Notable Children's Recordings

About the Notable Children's Recordings
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's recordings on the Notable Children's Recordings list.

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2013 Selection(s)

The Red Hen

5min. Weston Woods. PreK to Grade 2.

A creative rendering of the traditional “little red hen” story with Walter Mayes’ narration and Caleb Miles’ music that matches the lively, zany illustrations accompanying the story.

Same Sun Here

6hr. Brilliance Audio. Grades 5 to 8.

Through letters, River and Meena reveal their personalities, their hardships and successes, as they become friends. Authors Silas House and Neela Vaswani use their accents to help strengthen the listening experience

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

8min. Weston Woods. PreK to Grade 2.

David de Vries' warm rich voice brings out the animals' feelings for their beloved zookeeper, in this charming audio that shows the power of friendship.

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

3hr. AudioGO, 1-800-621-0182. Grades 5 to 8.

Meredith Mitchell convincingly portrays the unique point of view of this brilliant scientist and her ability to think in pictures and develop humane ways to treat animals.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

5hr. Listening Library. Grades 4 to 8.

With the use of multiple narrators, the story of this disaster is told from the viewpoints of a number of survivors.


8hr. Brilliance Audio. Grades 4 to 7.

Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd recount the story of Auggie, a fifth-grade boy born with severe facial abnormalities, and the challenges and triumphs of his first year at school.

Words in the Dust

8.5hr. Scholastic Audio. Grades 5 to 8.

Ariana Delawari's narration creates intense visuals and emotions as we enter the world of Zulaikha and the challenges she faces as a young woman in modern Afghan society.