For immediate release | February 5, 2014

ALSC announces 2014 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2014 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:

“And Then It's Spring.” Weston Woods

“Bear Has a Story to Tell.” Weston Woods

“Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast.” Recorded Books

“Better Nate than Ever.” Simon & Schuster

“Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake.” Live Oak Media

“Bink & Gollie: Two for One.” Weston Woods

“The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred.” Live Oak Media

“Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation (Charlie Joe Jackson #3).” Brilliance

“Clementine and the Spring Trip.” Recorded Books

“Colin Fischer.” Penguin Audio

“Coretta Scott.” Weston Woods

“Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers .” Brilliance

“Creepy Carrots!” Weston Woods

“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.” Listening Library

“Frog TroubleAnd Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs.” Workman Publishing

“A Full Moon Is Rising.” Live Oak Media

“I Want My Hat Back.” Weston Woods

“I'm Fast!” Weston Woods

“It's Not Fair to Me.” Round River Records

“The Knights' Tales.” Listening Library

“Matilda.” Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.”

“Never Forgotten.” Recorded Books

“P. S. Be Eleven.” Recorded Books

“Paperboy.” Listening Library

"’The President Has Been Shot!’": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.” Scholastic Audio

“Puppy Mudge Wants to Play.” Live Oak Media

“Show Way.” Weston Woods

“Tortuga in Trouble.” Live Oak Media

“When Life Gives You O.J.” Listening Library

“Zombie Baseball Beatdown.” Listening Library

For an annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade levels and running times, visit the ALSC website. More information about all of ALSC's Children's Notable Lists is available at, click on Awards, Grants & Scholarships and Children's Notable Lists.

Members of the 2014 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee are: Lynda Salem-Poling, chair, Long Beach (Calif.) Public Library; Carolyn Angus, Stone Center for Children's Books, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif.; Rebecca (Becki) Bishop, Campbell Court Elementary School, Bassett, Va.; Allie Jane Bruce, Bank Street Library, New York; Lynn Piper Carpenter, Birmingham (Ala.) Public Library; Jennifer Duffy, King County Library System, Kirkland, Wash.; Sharon Haupt, Instructional Media Center, San Luis Coastal U.S.D., San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Sharon L. Ledford, Harrison Elementary School, Lexington, Ky.; and Carol Hanson Sibley, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

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Laura Schulte-Cooper

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