Just in time for National Audiobook Month, we have some good news in regards to our beginning reader titles!
As you may already know, it’s standard industry practice to offer two versions of beginning reader audiobooks. Version 1 tells the story straight through, while version 2 includes “dings” that alert children when to turn the page if they choose to read along with the print book while listening to the audio.
Recorded Books has traditionally used two CDs for beginning readers, putting each version on its own disc. But starting with our 3rd quarter beginning reader releases, the two versions will be on different tracks of one CD instead. This will hopefully make things easier for teachers, librarians, and students using our beginning reader titles. In fact, we’ve already polled a sampling of librarians about this, and they were all for us moving to a single CD.
If you have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please let us know!
To celebrate the change, we are giving away one copy of Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola on CD (the older, 2-disc beginning reader version) along with a matching print book. Just leave a comment on this post stating why your classroom or school library would like to win! We’ll pick one winner on Friday, June 11, 2010.