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 Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.
The selected videos are:
“Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer.” Dreamscape Media.
“Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music.” Dreamscape Media.
“Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs / José el Chévere: Helado y Dinosaurios.” Weston Woods.
“Last Stop on Market Street.” Dreamscape Media.
“The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes.” Dreamscape Media.
“Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos.” Weston Woods.
“Supertruck.” Weston Woods.
“Trombone Shorty.” Dreamscape Media.
“You Are (Not) Small.” Weston Woods.
For the annotated list of the above videos, including recommended age levels and running times, visit the ALSC website. More information about all of ALSC's Children's Notable Lists is available at www.ala.org/alsc, click on Awards, Grants & Scholarships and Children's Notable Lists.
Members of the 2017 Carnegie Medal/Notable Children's Videos Committee are: Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles (California) Public Library, Chair; April Whatley Bedford, Brooklyn (New York) College; Amanda Y. Choi, San Jose (California) Public Library; Jennifer Driscoll, Pasadena (California) Public Library; Robbin Ellis Friedman, Chappaqua (New York) Library; Laura A. Given, Parkview Center School, Roseville, Minnesota; Jennifer Knight, North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles, Washington; Susan H. Polos, Bedford Central School District, Mount Kisco, New York; and Maegen Rose, Collegiate School, New York.