Program Officer, Communications
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2017 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.
The recordings selected are:
“28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World.” Live Oak Media.
“Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln.” Weston Woods.
“Anna and the Swallow Man.” Listening Library.
“Arf.” Weston Woods.
“Arriba Abajo.” Salsana.
“As Brave as You.” Simon & Schuster.
“Beetle Boy.” Recorded Books.
“The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof.” Listening Library.
“Dream On, Amber.” Recorded Books.
“Feel What U Feel.” Furious Rose Records.
“Ghost.” Simon & Schuster.
“Grayling's Song.” Recorded Books.
“Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs.” Weston Woods.
“The League of Beastly Dreadfuls: The Dastardly Deed (Book 2).” Listening Library.
“Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation.” Recorded Books.
“My Pen.” Live Oak Media.
“The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi.” Weston Woods.
“The Playground Zone.” School Time Music.
“Raymie Nightingale.” Listening Library.
“Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album.” Okee Dokee Music.
“Save Me a Seat.” Weston Woods.
“Stick and Stone.” Weston Woods.
“Storms.” Live Oak Media.
“Unbound: A Novel in Verse.” Weston Woods.
“Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?” Listening Library.
“Wolf Hollow.” Listening Library.
For the annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended age levels, visit the Notable Children’s Recordings webpage. More information about all of ALSC's Children's Notable Lists is on the website.
Members of the 2017 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Marianne Martens, chair, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; Sue Conolly, Center for Teaching through Children's Books, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Suzzanne Fuchs, Bismarck, North Dakota; Allison Gray, Santa Barbara Public Library System, Goleta, California; Allison Knight, Dayton Metro Library, Moraine, Ohio; Hanna Lee, Batesville Public Library, Batesville, Mississippi; Cecily Pilzer, Takoma Park, Maryland; Mitch Self, McWhirter Elementary School, Webster, Texas; and Cindy Vanderbrink, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio.