We are really excited to have made a start to our audio book library. These resources are particularly user friendly because they don’t require any kind of device to download the book onto. Each book is recorded into its own tiny MP3 player, and can be bookmarked like a paper book or Ebook. The controls are really easy to follow too.
The titles we have chosen to start with are those we have the paper copies of already – this means that students who are learning English as a second language can be reading and listening to the book at the same time. Audio books are also great for students who love reading and the benefits that come with that – escape, empathy, adventure, – but that can find reading frustrating due to learning differences such as dyslexia. These are the books we have chosen to start with and they are for readers from Year 4 up.
The Shapeshifter series by Ali Sparkes – Dax leads a fairly unsatisfactory life until an unexpected reaction to a tense situation leads to changes in his life in more ways than one. Skip forward less than a week and Dax finds himself boarding at a school for other young people with unique abilities and talents like him. This series is exciting and great for lovers of fantasy adventure.
Noah’s Dad is sure that a casino boat is dumping its sewage in the beautiful Florida Keys, but after trying to take action he ends up behind bars. Noah is determined to prove that his Dad was right but it won’t be easy…
Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and-here’s the odd part-wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.
Cat lives at the Theatre Royal in 1790’s Covent Garden London. This has been her home since being left there as a baby and the theatre folk and rough and ready street gangs are her friends and family. A missing diamond, an escaped African slave, bare-knuckle boxing and high society friendships provide entertainment to this headstrong female lead. This is a refreshing read in an old setting.
This is James Bond, 12-13 years old at Eton School in England and already showing tendencies towards dangerous situations and espionage. The first two in the series, James has to keep his wits about him as he encounters murder, kidnap and arms dealing. Typical Bond for a younger audience.
All of our audio books can be searched up and reserved on our library catalogue under Quicklists “Audio Books”.