Of the many things kids of all ages and backgrounds face every day, bullying, unfortunately, is one of the most prevalent shared experiences. In a large-scale effort to address the issue, October has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Read more
Every voice deserves to be heard, and audiobooks bring diverse YA characters and stories to vibrant life. Read more
October is one of the best times to listen to spine-tingling tales, as the days get short, the nights longer, and Halloween looms on the horizon.
Rather than spook younger readers with gruesome horror stories, why not share some gentler supernatural audiobooks? Read more
It’s important for kids of all ages to see diversity in literature that reflects the world around them. Additionally, it’s important to discover stories that explore cultural heritages similar and different from their own. That’s why these audiobooks are perfect listens for you and your children during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more
During my eight years as a special education teacher, I frequently worked with high school students who struggled to be independent readers, due to disabilities and weak decoding and fluency skills. For them, reading meant devoting their energy to decoding the text, leaving no room for expressive reading. Read more
In this episode of This is the Author meet Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, Torrey Maldonado, author of Tight, and Heather Won Tesoriero, author of The Class. Hear how these authors are redefining what it means to be a superheroâ€“ whether itâ€™s by standing up for Americaâ€™s youth in underrepresented communities, writing stories that speak to the superhero in all young people, or introducing us to a superhero science teacher and his awe-inspiring students. Plus, discover how one author would use a time machine to find one of his dream narrators.
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After a summer of fun, it’s time to head back to school! For many kids, the first few days are exciting…but once they get in a routine, that can quickly turn to boredom or dread. So, keep young listeners interested in learning and school, or bolster them with confidence for the classroom by sharing these fun, relatable, and timely audiobooks. Read more
Darius Kellner has never fit in. His mom is Iranian, and his dad is white. He doesnâ€™t really speak Farsi, but his little sister, Laleh, does. Heâ€™s into Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and tea. Not many people at his high school in Portland, Oregon, share those interests. He also has depression, which doesnâ€™t make anything easier. Read more