• All Around Us

    By Xelena González

    Ill. by Adriana M. Garcia

    Read by Xelena González

    Circles are all around us. We just have to look for them.

    2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book; ALSC Notable Children’s Book; 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award: Picture Book Honor - Awards

    Released Tue Jul 24 00:00:00 UTC 2018

  • Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey

    By Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes

    Ill. by Sue Cornelison

    Read by Amy Shrodes

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    A heartwarming true story about one lost cat's journey to be reunited with his refugee family

    "Bound to be a hit with cats and kids alike, this picture book tells the harrowing story of a cat who was separated from his family when they fled from Iraq and the amazing way he found his way home again." - People.com

    Released Tue May 22 00:00:00 UTC 2018

  • 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

  • Last Stop on Market Street

    By Matt de la Peña

    Ill. by Christian Robinson

    Read by Arnell Powell

    Join young CJ on a memorable ride as the 2016 Newbery winner comes to life in this dynamic video!

    2016 Newbery Medal Winner, Caldecott Honor Book, A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015, A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015 - Awards

    Released Tue Apr 05 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • Isabella: Star of the Story

    By Jennifer Fosberry

    Ill. by Mike Litwin

    Read by Cris Dukehart

    Just How Much Can a Little Girl Dream?

    Every day is an adventure with Isabella!

    "Isabella, an imaginative, little purple-haired girl, discovers that reading is an adventurous and magical journey when her parents take her to the library, which turns into a whimsical dreamland of classic children's literary scenes . . . Storytellers will appreciate the introductions to the classics as Isabella discovers that all it takes is a library card and an imagination to soar through timeless tales." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • My Name is Not Alexander

    By Jennifer Fosberry

    Ill. by Mike Litwin

    Read by Chris Patton

    Alexander travels through time meeting the most influential men of America.

    My Name Is Not Alexander is at once a sweet, gentle history lesson and a delightful bedtime read. Alexander's imagination and the amusing illustrations make this an entertaining and informative choice. - New York Journal of Books

    Released Tue Mar 08 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • The Reasons For Seasons

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    How the position of Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons.

    "Gibbons uses simple words and clear, colorful pictures to explain the seasons, the solstices, and the equinoxes...Brightly colored pictures, as accessible and appealing as those in Gibbons' other books, illustrate the text." - Booklist

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • Isabella: Girl on the Go

    By Jennifer Fosberry

    Ill. by Mike Litwin

    Read by Cris Dukehart

    Just how far can a little girl dream?

    “This production is a nice introduction to some of the world’s most distinctive landmarks and will complement geography units for the youngest audiences.” - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016

  • 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

  • My Name Is Not Isabella

    By Jennifer Fosberry

    Ill. by Mike Litwin

    Take a wild ride with Isabella as she discovers the sky's the limit!

    "This is a nice addition to biography units for the youngest audiences." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Nov 17 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Christmas Is...

    By Gail Gibbons

    Ill. by Gail Gibbons

    An excellent children's book that encompasses all things Christmas.

    "In simple, evocative text, the author briefly retells the Christmas story, then goes on to discuss other symbols of the holiday season...soft, bright watercolor illustrations are scanned and occasionally animate a traditional Northern Hemisphere setting with deep snow, bright evergreens, and warm smiles." - School Library Journal (Video Review)

    Released Tue Oct 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Pumpkin Time!

    By Erzsi Deak

    Ill. by Doug Cushman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The day the cows strolled down Main Street in fancy hats...Evy didn't notice. What was Evy doing?

    "This just-right picture book for fall is filled with fun facts and quirky characters to help familiarize emergent readers with the season...an entertaining read-aloud for the whole classroom" - Booklist

    Released Tue Sep 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • 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

  • I'm a Big Girl

    By Greg Pope

    Ill. by Lea Wells

    Read by Greg Pope

    A Story for Dads and Daughters

    Based on the song Big Girl Now by Nashville singer/songwriter Greg Pope.

    “Fathers may enjoy sharing this DVD with their daughters, and they may relate to the parental reflection on how quickly children grow up.” - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Aug 25 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • You and Me

    By Susan Verde

    Ill. by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale.

    "Serendipity is hard to quantify but is much appreciated, as this tenderhearted homage to friendship highlights." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jul 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Boom Snot Twitty This Way That Way

    By Doreen Cronin

    Ill. by Renata Liwska

    Read by Susie Berneis

    A tale of authentic friendship.

    "Veteran reader Susie Berneis gives the characters distinct, suitable voices, with lively background music and quirky sound effects adding atmosphere to Renata Liwska’s textured illustrations...“[a] sweet tale of compromise and friendship." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Mogie

    By Kathi Appelt

    Ill. by Marc Rosenthal

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The Heart of the House

    Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs!

    Three stars. “A sweet story spotlighting a charitable healthcare facility for children, this is recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Zoe's Room

    By Bethanie Deeney Murguia

    Ill. by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

    Read by Cris Dukehart

    (No Sisters Allowed)

    Zoe rules as Queen of the Universe - or at least, her room!

    "Delightful, inexpensive, and imaginative, these offerings will please young audiences." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jun 02 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • The Baby Tree

    By Sophie Blackall

    Ill. by Sophie Blackall

    Read by Chris Patton

    "A delightfully age-appropriate way to give children the facts about birth" - School Library Journal

    3 1/2 stars. The age-old children’s question of where babies come from is given tongue-in-cheek treatment...this informative and entertaining short aimed at young kids is highly recommended." - Video Librarian

    Released Tue May 19 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Nino Wrestles the World

    By Yuyi Morales

    Ill. by Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Senoras y Senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind...Nino!

    Starred review. "This exuberant romp by Yuyi Morales receives a first-class treatment in this video presentation...a fantastic and energetic production that merits a place in any collection serving children." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • I Had a Favorite Dress

    By Boni Ashburn

    Ill. by Julia Denos

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    A fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories.

    3 stars. "...this colorful lesson on how “not to have a cow when things go wrong” is recommended. " - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Kali's Song

    By Jeanette Winter

    Ill. by Jeanette Winter

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago.

    Starred review. "Winter's cheerful, stripped-down figures and collage landscapes... make Kali's path understandable and accessible even to young readers, and her vision of a life lived in perfect harmony with the universe - even the stars listen to Kali's music - is full of hope." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 UTC 2015

  • Star Bright

    By Alison McGhee

    Ill. by Peter H. Reynolds

    Read by Erin Yuen

    A Christmas Story

    This angelic and charming Christmas story offers a creative twist on the nativity story.

    “Young viewers will be fascinated by the futuristic depiction of heaven and the role of the spunky angel in this modern twist on the Christmas story.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 UTC 2014

  • The Man with the Violin

    By Kathy Stinson

    Ill. by Dusan Petricic

    Read by George Newbern

    Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?

    Starred review. "This story can be watched again and again to recover a child’s awareness in the delight of the nonroutine." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 UTC 2014