Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nonfiction audiobooks for children & teens: June is Audiobook Month (ages 7-14)

I have loved listening to nonfiction audiobooks and know many adults who find them compelling listening. But I have not had as much experience with kids listening to nonfiction audiobooks. These books are terrific in both audio and print form, and I highly recommend trying them with your children.
Perhaps you might think about trying these with your family as a way to expand beyond your usual reading and listening. Explore a period from history or learn about animals with your children and broaden your horizons!

Nonfiction for children (ages 7-10)

In Harvesting Hope, narrator Robert Ramirez brings a strong, clear voice to Cesar Chavez's inspiring story of courage and resistance. If you have animal lovers, definitely try the National Geographic chapter books with stories of animals helping in all sorts of ways--Dog Finds Lost Dolphins is my favorite. Island Treasures is Alma Flor Ada's memoir of her childhood growing up in Cuba--her stories of grandparents, aunts and uncles are full of heart, warmth and gentle humor.

Nonfiction for tweens & teens (ages 10-14): 

These gripping audiobooks will introduce tweens and teens to history in its complexities, full of drama and challenges. Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul, with Debbie Allen's masterful narration, shares the story of America and African Americans, through the voice of a grandmother sharing her people's history. Steve Sheinkin's Bomb shows how the atomic bomb was developed, as he weaves together threads of scientific development, military plots and espionage in a dramatic, suspenseful story. Code Talker is the intense story of the Navajo marines who fought in the Pacific theater of World War II, and their invaluable contributions fighting and saving lives, using their language which was an unbreakable code.
Every day this week, I will share audiobooks for different ages. I'm also happy to offer a giveaway sponsored by the Audio Publisher’s Association June in Audiobook Month celebration. Winners will receive a pair of earbuds and 3 free audiobook downloads from! There’s an easy entry form at the bottom of this post.

Click the Rafflecopter form below for an easy entry. Enjoy listening and sharing.
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