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    • The Teachers' Lounge

    • More Completely True Stories and Poems
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Teachers' Lounge is Bill Harley's newest spoken word recording: a collection of hilarious and dead-on observations about life in elementary school. On this latest recording, two richly detailed and plotted stories of his school experiences ("The Teachers' Lounge" and "The Science Fair") are coupled with three poems.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • From the Back of the Bus

    • Completely True Stories
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this collection, Harley, one of today's most prolific and celebrated kid's performers, explores the troublesome and troublemaking times in our life (particularly between 4th grade and middle school). Hear him sing with his trademark hilarity "In the Back of the Bus" and perform "Bottlecaps" (about the confiscation of his world-class bottlecap collection) and "Mr. Anderson," who was Indiana State Bus Driver of the Year (an honor brought upon mostly because he had eyes in the back of his head).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Made my son afraid to go to middle school

    • By Teresa on 04-01-13

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Town Around the Bend

    • Bedtime Stories and Songs
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    Bill Harley's 2003 recording is a very special collection of songs and stories for bedtime about a wonderful and wacky imaginary place, The Town Around the Bend. Harley's long-established humor, meaning, and music are toned down for the quiet time right before the eyes close and the world rests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nighty Noodles...

    • By Kimberly on 10-14-04

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Weezie and the Moon Pies

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Audiences often ask Bill Harley if his stories are true. The answer is both "yes" and "no." While Harley does recall vividly the sights and scents of the lunchroom, he says "Mrs. Lunchroom Lady" is a story about names. Meanwhile, "Weezie" is a folktale many will recognize. It's based on a traditional tale found in many cultures - in Mexico it's called "The Day It Snowed Tortillas."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Bill Harley we've got

    • By Josh Flowers on 11-30-03

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Storytelling: Come on Out and Play

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Whether performing his original tales or retelling an old classic, Bill Harley is one of the liveliest acts going in storytelling for kids. You'll hear a story about a little girl named Sarah as well as Harley's take on what might happen if a kid stayed up all night (something he never got to do as a child) and his version of the old English folktale "Fox's Sack."

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will have the strictest teacher in the whole school for fourth grade. It doesn't matter that she's been named Teacher of the Year. He's still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker (don't ask). How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for kids

    • By Besendorfer Books LLC on 10-27-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Dinosaurs Never Say Please and Other Stories

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    If you were big and ugly, had a ton of sharp teeth, and a truly enormous appetite, you wouldn't need the "magic word" either! These stories for kids, from acclaimed storytelling songster Bill Harley, center around the theme of being small.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mrs Jones 1st grade class loved it!

    • By Dan on 04-10-03

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Blah Blah Blah

    • Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Here it is! The recording fans have been asking for! A recording that contains the hilarious and completely captivating tale of Dirty Joe, a pirate who steals socks, and his equally odious sister, Stinky Annie, who steals underwear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun for kids and adults

    • By Tracie on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Cool in School

    • Tales from the 6th Grade
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Remember 6th grade, where the question, "Are you cool?" takes on cosmic proportions? Acclaimed storyteller Bill Harley revisits the excitement (or was it torture?) in these hilarious true (or at least real!) stories. His wacky tales capture the essence of what it feels like to be a kid, and will delight and engage children and parents alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bill Harley is like salted peanuts...

    • By Native Texan on 07-01-03

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Battle of the Mad Scientists

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Bill Harley - songwriter, storyteller, author, playwright - is known as one of the finest family performers in the United States. His unique combination of song and story, silly and serious, has entertained families for 20 years, and led him to be called "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music" by Entertainment Weekly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I laughed so hard I cried!

    • By Kristi on 10-05-04

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Lunchroom Tales

    • A Natural History of the Cafetorium
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In Lunchroom Tales, Bill Harley and his band - the Troublemakers - return to the Delaware Trails Elementary School where Bill once roamed the halls as a student. They kick off their show with the song "Everyone's a Little Bit Different" - but soon, memories get the best of Bill, and he begins to recount adventures and disasters from his former days of glory (or was it torture?). Meet Mr. Hambleman, the custodian (not janitor!) and Mrs. Nottingham, the terrifying 3rd grade teacher (are teachers human, or are they a different species?), explore super cool places like the back of the bus, and enjoy Harley's engaging recreation - through song and story - of what it feels like to be a kid in school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listen!

    • By Cristine on 08-12-03

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When Charlie exaggerates about his dad's career and convinces his classmates that his dad would be the greatest Career Week speaker ever, what will happen if his dad actually does come and his friends find out the truth? When his classmates are boasting about their parents' jobs, Charlie gets carried away and leaves the impression that his accountant dad is not only the president of his company but also that he will hand out free calculators to everyone. With rumors flying around the school and expectations escalating, Charlie jumps the gun and tells his teacher Mrs. Burke that his dad can speak to their class during Career Week.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They hope to get out of taking their little sisters around and go trick-or-treating in Alex's upscale neighborhood instead. There they'll get tons more candy, they'll be on their own, and afterwards they'll get to attend the sleepover at Alex's house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party is to consist of the Scariest Horror Movies Ever, he is struck by panic.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Charlie, Tommy, and Hector have high hopes for their soccer team this season until they find out that their new coach isn't all that interested in the fantabulous plays the three friends have worked out together.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Charlie Bumpers has his heart set on playing the role of the evil Sorcerer in the fourth grade play. He's even got the laugh down pat: Mwa-ha-ha-ha! But his dreams of villainous stardom go up in smoke when he finds out that Mrs. Burke has cast him as the Nice Gnome! Determined to rectify this terrible injustice, Charlie concocts one plan after another, but nothing seems to work. To make matters worse, his dad has assigned chores to all the kids in the family and Charlie's job is walking Ginger, the diggiest, sniffiest, and poopiest dog in the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun!!

    • By Leslie on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Charlie is looking forward to the big Thanksgiving gathering at his house this year, but he's having trouble being a polite host to his super-annoying little cousin, Chip. Chip makes everything hard for Charlie; he gets him in trouble, ruins his things, and generally makes a nuisance of himself. On top of that, for homework, Mrs. Burke has assigned Charlie the task of writing what a family is to him. How will Charlie be able to see past his turkey of a cousin to understand the real meaning of family?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By C Jones on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Grownups Are Strange

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    These wacky, but true, stories from growing up are about trying to figure out how the adult world works, and about having fun no matter how old you are. In this collection, Bill Harley, one of the most prolific and celebrated storytellers of our time, performs "Grownups Are Strange" (and, yes, kids are too!).

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Wacka Wacka Woo and Other Stuff

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Everybody knows an Aunt Edith - picky, disagreeable, animal-hating, who couldn't possibly ever have been a kid herself. Well, if you know that Tricky is Jack's escape-artist hamster, you can just imagine the fun in the story "Aunt Edith Meets Tricky." This is just one example of the potential for silliness loaded in this engaging collection, in which master storyteller and songster Bill Harley presents originals, as well as his own, unique takes on old favorites. Others include "Wacka Wacka Woo," "Soap Soap," "Is Not, Is Too," "Tara and the Magic Sack," and "Aiken Drum."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of our Favorites

    • By D. Sidwell on 02-10-04

    Regular price: $10.46