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    • Thank You, Mr. Falker

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Award-winning author Patricia Polacco based this story on her own childhood and the heroic teacher who helped her overcome her learning disability. Even though she is a wonderful artist who makes beautiful pictures with her crayons, Trisha can’t figure out how to read. The other kids make fun of her, calling her terrible names like “Dummy.” Then one day, a new teacher arrives. Mr. Falker doesn’t think Trisha is dumb at all. He knows he can help her read.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Babushka Baba Yaga

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but this Babushka Baba Yaga is a lonely old woman who just wants a grandchild - to love.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Thank You, Mr. Falker

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patricia Polacco is now one of America's most loved children's book creators, but once upon a time she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha's dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Babushka's Doll

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Babushka was a girl, she had a special doll that she played with only once. Now it’s her granddaughter’s turn to learn a valuable lesson about consideration for others. Young readers will be delighted with this highly-acclaimed author’s original variation on a theme: the childhood fantasy of toys coming to life. Barbara Caruso’s lively narration will charm not only young children, but aging ones as well.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Rechenka's Eggs

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Old Babushka, known throughout all of Moskva for her beautifully painted eggs, is preparing her eggs for the Easter Festival when she takes in an injured goose. She names the goose Rechenka, and they live happily together until one day when Rechenka accidentally overturns a basket, breaking all of Babushka's lovingly crafted eggs. 

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Pink and Say

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Melba Sibrel, Hal Hollings
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Sheldon Russell Curtis told this story to his daughter, Rosa, she kept every word in her heart and was to retell it many times. I will tell it in Sheldon's own words as nearly as I can. He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when Pinkus found him. Pinkus' skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy, and he picked him up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier's mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Chicken Sunday

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian-American girl and her African-American brothers determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on. A loving family story woven from the author's childhood.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Bee Tree

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs. Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it's not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own. Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Something About Hensley's

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Stern
    • Length: 14 mins
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    There's something about Hensley's! No matter what you need, that general store is sure to have it. It's almost magical the way the manager, Old John, seems to know what the townsfolk need before they do! But then a new family moves to town. The youngest child, Molly, has asthma - but her mother doesn't have money to treat her, or for anything else. But leave it to Old John to find a way to use Hensley's to give the family exactly what it needs, even if it can't be boxed or bagged. 

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Ginger and Petunia

    • By: Patricia Polacco
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Stern
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Virginia Vincent Folsum, better known as Ginger, is a very elegant lady. An accomplished pianist, socially active - and what style! "You are what you wear" is her motto. But Ginger's greatest passion is her pet pig, Petunia, whom she pampers endlessly. When Ginger is called out of town for a performance, Petunia is left on her own. Donning Ginger's stunning gowns, Petunia poses as Ginger and conducts business as usual, with no one the wiser. Hilarity ensues as Petunia becomes the toast of the town, proving Ginger's motto that you really are what you wear.

    Regular price: $7.00