Audiobooks for Children

Audio books can help new and struggling young readers. Here are some of the best of 2018

March 12, 2019

Audio books can help new and struggling young readers. Here are some of the best of 2018. Published in the News and Observer, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 05:45 PM, Unfortunately audio links and images aren’t possible with IndieBound, but I’ve read more »

The best 2017 audiobooks for kids, teens and young readers

March 25, 2018

published in the News and Observer, March 25, 2018 I love audio books. And for both children and adult books, I look to the same characteristics. I seek excellent narrators who add dimension to characters, strengthen evocative scenes, dramatize read more »

Young readers can be young listeners: 9 audio books that successfully go beyond the page

January 17, 2017

(printed in the News and Observer and Charlotte Observer 12/23/16) Here are my Wilde Awards for Best Audio Books for children of every age and stage, including picture books. Yes, picture books. Picture books “Wolfie the Bunny,” Ame Dyckman (Vox): read more »

Award winner made more vivid by dynamic reader

March 10, 2016

(published in Charlotte Observer and News and Observer February 25, 2016)   I wanted Matt de la Peña’s “Last Stop on Market Street” (G.P. Putnam, ages 5-9) to win the Caldecott Award, the honor bestowed by the American Library Association to read more »

‘Piper Green’ Chapter Book Entertains Early Listener

December 20, 2015

Published: December 16, 2015 by Carolina Parent   Several months ago, my son asked me to recommend novels for my granddaughter who is not yet 4 years old. At first I balked — novels were too complex for a child read more »

The War That Saved My Life

November 12, 2015

Teen Audio Book: ‘The War That Saved My Life’   This review was published: November 10, 2015 by Carolina Parent   “Ada,” get back from that window!” begins Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s  “The War That Saved My Life” (book from Dial, read more »

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

November 3, 2015

BY SUSIE WILDE Published: November 3, 2015     Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin’s new book, “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children To Sleep” (Crown Books, ages 3-5; Listening Library, 1 hour) I have a read more »