ALSC names 2010 Notable Children’s Recordings

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer

(312) 280-2165


For Immediate Release

March 11, 2010

CHICAGO ─ The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2010 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:

“The Alvin Ho Collection: Books 1 & 2.” Listening Library.

“Chasing Lincoln's Killer.” Scholastic.

“The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County.” Recorded Books.

“The Chosen One.” Macmillan Audio.

“Diamond Willow.” Recorded Books.

“A Dog on His Own.” Full Cast Audio.

“Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Weston Woods.

“Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13.” Brilliance Audio.

“European Playground.” Putumayo Kids.

“Field Trip.” Monkey Mama.

“Heart of a Shepherd.” Listening Library.

“Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.” Weston Woods.

“The Jesus Storybook Bible.” Zonderkids.

“Knuffle Bunny Two: A Case of Mistaken Identity.” Weston Woods.

“Leviathan.” Simon and Schuster Audio.

“Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken.” Live Oak Media.

“Mañana Iguana.” Live Oak Media.

“Music for Abraham Lincoln: Campaign Songs, Civil War Tunes, Laments for a President.” Enslow Publishers.

“Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales.” Hachette Audio.

“Peace, Locomotion.” Brilliance Audio.

“Picnic Playground.” Putumayo Kids.

“The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour.” Listening Library.

“Riot.” Listening Library.

“The Scrambled States of America Talent Show.” Weston Woods.

“Songs from the Garden of Eden: Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes.” Secret Mountain.

“A Soup Opera.” Jim Gill Music & Books.

“The Tapestry Book 1: The Hound of Rowan.” Recorded Books.

“We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.” Brilliance Audio.

“Wild Girl.” Listening Library.

“The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children.” Brilliance Audio.

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

Members of the 2010 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Janet Weber, chair, Tigard Public Library, Tigard, Ore.; Sharon Levin, Redwood City, Calif.; Susan Melcher, Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, Ky.; Linda Plevak, Northeast Lakeview College, Universal City, Texas; Lynda Poling, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, Calif.; Sara Saxton, Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow, Alaska; Kathryn Shepler, Aurora School, Oakland, Calif.; Tracy Sumler, DC Public Library, Washington, D.C.; and Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Ill.