Blogger Mary R. Voors

Join the 2022 ALSC Institute Live Blogging Team

Are you attending the 2022 ALSC Institute? We’d love to have you consider writing guest posts for the ALSC Blog about what you are learning and experiencing! With an overarching theme of “Light Up the Future,” and packed with programming, keynotes, networking, and much more, the 2022 ALSC Institute promises to be an awesome learning opportunity designed specifically for front-line library youth services staff, children’s literature experts, education & library school faculty members, and other interested adults. Conference bloggers will help those unable to attend experience the Institute through your eyes, learning through your posts about author experiences with: Christina Soontornvat Adam Gidwitz Hena Khan B.B. Alston Julian Randall Young Vo Or you might want to help those unable to attend learn more about inclusive programming, unique partnership opportunities, and connecting with underserved communities through writing about some of the many programs being offered including: Pivot! Adapting Programming for School-Aged…

Audio books

Notable Children’s Recordings Discussion – August 2022

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 2022.  The committee will meet three times during the year for public discussion meetings, the first set will occur over 3 days on August 29-31 from 3:30-5:30 EST. The following recordings of books, some new and some older books with new productions of audiobooks, will be discussed: Title Author A is for Oboe: The Orchestra’s Alphabet Lera Auerbach, Marilyn Nelson Ain’t Burned All the Bright Jason Reynolds Alias Anna Susan Hood, Greg Dawson Apple Crush Lucy Kinsley Falling Short Ernesto Cisneros Gallant  V.E. Schwab Good Job George Jane O’Conner Hilo Book 1 Judd Winick Honest June: The Show Must Go On Tina Wells In the Key of…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Notable Children’s Books Discussion – July 2022

Each year the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.