• Before She was Harriet

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Ill. by James E. Ransome

    A lush biography of Harriet Tubman, illustrated by an award-winning artist.

    "Simultaneously simple enough for young children to understand and sophisticated enough to inspire adults." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Available Tue Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English

  • Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Ill. by Eric Velasquez

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    By Jen Bryant

    Ill. by Boris Kulikov

    Read by Pete Cross

    An inspiring biography of Louis Braille.

    "Bryant's sensitive first-person narration draws readers intimately close to Braille's experiences...a stirring portrait of innovation and determination." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 29 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

    By Roxane Orgill

    Ill. by Francis Vallejo

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Jason Linere White , Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin

    What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can for a photo in 1950s Harlem?

    "...alive with the presence and skill of the musicians...Beyond being a glorious tribute to these jazz greats...[this] is also a phenomenal debut for Vallejo, whose dynamic acrylic and pastel images bring readers into the heart of the action of a day like no other." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue May 23 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

  • 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...will inform and inspire students to uncover the hidden stories of American history. An outstanding resource for young historians." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    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

  • 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

  • Farming

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Jon Bennett

    An introduction to farming including animal care and the various chores done throughout the seasons.

    "...this is a good addition to the author's energetic how-to books." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • The Fruits We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters learn where and how fruits grow, where to buy them, & how they fit into a healthy diet.

    "...succinctly presented text; and delightful, cheery watercolor illustrations...A charming addition to nutrition and food units." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • The Vegetables We Eat

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Youngsters will learn where and how vegetables grow and why they are so good for us to eat.

    "A clear, informative introduction to eight groups of vegetables...A simple, effective approach to the topic." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Ill. by James E. Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    The Story of Louis Armstrong

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "...gorgeous...The watercolor illustrations elevate the narrative...the paintings reverberate off the page. A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Tornadoes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Youngsters learn how tornadoes form, the scale to classify them, and what to do in case one is near.

    "Younger readers and listeners alike will be riveted." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Hurricanes!

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    An informative video that teaches young viewers what to do if a dangerous storm is on the way.

    "Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons...detail[s] their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening...in this intriguing introduction." - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Voice of Freedom

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Ill. by Ekua Holmes

    Read by Janina Edwards

    Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

    Stirring poems and stunning illustrations combine in this acclaimed biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.

    A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and a 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner - Awards

    Released Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Trombone Shorty

    By Troy Andrews

    Ill. by Bryan Collier

    Read by Arnell Powell

    The award winning autobiography of jazz artist Trombone Shorty comes to life in this vibrant video.

    A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner - Awards

    Released Tue Jun 28 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Drum Dream Girl

    By Margarita Engle

    Ill. by Rafael López

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

    A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpré Award winner.

    Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video; Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award; Official Selection for the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017 - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Finding Winnie

    By Lindsay Mattick

    Ill. by Sophie Blackall

    Read by Katherine Kellgren

    The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

    Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada in this 2016 Sibert winner.J

    2016 Sibert Award Winner; Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book; New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015. - Awards

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • St. Patrick's Day

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A children's story about the background and legends of St. Patrick's Day

    “…[will make] everyone feel a little bit Irish.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Valentine's Day Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    Valentine's Day is cupids, hearts, candy, flowers and giving valentine cards to those we care about.

    "In this engaging book, Gibbons covers the history and customs of the holiday as well as what it means to children today... A good choice for updating holiday collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • The Moon Book

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    A simple way to learn the purpose of the moon and its story.

    "Gail Gibbon’s classic nonfiction text comes alive for new audiences in this straightforward adaptation of her book." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Nov 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Halloween Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A celebration that provides all kinds of spooky fun.

    "...features an age appropriate look at Halloween history and ways children celebrate today..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • The Rocket's Red Glare

    By Peter Alderman

    Ill. by Bea Moritz

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Celebrating the History of The Star Spangled Banner

    Historically accurate and beautifully illustrated, this video appeals to children and parents alike.

    Four Stars (Editor's Choice). “Featuring brilliant colors depicting the battle, and sound effects that include sloshing ocean water and cannonball rounds, this stirring program - presented with read-along subtitles - is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Goldie Takes a Stand!

    By Barbara Krasner

    Ill. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley

    Read by Erin Yuen

    Golda Meir’s First Crusade

    Based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

    “…Erin Yuen’s youthful narration, and Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s charming artwork characterize this delightful program, showing the leadership qualities of the young girl who became Israel’s first woman prime minister.” - – Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • On a Beam of Light

    By Jennifer Berne

    Ill. by Vladimir Radunsky

    Read by David Colacci

    A Story of Albert Einstein

    Starred review. "Richly imagined, beautifully designed, impressionistic..." - School Library Journal

    Starred Review. "...beautifully conveys Einstein’s story. All aspects of this video beautifully work together to introduce youngsters to facets of a brilliant life." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Viva Frida

    By Yuyi Morales

    Ill. by Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    The Caldecott Honor Book and the 2015 Pura Belpre Award winner is now on video.

    "[A] breathtaking visual feast..." - American Library Association (video review)

    Released Tue May 26 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • The Watcher

    By Jeanette Winter

    Ill. by Jeanette Winter

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

    Based on the "Best Book of the Year" by the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist!

    "An important and valuable addition that will delight audiences of all ages. The lush green and blues of the vibrant illustrations make a stark background in the jungle scenes, where children will delight upon seeing faces of the chimpanzees hidden within the scanned pages." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Thomas Jefferson

    By Maira Kalman

    Ill. by Maira Kalman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

    Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

    Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Ill. by James E. Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    “(Young viewers) will surely be entertained in this introduction to two legendary musicians who shaped American music.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Anna and Solomon

    By Elaine Snyder

    Ill. by Harry Bliss

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    "An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal." - Kirkus Reviews

    “Narrator Qarie Marshall skillfully presents Elaine Snyder’s tale like a family member passing down an important memory to a grandchild. Humor, rich language, and delightful illustrations with spoken “word bubbles” enhance this memorable and true story.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Daredevil

    By Meghan McCarthy

    Ill. by Meghan McCarthy

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

    A riveting biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer.

    "This is a nice introduction to a woman who should be better known, and it would be an excellent choice for Women's History Month." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Thanksgiving Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    "This [is a] cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving...." School Library Journal

    "This effectively done presentation provides a clear and interesting overview of the holiday, and would be a useful addition to school library collections." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English