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: If Not for You

Debbie Macomber writes, “Spring is full of hope for me.” That seems just right as we talk with narrator Khristine Hvam about recording IF NOT FOR YOU.

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Khristine Hvam about recording the latest in Debbie Macomber’s New Beginnings series, IF NOT FOR YOU. Khristine speaks with such heart and entices listeners to step into the unlikely friendship of Beth and Sam.

“We can all relate to getting to a point in our lives when we need to make our own choices . . . and finding love along the way. —Narrator Khristine Hvam

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IF NOT FOR YOU
by Debbie Macomber, read by Khristine Hvam
Random House Audio/ Books on Tape
AudioFile Earphones Award

Debbie Macomber’s books have legions of fans, and she uplifts her readers with stories of connection and hope. We love to hear that this newest audiobook, winner of our Earphones Award, follows through on that promise. Khristine brings keen intuition to her performance of Macomber’s new classic. Listen to a sound clip from IF NOT FOR YOU and read AudioFile’s full review here.

If you can’t get enough of Debbie Macomber, you might enjoy AudioFile’s interview with her!

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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!