You heard it here…

You know that OverDrive offers audiobooks for kids—in fact there are over 800 of them.

And of course there are thousands of fiction ebooks for kids and hundreds of nonfiction ebooks for them too. But did you know that 60+  of them (with more to come) in the OverDrive Read format include narration? Children can simultaneously read and listen to these titles, including favorites by Robert Munsch, the frantic antics of Scaredy Squirrel, and selected nonfiction from DK among others.

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There’s even a graphic novel series for teens, My Boyfriend Is a Monster, that includes the option of narration.

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At present, to browse the complete collection of narrated ebooks, do an advanced search and specify ebooks as the format. Then filter the search by format feature to OverDrive Read with narration. A more direct search may be available in the future.

Parents of struggling readers are likely to be especially interested in this option, though it will also be appreciated by adults who have already read a title aloud a number of times and just want to take a break.

If you have customers who are especially excited about this feature, check in to make sure that they know about Tumblebooks and Bookflix too.