ALA Midwinter 2018

Notable Children’s Recordings Discussion List 2018

Notable Children's Recording SealThe Notable Children’s Recording Committee has been busy listening to hundreds of recordings for young people. We’re down to the wire on our nominated titles, which will be discussed at ALA Midwinter in Denver. Our meetings are open to ALSC members and other ALA Midwinter attendees, and we’d love to see you there. Our discussion list and our schedule follow below.

The 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee:

Allison Knight (chair), Annamarie Carlson, Cindy Vanderbrink, Hanna Lee, Laura Bos, Michelle Ng, Rebecca Cowley, Sara White, and Sue Conolly

Meeting Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 9 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
2018 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee Meeting I (ALSC)
Location: Grand Hyatt, Room Mt. Columbia

Saturday, Feb. 10 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
2018 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee Meeting II (ALSC)
Location: Grand Hyatt, Room Mt. Columbia

Sunday, Feb. 11 – 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
2018 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee Meeting III (ALSC)
Location: Grand Hyatt, Room Mt. Columbia

2018 Notable Children’s Recordings Midwinter Discussion List

  1.    Almost Home. By Joan Bauer. Listening Library, CD. $45. Ages 10 and up.
  2.    Amina’s Voice. By Hena Khan. Recorded Books, DA. $42. Ages 8 and up.
  3.    Armstrong and Charlie. By Steven B. Frank. Recorded Books, DA. $60. Ages 9-12.
  4.    The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1). By Philip Pullman. Listening Library, CD. $60. Ages 12 and up.
  5.    A Boy Called Christmas. By Matt Haig. Listening Library, CD. $30. Ages 8-12.
  6.    Bubbles. By Abby Cooper. Recorded Books, DA. $47. Ages 10-12.
  7.    Crazy Messy Beautiful. By Carrie Arcos. Listening Library, CD. $40. Ages 12-17.
  8.    Dirt. By Denise Gosliner Orenstein. Scholastic Audio, DA. $62.99. Ages 8-12.
  9.    The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: The Fiendish Arrangement. By Alexandra Bracken. Recorded Books, DA. $79.99. Ages 10-14.
  10.  The Empty Grave.  By Jonathan Stroud. Listening Library, CD. $70. Ages 10-14.
  11.  The Ethan I Was Before. By Ali Standish. HarperAudio, DA. $18.99. Ages 9-12.
  12.  Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package. By Kate DiCamillo. Listening Library, CD. $20. Ages 6-9.
  13.  The Foundling. By Lloyd Alexander. Listening Library, DA. $34. Ages 8 and up.
  14.  Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life. By Ashley Bryan. Recorded Books, CD and book. $15.75. Ages 8-11.
  15.  Greetings from Witness Protection! By Jake Burt. Listening Library, CD. $60. Ages 10-14.
  16.  The Harlem Charade. By Natasha Tarpley. Scholastic Audio, DA. $24.99. Ages 8-12.
  17.  The Hate U Give. By Angie Thomas. HarperAudio, CD. $39.99. Ages 14 and up.
  18.  The Icarus Show. By Sally Christie. Scholastic Audio, DA. $20.99. Ages 9-12.
  19.  Jake the Fake Keeps It Real. By Craig Robinson & Adam Mansbach. Listening Library, CD. $22. Ages 8-12.
  20.  Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia, Princess of Alderaan. By Claudia Gray. Listening Library, DA. $75. Ages 12 and up.
  21.  Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker. By Ken Liu. Listening Library, DA. $56. Ages 10 and up.
  22.  Junie B. Jones First Ever MUSICAL Edition! By Barbara Park. Listening Library, CD. $20. Ages 5-8.
  23.  The Last Kids on Earth, Books 1-3. By Max Brallier. Listening Library, CD. $70. Ages 9-12.
  24.  Leo: A Ghost Story. By Mac Barnett. Weston Woods, CD and book. $12.95. Ages 4-8.
  25.  Long Way Down. By Jason Reynolds. Simon & Schuster Audio, CD-MP3. $9.99.  Ages 13 and up.
  26.  Mother Bruce. By Ryan T. Higgins. Weston Woods, CD and book. $12.95. Ages 3-6.
  27.  Otherwise Known as Possum. By Maria D. Laso. Scholastic Audio, CD. $29.99. Ages 8-12.
  28.  Patina. By Jason Reynolds. Simon & Schuster Audio, CD-MP3. $14.99. Ages 10 and up.
  29.  Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training. By Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Audio, CD. $29.99. Ages 8-12.
  30.  The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. By Kwame Alexander. Recorded Books, DA. $14. Ages 8-14.
  31.  A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. Recorded Books, CD and book. $15.75. Ages 7-9.
  32.  Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis. By Jabari Asim. Recorded Books, CD and book. $14. Ages 5-8.
  33.  The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine. By Mark Twain. Listening Library, CD. $20. Ages 8-12.
  34.  Refugee. By Alan Gratz. Scholastic Audio, CD. $34.99. Ages 10-14.
  35.  The Secret of Nightingale Wood. By Lucy Strange. Scholastic Audio, DA. $34.99. Ages 10-14.
  36.  See You in the Cosmos. By Jack Cheng. Listening Library, CD. $35. Ages 10-14.
  37.  Short. By Holly Goldberg Sloan. Listening Library, CD. $40. Ages 8-12.
  38.  Solo. By Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess. Dreamscape Media, CD. $39.99. Ages 12-17.
  39.  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World. By Shannon Hale. Listening Library, CD. $24.99. Ages 9-12.
  40.  The Stars Beneath Our Feet. By David Barclay Moore. Listening Library, CD. $45. Ages 10-14.
  41.  They Both Die at the End. By Adam Silvera. HarperAudio, DA. $21.99. Ages 14-17.
  42.  Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue. By Robert Burleigh. Live Oak Media, CD and book. $29.95. Ages 4-6.
  43.  Trombone Shorty. By Troy Andrews. Live Oak Media, CD and book. $31.95. Ages 6-10.
  44.  Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. By Steve Sheinkin. Listening Library, CD. $40. Ages 12-17.
  45.  The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina. By Kara LaReau. Dreamscape Media, CD. $39.99. Ages 8-12.
  46.  Vassa in the Night. By Sarah Porter. Recorded Books, DA. $88. Ages 12-17.
  47.  Volcanoes. By Anne Schreiber. Live Oak Media, CD and book. $19.95. Ages 5-8.
  48.  Walking with Miss Millie. By Tamara Bundy. Listening Library, CD. $38. Ages 10-12.
  49.  The War I Finally Won. By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Listening Library, CD. $55. Ages 9-12.
  50.  Wedgie & Gizmo. By Suzanne Selfors. Harper Audio, DA. $11.99. Ages 8-12.
  51.  Welcome to Wonderland #2 Beach Party Surf Monkey. By Chris Grabenstein. Listening Library, CD. $30. Ages 9-14.
  52.  The Wingsnatchers. By Sarah Jean Horwitz. Recorded Books, DA. $79. Ages 9-13.
  53.  Wish. By Barbara O’Connor. Recorded Books, DA. $42. Ages 9-12.
  54.  Wizards of Once. By Cressida Cowell. Hachette Audio, CD. $30. Ages 9-12.

Music

  1.  Big Buncha Buddies. Needlenose Productions, CD. $12. Ages 4-8.
  2.  Camp Songs with Ella Jenkins and Friends. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, CD. $11.98. Ages 3 and up.
  3.  Imagination. Position Music/ReCurrent Records, CD. $5.99. All ages.
  4.  Jump for Joy! Aurora Elephant, CD. $18.99. Ages 3-6.
  5.  Keep On. Little Miss Ann (ASCAP), CD. $13.99. All ages.
  6.  Lead Belly, Baby! Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, CD. $12.99. All ages.
  7.  Revvin’ up the Reindeer. Bangin’ Out A Melody Music, CD. $13.99.  All ages.
  8.  Rise Shine #Woke. School Time Music, LLC, CD. $15. All ages.
  9.  Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, CD $15.00 / DA $7.99. All ages.
  10.  Swing Set. Leaping Lizards Music, CD. $12.98. All ages.

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