ALSC announces 2008 Notable Children's Videos

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

(312) 280-2165

For Immediate Release,

January 29, 2008

ALSC announces 2008 Notable Children's Videos

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 Videos. The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children's intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

"Becoming an Organized Student," Human Relations Media.

"Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day," Nutmeg Media.

"Dooby Dooby Moo," Weston Woods Studios.

"Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression," Nutmeg Media.

"Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Andy Warhol," Getting to Know, Inc. "Huffing: The Latest Facts about Inhalant Abuse," Human Relations Media.

"I Hate English!" Nutmeg Media.

"John, Paul, George & Ben," Weston Woods Studios.

"Jump In!: Freestyle Edition," Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

"Just Yell Fire: Empowering Girls to Protect Themselves," Just Yell Fire/ Maggie Jessup.

"Leonardo, the Terrible Monster," Weston Woods Studios.

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

"Max's Words," Weston Woods Studios.

"Nightmare at School," National Film Board of Canada.

"Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin," Spoken Arts.

"Rosa," Weston Woods Studios.

"Seven Blind Mice," Weston Woods Studios.

"A Very Brave Witch," Weston Woods Studios.

"Wallace's Lists," Weston Woods Studios.

"Water Detectives," National Film Board of Canada.

For the annotated list of the above videos, including recommended age 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 Videos Committee are: Kathleen Apuzzo Krasniewicz, Chair, Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, Conn.; Molly M. Collins, Malden Public Library, Malden, Mass.; Cora Phelps Dunkley, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.; Deborah B. Ford, Instructional Media Center, San Diego, Calif.; Jan Johnson, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, N.J.; Christy Schink, Scenic Regional Library, Union, Mo.; Grace Shanahan, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Lisa Marie Smith, Vernon Area Public Library, Lincolnshire, Ill.; Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, Conn.; and Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Ill.