Great Interactive Software for Kids Announced

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
(312) 280-2165


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

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Nintendo

BookFlix, Scholastic

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: