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Notable Children’s Recordings – Final Discussion for 2023 List

The Notable Children’s Recordings Committee is pleased to announce the final set of public discussion meetings.  The NCR committee’s charge is to develop a list of the most notable recordings of audiobooks and music of interest for children ages 0-14 produced in 2022.  The committee has met two previous times for public discussion meetings for the 2023 list. The final public discussions will take place on Monday, January 16th, Thursday, January 19th, and Tuesday, January 24th.

Notable Children's Recordings Seal

The following recordings of books – some new and some older books with new productions of audiobooks – as well as newly produced children’s music titles will be discussed:


Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?Leslie ConnorHarper Audio
Attack of the Black RectanglesAmy Sarig KingScholastic Audio
Boys Will Be HumanJustin BaldoniHarper Audio
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-LotDav PilkeyScholastic Audio
Children of the QuicksandsEfua TraoréScholastic Audio
CoralineGaiman, NeilHarper Audio
Daughter of the White RoseDiane ZahlerLive Oak
Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise BrownHarper Audio
Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This OneMaggie HorneHarper Audio
I have a SuperpowerStephan CurryPenguin Random House
I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910Lauren TarshisScholastic Audio
In My NeighborhoodOscar LoubrielLive Oak Media
Maisie Lockwood Adventures #1 Off the GridTess SharpePenguin Random House
Nikhil Out LoudMaulik PancholyHarper Audio
Shot ClockCaron ButlerHarper Audio
Show Us Who You AreElle McNicollPenguin Random House
Stand Up!: Ten Mighty Women Who Made a ChangeBrittney CooperScholastic Audio
Standing in the Need of PrayerCarol Boston WeatherfordPenguin Random House
The MapmakersTamzin MerchantPenguin Random House
The MidnightersHana TookePenguin Random House
The Most Perfect Thing in the UniverseTricia SpringstuffLive Oak
The Nightsilver PromiseAnnaliese AveryScholastic Audio
The Other Side of the RiverAlda P. DobbsRecorded Books
The Peach RebellionWendelin Van DraanenPenguin Random House
The Three Billy Goats GruffMac Barnett & Jon KlassenScholastic Audio
The Velvet FoxCatherine FisherRecorded Books
TumbleCelia C. PerezPenguin Random House
VacancyK.R. AlexanderScholastic Audio
Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead thingsMargie FustonSimon and Schuster
WatercressAndrea WangWeston Woods
We Own the SkyRodman PhilbrickScholastic Audio
Wednesday: The Forest of SecretsRalph LazarScholastic Audio
When Grandfather FlewPatricia MacLachlanLive Oak Media
WinterkillMarsha Forchuk SkrypuchScholastic Audio
WishesMượn Thị VănWeston Woods


Maybe By Next YearAll songs by Paul Reisler
Mil ColoresNathalia Palis & Brian McLaughlin
Nursery Rhymes For Kinder TimesRaffi and Lindsay Munroe
Sing For The Sea – Little Wild Ocean FriendsLittle Wild Songbooks – Claudia Robin Gunn
Super WigglesThe Wiggles: Anthony Field, Lachy Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Tsehay Hawkins and more

Please register here to watch the discussions:

1st Session: January 16, 5:00 pm EST

2nd Session: January 19, 4:00 pm, EST

3rd Session: January 24, 4:30 pm, EST

Jessica Gillis, chair of the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, invites you to attend and hear how these books have been transformed in producing an audio version of the printed copy.

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