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List of links to ALA's recommended and award-winning audio, including music and spoken-word recordings and audiobooks for all ages, sorted by age group. Includes resources for librarians and educators on audio and music collections and on storytelling and booktalking programs.
Award Winning Audio
ALA Youth Media Awards (PAO site)
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens.
ALA Youth Media Awards (for book lovers)
Alternative landing page on I Love Libraries.
This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Each year the Audio Publishers Association (APA) honors the best titles in audio publishing. Awards are given in twenty-seven categories including Audiobook of the Year.
Audio for Children and Young Adults
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth
Selections by Booklist's editors for the best in youth audio choices.
Notable Children's Recordings
The Notable Children’s Recordings list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. The name of the list became Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults with the 2009 list and was previously known as Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults.