Try Lerner Audiobooks for Free this Summer

School’s out for the summer! If you’re a school librarian that means you might (finally) have a moment to catch up on cataloging, weeding, or taking time to explore books and releases you might have missed during the busy school year. And with students gone, it’s the perfect time to test drive audiobooks! This summer we’re sharing a collection of free audiobooks for you to explore. Discover books that PreK-12 readers in your library will love, from celebrated nonfiction to thrilling chapter books. Lerner Audiobooks are available directly in the Lerner Bookshelf app. Read on to learn how to start listening.

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New YA for Historical Fiction and Paranormal Fans

These new and upcoming young adult fiction titles open readers’ eyes to lives and experiences far beyond their own (and even beyond the grave!). Some you can pick up now, and others you can pre-order for your fall shelves, but once they’re in your hands, we bet you won’t be able to put them down.

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Beach Reads and Road Trip Recommendations

Summer is the perfect time for pleasure reading. Whether the readers in your life are looking to pass the time on a road trip, relax at the beach with a new novel, or find a cure for summertime boredom, we’ve got recommendations for all ages! Check out our picks below including sci-fi adventures, escapist fantasy, stories that celebrate the great outdoors, and more adventures perfect for summer.

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Looking Back: 5 Years of Incredible Middle-Grade Books

From magic and time travel to stink bugs and monster guts, these books are sure to keep your middle grade readers turning page after page. With so many great new books out there, it’s easy to miss gems, even when they can fill important thematic gaps on your shelves. To that end, here’s a round-up of some of our favorite middle grade titles we’ve had the privilege of publishing over the last several years, along with free discussion guides and other related downloads!

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