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Black Panther by Ronald L. Smith | SLJ Audio Review

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman | SLJ Audio Review

The Player King by Avi | SLJ Audio Review

Out of ­Wonder by Kwame Alexander | SLJ Review

A Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales by Hannah B. Harvey | SLJ Audio Review

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All We Can Do Is Wait

An additional purchase where realistic fiction is popular or where the print book circulates well.
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Aru Shah and the End of Time

An adventurous and empowering story, based on Indian mythology, for fans of Sayantani DasGupta's The Serpent's Secret and younger admirers of Riordan's demigod heroes and heroines.
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Me and Marvin Gardens

This story of surprising friendships fits well with Earth Day celebrations or environmental and conservation units and will be a good fit for middle-grade collections.
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Love, Hate, & Other Filters

Buy this thoughtful audiobook to strengthen your #ownvoices selections and give this to fans of Tanuja Desai Hidier's Born Confused and Gloria Chao's American Panda.
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Reign of the Fallen

Overall this tale has a fantasy world with a fresh concept and would be best suited for large collections where more fantasy is needed.
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The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

Fans of John Green—esque love against the odds stories, mixed with realistic depictions of mental health, will gravitate towards this listenable debut.
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Payback on Poplar Lane

Mincks's novel is perfectly layered with humor, tension, and adversity and reaffirms that true friendship is golden. Listeners will eagerly await the sequel.
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Tess of the Road. 13 CDs

Fans of Hartman's Seraphina will be drawn back into the stories of Goredd and will be clamoring for more.
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My Name Is Victoria

A solid choice for libraries desiring more historical fiction that will especially appeal to fans of the British monarchy.
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Betty Before X.

While the pacing is somewhat inconsistent and occasionally choppy, the narrator's conviction in the power of the story being told shines through, providing a significant and worthwhile listening experience.
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The Stars at Oktober Bend

This is a superb and moving purchase for libraries where titles like Cath Crowley's Graffiti Moon are widely circulated.
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Tempests and Slaughter

Pierce devotees will revel in the adventure, occasional humor, and promise of romance in this new series opener. The story stands alone and would fit well in any YA fantasy collection.
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Runaways

Fans of the series will flock to Runaways, but it may not have a following outside of that.
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Out of Wonder. Poems Celebrating Poets

With a multitude of potential uses, this delightful audiobook is a valuable addition for all libraries serving elementary and middle school students. Adults and teens will find it appealing, too.
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Down and Across

Fans of character-driven coming-of-age audiobooks touched with humor will enjoy this debut.
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Facing Frederick. The Life of Frederick Douglass

Students of the time period, American history, and social movements will find it valuable to absorb the details of Douglass's extraordinary life.
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S.T.A.G.S.

A well-chosen narrator animates the privileged and darkly mysterious world of British blue bloods gone murderous.
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Layover

The talented narrators and high-quality production turn an interesting book about friendship, family, and love into a spectacular audiobook.
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The Player King

Hand this fast-paced, accessible tale to fans of Avi's other historical fiction titles or to readers who enjoy stories set during medieval times.
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Black Panther. The Young Prince

This audiobook is sure to delight fans of the Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, and other superheroes. A must-have purchase for any library collection.
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The Beauty That Remains

A sorrowful exploration of grieving teens complemented with narration that depicts their depth of feeling and paths towards finding peace.
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No Saints in Kansas

This would be an additional purchase only, where historical fiction audiobooks are in high demand, or where In Cold Blood is of special interest.
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Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist

Paired with the print book and the online resources found at esquivelbook.com, this is a highly recommended addition to audiobook biography collections everywhere.
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The Rabbit Listened

In its simplicity, this story is powerful and transforming. By affirming everyone's experience as they try to become thoughtfully independent, this book deserves space on the library shelf.
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Before I Let Go

The story works better as an audiobook because of how the narration paints the blend of emotional and physical creepiness. Not for those faint of heart, but good for libraries where teens appreciate dark tales with a touch of the supernatural.
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Folded Notes from High School

Teens looking for realistic high school stories set in past decades would be better served looking to classics by Judy Blume, Walter Dean Myers, and Paula Danziger.
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Fairy Mom and Me

This is an easy, fast-moving audiobook that young fairy-loving listeners will embrace.
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A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

While teaching adults about some of the stories of childhood, this guide will entertain children with humor and incredible storytelling.
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As You Wish

An additional purchase only where magical realism and studies of human nature are popular.
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The Poet X.

Libraries should prepare for eager audiences requesting multiple formats. Patrons who opt for the audio format can access Acevedo's additional explanatory track about a final contrapuntal poem.
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I Have Lost My Way

A relatable story about struggling to find oneself that will make a good addition to high school or public library collections, especially where Forman is popular.
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Her Right Foot

This is a nicely timed, evocative examination of a national icon, and a reminder of the principles for which she stands.
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No Kimchi for Me!

This bite-sized story celebrating Korean culture is perfect for very young readers and could even serve as basic bibliotherapy for picky eaters.
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Checked

This novel is recommended as a perfect addition to any library serving middle grades with a lot of dog and hockey fans.
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Hope in the Holler

A remarkable story of friendship, courage, and the power of motherly love is enhanced by a talented performer who brings its strong and memorable characters to life.
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Children of Blood and Bone

Adeyemi's epic fantasy delivers an Afrocentric world of jungles and oceans, leopanairs and coconut boats. Consider for high school and public libraries.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | SLJ Audio Review

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman | SLJ Audio Review

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown | SLJ Review

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There's Someone Inside Your House

Give this to your fans of teen horror or the Scream franchise.
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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

Yes, yes, and yes to anyone and everyone. Highly recommended to those even remotely interested in fantastical stories, the nature of good and evil, or the interplay between science and spirituality.
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Little Bigfoot, Big City

Littlest Bigfoot fans will agree it was worth the wait and eagerly anticipate the next installment.

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore | SLJ Audio Review

Refugee by Alan Gratz | SLJ Audio Review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | SLJ Audio Review

Loving Vs. Virginia | SLJ DVD Review

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | SLJ Audio Review

The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell | SLJ Audio Review

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg | SLJ Audio Review

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter | SLJ Audio Review

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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes | SLJ Audio Review

Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser | SLJ Audio Review

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Frogkisser! by Garth Nix | SLJ Audio Review

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale | SLJ Audio Review

Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb | SLJ Audio Review

Junie B. Jones First Ever Musical Edition! by Barbara Parks | SLJ Audio Review

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent by Anne Rockwell | SLJ Audio Review

Playing for the Devil’s Fire by Phillippe Diederich | SLJ Audio Review

The Colin Thompson Collection by Colin Thompson | SLJ Audio Review

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | SLJ Audio Review

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson | SLJ Audio Review

Heartless by Marissa Meyer | SLJ Audio Review

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner | SLJ Audio Review

The Best Bear in All the World by Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis & Kate Saunders | SLJ Audio Review

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Free Audiobooks for Teens from SYNC, Starting April 27

To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown | SLJ Audio Review

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham | SLJ Audio Review

Love, Loss, and Saving Yourself | Audio In Advance April 2017 | Young Adult

Pandas, Spies, and Planes| Audio in Advance April 2017 | Middle Grade

Stories, a Princess, and a Lighting Fixture | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Early Grades

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin | SLJ Audio Review

Moo by Sharon Creech | SLJ Audio Review

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz | SLJ Audio Review

Ghost by Jason Reynolds | SLJ Audio Review

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