2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings 10 Results

The Notable Children’s Recordings list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate 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.

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Author: Philip Pullman | Narrator: Michael Sheen
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 19, 2017
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

2018 Odyssey Honor 
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
The Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2017
Slate Best Audiobook of 2017
Booklist Editor’s Choice Audio for Youth
AudioFile Best YA Audiobooks of 2017

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait.
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Author: Kate DiCamillo | Narrator: Lorna Raver
Grades: K-3
Release Date: October 10, 2017
What will it take for a cynical older sister to realize she’s a born accordion player — with music in her heart.

Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for gee-gaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity. When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives at her house, she is determined to have nothing to do with it.
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Author: Jake Burt | Narrator: Tara Sands, Arthur Morey, Danny Campbell and Olivia Mackenzie-Smith
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 03, 2017
Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . .

The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals.
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Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 03, 2017
New York Times bestseller

Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and TallLittle Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life

 
When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically.
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Author: Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead | Narrator: Various and Keegan-Michael Key
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 26, 2017
A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip Stead and Erin Stead.
 
In a hotel in Paris one evening in the 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story.
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Author: David Barclay Moore | Narrator: David Barclay Moore and Nile Bullock
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 19, 2017
"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity.
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Author: Adam Mansbach, Keith Knight and Craig Robinson | Narrator: Sullivan Jones
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 28, 2017
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the first book in a side-splitting illustrated series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.
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Author: Jack Cheng | Narrator: Various and Kivlighan de Montebello
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 28, 2017
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.
 
11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer.
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Author: Dean Hale and Shannon Hale | Narrator: Tara Sands and Abigail Revasch
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 07, 2017
Who Runs the World. Squirrels.

Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her fluffy tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of .
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Author: Matt Haig | Narrator: Stephen Fry
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: November 01, 2016
2018 Odyssey Honor
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording

Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.

 
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life.
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