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.

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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