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 Winner(s)

2013 Selection(s)

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian

7.5hr. Listening Library, 1-800-733-3000. Grades 5-9

Listeners will be immersed in a world populated with fairies, trolls, and Opal Koboi—Artemis Fowl’s archenemy. Nathaniel Parker’s energetic performance conveys the rollicking adventures listeners have come to expect from Artemis Fowl. (2013 Odyssey Honor Audiobook)

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring.

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring. 45min. Brilliance Audio, 1-800-648-2312. Grades 2 to 6.

The creation of Martha Graham's and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring is presented and the music performed in this rich collaboration between the Seattle Symphony and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Can You Canoe?

39min. The Okee Dokee Brothers, 1-612-751-8130. All Ages.

The Okee Dokee Brothers offer a unique experience through music, storytelling, and video on this Mississippi River adventure album.

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

4hr. Listening Library. Grades 4 to 7.

Katherine Kellgren gives vivid personalities to the many voices in this lively cat and mouse tale of Dickensian England.

A Dog's Way Home

7hr. Listening Library. Grades 4 to 7.

Told in alternate voices, Chuck Carrington and Emily Eiden take us on an emotional journey of unwavering love and devotion as Tam the dog and Abby his owner seek to reunite after many months of separation.

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

7min. Weston Woods, 1-800-243-5020. Grades K to 2.

Mo and Cher Willems use playful voices timed perfectly to upbeat music in this charming tale of a dinosaur and a boy.

The False Prince

8hr. Scholastic Audio, 1-800-770-4662, Grades 5 to 8.

Charlie McWade makes each unique voice stand out as Sage, an orphan, competes to impersonate a prince in a subversive plot.

Ghost Knight

5hr. Listening Library, Grades 4 to 6.

As 11-year-old Jon Whitcroft and his new friend Ella seek to solve a century-old mystery, danger threatens their every move.  Elliot Hill’s narration ably balances the real and ghostly worlds. (2013 Odyssey Honor Audiobook)

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

8min. Weston Woods, 1-800-243-5020, PreK to Grade 2.

Dion Graham reads with deep rumbling "big rig" tones as the trucks in a construction site quietly settle in for the night.