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Notable Children’s Recordings discussion list

These audiobooks are the year’s top titles under consideration at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference in Dallas. The cream of the crop will appear on the 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings list, as must-have recommendations of music & audiobooks for libraries serving children ages birth – fourteen years. If you are attending Midwinter, pop in to any of the committee’s scheduled meetings to observe the evaluative discussions of the titles – very illuminating if you are new to the world of  audiobook reviewing! The final list will appear on the Association for Library Service to Children’s website (where you can find lists of all past Notable Children’s Recordings),  following the excitement of the Youth Media Awards press conference, where this year’s Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production will be named. The Odyssey committee discussions are closed to the public, but you can share the announcement via the live webcast on Monday, January 23. The Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2012 list of Amazing Audiobooks will also be announce at Midwinter – I’ll let you know about that discussion list when it is announced!

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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