The Audie Awards and Sound Learning Update

Audie MedalWe had a wonderful time at Thursday night’s Audie Awards Gala, the premier event of the audiobook publishing world!  Among the winners of the evening’s Best Of the Year announcements is our good friend Live Oak Media’s H.O.R.S.E., that wonderful audiobook package that just keeps collecting trophies!  You can listen to a clip from it here to understand why it’s collected both the 2015 Odyssey Award and now the 2015 Audie Award for Children Up to Age 8 too!

Audiobooks are becoming increasingly–and deservedly–popular as means to access literary experiences.  With summer on the verge of arriving full strength, the Audio Publishers Association has also expanded its Sound Learning initiative with 37 new titles suggested for kids as great summer ear-reading. You can refer to that site, too, for information about the many connections between listening and literacy for readers of all ages.

So find those ear buds–or better yet, sit down with a child and listen together. Audiobooks are magic doors  for the imagination.