Reading Audiobooks

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Matthew and guest host Tirzah Price talk about the booming audiobook industry, the literacy benefits of audiobooks, and some of the stories and story narrators we can’t stop thinking about.

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Will Listening to Audiobooks Make It Harder for My Third Grader to Learn to Read? (

How Audiobooks Can Help Improve Children’s Literacy (Harper Collins)

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading (Mind/Shift)


To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Author), Meg Wolitzer (Author), Imani Parks (Narrator), Cassandra Morris (Narrator), full cast (Narrator)

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez (Author), Trini Alvarado (Narrator)

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon (Author), Sullivan Jones (Narrator)

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Author, Narrator)

Front Desk by Kelly Yang (Author), Sunny Lu (Narrator)

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition: A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, Book 1 by Madeleine L’Engle (Author, Narrator, Publisher)

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters by Léna Roy (Author, Narrator), Charlotte Jones Voiklis (Author, Narrator)

The Chupacabras of the Río Grande: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 4 by Adam Gidwitz (Author), David Bowles (Author), January LaVoy (Narrator)

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser (Author), Robin Miles (Narrator)

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser (Author), Robin Miles (Narrator)

A Crack in the Sea by H. M. Bouwman (Author, Narrator), Bahni Turpin (Narrator)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Author), Guy Lockard (Narrator)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Author), Corey Allen (Narrator)

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Author), Almarie Guerra (Narrator), Various (Narrator)

Redwall: Redwall, Book 1 by Brian Jacques (Narrator, Author), Full Cast (Narrator)

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