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    • Dinosaurs Never Say Please and Other Stories

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • The Battle of the Mad Scientists

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Weezie and the Moon Pies

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Wacka Wacka Woo and Other Stuff

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Cool in School

    • Tales from the 6th Grade
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Grownups Are Strange

    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Lunchroom Tales

    • A Natural History of the Cafetorium
    • By: Bill Harley
    • Narrated by: Bill Harley
    • Length: 54 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