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CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP

CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP

Earphones Award Winner

by Sara Pennypacker | Read by Jessica Almasy

Recorded Books
Children Ages 4-6

Jessica Almasy completely inhabits Clementine, a precocious third grader and budding artist. In addition to expressing Clementine’s generally upbeat nature, Almasy’s high tones and bouncy inflections capture the enthusiasm of the dynamic young protagonist as she flutters from one principle-inspired undertaking to the next. Diverse voices include chatter from Clementine’s... Read More

CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP
CORETTA SCOTT

CORETTA SCOTT

Earphones Award Winner

by Ntozake Shange | Read by Phylicia Rashad

Weston Woods Studios
Children Ages 4-6

Actress Phylicia Rashad beautifully proves the power of the word and the voice in this short biography of Coretta Scott King. Rashad’s clear, smooth voice delivers Shange's text with little embellishment. To praise the minimalism might mislead, as the spareness of text and expression emphasizes the power and poetry of this listening experience. The program shows a mastery of... Read More

CORETTA SCOTT
FOLLOW FOLLOW

FOLLOW FOLLOW A Book of Reverso Poems

Earphones Award Winner

by Marilyn Singer | Read by Joe Morton, Marilyn Singer

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 4-6

Listeners are treated to Marilyn Singer’s second collection of folktale-based reverso poems, her own poetic creations whose lines produce whole new meanings when read from top to bottom or from bottom to top. As narrator, Singer is tuned in to sharing the nuances that changes in punctuation, word order, and emphasis bring to the same poetic lines. In “Will the Real Princess,”... Read More

FOLLOW FOLLOW
ME . . . JANE

ME . . . JANE

Earphones Award Winner

by Patrick McDonnell | Read by Katherine Kellgren

Weston Woods Studios
Children Ages 4-6

Katherine Kellgren’s narration, along with delightful music, adds considerably to this Caldecott Honor-winning biography of primatologist Jane Goodall. Kellgren’s rhythmic delivery tracks the adventures of young Jane and her stuffed monkey, Jubliee. Kellgren’s reading is bright as Jane scurries into the garden, dragging the chimp behind her. Her tones turn pensive, the music... Read More

ME . . . JANE
TROMBONE SHORTY

TROMBONE SHORTY

Earphones Award Winner

by Troy Andrews | Read by Dion Graham

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 4-6

Music featuring a single trombone precedes Dion Graham’s narration of this picture-book autobiography by "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, a New Orleans native and Grammy Award-nominated musician. Then, the first words of the audiobook—“Where y’at?”—greet listeners with an energetic New Orleans welcome. Graham draws listeners of all ages into an experience that’s lyrical in word,... Read More

TROMBONE SHORTY
WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE DOCTORS?

WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE DOCTORS?

by Tanya Lee Stone | Read by Jorjeana Marie

Weston Woods Studios
Children Ages 4-6

Narrator Jorjeana Marie invites listeners into this biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S., in 1849. Marie highlights the determination of the young Blackwell, who even slept on a floor “to toughen herself up.” Background music conveys the period, and the soundscape aids in depicting Blackwell’s reality—the laughing of those who... Read More

WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE DOCTORS?
WINNIE-THE-POOH

WINNIE-THE-POOH

by A.A. Milne | Read by Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Williams

Listening Library
Children Ages 4-6

Grab a copy of WINNIE-THE-POOH, open to the map of the Hundred-Acre Wood, turn on this recording, and settle in to enjoy the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends just as A.A. Milne might have shared them with his own family. Producer David Benedictus's dramatization of Milne's enduring stories is a listening pleasure. The interchange between the narrators and the... Read More

WINNIE-THE-POOH
ZORA'S ZUCCHINI

ZORA'S ZUCCHINI

by Katherine Pryor | Read by Nancy Wu

Live Oak Media
Children Ages 4-6

Given the quiet, purposeful narration of Nancy Wu, heroine Zora takes center stage. In an effort to overcome her summer doldrums, Zora plants 12 free zucchini plants. What will her summer have in store for her now? Wu’s carefully modulated voice and distinct elocution let Zora’s creativity come to the fore. Once the plants are producing, there’s only so much zucchini one family... Read More

ZORA'S ZUCCHINI

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