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ALSC & YALSA 2012 Audio Picks

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The Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), released their 2012 audio picks at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas, TX, in January.

The items on ALSC’s Notable Children’s Recordings list, for children 14 years of age and younger, exhibit especially commendable qualities, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination, and reflect and encourage their interests in exemplary ways.

YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks list features recordings covering a wide range of interests for young adults—from realistic fiction to fantasy and humor. An asterisk preceding a title indicates that the audiobook is a top ten pick.

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ALSC’S notable recordings

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. By Brandon Sanderson, read by Ramon de Ocampo. 6 cassettes or 6 CDs. 7 hrs. Recorded Books. 2011. cassette: ISBN 978-1-4618-0826-8, CD: ISBN 978-1-4618-0825-1. $66.75. Gr 5-8.

The Apothecary. By Maile Meloy, read by Cristin Milioti. 7 CDs. 7:30 hrs. Penguin. 2011. ISBN 978-1-6117-6009-5. $29.95. Gr 6-9.

Beethoven’s Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics. CD. 46 min. Prod. by Beethoven’s Wig. Dist. by CDBaby.com. 2011. $12.98. PreS-Gr 6.

Clementine and the Family Meeting: Clementine, Book 5. By Sara Pennypacker, read by Jessica Almasy. 2 cassettes or 2 CDs. 2 hrs. Recorded Books. 2011. cassette: ISBN 978-4407-7812-4, CD: ISBN 978-1-4561-3636-9. $30.75. Gr 2-4.

Countdown. By Deborah Wiles, read by Emma Galvin. 6 CDs. 7:20 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-3078-7967-7. $40. Gr 5-8.

Dead End in Norvelt. By Jack Gantos, read by author. 6 CDs. 7 hrs. Macmillan Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4272-1356-3. $29.99. Gr 5-8.

Dear America: Like the Willow Tree–The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. By Lois Lowry, read by Sara Barnett. 4 CDs. 4:17 hrs. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2011. ISBN 978-0-545-27372-5. $19.99. Gr 4-6.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems, read by author. CD. 5 min. Weston Woods. ISBN 978-0-545-32607-0: $12.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-0-545-32735-0: $29.95. PreS-Gr 2.

Ella Jenkins: A Life of Song. CD. 36 min with booklet. Smithsonian Folkways. 2011. $16.98. PreS-Gr 4.

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms. By Julia Rawlinson, read by Katherine Kellgren. CD. 7:03 min. Weston Woods. ISBN 978-0-545-32612-4. $12.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-0-545-32738-1: $29.95. PreS-Gr 2.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2: The Hidden Gallery. By Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren. 5 CDs. 5:57 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-91700-3. $50. Gr 4-7.

Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea. By Annie Barrows, read by Cassandra Morris. cassette or CD. 1:25 hrs. Recorded Books. 2011. cassette: ISBN 978-1-4498-5097-5, CD: ISBN 978-1-4498-5098-2. $15.75. Gr 2-4.

Jefferson’s Sons. By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, read by Adenrele Ojo. 9 CDs. 10:24 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-94233-3. $40. Gr 6-9.

Jessica. By Kevin Henkes, read by Katherine Kellgren. CD. 7:27 min. Live Oak Media. 2011. CD with paperback book, ISBN 978-1-4301-0985-3: $18.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-1-4301-0986-0: $29.95. K-Gr 2.

Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. Performed by Jim Gill. CD. 50 min. with DVD. Jim Gill Music. 2011. $17. PreS-Gr 2.

Looking Like Me. By Walter Dean Myers, read by Dion Graham and Quincy Tyler Bernstine. CD. 8:02 min. with hardcover book. Live Oak Media. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4301-0872-6. $29.95. Gr 2-6.

Lucky for Good. By Susan Patron, read by Cassandra Campbell. 5 CDs. 5:25 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-74591-0. $28. Gr 3-6.

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reverse Verse. By Marilyn Singer, read by Marilyn Singer and Joe Morton. CD. 16:18 min. with hardcover book. Live Oak Media. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4301-1015-6. $29.95. Gr 3-6.

Moon Over Manifest. By Clare Vandepool, read by Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne. 8 CDs. 9:25 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-9681-6-6. $40. Gr 5-8.

Okay for Now. By Gary Schmidt, read by Lincoln Hoppe. 8 CDs. 9:18 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-91594-8. $40. Gr 6-9.

Operation Yes. By Sarah Lewis Holmes, read by Jessica Almasy. 6 CDs. 6:28 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-61106-079-9. $59.97. Gr 5-7.

The Other Half of My Heart. By Sundi Frazier, read by narrated by Bahni Turpin. 7 CDs. 7:50 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-87963-9. $45. Gr 4-7.

Practically Ridiculous. Performed by the Jimmies. CD. 40 min. Prod. by Pluckypea Records. Dist. by CDBaby.com. 2011. $14.99. PreS-Gr 5.

The Sisters Club: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys.By Megan McDonald, read by Jenna Lamia. 5 CDs. 5:06 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-0357-6. $49.97. Gr 3-6.

Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes. By Chantal Grosleziat. CD. 48 min. with hardcover book. The Secret Mountain. 2011. ISBN 978-2-923163-79-6. $22.95. PreS-Gr 2.

Stone Soup. By Jon Muth, read by B. D. Wang. CD. 11:20 min. Weston Woods. 2011. ISBN 978-0-545-32715-2. $12.95; CD with hardcover book, ISBN 978-0-545-32741-1: $29.95. PreS-Gr 3.

Thunder Over Kandahar. By Sharon McKay, read by Mozhan Marno. 6 CDs. 6:36 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-3078-7971-4. $39. Gr 7-10.

The Unforgotten Coat. By Frank Cottrell Boyce, read by Sarah Coomes. 2 CDs. 1:40 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-2225-6. $39.97. Gr 4-7

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee:
Sharon Haupt (chair), San Luis Coastal Unified School District, San Luis Obispo, CA; Cari Albarelli, Kansas City, MO; Sunday Cummins, National Louis University, Wheaton, IL; Linda Martin, Sugar Hill Elementary School, Gainesville, GA; Sharon McKellar, Oakland (CA) Public Library; Daniel Meyer, Kew Gardens Hills, NY; Danielle Shapiro, Brooklyn (NY) Public Library; Janet Thompson, Chicago (IL) Public Library.

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YALSA’S AMAZING AUDIOBOOKS

DISTRIBUTORS

Brilliance Audio
www.brillianceaudio.com
CDBaby.com
CDBaby.com
Jim Gill Music
www.jimgill.com
Listen & Live Audio
www.listenandlive.com
Listening Library
www.library.booksontape.com
Live Oak Media
www.liveoakmedia.com
Macmillan Audio
www.us.macmillan.com/Audio.aspx
Penguin Audio
www.us.penguingroup.com
Recorded Books
www.recordedbooks.com
Scholastic Audiobooks
www.librarypublishing.scholastic.com
Secret Mountain
www.thesecretmountain.com
Simon & Schuster Audio
www.simonandschuster.com
Smithsonian Folkways
www.folkways.si.edu
Weston Woods
www.scholastic.com/westonwoods

Nonfiction

*How They Croaked. By Georgia Bragg, narrated by L. J. Ganser. 4 cassettes or 4 CDs. 4:15 hrs. Recorded Books. 2011. cassette, ISBN 978-1-4618-0567-0 , CD: ISBN 978-1-4618-0116-0. $30.75.

Fiction

After Ever After. By Jordan Sonnenblick, read by Nick Podehl. 4 CDs. 4:37 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-61106-135-2. $54.97. Gr 6-9.

*Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?: The Georgia Nicolson Series, Book 10. By Louise Rennison, read by Stina Nielson. 5 cassettes or 5 CDs. 6:15 hrs. Recorded Books. 2010. cassette, ISBN 978-1-4498-0762-7: $41.75; CD, ISN 978-1-4498-0766-5: $51.75. Gr 7-10

Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking Series. By Patrick Ness, read by Angela Dawe and Nick Podehl. 11 CDs. 13 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4558-4316-9. $49.97. Gr 9 Up.

*Beauty Queens. By Libba Bray, read by author. 12 CDs. 14:30 hrs. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2011. ISBN 978-0-545-31538-8. $74.99. Gr 9 Up.

Behemoth: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 2. By Scott Westerfeld, read by Alan Cumming. 8 CDs. 9:30 hrs. Simon & Schuster Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4423-3410-6. $34.99. Gr 7 Up

Books of Umber: Dragon Games. By P.W. Catanese, read by Richard Poe. 8 cassettes or 8 CDs. 9 hrs. Recorded Books. 2010. cassette, ISBN 978-1-4407-4999-5: $56.75; CD ISBN 978-1-4407-9363-9: $87.75.Gr 5-8.

Bruiser. By Neal Shusterman, read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels and Laura Hamilton. 6 CDs. 6:59 hrs. Brilliance Audio 2011. ISBN 978-1-61106-325-7. $79.97. Gr 8 Up.

*Carter’s Big Break. By Brent Crawford, read by Nick Podehl. 6 CDs. 6:39 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-61106-279-3. $59.97. Gr 7-10.

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading. By Tommy Greenwald, read by MacLeod Andrews. 3 CDs. 3:29 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-0303-3. $49.97. Gr 4-6.

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*Chime. By Franny Billingsley, read by Susan Duerden. 8 CDs. 10:13 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-3079-1521-4. $40.Gr 8 Up.

Cosmic. By Frank Cottrell Boyce, read by Kirby Heyborne. 6 CDs. 7:38 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-3079-1535-1. $55.Gr 5-8.

*The Curse of the Wendigo: The Monstrumologist, Book 2. By Rick Yancey, read by Steven Boyer. 10 CDs. 12:15 hrs. Recorded Books. 2010. cassette, ISBN 978-1-4407-3641-4: $78.75; CD, ISBN 978-1-4407-3645-2: $108.75. Gr 9 Up.

*Fever Crumb. By Philip Reeve, read by Philip Reeve. 6 CDs. 6:59 hrs. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2011. ISBN 978-0-545-28292-5. $64.99. Gr 5-7.

Ghetto Cowboy.By G. Neri, read by JD Jackson. 4 CDs. 4:10 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-2150-1. $49.97. Gr 5-8.

Hero. By Perry Moore, read by Michael Urie. 10 CDs. 11:21 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-0973-8. $59.97. Gr 9 Up.

*The Marbury Lens. By Andrew Smith, read by Mark Boyett . 9 CDs. 10:49 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-8840-2. $74.97. Gr 7 Up.

Okay for Now. By Gary Schmidt, read by Lincoln Hoppe. 8 CDs. 9:18 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-91594-8.. $40. Gr 6-9.

Operation Yes. By Sara Lewis Holmes, read by Jessica Almasy. 6 CDs. 6:28 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-61106-079-9. $59.97. Gr 5-7.

Paintings from the Cave. By Gary Paulsen, read by Jim Bond, Kevin R Free, Sarah Grace, and Nick Podehl. 3 CDs. 3:23 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-2490-8. $39.97. Gr 5-8.

Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court. Edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr., read by Dion Graham and Quincy Tyler Bernstein. 4 CDs. 3:54 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-0080-3. $49.97.Gr 8 Up.

*The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel. By Jonathan Stroud, read by Simon Jones. 10 CDs. 12:39 hrs. Listening Library. 2010. ISBN 978-0-3077-3863-9. $48. Gr 6 Up.

Rotters. By Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne. 13 CDs. 16:18 hrs. Listening Library. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-94182-4. $65. Gr 9 Up.

Sapphique. By Catherine Fisher, read by Kim Mai Guest. 10 CDs. 11:59 hrs. Listening Library. 2010. ISBN 978-0-3077-0713-0. $48. Gr 7 Up.

The Scorch Trials. By James Dashner, read by Mark Deakins. 9 CDs. 10:23 hrs. Listening Library. 2010. ISBN 978-0-3077-0661-4. $44. Gr 6-10.

The Scorpio Races. By Maggie Stiefvater, read by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham. 10 CDs. 12:07 hrs. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2011. ISBN 978-0-545-35705-0. $79.99. Gr 7 Up.

The Sky Is Everywhere. By Jandy Nelson, read by Julia Whelan. 6 CDs. 7:15 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-2014-3. $60.97. Gr $60.97.

Some Girls Are. By Courtney Summers, read by Katie Schorr. 6 CDs. 5:50 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-1733-7. $59.97. Gr 8-10.

Sophomore Switch. By Abby McDonald, read by Katherine Kellgren. 8 CDs. 7:09 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-8971-3. $54.97. Gr 9 Up.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (unabr.). By Tom Angleberger, read by Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Jonathan Todd Ross, Julia Gibson, and Charlotte Parry. 2 CDs. 2:15 hrs. Recorded Books. 2010. cassette: ISBN 978-1-4498-4503-2, CD: ISBN 978-1-4498-4504-9. $30.75. Gr 3-6.

*The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, on Her Way to Botany Bay. By L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren. 12 CDs. 16 hrs. Listen & Live Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-59316-484-3. $29.95. Gr 8 Up.

The Water Seeker. By Kimberly Willis Holt, read by Will Patton. 6 CDs. 7 hrs. Listening Library. 2010. ISBN 978-0-3077-1094-9. $37. Gr 5-8.

Zombies vs. Unicorns. Edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, read by Ellen Grafton, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Julia Whelan, and Phil Gigante. 10 CDs. 11:57 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4418-8923-2. $87.97. Gr 9 Up.

YAALS Amazing Audiobooks Committee: Jennifer Lawson (chair), San Diego (CA) County Library; Catherine Andronik, Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT; Joanna Axelrod, Escondido (CA) Public Library; Jennifer Campbell, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, MO; Lynn Piper Carpenter, Birmingham (AL) Public Library; Jeri W. Cohen, Patchogue-Medford (NY) Library; Donna S. Cook, Central High School, Independent School District, Pollok, TX; Sara E. Fitzgerald, Martin County Library System, Stuart, FL; Gretchen Kolderup, New Canaan (CT) Library; Courtney Saldana, administrative assistant, Ontario (CA) City Library.

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