ALSC names 2007 Notable Children's Recordings

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2007

ALSC names 2007 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2007 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:

“Airborn,” Full Cast Audio.

“Baby Loves Jazz: Go Baby Go!” Verve Records.

“The Book Thief,” Listening Library.

“Carolinda Clatter!” Live Oak Media.

“Day of Tears,” Recorded Books.

“Gossamer,” Listening Library.

“Half-Moon Investigations,” Listening Library.

“Hondo and Fabian,” Weston Woods.

“I, Coriander,” Listening Library.

“Inch by Inch,” Weston Woods.

“Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times,” Jim Gill Music.

“Lon Po Po,” Weston Woods.

”Mao's Last Dancer: Young Reader's Edition,” Bolinda Audio.

“Midnight over Sanctaphrax,” Listening Library.

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” Listening Library.

“My Haunted House,” Recorded Books.

“Peter and the Shadow Thieves,” Brilliance Audio.

“Ptolemy's Gate,” Listening Library.

“Rotten Ralph Helps Out,” Live Oak Media.

“The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow,” Recorded Books.

“SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure. Young Bond, Book One,” Listening Library.

“Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There,” Naxos Audio Books.

“The Truth about Magic,” Bolinda Audio.

“Wickety Whack: Brer Rabbit is Back,” Diane Ferlatte.

Members of the 2007 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee are: Mary Burkey, chair, Olentangy Local Schools, Columbus, Ohio; Jane Claes, University of Houston Clear Lake; Carrie Harding, Heart of Texas Literature Center, Brownwood; Heather R. McNeil, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Ore.; Martha V. Parravano, The Horn Book Magazine, Boston; Mary Puleo, Everett (Mass.) Public Libraries; Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada; Elisabeth Simmons, Kirkwood Highway Library, Wilmington, Del.; and Ellen Spring, Rockland District Middle School, Thomaston, Mass.

For the annotated list of the above recordings, 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.”