ALSC announces 2009 Notable Children’s Videos

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer



For Immediate Release

February 10, 2009

CHICAGO − The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2009 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:

  • “Art,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Bats at the Beach,” Nutmeg Media.
  • “A Box Full of Kittens,” Nutmeg Media.
  • “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Come Again in Spring,” National Film Board of Canada.
  • “Diary of a Fly,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Do Unto Otters: A Book about Manners,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Mary Cassatt,” Getting to Know, Inc.
  • “Grandfather’s Journey,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Hannah’s Story,” National Film Board of Canada.
  • “I’m Dirty,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Mack Made Movies,” Live Oak Media.
  • “Madam President,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “A Mama for Owen,” Nutmeg Media.
  • “March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Pharm Parties: A Lethal Mix,” Human Relations Media.
  • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,” Human Relations Media.
  • “What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?” Weston Woods Studios.
  • “You’re All My Favorites,” Candlewick Press.

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 & Grants” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”

Members of the 2009 Notable Children's Videos Committee were: Kathy Krasniewicz, Chair, Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, Conn.; Edie Ching, St. Alban’s School, Washington, D.C.; Pat Clingman, Kettering-Moraine Library Branch, Kettering, Ohio; 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.; Christy Schink, Scenic Regional Library, Union, Mo.; Grace Shanahan, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Lisa Marie Smith, Vernon Area Public Library, Lincolnshire, Ill.; Linda Teel, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.; and Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, Conn.