ALA Annual 2017

Notable Children’s Recordings Discussion List at #alaac17

notable sealThe ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings committee is charged with creating a list of the best children’s recordings that fit the following criteria (from the ALSC website):

  1. respects young people’s intelligence and imagination
  2. exhibits venturesome creativity
  3. in exemplary ways reflects and encourages the natural interest of children and young adolescents
  4. depicts excellence through the effective use of voices, music, sound effects, and language
  5. maintains high standards in aesthetic and technical aspects
  6. adapted materials remain true to, expand, or complement the original work

The following titles will be discussed at the ALA Annual Conference this weekend:

  1. Almost Home. Listening Library, CD. $45.00. 800-793-2665. Ages 10 and up.
  2. Armstrong and Charlie. Recorded Books, DA. $60.00. 800-638-1304. Ages to be discussed.
  3. A Boy Called Christmas. Listening Library, CD. $30.00. 800-793-2665. Ages 8-12.
  4. Crazy Messy Beautiful. Listening Library, CD. $40.00. 800-793-2665. Ages 12-17.
  5. The Ethan I Was Before. HarperAudio, DA. $18.99. 212-207-7000. Ages 9-12.
  6. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life. Recorded Books, CD & Book. $15.75. 877-732-2898. Ages 8-11.
  7. The Harlem Charade. Scholastic Audio, Downloadable Audio. $24.99. 203-797-3545. Ages 8-12.
  8. The Icarus Show. Scholastic Audio, DA. $20.99. 203-797-3545. Ages to be discussed.
  9. Junie B. Jones First Ever Musical Edition. Listening Library, CD. $20.00. 800-793-2665. Ages to be discussed.
  10. Otherwise known as Possum. Scholastic Audiobooks, CD. $29.99. 203-797-3545. Ages 8-12.
  11. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training. Scholastic Audio, CD. $29.99. 203-797-3545.Ages 8-12.
  12. The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. Recorded Books, CD. $42.00. 877-732-2898. Ages 8-14.
  13. A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. Recorded Books, Book & CD. $15.75. 877-732-2898. Ages 7-9.
  14. Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis. Recorded Books, PB + CD. $14.00. 877-732-2898. Ages 5-8.
  15. See You in the Cosmos. Listening Library, CD. $35.00. 800-793-2665. Ages 10-14.
  16. Short. Listening Library, CD. $40.00. 800-793-2665. Ages 8 -12.
  17. Squirrel meets world. Listening Library. CD. $24.99. 800-793-2665. Ages 9-12.
  18. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. Listening Library, CD. $40.00. 800-793-2665. Ages to be discussed.
  19. Vassa in the Night. Recorded Books, DA. $88.00. 877-732-2898. Ages 12-17.
  20. The Wingsnatchers. Recorded Books, DA. $79.00. 800-638-1304. Ages 9-13.
  21. Recorded Books, Downloadable Audio. $42.00. 877-732-2898. Ages 9-12
  22. Big Buncha Buddies. Needlenose Productions, CD. $12.00. 401-595-8699. Ages to be discussed.

The committee will be meeting Saturday, June 24 from 1:00-5:30 and Sunday, June 25 from 1:00-4:00 at the Palmer House, Lasalle 3.The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

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