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The Summer of Audio is Back! 

Grab your headphones because the #SummerOfAudio is back! Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back the Summer of Audio, and it’s bigger and better with 4,000 new human-narrated audiobooks and even more titles in high-quality text-to-speech audio. 

Long-time Bookshare student, Jared, encourages other students to read as much as possible throughout the summer. “Reading with Bookshare takes me into a whole new world of adventure while also helping me cope with life’s challenges.” Jared and his friends have a book club where they pick a book that they are all interested in and that keeps him motivated to read over the summer. With Bookshare’s largest collection of accessible ebooks, you can find your next adventure this summer, too. 

More Human-Narrated Audiobooks, More Summer Fun

Bookshare members can listen to books read by actors, authors, and celebrities. From How to Train Your Dragon and Harry Potter to Twilight and The Keeper of Lost Things, enjoy over 9,000 stories for every age and interest read by professional narrators. Download books in either MP3 or DAISY audio format and listen on almost any device, including Alexa-enabled smart speakers and devices. Learn more about audiobooks.  

More Handpicked Summer Reads in Other Formats

Want to read ebooks in other formats like text-to-speech audio with highlighted text, large font, or braille? The Bookshare librarians have updated the handpicked summer reading lists for all ages with new, engaging books. 

Teachers: Upgrade your Students’ Bookshare Memberships

Before you take off for summer break, make sure that your students have a Bookshare Individual Membership so they can download their own age-appropriate books to read during the summer and into the next school year. Whether students are transitioning to a new grade, a new school, or life after school, their Bookshare membership is their ticket to reading enjoyment and lifelong learning. Visit the transition resources page for helpful tips and step-by-step instructions to prepare students for a summer of successful reading. 


  1. Mary Meyer

    I think the audio books narrated by human readers is a wonderful addition to Bookshare. Unfortunately none of our summer reading books are on the list. Please consider adding –

    Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan;
    Moo by Sharon Creech.
    Nothing But the Truth by AVI
    Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
    Tangerine by Edward Bloor

    Thank you

    • Michael Tran

      Mary: I have forwarded this to our team to review, but your students can still access these books if they are available on Bookshare and if you assign them directly. Thank you!

      – Michael, Bookshare Team

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