2016 Award Winners Published on Audio by Recorded Books and Tantor

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Recorded Books and partner Tantor are the audio publishers of titles honored with Youth Media Award winners, Honor Books, Amazing Audiobooks, and Notable children’s recordings.

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We pride ourselves on offering the very best in children’s and young adult content on audio.

Recorded Books, Inc. is the audio publisher of this year’s Newbery and Caldecott winners. Along with partner Tantor Media, Recorded Books also had titles the company published on audio honored with numerous other awards, including Honor Books, Amazing Audiobooks, and Notable children’s recordings. The 2016 Youth Media Award winners were announced Jan. 11 by the American Library Association (ALA) during a presentation at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.

2016 Award Winners with Audio Editions from Recorded Books and Tantor:

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

  • Winner of the 2016 John Newbery Medal
  • 2016 Randolph Caldecott Honor Book
  • 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

  • Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

  • 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

  • Winner of the 2016 Alex Award

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

Notable Children’s Recordings:

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz, read by Rachel Botchan

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell, read by Bianca Amato

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt, read by Christopher Gebauer

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson, read by Piter Marek

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, read by Robin Miles

Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins, read by Jessica Almasy

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose, read by Phillip Hoose and Michael Braun

Best Fiction for YA:

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Beastly Bones by William Ritter

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Amazing Audiobooks:

Fiction:

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith; read by Kirby Heyborne

Golden Son by Pierce Brown, read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne

“We pride ourselves on offering the very best in children’s and young adult content on audio,” said Troy Juliar, chief content officer of Recorded Books, Inc. “It’s tremendously rewarding for our titles to receive recognition in one of the most prestigious children’s book award competitions.”

Each year the ALA honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in choosing the best materials for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other children’s experts, the awards encourage original and creative work.

For more information on the ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit ilovelibraries.org/yma.

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For more information or to purchase these award winners on audio, visit our website. To view a complete list of the 2016 Youth Media Award winners, visit ala.unikron.com/2016.

About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014. For more information, visit recordedbooks.com.

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