Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature

Burkey, Mary.  Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature. Chicago: ALA.  025.2882 Burke   ISBN978-0838911570

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.