Program Officer, Communications
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 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:
"Appleblossom the Possum." Listening Library.
"The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics.". Listening Library.
"Bugs in My Hair." Weston Woods.
"Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms." Recorded Books.
"Echo." Scholastic Audio.
"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs." Weston Woods.
"Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins." Dreamscape.
"The Hired Girl." Recorded Books.
"Infinity and Me." Live Oak Media.
"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla." Weston Woods.
"Jazz for Lil' Jumpers!" Independent release.
"The Jumbies." Recorded Books.
"Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar." Brilliance Audio.
"The Lightning Queen." Scholastic Audio.
"Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War." Listening Library.
"Ms. Rapscott’s Girls." Listening Library.
"Nursery Rhyme Parade!" Furious Rose Productions.
"Nuts to You." Recorded Books.
"The Odds of Getting Even." Listening Library.
"Papa Is a Poet : A Story about Robert Frost." Weston Woods.
"Stella by Starlight." Simon & Schuster Audio.
"That Is NOT a Good Idea!" Weston Woods.
"Trollhunters." Recorded Books.
"The War That Saved My Life." Listening Library.
"The Worst Class Trip Ever." 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 2016 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Barbara Scotto (Chair), Children's Literature New England, Brookline, Massachusetts; Carolyn Angus, Mountain View, California; Suzzanne Fuchs, Bismark, North Dakota; Allison Gray, Goleta Library, Santa Barbara Library System, Santa Barbara, California; Cecily Ruth Pilzer, Takoma Park, Maryland; David M. Self, McWhirter Elementary School PDLS, Webster, Texas; Heather Warren Smith, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland, Pennsylvania; Ellen Spring, RSU#13 Schools, Thomaston, Maine; and Janet Thompson, Chicago Public Library.