Audio books

It’s Time to Submit Your Suggestions for Notable Children’s Recordings

Are you an enthusiastic audiobook or children’s music listener? Have you  heard anything that might represent the best in children’s recordings? ALSC personal members are encouraged to submit titles for consideration to  the Notable Children’s Recordings committee. Any recordings published Nov 1, 2017- Oct 31, 2018 and currently available through a US distributor is under consideration. Please note that publishers, authors, illustrators, artists or editors may not nominate their own titles. Please send your suggestions to Michelle Ng at The Notable Children’s Recordings list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrates respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways. This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competency: IV. Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.

ALA Midwinter 2016

Notable Children’s Sound Recordings — 2016 Discussion List

Barbara Scotto, the chair of the 2016 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, and the entire NCR committee, invite you to join them at their Midwinter discussions, taking place in the Renaissance Waterfront, Room Georges, at the following times: Friday, January 8, 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday, January 9, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Sunday, January 10, 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm The complete discussion list is below: A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, 3 hrs 58 min, cd, $30.00, Listening Library, 9781101891582 A House for a Hermit Crab, 11 min, cd+bk, $12.95, Weston Woods, 9780545875004 A Plague of Bogles, 7 hrs 16 min, cd, $45.00, Listening Library, 9780553556261 All American Boys, 6 hrs 30 min, mp3, $17.99, Simon & Schuster, 9781442398672 All Around This World: Africa, 1 hr 24 min, cd, $18.99, CD Baby/Sugar Mountain All Fall Down, 8 hrs 34 min, cd, $74.99, Scholastic, 9780545788342…

ALA Midwinter 2015

Notable Sound Recordings — 2015 Discussion List

Jennifer Duffy, chair, and the rest of the 2015 Notable Sound Recordings Committee, invite you to join them at their Midwinter discussions, taking place on Friday, January 30th through Sunday, February 1st, in the Lake Michigan Room of the Chicago Hilton. The complete discussion list is below. Titles with an asterisk indicate that the book was already discussed at the Annual Conference last summer. ************************************************************** *The Abominables, 5 hr 15 min, cd, $51.75, Recorded Books, 9781490620954 American Heroes #4, 41 min, cd, $13.98, Sprout Recordings, 8450197674 Angus and Sadie, 4 hr 28 min, cd, $30, Listening Library, 9780553396379 Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It, 13 min, book + cd, $29.95, Live Oak Media, 9781430117698 Blind, 10 hr 41 min, cd, $55, Listening Library, 9781101890974 Blood Ties: Spirit Animals #3, 5 hr 29 min, cd, $54.99, Scholastic Audio, 9780545648769 *The Bossy E, 33 min, cd, $15, Coil Records, 8829510081 The Boundless, 8 hr…

Audio books

What GREAT children’s recordings have you listened to this year?

ALSC members are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 Notable Children’s Recordings list by submitting titles for consideration.  The Notable Children’s Recordings Committee’s charge is to select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings (music, audiobooks, and read-along kits) of interest to young people from birth through age 14.  The recordings must have been released between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, and be available through a US distributor.  Please follow this link to find out more details about the list and criteria for inclusion: The column on the left of that page includes links for information about NCR, including Committee Members, Submission Process, and Past NCR lists. Please send suggestions with full bibliographic information to chairperson Jennifer Duffy at The deadline to submit title suggestions is October 31st.