Behind the Mic: Ramon de Ocampo

Create a conversation about welcoming immigrants and refugees. The “new” kid. Oh yes, we’ve all been there.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Ramon de Ocampo about recording Anne Sibley O’Brien’s inspiring children’s audiobook, I’M NEW HERE. Part of an ensemble cast of voices, Ramon encourages us to explore this read-along and learn about welcoming immigrants and refugees.

“We’ve all been there—we’ve all been the new kid at school. And we probably will be again.” —Narrator Ramon de Ocampo

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I’M NEW HERE
by Anne Sibley O’Brien, Read by Frankie Corzo, Ariana Delawari, Ramon de Ocampo, Ruth Livier, Anne Sibley O’Brien
Live Oak Media

The voices who introduce us to Fatima, Maria, and Jin remind us how it feels to be the new kid. This read-along might help your children, or the children in your life, understand and reflect on what it means to be new to a country and to leave everything you knew behind. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here.

Explore AudioFile’s short recommended audiobooks list to give children windows into the lives of others and to help them see their own experiences reflected back to them here

Google ChromeScreenSnapz675Find more great audiobooks here across many subjects and topics, Audiobooks for Kids & Teens. AudioFile’s dynamic lists come complete with age ranges.

 

Behind the Mic: The Confident Parent

Care for Your Little One—Without Losing Your Joy, Your Mind, or Yourself.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Susan Boyce, who appealingly delivers author Jane Scott’s calm wisdom and accessible ideas from THE CONFIDENT PARENT

“It’s always exciting when my assignment is a book that touches a chord in a listener—and in me.” —Narrator Susan Boyce

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THE CONFIDENT PARENT
by Jane Scott, read by Susan Boyce
Dreamscape
AudioFile Earphones Award

In our newest issue we’re focusing on families—with an ear to some great audiobooks that parents can listen to as well as those that families listen to together. Every generation has parenting experts, child psychologists, or pediatricians—think Benjamin Spock, Arnold Gesell, B.F. Skinner, and Penelope Leach. I swore by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. Young parents find their own gurus, and the options are copious.

In THE CONFIDENT PARENT, Dr. Jane Scott offers back-to-basics tools for helping parents relax and feel more confident about raising their children. Hear a sample and read AudioFile’s full review here.

Keep an eye on this SELF channel for more parenting audiobook choices.  If you have an audiobook on child care that’s working for you–leave us a comment!

Behind the Mic: Hoodoo

Hoodoo is the magic. Hoodoo is the hero.

AudioFile went Behind the Mic to talk with narrator Ron Butler about the ‘magic’ of his performance of HOODOO by Ronald L. Smith. Magic indeed, you’ll come under Ron’s spell to seek out this audiobook.

“Hoodoo, the 12-year-old boy has so much heart—a huge heart—the heart of a poet.”—Narrator Ron Butler

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by Ronald L. Smith, read by Ron Butler
Dreamscape
AudioFile Earphones Award
2016 Coretta Scott King Award

We loved the way the author weaves together the 1930’s small-town Alabama, Hoodoo’s magical family and the spooky Southern Gothic atmosphere. Narrator Ron Butler pulls in listeners immersing them in this great family listen. Listen to a sound clip and read AudioFile’s full review here.

HOODOO is featured in our 20 Exceptional Audiobooks to Kickstart Your Family Listening, and part of AudioFile comprehensive Kids & Teens Listening lists here.