This is the space to check for what's coming up!
Sometimes you'll see titles listed here months, or even years, before we plan to release them. The reason for this is simple: to keep a steady flow of new releases coming, we have to plan at least a year and a half in advance. And because there is more and more competition with other audio publishers for new books, we often buy the rights to a story before the author has even finished the final version! And, unlike typical audiobooks, where you can rush a production by putting a single reader in front of a microphone, we have to cast and coordinate schedules for as many as fifty actors. (Like a fine wine, these audiobooks take time!)
With that in mindtake a look at what we've got coming up for your listening pleasure
by Nikki Grimes
A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park
UPDATE: We've had our first studio session, with Linda Sue in attendance, and it went very well. This will be a two voice reading, by our stalwarts David Baker and Cynthia Bishop, with dialect coaching by James Achueil. The recording session was thrilling, and we'll soon be in studio again for the second round. This one has taken a long time - it was a tricky project - but I think it's going to be riveting. BC
Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park offers a powerful tale of life in war torn Africa. Based on the true story of Salva, one of the "lost boys" of the Sudan.
Author Linda Sue Park says, "Meeting Salva was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. His story is both horrifying and uplifting, a testament to the strength of the human spirit against the worst adversities, and the generousity in people's hearts when we're at our best. I wrote this book because I want young readers to know that there are people like Salva in this world, to admire and maybe even to emulate however we can."
Release Date: May, 2013