Audiobooks for Children

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 »