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Notable Children’s Recordings – July 2023 Discussion

The Notables Children’s Recordings Committee is pleased to announce this year’s first 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 2023.  The committee will meet two times during the year for public discussion meetings, this year’s first set of two discussions will occur on Monday, July 17, 2023 from 4-6 PM and from 7 -9 PM Central time.

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The following recordings of books – some newly published and some older books with new productions of audiobooks – will be discussed:

Summer 2023 NCR Discussion List
1Being BaxtersBaxter Family Children StoryKaren Kingsbury, Tyler RussellRebekkah Ross, Tara Sands
2City of the DeadCity SpiesJames PontiLisa Flanagan
3Eb & FlowKelly J. BaptistJoniece Abbott-Pratt, Aaron Goodson
4Enchanted Bridge, TheDragons in a BagZetta ElliottAndenrele Ojo, Ron Butler
5Enormous Crocodile, TheRoald DahlStephen Fry
6Everlasting Now, TheSara Harrell BanksKirby Heyborne
7Eyes and the Impossible, TheDave EggersEthan Hawke
8Fantastic Mr. FoxRoald DahlChris O’Dowd
9Field Guide, TheSpiderwick ChroniclesTony DiTerlizzi, Holly BlackMark Hamill
10Finally SeenKelly YangCindy Kay, Kelly Yang
11Futureland: Battle for the ParkH.D. HunterFred Berman, Ron Butler, Lynnette R. Freeman, Nathan Nonhof, Jeannette Illidge
12Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, TheRoald DahlHugh Laurie
13HandsTorrey MaldonadoTorrey Maldonado
14How to Be a (Young) AntiracistNic Stone, Ibram X. KendiNic Stone, Ibram X. Kendi
15Human Kaboom: 6 Explosively Different Stories with the Same Exact Name, TheAdam RubinAdam Rubin
16I Am Temple GrandinBrad MeltzerAndrea Gallo, Kaleo Griffith, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Amy Landon, Imani Parks, Karissa Vacker
17Little Black GirlKirby Howell-BaptisteKirby Howell-Baptiste
18Mama Shamsi at the BazaarMojdeh Hassani, Samira IravaniNikki Massoud
19Not an Easy WinChrystal D. GilesNile Bullock, Chrystal D. Giles
20Save the…FrogsSarah L. Thomson, Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton, Gary Tiedemann
21She Persisted: Maya LinShe PersistedGrace Lin, Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton, Samantha Tan
22She Persisted: Rosalind FranklinShe PersistedKimberly Brubaker Bradley, Chelsea ClintonJayne Entwistle, Chelsea Clinton
23Smart Girl’s Guide: Tough Stuff, AAmericanGirl Smart Girl’s GuideErin FalligantFrankie Corzo
24Song of Silver, Flame Like NightAmélie Wen ZhaoAnnie Q
25Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver ScreenCandace FlemingFred Berman
26Twelve Dinging DoorbellsTameka Fryer BrownJanuary LaVoy
27Underdogs Fake It Till They Make It, TheThe UnderdogsKate Temple, Jol TempleAlexandra Ryan
28Underdogs Serve It Up, TheThe UnderdogsKate Temple, Jol TempleAlexandra Ryan
29What Do We Know About the Roswell Incident?Who HQ, Ben HubbardSean Patrick Hopkins
30Wrath of Mulgarath, TheSpiderwick ChroniclesTony DiTerlizzi, Holly BlackMark Hamil

Becki Bishop, 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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