ALSC announces 2019 Notable Children’s Recordings

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/19/2019


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 2019 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:

"Back to the Land." Hot Peas ‘N Butter Records.
"Beanstalk Jack." Paper Canoe Co.
"Before She Was Harriet." Live Oak Media.
"Children of Blood and Bone." Macmillan Audio.
"The Christmasaurus." Listening Library.
"Du Iz Tak?" Weston Woods.
"Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist." Live Oak Media.
"Falu’s Bazaar." Falu Music Publishing.
"For Every One." Simon & Schuster Audio.
"The Griffin’s Feather: Dragon Rider #2." Atmende Bücher.
"The Journey of Little Charlie." Listening Library.
"Keep It Real." Aurora Elephant Music.
"Lu." Simon & Schuster Audio.
"Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish." Listening Library.
"Monstrous Devices." Listening Library.
"Nanette’s Baguette." Weston Woods. 
"Nate Expectations." Simon & Schuster Audio.
"The Night Diary." Listening Library. 
"On Bird Hill." Live Oak Media.
"The Parker Inheritance." Scholastic Audiobooks.
"The Poet X." Harper Audio.
"Quidditch Through the Ages." Bloomsbury.
"Rebound." Recorded Books. 
"Spin: The Rumpelstiltskin Musical." Harper Audio.
"Sunny." Simon & Schuster.
"They All Saw a Cat." Weston Woods.
"Tight." Listening Library.
"We Found a Hat." Weston Woods.
"Whichwood." Listening Library.
"The Wild Robot Escapes." Hachette Audio.

For the annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade 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 2019 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Michelle Ng, Chair, San Mateo County Libraries, Belmont, California; Eric Barbus, San Francisco Public Library; Laura Bos, Mount Prospect (Illinois) Public Library; Josephine Caisse, Deschutes Public Library, Redmond, Oregon; Annamarie Carlson, Westerville (Ohio) Public Library; Rosa Diaz, Rochester (New York) City School District.; Clare Dombrowski, Amesbury (Massachusetts) Public Library; Dona Helmer, formerly of Anchorage (Alaska) School District; and Sara White, Seminole County Public Library, Casselberry, Florida.