her new graphic novel series “The Weirn Books,” creator Svetlana Chmakova steps away from the sunny classrooms of Berrybrook Middle School to another school in a darker realm.

Mahnaz Dar, Apr 06, 2020
Looking for ways to keep your comics-loving kids and teens occupied? These free webcomics promise to eat up hours of time.

Brigid Alverson, Apr 22, 2020
2020 is turning out to be a bumper year for cat stories of all kinds. Here’s a look at some of this year’s cat tales.

Kathy Ishizuka, Apr 23, 2020
For educators, a lot has changed amid a global pandemic—and at the same time, much hasn’t. 

Kimberly Olson Fakih, May 19, 2020
Our monthly Q&A with writers whose first YA books are out now, debuting in the time of coronavirus.

Matthew Cordell, May 08, 2020
Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell discusses his picture book biography Hello, Neighbor! and why Mister Rogers's brand of unconditional kindness is much needed during these uncertain times.
Robin Willis, May 20, 2020
Writing teen fiction as a teen is different than as an adult. Even at twenty, barely an adult, I can see the difference in my writing from when I was fourteen, and not just skill wise. There’s quite a few scenes in Jack of All Trades that make me cringe now, that make me think […]
Esther Keller, May 01, 2020
Can you listen to a comic? The GC4K bloggers discuss what they think about audiobooks in general and comics adaptations in particular.
Travis Jonker, May 18, 2020
The most astonishingly unconventional children's books of the year.
Jason Low, May 07, 2020
Employees with disabilities and chronic illnesses have long fought for basic accommodations now granted to millions of workers from home. Here's what else is needed.

Mahnaz Dar, Apr 22, 2020
The celebrated graphic novelist had to learn to love sports to tell a larger story of basketball dreams in Dragon Hoops.