ALSC announces 2015 Notable Children's Recordings

Laura Schulte-Cooper
Program Officer, Communications
lschulte@ala.org
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2015 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:
 
“Angus and Sadie.” Listening Library
“Betty Bunny Didn't Do It.” Live Oak Media
“The Boundless.” Brilliance Audio
“Brown Girl Dreaming.” Listening Library
“Deep in the Swamp.” Live Oak Media
“The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?” Weston Woods
“Egg & Spoon.” Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
“Exclamation Mark.” Weston Woods
“The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia.” Listening Library
“Five, Six, Seven, Nate!” Simon & Schuster Audio
“H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Imagination and Basketball.” Live Oak Media
“Ice Whale.” Recorded Books
“If I Ever Get Out of Here.” Listening Library
“In a Heartbeat.” Laura Doherty
“Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker.” Recorded Books
“The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza.” Listening Library
“The Madman of Piney Woods.” Listening Library
“The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher.” Listening Library
“One Cool Friend.” Weston Woods
“Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy.” Listening Library
“Percy Jackson's Greek Gods.” Listening Library
“Rain Reign.” Brilliance Audio
“Revolution.” Listening Library
“The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.” Listening Library
“A Snicker of Magic.” Scholastic Audiobooks
“Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure.” Okee Dokee Music
“Under the Freedom Tree.” Recorded Books
“Winterfrost.” Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
 
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 2015 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Jennifer Duffy, chair, Kingsgate Library, Kirkland, Washington; Carolyn Angus, Mountain View, California; Becki Bishop, Campbell Court Elementary School, Bassett, Virginia; Cecily Pilzer, Takoma Park, Maryland; Barbara Scotto, Children's Literature New England, Brookline, Massachusetts; Rachael Stein, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, Maryland; Heather Warren Smith, Eastern Lancaster (Pa.) Public Library; and Merri V. Lindgren, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
 
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