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.
Jessica Gillis, chair of the 2023 Notable Children’s Recordings committee, and the entire NCR committee, will host a series of online discussions open for all to attend and observe. They invite you to join them the following days and times: Monday, November 7, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST
The 2023 Notable Children’s Recordings committee invites all ALSC members to submit suggestions of titles to be considered for the 2023 Notable Children’s Recordings list. This annual list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality.
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…
Congratulations to all involved in the YMA Awards– writers, artists, publishers, committee members, and everyone it took to create this year’s canon of beautiful stories. Let us also remember the stories and creators that weren’t recognized and the stories yet to come. They matter. Awards are a huge honor, but they are also just awards and not a measure of a story’s worth or a creator’s talent. This year, I was on the ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee. What an honor it was. Training for a half marathon was a helpful activity to complete the over 1,000 listening hours each member was assigned this year!
Round 2 – January 2022 The 2022 Notable Children’s Recordings committee will be meeting via Zoom on January 13, 14, and 17 for their Round 2 discussions and YOU are invited to listen in! Audience members do not contribute to the discussion, but listen as the committee members debate each of the items on the discussion lists in their search for the materials that best meet the Notable criteria. This is an opportunity to hear about audio books and music that have been published in 2021. It is also an opportunity to learn about the evaluation process.
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: Books: At the Mountain’s Base. By Traci Sorell. Read by Kimberly Guerrero. Listening Library. DD. C is for Country. By Lil Nas X. Ready by Lil Nas X. Listening Library. DD The Cat Man of Aleppo. By Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latha. Read by Irene Latham and Ramsey Faragallah. Listening Library. DD. City of…
The final open meeting of the Notable Recordings Committee discusses 5 remaining titles, including When the Stars are Scattered. In this post, ALSC members can learn a little more about volunteering for committees.