Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
For Immediate Release
June 16, 2008
Great Interactive Software for Kids Announced
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its Spring 2008 list of Great Interactive Software for Kids (GISK), which recognizes high-quality computer programs and digital media for children 14 years of age and younger.
The selected products are:
Animal Genius, Scholastic, Nintendo.
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes A Day! Nintendo
Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition,Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc.
Cooking Mama: Cook Off, Majesco Entertainment
Discover Bach, Arts and Music Games, Inc.
Get Puzzled!, Scholastic
I Spy Funhouse Animal Genius, Scholastic, Nintendo
JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade World Premium Edition, Knowledge Adventure
KONAMI Kids Playground: Alphabet Circus, Konami
KONAMI Kids Playground: Dinosaur Shapes & Colors, Konami
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, Her Interactive
World Book, World Book
Members of the Great Interactive Software for Kids Committee are: Angelique Kopa, chair, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, Md.; Kim Bautz, Dayton (Ohio) Metro Library; Michelle Call, Hester J. Hodgdon Librarians for All Program, Somerville, Mass.; Kirsten Freeman-Benson, West Slope Community Library, Portland, Ore.; Anna R. Healy, Rochelle Lee Fund, Chicago; and Becky White, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Ind.
For the annotated list of Spring 2008 Great Interactive Software for Kids, including recommended age ratings, visit the ALSC Web site at: http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/childrensnotable/greatintsftware/currentGISK.htm.