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    • Jack and the Beanstalk

    • By: Richard Walker, Niamh Sharkey
    • Narrated by: Richard Hope
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    One day, when they have no food left, Jack's mom sends him to market to sell the cow. On the way, Jack bumps into a funny little man wearing a big, baggy jacket with big, baggy pockets. In the pockets lie six bewitched beans, but the funny little man has lost the instructions for them. Jack's adventure begins when he swaps Daisy the cow for six magic beans that grow to the land of the clouds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best little kids audiobook

    • By Sandra on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Tales from Old Ireland

    • By: Malachy Doyle
    • Narrated by: Maura O'Connell
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Internationally acclaimed Irish folksinger Maura O'Connell narrates seven of the brightest jewels from the Irish storytelling tradition in this magnificent, unabridged recording of Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland. With its captivating language, larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings, this enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales will transport listeners to another world for many happy hours.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting

    • By David Eggerschwiler on 06-04-07

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Tales of Wisdom and Wonder

    • By: Hugh Lupton
    • Narrated by: Hugh Lupton
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    How can a blind man see more than his companion, the hunter? And how do fishes find themselves swimming in the grass of a forest? Nothing is quite as it seems in this unusual collection of tales gathered from the far north to the equator, and the transformations that occur provide plenty of food for thought on just how vast and mysterious our world is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book!

    • By james f on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Grandmothers' Stories

    • By: Burleigh Muten
    • Narrated by: Olympia Dukakis
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The stories in this anthology illustrate many of the qualities of the wise woman, offering listeners of all ages a new perspective on the grandmother character that is usually presented in fairy tales as either menacingly evil or dim-witted and useless. With spirited grandmothers from as far afield as Senegal and Sweden, all of these tales are rich with humor, action, and suspense.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • We All Go Traveling By

    • By: Sheena Roberts
    • Narrated by: Fred Penner
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This rhythmic I-Spy journey to school through various landscapes is the perfect introduction to colors, modes of transport, and of course, music! With popular singer Fred Penner's vocals, this I-Spy theme encourages reader/listener interaction while building sequencing skills. We All Go Traveling By is ideal for music and movement activities.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera

    • By: Shahrukh Husain
    • Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Watch as the curtains open and the opera begins. The seven operatic stories in this beautiful collection are each proceeded by an introduction about the origins of the story. There are also extensive notes about opera houses, behind-the-scenes terminology, famous opera houses and composers, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended in addition to print book

    • By Zaubermond on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $11.89

    • A Child's Book of Faeries

    • By: Tanya Robyn Batt
    • Narrated by: Tanya Robyn Batt
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Professional faerie and storyteller Tanya Robyn Batt lifts the veil between the faerie world and our own, introducing a variety of faerie folk through stories, poems, and snippets of lore from Britain and Ireland. Introductions to each story are filled with fascinating historical and literary details about faerie customs, among the shower of pixie dust, glittery stars, and fluttery dragon flies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Nightly Favorite!

    • By D. L. on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The House That Jack Built

    • By: Diana Mayo
    • Narrated by: Ellen Verenieks
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This classic children's rhyme gathers pace and complexity as it progresses. Children will delight in repeating the rhymes and following the antics of animals and characters of every shape and size.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Aventures of Odysseus

    • By: Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton
    • Narrated by: Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Travel back in time to experience one of the greatest epic stories of all time. Once the Trojan War ended, Odysseus thought his journey home would begin. But what he assumed was the end of his adventure was truly only the beginning.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Journey Home from Grandpa's

    • By: Jemima Lumley
    • Narrated by: Fred Penner
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Young travelers will delight in this colorful journey. Along the way from country to city, they'll learn about different colors and modes of transportation, and sing along with Fred Penner to the catchy road-trip song.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Princess Stories

    • By: Caitlin Matthews
    • Narrated by: Margaret Wolfson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Inside every little girl lives a radiant princess, but all princesses have challenges to face, and this captivating collection of stories shows us what it means to become a true princess. Margaret Wolfson's dramatic narration is sure to make this romantic and spirited collection of princess stories from around the world a favorite with every little girl who dreams of becoming a princess herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some good stories, but not everyone is a winner

    • By Christina on 02-01-12

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Giants, Ghosts, and Goblins

    • By: John Matthews
    • Narrated by: Jerry Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The heroes and heroines of myth and folklore always have to overcome extraordinary challenges: and more often than not, these challenges involve a giant, a ghost, or a goblin. Jerry Nelson, the voice behind some of the most famous characters in children's television, including Sesame Street's Count von Count, narrates this action-packed collection. His inventive repertoire of growling giants and squeaky goblins will delight young listeners as the drama of the stories sets their imaginations on fire.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Real Princess

    • A Mathmagical Tale
    • By: Brenda Williams
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea". The king and queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the queen who knows the secret.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Driving My Tractor

    • By: Jan Dobbins
    • Narrated by: SteveSongs
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Chug along with a farmer and his tractor on this multi-season animal adventure! A busy farmer picks up 15 animals along his route, but when his trailer hits a stone, chaos ensues. This book combines simple counting instruction with humor, repetition, and rhythm to encourage learning fun.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Pirates Stories

    • By: Richard Walker
    • Narrated by: Richard Hope
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Heave ho, me hearties! This spirited collection will inspire all young pirates to set sail to faraway islands and seek adventures on the high seas. Master storyteller Richard Hope recounts the swashbuckling adventures of pirates from all over the world in a collection that is brimming with the perils and drama of life on the high seas.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Knights

    • By: John Matthews
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Not just anyone can be a knight, and this spell-binding collection of action-packed stories from around the world will show you why. Narrated by Anthony Head, who played Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Knights is the absorbing tale of young Tom of Warwick who is sent to his local castle to learn the art of knighthood. Tom's adventures, and the stories he hears from Master William about knights from many traditions, will delight and enthral young would-be-knights everywhere.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Story Tree

    • By: Hugh Lupton
    • Narrated by: Hugh Lupton
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This delightful collection of folktales from around the world includes favorites like "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" (Norwegian) as well as less familiar stories such as "The Blue Coat" (Jewish) and "The Sweetest Song" (African-American). With almost 20 years of storytelling under his belt, Hugh Lupton is the perfect choice for narrating this wide-reaching anthology. Spark your children's imaginations with his lively performance!

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Shakespeare's Storybook

    • By: Patrick Ryan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Ryan
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Introduce children to the works of William Shakespeare with this captivating collection. Professional storyteller Patrick Ryan has brought together the stories that are at the heart of seven of Shakespeare's masterpieces. He introduces each story with fascinating information about its history, and its prevalence in other cultures, as well as offering insights into local traditions and political issues that influenced Shakespeare's writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By Andrew L. Winternitz on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Portside Pirates

    • By: Oscar Seaworthy
    • Narrated by: Mark Collins
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Travel the high seas with a lively band of buccaneers as they enjoy a melodic adventure aboard their galleon. Includes fun information about historical pirates and pirates around the world.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

    • By: Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Watch the curtain rise on these dramatic and beautiful ballets. The stories in this collection feature magic and comedy, drama and adventure, and are accompanied by a brief history of classical ballet, as well as historical details of the composition, choreography and early performances of each ballet.

    Regular price: $15.39

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