ALSC names 2008 Notable Children's Recordings

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

(312) 280-2165

For Immediate Release,

January 29, 2008

ALSC names 2008 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2008 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:

"Black Duck," Listening Library.

"Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy," Listen & Live Audio.

"Cave of the Dark Wind," Brilliance Audio.

"Clementine," Recorded Books.

"A Crooked Kind of Perfect," Listening Library.

"Dooby Dooby Moo," Weston Woods.

"Dream," Lyric Partners.

"Epossumondas Saves the Day," Recorded Books.

"Every Child Deserves a Lifetime: Songs from the "For Our Children" Series," Shout! Factory.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Listening Library.

"Hattie Big Sky," Listening Library.

"The Higher Power of Lucky," Listening Library.

"If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period," Listening Library.

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Scholastic Audiobooks.

Jazz," Live Oak Media.

"The Librarian from the Black Lagoon," Weston Woods.

"Lilly's Big Day," Live Oak Media.

"Marley: A Dog Like No Other," HarperChildren's Audio.

"The Rules of Survival," Listening Library.

"Skulduggery Pleasant," HarperChildren's Audio.

"Seven Blind Mice," Weston Woods.

"Treasure Island," Listening Library.

"A Very Brave Witch.," Weston Woods.

"The Wednesday Wars," Scholastic Audiobooks.

"Welcome to Camden Falls," Scholastic Audiobooks.

For the annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade levels, visit the ALSC Web site. 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."

Members of the 2008 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Ellen Spring, Chair, Rockland District Middle School, Rockland, Maine; Jane Claes, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas; Colette Drouillard, College of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.; Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, Md.; Heather R. McNeil, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Ore.; Karen M. Perry, Wiley Middle School, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mary Puleo, Everett Public Libraries, Everett, Mass.; Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada; and Janet Weber, Tigard Public Library, Tigard, Ore.