Because I’m conferencing from the library, my experience is dotted with usual commitments — including Outdoor Storytime and Storyt!me Shorts.
After storytime, I sit down and tune into the last morning session of the Children’s Notable Audio Recordings committee. The committee met Tuesday and Wednesday as well which I documented in a previous post. At the start of each session, the committee shares the list of titles up for discussion during Midwinter sessions.
The committee members laugh a lot with each other, which makes session observance enjoyable! Shout out to committee members for taking on the challenge of listening to so many recordings (in such a challenging year).
Notable titles begin to emerge as the members discuss the pros, cons and questions about each recording:
“I thought this one was brimming with venturesome creativity,” Jill Fraser said of The Gruffalo read by Imelda Staunton.
Pro: “[Stepping Stones] felt like listening to a really well-produced radio play,” one committee member said.
Con: “I don’t know if it elevated something that is really worth elevating,” said one committee member, saying she thought the content could be triggering for children whose relationships with adults were similar to those portrayed in the graphic novel.
Please note that as a guest post, the views expressed here do not represent the official position of ALA or ALSC.