Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature

Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature

by Mary Burkey

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Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature by Mary Burkey

"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 "born digital" 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 book

• Shows how audiobooks not only benefit struggling readers and bring families together but also fit neatly within newly accepted standards for early literacy education
• Demonstrates how to use audiobooks as classroom and library tools for learning
• Identifies how to locate "must-have" 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.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838911570
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A History of Children's Audiobooks 1

Chapter 2 What Is an Audiobook? Why Listen? 13

Chapter 3 The Art of the Audiobook Setting the Stage, Speaking the Page 19

Chapter 4 Continuing the Path to Production Editing, Marketing, and the Creativity of Business 29

Chapter 5 Developing and Maintaining an Audiobook Collection 37

Chapter 6 Listening with a Critical Ear 51

Chapter 7 Audiobook Awards and Recognition 63

Chapter 8 Into the Future, Listening to the Past 71

Appendix A Audiobook Lexicon 79

Appendix B Recommended Reading 89

Index 95

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