Related

ALL RELATED COVERAGE

Last 30 days
Last 6 months
Last 12 months
Last 24 months
Specific Dates
From:

To:
Specific Authors
PREMIUM

Adulting via Audio: 23 Teen-Friendly Adult Audiobooks

Circulation Surge: Want Your Books To Fly Off the Shelves? Try these Ideas.

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

PREMIUM

Checked

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

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

The Beauty That Remains

A sorrowful exploration of grieving teens complemented with narration that depicts their depth of feeling and paths towards finding peace.
PREMIUM

Runaways

Fans of the series will flock to Runaways, but it may not have a following outside of that.
PREMIUM

Down and Across

Fans of character-driven coming-of-age audiobooks touched with humor will enjoy this debut.
PREMIUM

S.T.A.G.S.

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

Layover

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

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

Fairy Mom and Me

This is an easy, fast-moving audiobook that young fairy-loving listeners will embrace.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

As You Wish

An additional purchase only where magical realism and studies of human nature are popular.
PREMIUM

Her Right Foot

This is a nicely timed, evocative examination of a national icon, and a reminder of the principles for which she stands.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

All We Can Do Is Wait

An additional purchase where realistic fiction is popular or where the print book circulates well.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

My Name Is Victoria

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

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.

Highlights Hangout launches: a sonic spin on a classic kids favorite

10 Ways To Avert the Summer Slide | Tech Tidbits

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | SLJ Audio Review

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | SLJ Audio Review

Your YAs are going to want to hear this: Audiobook SYNC is back

PREMIUM

In the Shadow of the Sun

O'Brien, who grew up in South Korea and considers it "home," adds much-needed humanity to the proliferating headlines highlighting North Korean threats.
PREMIUM

The VanderBeekers of 141st Street

A recommended purchase for elementary and middle school collections.
PREMIUM

Dear Martin

With appeal to both reluctant readers and avid listeners, this thought-provoking audiobook deserves a place in any audio collection alongside The Hate U Give.
PREMIUM

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

An excellent look at pieces of African American history.
PREMIUM

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

A charming tale with a wonderful moral, true to Twain's voice, that may inspire listeners to seek out the printed volume and other tales by Twain.
PREMIUM

Whichwood

A solid story for those who love magic and mystery. Could be used in discussions about feminism, revenge, empathy, and equality. A quick listen.
PREMIUM

The War I Finally Won

Bradley's previously awarded success means young audiences should be clamoring for this laudable sequel.
PREMIUM

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet

A must-have for biography sections, this audiobook shows young listeners that you can mix the old and the new to create something wonderful.
PREMIUM

Fragments of the Lost

A good addition to any library.
PREMIUM

The Journey of Little Charlie

A "gay-run-teed" great listen and top pick.
PREMIUM

Echo Echo

This gorgeously performed production will inspire student interest in poetry and mythology, and is a must-have for libraries and classrooms.
PREMIUM

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by her Granddaughters

This biography will flesh out many gaps in understanding of the author's background and inspirations.
PREMIUM

Quicksand Pond

May appeal to more mature middle school listeners.
PREMIUM

The Girl with the Ghost Machine

This sad but eloquently told story is movingly narrated by Brittany Pressley. Her nuanced reading adds depth and dimension to the exploration of loss, grief, and healing in this touching exploration which comes full circle to its satisfying conclusion.
PREMIUM

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Very, very, very interesting. An ideal nonfiction selection for middle and high school.
PREMIUM

The Arsonist

This intricately woven sojourn is an optional addition to public and high school collections.
PREMIUM

Amina's Voice

This realistic story of self-discovery and acceptance will be a strong addition to middle grade collections.
PREMIUM

The Last Girl on Earth

Romance fans should enjoy this lightly sci-fi tale.
PREMIUM

The Upside of Falling Down

With occasional glimpses of Clementine's past and authentic love scenes, this will be especially engaging for fans of realistic fiction.
PREMIUM

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

This coming-of-age story about acceptance of yourself, as well as your family and culture, is a definite purchase.
PREMIUM

Moxie

A highly recommended addition to any high school audiobook collection.
PREMIUM

Spin: The Audiobook Musical

A wonderfully produced audiobook sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.
PREMIUM

All the Crooked Saints

This title will appeal to listeners who enjoy magical realism or general fans of Stiefvater.
PREMIUM

The Cruel Prince

Fans of her past works will want this one, as will those who enjoy Julie Tagawa, Sarah J. Maas, and Melissa Marr.
PREMIUM

Elizabeth and Zenobia

Just the right mix of mysterious and creepy for those not quite ready for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Consider for most middle school collections.
PREMIUM

Tune in to These 7 YA Lit Podcasts

Prime Time for Podcasts

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | SLJ Audio Review

Fusenews: Blue Oxen, Irish Accents, and an Iron Curtain Oz

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

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

PREMIUM

There's Someone Inside Your House

Give this to your fans of teen horror or the Scream franchise.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

Little Bigfoot, Big City

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

Echo After Echo

This is a compelling mystery that explores the nature of true love.
PREMIUM

Before the Devil Breaks You

There is something for everyone to enjoy in this unique series that blends history, romance, action, and the paranormal with a bit of social commentary.
PREMIUM

Tool of War

Not for the faint of heart owing to violence, but a dandy experience for teens and adults who like to be pulled in quickly. It serves as a stand-alone, although those who have read/listened to the prior books will get more from the experience.
PREMIUM

Boom Snot Twitty: This Way, That Way

This peaceful story is a tender addition to shelves of bedtime stories everywhere.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

Recommended purchase for both elementary and middle schools.
PREMIUM

Wishtree

Applegate fans and reluctant readers alike will be drawn to this heartfelt tale.
PREMIUM

Girls ;Who Code: Learn To Code and Change the World

An engaging introduction to computer science and coding that any child interested in computer science and technology should explore.
PREMIUM

Warcross

Perfect for discussion groups, gamers, reluctant readers, and dystopian fans alike. Listeners will be eagerly waiting for the sequel.
PREMIUM

A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America

Libraries lacking in biographical historical fiction audiobooks will be interested in this recording.
PREMIUM

Quicksand Pond

Not for everyone, but this will appeal to more mature middle school readers who value character development over plot twists.–Erin Cataldi, Johnson County Public Library, Franklin, IN
PREMIUM

Snow & Rose

There is enough fantasy and adventure to keep listeners' attention to the very end of this magical mystery that is loosely based on the classic Grimm tale.
PREMIUM

Ben Franklin's In My Bathroom

Fleming fills the story with fascinating Franklin facts, making it perfect for family or classroom listening. The ending hints at more adventures in history for Nolan and Olive.
PREMIUM

The Girl in Between

An additional selection for libraries with requests for fiction dealing with homelessness and addiction.
PREMIUM

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Give this to fans of the origin stories of villains, such as Meyer's Heartless and Fairest, and of fantasy inspired by tales set in Asia, like Ellen Oh's "Dragon King Chronicles."
PREMIUM

Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea For Peace

This timely audiobook will make a good supplemental addition to a middle school, high school, or public library collection.
PREMIUM

Barkus

A gentle, friendly choice for young listeners and readers; any library would do well to have this title in its collection.
PREMIUM

There's Someone Inside Your House

Give this to your fans of teen horror or the Scream franchise.
articles

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.