Kiss Kid’s Spoken Word Grammy Goodby

One less resource for audiobook selectors – the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album For Children has been eliminated in a reorganization. The Recording Academy has reduced the number of award categories, ending with 78 total awards from a past roster of 109. Here’s the complete press release:



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1.' YvonneJ says:

    What a shame. Some of the best audio books I’ve listened to (The Book Thief, Hunger Games trilogy and Harry Potter series to name a few) would be considered children’s books.

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