ALSC announces 2020 Notable Children’s Recordings

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/10/2020


Laura Schulte-Cooper

Program Officer, Communications


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2020 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:

“5 O’Clock Band.” Live Oak Media.
“Backstroke Raptor.” Gimlet Media.
“Bernard Pepperlin.” HarperAudio.
“The Bridge Home.” Listening Library.
“Buenos Diaz.” Rainy Day Dimes.
“Charlotte’s Web.” Listening Library.
“Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: The Spacedog Cometh #3.” Listening Library. 
“Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks.” Simon & Schuster.
“The LOVE.” School Time Music.  
“The Magic of Letters.” Live Oak Media.
“Mango, Abuela, and Me.” Live Oak Media. 
“Max and the Midknights.” Listening Library.
“New Kid.” HarperAudio. 
“On the Come Up.” HarperAudio.
“Potato Pants!” Weston Woods. 
“Redwood and Ponytail.” Hachette Audio.
“Roller Girl.” Listening Library.
“Song for a Whale.” Listening Library. 
“To Night Owl from Dogfish.” Listening Library. 
“Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.” Listening Library.
“The Wall in the Middle of the Book.” Live Oak Media.
“The Way You Make Me Feel.” Tantor Audio. 
“We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga.” Live Oak Media.
“We’re Not from Here.” Listening Library.
“When the Ground Is Hard.” Listening Library. 
“The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic.” Hachette Audio.
“The Word Collector.” Weston Woods.

For the annotated list of the above recordings, including recommended grade levels, visit the Notable Children’s Recordings webpage. More information about all of ALSC's Children's Notable Lists is on the website.
Members of the 2020 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Annamarie Carlson, Chair, Westerville Public Library, Westerville, Ohio; Amanda Chuong, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, N.J.; Rosa Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, N.Y.; Clare Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury Mass.; Genevieve Feldman, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, Calif.; Jill Frasher, Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger, Ky; Dona Helmer, Retired, Formerly Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska; and Lisa Soper, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio.