ALSC names 2006 Notable Children's Recordings

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

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For Immediate Release

February 6, 2006

ALSC names 2006 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2006 list of Notable Children's Recordings. The recordings selected are:

“Artemis Fowl #4: The Opal Deception,” Listening Library.

“A Bear Called Paddington,” Harper Children's Audio.

“Blues Journey,” Live Oak Media.

“The Cay,” Listening Library.

“Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother,” Harper Children's Audio.

“Giddyup!,” Prairie Dog Entertainment.

“The Goose Girl,” Full Cast Audio.

“Gregor the Overlander,” Listening Library.

“Ish,” Weston Woods.

“Judy Moody Declares Independence,” Recorded Books.

‘The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch,” Harper Children's Audio.

“The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,” Live Oak Media.

“The Minister's Daughter,” Listening Library.

“The Old Country,” Listening Library.

“A Pack of Lies,” BBC/Chivers Children's Audio Books.

“Private Peaceful,” Recorded Books.

“Raven's Gate,” Recorded Books.

“Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the
Whaleship Essex,” Audio Bookshelf.

“Scat Like That!” Rounder Records.

‘Some Assembly Required,” Razor & Tie.

“Songs from the Neighborhood,” Memory Lane Syndication.

“The Star of Kazan,” Recorded Books.

“Tiger, Tiger,” Listening Library.

“Urchin of the Riding Stars,” Listening Library.

“Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?” Weston Woods.

Members of the 2006 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Mary Burkey, Olentangy Local Schools, Columbus, Ohio; Teresa Beck, Stratford (Conn.) Library Association; Carrie Harding, Heart of Texas Literature Center, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas; Martha V. Parravano, The Horn Book Magazine, Boston; Mary Puleo, Everett (Mass.) Libraries; Louise L. Sherman, Leonia, N.J.; Elisabeth Simmons, Kirkwood Highway Library, New Castle, Del.; Glenna Sloan, School of Education, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, N.Y.; and Ellen R. Spring, Rockland District (Maine) Middle School.

For an annotated list of the above recordings, also including recommended grade levels, visit the ALSC Web site at

More information about all of ALSC's Children's Notable Lists is available on the Web site at, click on “Awards & Scholarships” and “Children's Notable Lists.”