Alcatraz Smedry Is Notable – But We Knew That!


The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), which is part of the American Library Association, has just released their list of 2012 Notable Children’s Recordings, and leading the list (well, because it’s an alphabetical list, but still, it’s leading) is the Recorded Books version of Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (reviews/buy in print/download audio) by Brandon Sanderson. This is one more reason to be super thrilled with and super thankful for our good friends at Recorded, who not only did a bang-up job on the recording but have also used the bang-up new covers for the French editions of the Alcatraz books. And as the ALSC says “Ramon de Ocampo deftly voices the reluctant, snarky hero.” Thanks, Ramon! It’s been a really good year for Brandon’s Alcatraz novels, 2011 started with a slew of state reading awards and programs choosing the book, and now we’re off to a great 2012.