Friday, August 17, 2012

Audio Appreciation Month: Recommendations for Teens

August is Audio Appreciation Month! Celebrate this event by checking out various audio book and music titles at your library! Here are a few recommendations for teens.

Books on CD
The library has audio book versions of many popular titles shown below in audio compact disc format:

Teen Audio Books
The AlchmystMatched* by Ally Condie
Cassia has always followed the autocratic Society without question. One day, the Society matched her with Xander, who is to be her "perfect" mate. However, she prefers to be with Ky instead and decides to rebel against the Society's choice by choosing him. Will their relationship last? Listen to this audiobook to find out more!


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
A moving, paranormal romance story about Grace and a mysterious wolf that often watches her from a nearby distance. Later, Grace discovers a wounded boy near her home and makes a shocking discovery that this boy is that same wolf in human form.

SilverFin* by Charlie Higson
From a humble beginning to becoming a world class spy, get to know one of the most popular spy characters during his teenage years! The adventure begins when a local boy named Alfie is missing. James team up with Alfie's cousin, Red, to investigate and help find Alfie. Will they succeed? Listen to this audiobook to find out! 

Besides compact disc, you can also check out your child’s favorite title on a preloaded audio player called “Playaway”. Just connect your headphones and install one AAA battery to operate the player. Portable and convenient, you can transition or navigate to other chapters of the book without having to change discs. Here are a few recommended Playaway titles:

Teen Playaways
* Series
Hunger GamesHunger Games* by Suzanne Collins
In a post-apocalyptic world, a powerful government called the Capitol selects a boy and a girl from each district to participate in an annual televised event called the "Hunger Games", where they would fight each other to death. However this time, both participants defy the rules and face dire consequences.

GracelingCrossed* by Ally Condie
In this sequel to Matched, Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search for Ky. However, she is soon confronted with shocking revelations about the Society and the promise of an upcoming rebellion.

Download Audio Books and Music
You can download various audio books and music to your computer, portable music player or smartphone from the Northern California Digital Library. Check this page for more information on how to download.

In addition to audio books, the library also has a substantial collection of music CDs for all ages! Please see a library staff at your library for more details.
posted by pn