ALSC announces 2021 Notable Children’s Recordings

For Immediate Release
Wed, 02/17/2021


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 2021 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:

"Ahimsa." Tantor Media.
"Bear Came Along." Hachette Audio. 
"The Best of Iggy." Listening Library.
"Cats Sit on You." Face Cake Records.
"Clap When You Land." HarperAudio.
"Concrete Kids." Listening Library. 
"Cozy." Listening Library.
"D.a.D." Blackspace.
"Fart Quest." Macmillan Young Listeners. 
"Fiesta Global." Flor Bromley.
"Fighting Words." Listening Library. 
"From the Desk of Zoe Washington." HarperAudio.
"Going Down Home with Daddy." Dreamscape Media.
"Here We Are." Listening Library.
"HotDog!" Scholastic Audio.
"Kent State." Scholastic Audio.
"The List of Things That Will Not Change." Listening Library. 
"The Madre de Aguas of Cuba." Listening Library.
"¡Muévete!: Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body." Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
"Overground Railroad." Live Oak Media.
"Punching the Air." HarperAudio.
"Say Her Name." Recorded Books.
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You." Hachette Audio. 
"Stepping Stones." Listening Library.
"The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter." Live Oak Media.
"Tristan Strong Destroys the World." Listening Library. 
"The Very Impatient Caterpillar." Weston Woods.
"We Are Not Free." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Audio.
"When Stars Are Scattered." Listening Library.
"Wink." Listening Library.
"The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times." Hachette Audio.

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 2021 Notable Children's Recordings Committee are: Nathaniel Halsan, Chair, Sacramento (California) Public Library; Amanda Chuong, Princeton (New Jersey) Public Library; Jillian Frasher, Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger, Kentucky; Brandi Hamlin, St. Charles City-County (Missouri) Library; Benjamin Martin, Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama; Kathryn O'Leary, Indianapolis (Indiana) Public Schools; Mara Rosenberg, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, Washington, DC; and Lisa Soper, Cincinnati & Hamilton County (Ohio) Public Library.