ALSC names 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/21/2012


CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2012 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:

"Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians." Recorded Books.
"The Apothecary." Penguin Audio.
"Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics." Beethoven's Wig.
"Clementine and the Family Meeting." Recorded Books.
"Countdown." Listening Library.
"Dead End in Norvelt." Macmillan.
"Dear America: Like the Willow Tree." Scholastic.
"Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!" Weston Woods.
"Ella Jenkins: A Life of Song." Smithsonian Folkways.
"Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms." Weston Woods.
"Ghetto Cowboy." Brilliance Audio.
"The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery." Listening Library.
"Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea?" Recorded Books.
"Jefferson's Sons." Listening Library.
"Jessica." Live Oak Media.
"Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes." Jim Gill, Inc.
"Looking Like Me." Live Oak Media.
"Lucky for Good." Listening Library.
"Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse." Live Oak Media.
"Moon over Manifest." Listening Library
"Okay for Now." Listening Library.
"Operation Yes." Brilliance Audio.
"The Other Half of My Heart." Listening Library.
"Practically Ridiculous." Pluckypea Publishing.
"The Sisters Club: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys." Brilliance Audio.
"Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes." The Secret Mountain.
"Stone Soup." Weston Woods.
"Thunder over Kandahar." Listening Library.
"The Unforgotten Coat." Brilliance Audio.
"Young Fredle." Listening Library.

For an annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade levels and running times, visit the ALSC website. More information about all of ALSC’s Children’s Notable Lists is available on the ALSC website
Members of the 2012 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Sharon Haupt, chair, San Luis Coastal Unified School District San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Cari Albarelli, Kansas City, Mo.; Sunday Cummins, National Louis University, Wheaton, Ill.; Linda Martin, Sugar Hill Elementary School, Gainesville, Ga.; Sharon McKellar, Oakland (Calif.) Public Library; Daniel Meyer, Kew Gardens Hills, N.Y.;  Danielle Shapiro, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library; and Janet Thompson, Chicago Public Library.