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2022 Notable Children’s Recordings – Round 1 Discussion List

Each year the ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee works to select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings of interest to children. This year the 2022 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee will be meeting virtually on:

  • Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Central Time)
  • Monday, Jun 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM (Central Time)
  • Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Central Time)

Click to register to attend and observe the discussions at any of these 3 open meetings.

Here is the complete 2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Round 1 discussion list:


  1. At the Mountain’s Base. By Traci Sorell. Read by Kimberly Guerrero. Listening Library. DD.
  2. C is for Country. By Lil Nas X. Ready by Lil Nas X. Listening Library. DD
  3. The Cat Man of Aleppo. By Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latha. Read by Irene Latham and Ramsey Faragallah. Listening Library. DD.
  4. City of the Plague God. By Sarwat Chadda. Read by Vikas Adam. Listening Library. DD.
  5. Class Act. By Jerry Craft. Read by a Full Cast. HarperAudio. DD.
  6. Doug Unplugged. By Dan Yaccarino. Read by Brittany Thornton. Listening Library. DD.
  7. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. By Laurie Ann Thompson. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Listening Library. DD.
  8. Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! By Sarah Kapit. Read by Cassandra Campbell & JD Jackson. Listening Library. DD.
  9. Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins. By Lincoln Peirce. Read by a Full Cast. Listening Library. DD. 
  10. Puss in Boots. By Philip Pullman. Read by David Harewood. Listening Library. DD.
  11. This is Your Time. By Ruby Bridges. Read by Ruby Bridges. Listening Library. DD. 
  12. The Way Back. By Gavriel Savit. Read by Allan Corduner. Listening Library. DD


  1. Gershwin’s Magic Key. By George Gerswhin, Ira Gershwin & Paul Pement. Performed by Classical Kids feat. Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Children’s Group. CD.
  2. Happiness Is Simple. By Rabbit!. Performed by Rabbit! (Ashton Allen and Devin Moore). Rabbit! DD.
  3. A Mind of Your Own. By The Bright Siders (Kari Groff and Kristin Andreassen). Performed by The Bright Siders and Guests. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD.
  4. The Strawberry Band. By The Story Pirates. Performed by The Story Pirates. Face Cake Records. CD.
  5. 28 Days. By Little Miss Ann (Ann Torralba). Performed by Little Miss Ann. Marsha Marsha Records. DD.
  6. Young Maestros, Vol. 1. By Tracy Bonham. Performed by Tracy Bonham. Melodeon Music House Records. CD.

Jillian C. Frasher, chair, and the entire 2022 Notable Children’s Recording committee are excited to share this opportunity to learn more about critical evaluation of children’s recordings and to listen to their summer discussions. All are welcome!

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