• Yard Sale

    By Eve Bunting

    Ill. by Lauren Castillo

    Read by Susie Berneis

    It’s hard to let go of things—but what counts more is having each other.

    "While the topic is an extremely tough one, Bunting tackles it with her usual grace and poise. The clear and concise writing is a wonderful choice for the subject matter...A vital purchase for collections everywhere." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Good Night Yoga

    By Mariam Gates

    Ill. by Sarah Jane Hinder

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

    Help calm active children into a peaceful and soothing bedtime routine with this interactive story.

    "In a clear and calming introduction to yoga, serene children demonstrate 11 basic poses, while a lullaby winds throughout...Gentle supplemental text describes the poses which come together in a closing spread to create the 'Good Night Yoga Flow.'" - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Good Morning Yoga

    By Mariam Gates

    Ill. by Sarah Jane Hinder

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

    Teach kids to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with confidence.

    "Hinder's playful illustrations animate Gates' descriptions and affirmations...The balance of bold and soft colors mirrors the energizing yet focused movements of the stretches. Young readers will easily see themselves in one of the many diverse children in the book...An energizing yoga practice...should inspire multiple readings." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Miracle Man

    By John Hendrix

    Ill. by John Hendrix

    Read by Qarie Marshall and Jorjeana Marie

    The Story of Jesus

    A beautiful biography of Jesus Christ, perfect for families to share throughout the year.

    "Employing simple, child-friendly language… the design and format of the spreads call to mind modern graphic novels. Despite the contemporary feel of the artwork and language, the illustrations are also replete with historically accurate details of life in biblical times...Hendrix eloquently conveys the life-changing power of faith in this distinctive snapshot of the life and teachings of Jesus, providing an appealing introduction to more complete collections of Bible stories." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Isabella: Girl in Charge

    By Jennifer Fosberry

    Ill. by Mike Litwin

    Read by Cris Dukehart

    Plucky, purple-haired Isabella is back for another adventure! Just how high can a little girl dream?

    "The heroine of My Name Is Not Isabella highlights pioneering women in American politics...Biographical background about each politico and a timeline of other female firsts round out a light introduction to women's role in U.S. political history." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Click, Clack, Peep!

    By Doreen Cronin

    Ill. by Betsy Lewin

    Read by Maurice England

    A new arrival on the farm just won’t go to sleep, no matter what the other animals do to help!

    "Lewin's characteristic watercolors are as funny and expressive as ever. Though not quite as involved as some of Duck's previous adventures, this is a delightful bedtime story for fans familiar with Duck and little ones who might be new to these wonderfully silly tales." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • How To Catch a Leprechaun

    By Adam Wallace

    Ill. by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A fun holiday follow-up from the New York Times best-selling creators of How to Catch an Elf!

    "..this will be a fun addition to Saint Patrick's Day storytimes...it could also tie in with STEM units." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Ill. by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    "Rockwell's detailed yet accessible text is perfectly matched with Cooper's exceptional oil paintings...A profoundly successful work." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Cara's Kindness

    By Kristi Yamaguchi

    Ill. by John Lee

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Cara learns that when you pass on some kindness, it might make its way back to you...

    "Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi's...tale not only encourages paying it forward, but a portion of the proceeds will also benefit early childhood literacy programs supported by the Always Dream Foundation." - Star Magazine

    Released Tue Jan 24 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Click, Clack, Surprise!

    By Doreen Cronin

    Ill. by Betsy Lewin

    Read by Maurice England

    Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other farm animals!

    "Cronin merrily describes their preparations in repeating language...Lewin adeptly portrays the story's physical comedy in swoopy mixed media scenes...It's goofy birthday fun that will probably have some readers shimmy shaking and slurp a lurping along with the animals." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Groundhog Day!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Shadow or No Shadow

    Learn why we ask a groundhog to predict the weather in this colorful explanation of the holiday!

    "Kids will enjoy this introduction to a fun, if minor, winter holiday." - Booklist

    Released Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Martin Finds a Way

    By T.H. Marshall

    Ill. by Katarzyna Bukiert

    Read by Pete Cross

    A young explorer’s journey teaches him the importance of finding the Way that is best for you.

    "This DVD could be useful to educators looking for supplementary materials on social emotional learning." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Ada's Ideas

    By Fiona Robinson

    Ill. by Fiona Robinson

    Read by Rosalyn Landor

    The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

    A compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art!

    "...clearly conveys Lovelace’s constricted upbringing, her intellectual brilliance, and her pleasure in applying her mind to a complex challenge." - Booklist

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • How a House is Built

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    Learn about the tools, materials and workers needed to build a house from basement to roof!

    "With her usual skill, Gibbons makes the process easy to understand...Although children in some parts of the country will not relate specifically to houses with basements or septic systems, How a House Is Built provides basic, general information without oversimplifying...Women are well represented in many non-traditional roles..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • How to Catch an Elf

    By Adam Wallace

    Ill. by Andy Elkerton

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A fun holiday follow-up from the New York Times best-selling creators of How to Catch a Leprechaun!

    "With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as 'The Night Before Christmas.' Of course, there's some updated technology, such as the Elf Snatcher 3000. Its cute language is great for reading aloud and the pictures are sure to get a giggle. Daring escapes and goofy traps make the story great fun. With hijinks galore, kids may just come up with some new ways to capture Santa's little helper." - Foreword Reviews

    Released Tue Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Ill. by Mike Wohnoutka

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...the new acrylic paintings by Wohnoutka have a warm, mirthful quality...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • The Princess and the Warrior

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Tim Andres Pabon

    A Tale of Two Volcanoes

    Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines a cherished Mexican legend, Princess Izta and her warrior love, Popoca.

    "Using his trademark digital collage style, the author crafts brutally stunning scenes full of sharp angles using a palette of earthy, evocative colors. The text pops with incisive purpose, making every action feel monumental... Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Oct 18 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English