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 the Booklist / Book Links booth and grab a copy to preview – or subscribe!
Book Links also has free web-based resources for you – sign up for the Quick Tips e-newsletter with easy ideas to help you integrate books (and audiobooks!) into the curriculum. Plus, each issue of Book Links has Web Connections, links to websites and downloadable tools for you to use. For each “Voices in My Head,” I create a PDF for Web Connections. If you are looking for great new audiobook titles, or want to create a Family Listening display, check out these two suggested lists: “Guys & Spies,” perfect for those father-and-son car trips to away games; and “Girl Talk,” terrific conversation-starting audiobooks for moms and daughters who find the best time to connect is on the road. Book Links turned the lists into a great printable PDF with the suggested titles on double-sided bookmarks. Feel free to copy for your audiobook display! Print out the bookmarks here