2007 Notable Computer Software for Children announced

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2007

2007 Notable Computer Software for Children announced

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2007 list of Notable Computer Software and Online Subscription Services for children. The list identifies high-quality computer programs and online subscription services for children 14 years of age and younger.

The selected products are:

Bookworm Adventures. PopCap Games.
www.popcap.com. All ages.

Bookworm Deluxe. PopCap Games.
www.popcap.com. All ages.

Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns’ Stationery Studio. FableVision.
www.fablevision.com/stationerystudio. Ages 5 and up.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 9. Nuance Communications.
www.nuance.com. Elementary and up.

Gary Gadget: Building Cars. Viva Media.
www.viva-media.com. All ages.

Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby – My Animal Friends. Leveractive.
www.giggles.net. 6-24 months.

Grolier Online. Scholastic Library Publishing.
http://go.grolier.com. All ages.

I Spy Mystery. Scholastic, Inc.
www.scholastic.com. Elementary.

Instant Immersion American Sign Language v.2.0. Topics Entertainment.
http://topics-ent.com. Elementary – Adult.

Key Skills Phonics Mastery K-1. Sunburst Technology.
www.sunburst.com. Elementary.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. LucasArts.
www.lucasarts.com. Ages 10 and up.

Letter Olympics. Tool Factory, Inc./SEMERC.
www.toolfactory.com. Elementary.

Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007. Microsoft.
Middle/High School.

Music Ace Maestro: Music Educator’s Professional Edition 4.0. Harmonic Vision.
www.harmonicvision.com. Elementary/Middle.

Pirate Poppers. Brighter Minds Media.
www.brightermindsmedia.com. Elementary.

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript. Tri Synergy/Nobilis.
Ages 10 and up.

Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure. Tool Factory, Inc.
www.toolfactory.com. Elementary.

Members of the 2007 Notable Software for Children Committee are: Diana M. Berry, chair, Oakview Elementary, Decatur, Ga.; Rebecca B. Bishop, Campbell Court Elementary, Bassett, Va.; Ann Crewdson, Valley View Library, Seattle, Wash.; Cheri Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, Mich.; Anna R. Healy, Rochelle Lee Fund, Chicago, Ill.; and Jane S. Ritter, Mill Valley School District, Mill Valley, Calif.

For the complete, annotated list of 2007 Notable Computer Software for Children and links to past lists, visit the ALSC Web site at

More information about all of ALSC’s Children’s Notable Lists is available on the Web site at
www.ala.org/alsc, click on “Awards & Scholarships” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”