Audio books

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What sound recordings have you listened to recently that are great? Which recent audiobooks are you talking up to your colleagues and customers? Two committees — The Notable Children’s Recordings committee and the Odyssey Award committee — have been listening their ears off all year; they would love to hear your suggestions of titles which meet their criteria.

  • ALSC Personal Members are invited to suggest titles for the 2014 Notable Children’s Recordings List, a list of the most distinguished music, audiobooks, and read-along kits created for children released in the United States between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013. You may send recommendations with full bibliographic information through the end of October 2013 to Lynda Salem-Poling, NCR Committee Chair 2014, at The award will be announced at the end of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2014.

For more information about the Notable Children’s Recordings List, visit the ALSC website. Click on “Awards and Grants” in the left-hand navigation bar; then click on “ALSC Book & Media Awards.”  Scroll down to the “Children’s Notable Lists” to see past lists and then to “Notable Children’s Recordings Submission Process” to learn more specifics about the award.

  • The Odyssey Award is given to the producer of the most outstanding audiobook published between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.  One winner is chosen, as well as honor titles. The audiobook must be published in English in the United States and the age range is children through young adults. Suggestions of titles may be sent by early November to Ellen Spring, Odyssey Committee Chair 2014  at

Time is short! Send in your suggestions of sound recordings and audiobooks now!

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