Recorded Books Offers Free Audio for Bridge to Terabithia Prince Frederick, MD-September 9, 2008-Recorded Books, the largest provider of audiobooks for K-12 schools, is giving away excerpts from the audiobook for Newbery Medal winner Bridge to Terabithia, along with lesson plans that coordinate with the excerpts. Free downloads from Katherine Paterson's audiobook will be available through September 30, 2008, but educators can still listen to the excerpts online after that. Two sets of lesson plans and audio excerpts for Bridge to Terabithia are currently available at <http://recordedbooks.wordpress.com>recordedbooks.wordpress.com. The first set focuses on use of simile and metaphor in the book, and the second set asks kids to get creative in their own Terabithia-like world. Worksheets are provided to accompany both sets of lesson plans, and excerpts from the audiobook are available to coordinate with the lesson. Recorded Books offers other free lesson plans, worksheets, and audio at http://recordedbooks.wordpress.com. On Monday, September 15, Recorded Books will feature a lesson plan on Beverly Cleary's Strider from Instructional Resource Teacher Laurie McGrath. Educators are encouraged to send in their own lesson plans that incorporate audio via the 'Featured Educator' link on the <http://recordedbooks.wordpress.com>blog. Submitters can win free audiobooks if their lesson plans are chosen to be featured. For more details, see http://recordedbooks.wordpress.com. About Recorded Books: Recorded Books, a Haights Cross Communications company, produces and distributes unabridged audiobooks and other audio products for schools and libraries, in CD, cassette and Playaway formats. Over 7,000 titles are available for children, young adults, and adults, narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also publishes and distributes SmartPass Audio Guides to Shakespeare and Dr. Janet Allen's Plugged-in to Reading. Packaging is designed for high circulation. One-year warranty, cataloging, processing, and free marc records are available. For more information, visit <http://www.recordedbooks.com>www.recordedbooks.com. About Haights Cross Communications: Founded in 1997 and based in White Plains, NY, Haights Cross is a leading developer and publisher of products for the kindergarten through twelfth grade, or K-12, supplemental education, library, and medical education markets. Haights Cross imprints include: Sundance/Newbridge Educational Publishing (Northborough, MA), Triumph Learning (New York, NY), Buckle Down Publishing (Iowa City, IA), Options Publishing (Merrimack, NH), Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), and Oakstone Publishing (Birmingham, AL). For more information, visit <http://www.haightscross.com>www.haightscross.com.