Notable Children's Videos

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

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2013 Selection(s)

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

12 min., Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95

When Scaredy Squirrel is unsure how to make a friend, he devises a plan that, despite its many flaws, delivers a surprisingly satisfying solution. Lively animation enhances an already funny story.

Show Way

12 min., Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95

Jacqueline Woodson's narration conveys her reverence for the generations of women who passed down needle skills and knowledge from slave times to the present. Hudson Talbott's illustrations are brought to life by skillful camera movement and sparing animation.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

10 min., Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95

When zookeeper Amos is home sick, he gets a surprise visit from his zoo friends: elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl. This carefully-paced and faithful animation of the award-winning picture book, beautifully captures the story's theme of friendship and caring.

Sky Color

7 min., Weston Woods, DVD, $59.95

When the color blue is missing from the paint box, Marisol's keen observations of the sky help her create an original color for the school mural. Colors swirl and dance across the screen in this beautifully animated film.

Wind Flyers

7 min., Nutmeg Media, DVD, $49.95

The narrator recalls the pride he felt as a young boy hearing the stories his great-uncle shared about his days as a Tuskegee Airman. In this iconographic film, Angela Johnson's lyrical text and Loren Long's luscious paintings capture both the joys of flying and the bravery required to pilot open planes during wartime.