Guest blog post by Vaishali Nayak, Trade Marketing
Planning a road trip this summer? Take the scenic-story route by adding audiobooks to your listening queue – whether you want to soar through the skies with Captain Underpants, creep through a carnival with R.L.. Stine’s Slappy, or tag along as two dogs in a trench coat pretend to be a student at school (all before reaching your destination), we’ve got you covered with some great listening adventures.
1. The Magician's Hat by Malcolm Mitchell, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (ages 4-8)
Cast a spell over young readers with this delightful tale celebrating the power of books and dreams – new from Super Bowl champion and literary crusader Malcom Mitchell.
2. The Adventures of Captain Underpants #1 by Dav Pilkey (Ages 7-10)
Perfect for listeners of all ages, the outrageously funny and mega-bestselling series from Dav Pilkey is now available in Sound-O-Rama.
3. Goosebumps SlappyWorld #4: Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo by R.L. Stine (Ages 8-12)
Get your thrills and chills from this brand new arc in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, narrated by the one and only Slappy, the most iconic and evil character of the series…yikes!
4. I Survived #16: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis (Ages 7-10)
In this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series, experience one of the deadliest blizzards in the history of America through the eyes of 11-year-old John Hale, a young boy whose inner strength is tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow.
5. The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta (Ages 8-12)
Strap in for moving maps, winged horses, and interdimensional travel in this thrilling new fantasy series inspired by Bengali folktales! Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Soman Chainani.
6. Whatever After #11: Two Peas in a Pod by Sarah Mlynowski (Ages 8-12)
What happens when two siblings fall into the tale of “The Princess and the Pea”? Find out in this girl-empowering story, the latest reimagined fairy-tale in the hilarious Whatever After series.
7. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko/Colin Jack (Ages 8-12)
Take a paws to meet Waldo & Sassy, two adorable dogs who follow their boy Stewart…all the way to school! Don’t miss this hilarious romp that’s guaranteed to induce giggles and laughs for the whole family.
8. The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ages 12+)
Motives shift, secrets emerge, and hearts collide in this electrifyingly fun New York Times bestselling YA fantasy! Told from two different POVs, you’ll be hanging onto to each word from these captivating characters.
9. The Fandom by Anna Day (Ages 14+)
Stories have a life of their own…especially when you fall into your favorite fandom and accidentally rewrite the script. Jump into this YA escapade for a clever mix of fantasy and contemporary fiction.
10. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie WEst (Ages 12+)
What happens when you’re tapped to host your high-school’s advice podcast and then start getting anonymous calls about unnamed crushes? Find out in this Sleepless in Seattle-inspired contemporary YA romance that’ll win your heart.