For immediate release | January 30, 2012

ALSC announces 2012 Notable Children’s Videos

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2012 list of Notable Children’s Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

“All the World.” Weston Woods

“Eric Carle: Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book.” Eric Carle Studio

“A Child’s Garden of Poetry.” Warner Home Video

“Children Make Terrible Pets.” Weston Woods

“Choosing to Be a GFF (Good Friend Forever).” Good Friend, Inc.

“Coming Out: What Every Teen (Gay and Straight) Needs to Know.” Human Relations Media

“The Day of the Dead.” Weston Woods

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!” Weston Woods

“Kitten’s First Full Moon.” Weston Woods

“Party Day. ( Laurie Berkner Band)” Two Tomatoes/Razor & Tie

“Private Eyes/Les Yeux Noirs.” National Film Board of Canada

“Robot Zot!” Weston Woods

“Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Germs & Your Health.” Disney Educational Productions

“Scaredy Squirrel.” Weston Woods

“Stone Soup.” Weston Woods

“Too Many Toys.” Weston Woods

For the annotated list of the above videos, including recommended age 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” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”

Members of the 2012 Carnegie Medal/Notable Children’s Videos Committee are: Chair Martha Seif Simpson, Stratford (Conn.) Library Association; Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, Office of Materials Selection; Linda L. Ernst, King County Library System, Bellevue, Wash.; Linda A. Gann, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, School of Library and Information Studies; Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Ore.; Lindsay D. Huth, Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library; Gwen M. Taylor, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho; Emily Tichenor, Tulsa (Okla.) City-County Library; and Joanna Ward, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Temple City, Calif.