For immediate release | March 5, 2013

ALSC announces 2013 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2013 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:

“Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian.” Listening Library(2013 Odyssey Honor Audiobook)

“Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring.” Brilliance Audio

“Can You Canoe?” The Okee Dokee Brothers

“The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale.” Listening Library

“A Dog's Way Home.” Listening Library

“Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct.” Weston Woods

“The False Prince.” Scholastic Audio

“The Fire Chronicle.” Listening Library

“Ghost Knight.” Listening Library (2013 Odyssey Honor Audiobook)

“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.” Weston Woods

“The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case.” Listening Library

“Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion.” Weston Woods

“The Library Dragon.” Peachtree Publishers

“Little Seed: Songs for Children,” by Woody Guthrie. Smithsonian Folkways

“Merry Christmas, Splat.” Weston Woods

“The Mighty Miss Malone.” Listening Library

“The Mighty Sky.” BNC Records

“The Notorious Benedict Arnold.” Listening Library

“One Year in Coal Harbor.” Listening Library

“Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz.” Hornblow Recordings/Megaforce Records

“The Red Hen.” Weston Woods

“Same Sun Here.” Brilliance Audio

“A Sick Day for Amos McGee.” Weston Woods

“Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World.” AudioGO

“Titanic: Voices from the Disaster.” Listening Library

“Wonder.” Brilliance Audio

“Words in the Dust.” Scholastic Audio

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 2013 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee are: Chair Lynda Salem-Poling, Brewitt Neighborhood Library, Long Beach (Calif.) Public Library; Winnie Awarski, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library; Eliza T. Dresang, University of Washington Information School, Seattle; Donna M. Funcke, King County Library System, Issaquah Wash. ; Sharon Haupt, San Luis Coastal Unified School District, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Sharon L. Ledford, Harrison Elementary School, Lexington, Ky.; Linda L. Martin, Sugar Hill Elementary School, Gainesville, Ga.; Sharon McKellar, Community Relations, Oakland (Calif.) Public Library; Danielle A. Shapiro, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, Highlawn Branch


Caroline Jewell

Awards Coordinator

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5839