2010 Notable Children’s Videos announced by ALSC

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 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:

"Abraham Lincoln Comes Home." Spoken Arts.

"Crazy Hair Day." Weston Woods.

"Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" Weston Woods.

"Duck on a Bike." Weston Woods.

"Los Gatos Black on Halloween." Weston Woods.

"Getting to Know Thomas Jefferson." Getting to Know, Inc.

"The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon." Weston Woods.

"Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad." Weston Woods.

"Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity." Weston Woods.

"Teen Truth: An Inside Look at Body Image." Human Relations Media.

"Those Shoes." Nutmeg Media.

"Wipe Out." 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
www.ala.org/alsc, click on “Awards & Grants” and “Children’s Notable Lists.”

Members of the 2010 Notable Children's Videos Committee are: Sue Rokos, chair, Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady, N.Y.; Patricia Clingman, Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, Kettering, Ohio; Marisa Conner, Baltimore County Public Library, Baltimore, Md.; Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings School, Hoover, Ala.; Vivian Landfair, DeBary Elementary School, DeBary, Fla.; Anna McKay, Darien Library, Darien, Conn.; Grace Shanahan, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, Stratford, Conn.; and Mary D. Wilson, Rochester Hills Public Library, Rochester, Mich.