ALSC announces 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/09/2018


Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2018 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:

“Big Buncha Buddies.” Needlenose Productions.
“The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage” (Book of Dust, Volume 1). Listening Library.
“A Boy Called Christmas.” Listening Library.
“The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: A Fiendish Arrangement.” Recorded Books.
“Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package.” Listening Library.
“Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan.” Recorded Books.
“Greetings from Witness Protection!” Listening Library.
“The Hate U Give.” HarperAudio.
“Jake the Fake Keeps It Real.” Listening Library.
“Jump for Joy!” Aurora Elephant.
“Lead Belly, Baby!” Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
“Leo: A Ghost Story.” Weston Woods.
“Long Way Down.” Simon & Schuster Audio.
“Mother Bruce.” Weston Woods.
“Patina.” Simon & Schuster Audio.
“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.” Listening Library.
“Rise Shine #Woke.” School Time Music.
“The Secret of Nightingale Wood.” Scholastic Audio.
“See You in the Cosmos.” Listening Library.
“The Stars Beneath Our Feet.” Listening Library.
“Swing Set.” Leaping Lizards Music.
“Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue.” Live Oak Media.
“Trombone Shorty.” Live Oak Media.
“The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.” Listening Library.
“The War I Finally Won.” Listening Library.
“Wedgie & Gizmo.” HarperAudio.
“The Wizards of Once.” Hachette 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 2018 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Allison Knight, Chair, Dayton (Ohio) Metro Library; Laura Bos, Mount Prospect (Illinois) Public Library; Annamarie Carlson, Westerville (Ohio) Public Library; Sue Conolly, Center for Teaching Through Children’s Books, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Rebecca Cowley, Brooklyn (New York) Public Library; Hanna Lee, Batesville (Mississippi) Public Library; Michelle Ng, San Mateo County Libraries, Belmont, Calif.; Cynthia Vanderbrink, Toledo Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library; and Sara White, Seminole County Public Library, Casselberry, Florida.