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Archive for January, 2009

Fri, January 30th, 2009
Opinions, please!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Well, the American Library Association conference and the award ceremonies are over. The cheers as the second annual Odyssey Awards were announced are a fond memory, and we’ve had a chance to read the ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks lists. So now it’s Super Bowl Weekend, and a perfect time for some […]

Thu, January 29th, 2009
A sad day
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The library world has lost two wonderful women. Kate McClelland, President-Elect of the Association for Library Service to Children, and Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Memorial Library head of youth services, were both killed in a tragic accident as passengers in a taxi on the way to the airport following the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in […]

Thu, January 29th, 2009
Amazing Audiobooks 2009
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association sponsors the Amazing Audiobooks list of suggested listening for those ages 12-18, drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases. Essential purchases for YA collections, plus great cross-over listening for adults, too. Thanks to the committee and chair Lee Catalano for finding the […]

Wed, January 28th, 2009
2009 Notable Children’s Recordings list
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here is the final uncorrected list of titles named as the 2009 Notable Children’s Recordings by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Both audiobooks and musical recordings are on the list, which includes titles of interest to children from birth to age twelve. Looking for the best […]

Tue, January 27th, 2009
The 2009 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production winner & honor titles
Posted by: Mary Burkey

On Monday, January 26th, the following titles were announce at the Youth Media Awards ceremony at the ALA Mid-Winter conference as this year’s top audiobooks. For a complete listing of all award winners, including a video, go to Congratulations to the publishers, directors, authors, and narrators of these wonderful productions, and to the Odyssey […]

Sat, January 24th, 2009
Teen Tech Week March 8-14: Perfect for promoting the Odyssey Award & audiobooks!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Have you seen the graphics on the Teen Tech Week 2009 promo items? Perfect for your audiobook section! Teen Tech Week is a great time to hold a “How to download audiobooks for free” demo, calling on Teen Advisory Board members as the experts. Maybe even send the show on the road to the Senior […]

Thu, January 22nd, 2009
Family Audiobook Listening: Guys & Spies and Girl Talk
Posted by: Mary Burkey

In each issue of the American Library Association’s Book Links Magazine, I write the audiobook column “Voices in My Head.” I focus on topics of interest to youth & school librarians, teachers, and parents who want to explore sound literature with children and teens. If you are heading to Denver for ALA Mid-Winter, stop by […]

Mon, January 19th, 2009
Barack Obama:The Audiobook Connection
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tomorrow will be a day of celebrating firsts, as Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States. There’s another first to add to the list that you may not know about: Obama is the first standing president to have won TWO Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word recording, the Grammy for best audiobook. […]

Sat, January 17th, 2009
Authorized Winnie-the-Pooh sequel: The audiobook connection
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I must admit to wishy-washy feelings about the upcoming authorized sequel to the iconic A. A. Milne / E. H. Shepard Pooh books. I still have my treasured copies of the series, proudly marked as “Mary’s Property” in clumsy four-year-old lettering on the flyleaf. I had memorized multiple poems from Now We are Six long […]

Fri, January 16th, 2009
Free e-Book: The Ruins of Gorlan
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Act fast! The FREE e-book download of John Flanagan’s The Ruins of Gorlan is only available until February 15th. And don’t miss the awesome audiobooks of the Ranger’s Apprentice series from Recorded Books, narrated by John Keating.

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