Guest blog post by Julia Eisler, Trade Marketing Manager
What’s your favorite way to pass the time during a summer road trip? For us, nothing beats turning the journey into an adventure by immersing ourselves in a new audiobook. In celebration of Audiobook Month, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 can’t-miss audiobooks perfect for family listening, including the latest releases in best-loved series, new editions of modern classics, fantastic standalones, and so much more. Enjoy!
1. Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don’t Eat Friends by Ame Dyckman and Scott Magoon (ages: 3–5)
In this new Misunderstood Shark story from bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon, Shark dares to ask the question: Can friends eat friends (and get away with it)?
2. Goosebumps SlappyWorld #7: It’s Alive! It’s Alive! by R. L. Stine (ages: 8–12)
A brand-new Goosebumps arc narrated by the most iconic and evil character of the series, Slappy, features a robot come to life after getting too much brainpower from an Artificial Intelligence module.
3. I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis (ages: 7–10)
This installment in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series from Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the Normandy landings, just in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
4. Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd (ages: 8–12)
Can 12-year-old Mallie change her story and find the magic she needs to dream again? Find out in Over the Moon, the highly anticipated new novel from Natalie Lloyd, the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic!
5. Whatever After #13: Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowski (ages: 8–12)
Abby and Jonah have fallen into the story of Jack and the Beanstalk! Magical beanstalks and golden eggs may sound appealing, but can the siblings escape from the terrible giant? Plenty of magical hijinks await in this 13th installment of the New York Times bestselling series that redefines "happily ever after."
6. Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange (ages: 8–12)
In this haunting and compelling story,author and narrator Lucy Strange takes a seafaring myth and grounds it in the stark reality of World War II. Lucy Strange is the winner of the 2019 Audie award for Narration by the Author for her instant classic The Secret of Nightingale Wood!
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (ages: 12+)
Emmy Award–winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates brand-new recordings of the worldwide bestselling trilogy from Suzanne Collins!
8. Hello Neighbor: Waking Nightmare by Carly Anne West (ages: 12+)
In the pulse-pounding prequel novel to the hit video game Hello Neighbor, the screams coming from the neighbor's house can't be nothing, and Nicky is determined to get to the bottom of where his friends went, and what—if anything—can be done to save them.
9. The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad (ages: 12+)
In The Candle and the Flame, Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.
10. Maybe This Time by Kasie West (ages 12+)
One year. Eight events. Eight chances to . . . fall in love? Told over the course of one year, this adorable love story will be a new favorite from master of the rom-com Kasie West.