Monday, March 2, 2015

Armchair Audies 2015

Are you familiar with the Audies? The Audies are awards given by the Audio Publishers Association, or the APA. Audiobooks from nearly 30 different categories are narrowed down to a short list of finalists. The finalists are announced in February and the winners are announced at the Gala in May. The Armchair Audies are audiobook enthusiasts who listen to the finalists in each category and cast a vote for the winner.
This year I decided to get in on the fun! I will be judging the one of the youth categories. There are three youth categories: Children's for Ages Up to 8, Children's for Ages 8-12, and Teens. I've listened to a couple of the 8-12 titles already, but haven't reviewed them (yet). I have listened to none of the Up to 8 or Teen titles, so I'm giving Up to 8 a try. I'm really looking forward to listening to some great audiobooks for young listeners. I will be sharing my reviews here as well as leaving feedback with Armchair Audies.

Here are the titles for the Children's for Ages Up to 8 Category:

  • Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. Bateman; Narrated by Tom Chapin from Live Oak Media
  • Follow, Follow by Marilyn Singer; Narrated by Marilyn Singer & Joe Morton from Live Oak Media
  • H.O.R.S.E. by Christopher Myers; Narrated by Christopher Myers and Dion Graham from Live Oak Media
  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; Narrated by Lizan Mitchell from Recorded Books
  • This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen; Narrated by John Keating from Weston Woods
  • Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren from Tantor Media
Want to join the audiobook fun of the Audies? Visit Armchair Audies and sign-up to judge a category! You can also follow these audiobook awards on Twitter with hashtags #ArchairAudies and #Audies2015. Happy listening, friends!

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