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The top 50 Education audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. The Good Neighbor

    “A wonderful biography of an American icon who seemed too good to be true. And yet, believe it or not, he was an even better, more caring man than he portrayed on television. If you are a fan of Fred Rogers and want to understand what drove him to create Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, this is an essential read. Learning more about Rogers’ life through the words of his family and friends in this well-researched and comprehensive biography will give you even more reason to admire the man. And when’s the last time a biography made you cry tears of joy?”

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  2. What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

    “ What We Talk About When We Talk About Books healed some real cracks in my relationship with reading, and reinforced my love and optimism for the written word. Book historian Leah Price guides you through all the myths, melodrama, and baggage modern culture is carrying around about books. Through a humorous and curiosity-filled tour of book history, she unpacks why so many of us feel so much pressure to read the right things in the right way, and why we've come to feel like doing so would whip our brains into shape and make us into zen, hyper-focused superhumans. Price's measured take on things made me feel like it's all going to be okay. Elisabeth Rodgers' cool, clear voice was the perfect narration.”

    Busboys and Poets Books image Tova, Busboys and Poets Books
  3. A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy 

    It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal – that social and economic rewards should follow achievement... Read More »

  4. A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children’s future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America’s most innovative public-school networks

    BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • 
    “A treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children...
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  5. By John Holt / Narrated by Matt Kugler

    From the preface by Deborah Meier:

    "We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."

    In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into the nature of early learning, John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small... Read More »

  6. Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation and development.

    Drawing on the... Read More »

  7. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).

    The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela... Read More »

  8. How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills

    We solve countless problems—big and small—every day. With so much practice, why do we often have trouble making simple decisions—much less arriving at optimal solutions to important questions? Are we doomed to this muddle—or is there a practical... Read More »

  9. First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and... Read More »

  10. By Rob Hopkins / Narrated by Rob Hopkins

    “Big ideas that just might save the world”—The Guardian

    The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.

    In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a... Read More »

  11. Getting in is only half the battle. The Privileged Poor reveals how—and why—disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support... Read More »

  12. Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math... Read More »

  13. By Debby Irving / Narrated by Debby Irving

    Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.

    Irving grew... Read More »

  14. By Paul Tough / Narrated by Paul Tough

    The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States

    Does college work? Does it provide real opportunity for young people who want to improve themselves and their prospects? Or is it simply a rigged game designed to protect the elites who have power... Read More »

  15. This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.

    From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, comes the definitive audiobook biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

    From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy... Read More »

  16. By Elizabeth Green / Narrated by Karen Saltus

    We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great? Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a... Read More »

  17. Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop. —NPR

    “This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling...
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  18. By Michelle Kuo / Narrated by Michelle Kuo

    Reading with Patrick

    “I loved this memoir, both because the story of Patrick and the other kids Kuo teaches is so moving, and because Kuo is honest and perceptive about her own failings and motivations. Highly recommend.”

    Belmont Books image Kathy, Belmont Books
  19. By Ron Clark / Narrated by Ron Clark

    New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey.

    Teamwork is... Read More »

  20. Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today,... Read More »

  21. The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty.

    It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality... Read More »

  22. "Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them."
    --Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts.

    A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children.


         In Tom... Read More »

  23. By John Medina / Narrated by John Medina

    Marvel at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions!

    Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function!

    Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain!

    Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder... Read More »

  24. A bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment

    Parents of young children today are embattled: Pick the “wrong” preschool and your child won’t get into the... Read More »

  25. In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up... Read More »

  26. By Zondervan / Narrated by Kate Russell

    Animals All Around is a nonfiction I Can Read Made By God bundle. With facts showing children the wonders of God’s creation, this collection includes four complete Level 2 I Can Read titles with the addition of bonus fun and amazing facts about the creation they feature.

    Animals All Around includes:

    Forest FriendsOur Feathered FriendsCats, Dogs Read More »,...
  27. Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. However, instructors may find a gap between resources that focus on the technical research on learning and those that provide practical classroom strategies. How Learning Works provides the bridge for such a gap. Distilling the research literature... Read More »

  28. In London Art Chase, the first title in the new Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls series, readers meet 10-year-old twins Mia and Maddie and their adorable little sister, LuLu. All the girls are smart, sassy, and unique in their own way, each with a special little something that adds to great family adventures.

    There is pure excitement in the family as the... Read More »

  29. A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite, indwelling cause of all things, a unified causal system that is virtually synonymous with nature. In this system, there is no free... Read More »

  30. David McCullough, Jr.'s high school commencement address of 2012, dubbed "You Are Not Special," was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech—taking a hard look at hovering parents,... Read More »

  31. By Helen Thorpe / Narrated by Kate Handford

    Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the... Read More »

  32. This program is read by the author.

    The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.

    "We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."

    Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read More »

  33. Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life

    Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or... Read More »

  34. Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

    Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial... Read More »

  35. You will never regret reading aloud to your kids. 

    The stories we read--and the conversations we have about them--help shape family traditions, create lifelong memories, and become part of our legacy. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family--it has the power to change the world. 

    But we all know that connecting deeply with our... Read More »

  36. By Rosalind Wiseman / Narrated by Kathe Mazur

    A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
     
    Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to... Read More »

  37. Witness

    “Elie Wiesel — witness, writer, and humanitarian — wanted to be remembered foremost as a teacher. Ariel Burger, a longtime student, teaching assistant, and friend, has given us an intimate and moving portrait of this extraordinary man and the profound lessons he had to share.”

    Porter Square Books image Dale Szczeblowski, Porter Square Books
  38. Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.

    Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded... Read More »

  39. This program is read by the author.

    Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.

    Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of... Read More »

  40. Booker T. Washington fought his way out of slavery to become an educator, statesman, political shaper, and proponent of the “do it yourself” idea. In his autobiography, he describes his early life as a slave on a Virginia plantation, his steady rise during the Civil War, his struggle for education, his schooling at the Hampton Institute, and his... Read More »

  41. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of... Read More »

  42. A leading expert in childhood development makes the case for why self-directed learning -- "unschooling" -- is the best way to get kids to learn.

    In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning... Read More »

  43. Less than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though... Read More »

  44. Renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.

    Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values,... Read More »

  45. In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes how this conversation moved him toward realizing that listening to children is one of the most powerful things a teacher can do. By listening carefully, Cornelius discovered something that kids find themselves having to communicate far too often. That “my lessons were not, at all, linked to that... Read More »

  46. From one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, author of the best-selling Reign of Error ("fearless" --Jonathan Kozol, NYRB)--an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents,... Read More »

  47. A counselor and popular Washington Post contributor offers a new take on grades 6-8 as a distinct developmental phase--and the perfect time to set up kids to thrive.

    Middle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it's either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in... Read More »

  48. By Tom Nichols / Narrated by Sean Pratt

    People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows... Read More »

  49. Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine's "great books," Other People's Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new... Read More »

  50. By Ron Lieber / Narrated by Ron Lieber

    In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise... Read More »

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