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Free Audiobooks for Teens

I am a strong believer in reading in any format, on paper, eink, digital, and even audio. They are all ways of conveying the content or story and all can be great ways to read new books or visit old favorites.  AudioFile has just opened the SYNC: Audiobooks for Teens' 10th season. Starting this week teens (and others) can download two titles that are paired each week for the next 14 weeks (till August 1). Each of the pairs will be available for free during their week. Readers can download the books using the Overdrive app, and once you have downloaded them they are yours for free. So if you know a teen introduce him or her to some new titles or format or allow yourself to try some young adult books. There are also some other greats including Shakespeare's Othello and one of my science favorites Mary Roach's Gulp.

SUMMER 2019 SYNC TITLE PAIRINGS Week 1: April 25 – May 2
SWING by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, narrated by Kwame Alexander (Blink)

NASA - Spinoffs book

NASA has created another great ebook - this one is titled Spinoffs (a yearly publication), and features dozens of commercial technologies that were created or improved by NASA. The publication provides nearly 50 examples of how NASA benefits various industries and people around the world, from home gyms, pacemaker components, cleaning water and generating power.

Print and digital versions of the latest issue and previous editions of Spinoff are available at:

Spinoff 2019Click here to read online (HTML)

Download a copy ofSpinoff 2019 (PDF)

Spinoff 2019 Summary Brochure (PDF) Spinoff 2019 PowerPoint Presentation (PPT)

Spinoff 2019 is also available on the iPad! Click here to view the app in the iTunes store. It features shortened versions of all the articles from the book, image galleries, videos, and more. A 508-compliant PDF version of the iPad app is also available here.