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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Storybook Videos

 


2010 Award
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! & more stories by Mo Willems
(Mo Willems, Scholastic $19.99 Score:)

Mo Willems not only creates wonderfully amusing stories, he obviously enjoys narrating them in his own voice. Willems, with some help from friends such as Jon Scieszka, Mo's daughter Trixie, and Knuffle Bunny narrate three of his stories and his familiar line art comes alive through delightful animation and some jazzy music. You can choose an interactive version that invites kids to chime in as the story is told or not. For beginning readers, you can also choose subtitles, so they can read along. Three favorites are featured on this DVD: the title story, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, Leaonardo, the Terrible Monster. 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Hooray for Fish!
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $9.99 Score:)

An animated DVD comes packaged with this oversized picture book that is all about fish. Told in verse, with Lucy Cousin's usual passion for color, the exuberant illustrations dance through the pages and DVD. This is more about the sound of rhyming words and amusing illustrations than a true concept book about fish. It is not young science, but it is delicious to look at. The narrator has a decidedly English accent that may be a tad strange to young American audiences. Still, this is right on the mark for 2 1/2 and up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Storybook Treasures The Rosemary Wells Collection
(Rosemary Wells, Scholastic $19.99 Score:)

A 2-DVD collection of storybooks by the creator of the brother and sister stories of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and the classic Emily's First 100 Days in School. This collection includes some Rosemary Wells books that are on earlier releases, so you may want to check your previous purchases. The set includes, Max's Chocolate Chicken, Max's Christmas, Morris's Disappearing Bag, Otto Runs for President, Noisy Nora, Emily's First 100 Days of School, Voyage to the Bunny Planet and Reading to Your Bunny.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Storybook Treasures, Giggle, Giggle, Quack
(Scholastic $14.99 Score:)

Newest of the Storybook Treasures collection, Giggle Giggle Quack is the comic lead story on this DVD with five stories. When Farmer Brown goes on vacation he leaves the farm in the hands of his brother Bob. Poor Bob, had no idea what he was getting into with Duck and his mischievous friends. In Duck For President, good old Duck is up to his usual tricks. He does not like the way things are going on the farm and tries to take charge. Doodby Dooby Moo involves a talent show the farm animals get into with some laughable moments. Diary of a Fly and Diary of a Worm both give kids a different perspective on how the world works when you are living under ground or on the wing. Kids can just watch and listen or read along. Both Giggle Giggle and Duck for President are also done in Spanish and there is an interview with Harry Bliss, author of the Diaries. They say 3-8, we'd say more like 4 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker!
(by Leslie McGuirk, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Tucker, a zippy little dog is all excited about Christmas coming. When he snarfs up a holiday cookie from a hot pan Tucker's nose turns bright red--but not to worry. On Christmas eve he gets to take a special trip with a jolly old fellow and that red nose comes in handy! Here's a perfect package to take along on a holiday trip or to enjoy at home. It's another charming package in the Candlewick Storybook Animations collection.  There's a small book, stickers, a small poster and best of all a two-sided disk that plays a DVD animated version of the story on one side and the audio on the other side.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Shaun the Sheep, Back in the Ba-a-ath
(HIT Entertaiment $14.95 Score:)

From the creators of the award-winning Wallace & Gromit series, comes a seriously wacky collection of stories about a flock of mischievous sheep, a rather stupid farmer, his sheepdog Blitzer, and some naughty sheep on the other side of the fence. There are eight amusing stories; our favorites are Still Life with the farmer leaving a half finished painting and the sheep taking over and doing a series of paintings based on well known artworks redone in sheep's clothes and Take Away, a pizza buying extravaganza that will have you laughing out loud. In fact, each of the stories is entertaining without the usual frenetic cartoon pace. Done in stop action animation, the dialogue is little more than a series of grunts and baas, but the stories are told with wit and wooly good fun. Less sophisticated and younger in feeling than the Wallace & Gromit, they will be enjoyed by your whole family.  Running time 51 minutes.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
My Very First Treasury of 50 Storybook Classics, Preschool Stories
(Scholastic $50 Score:)

If you are looking for an alternative to the usual TV fare, look no further! This is a collection of seven DVD's with storybook classics every child should know. Some are more animated than others and none of these are brand new. Originally shown in libraries, these storybooks use the original text and art of some of the most beloved children's books. Many are narrated by famous actors and provide over seven hours of entertainment that you'll want to use a little at a time. This is nothing like Saturday morning TV--in fact, it is not frenetic or created to sell anything but a good story and illustrations that enhance the telling. A few of the stories, such as The Snowy Day and Noisy Nora are also narrated in Spanish as well as English. Older kids can use the read along option. Some of the stories will be fine with toddlers, while others are more appropriate for school aged kids. 2-8

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories
(Scholastic $29.95 Score:)

A collection of 4 DVDs, each with at least six picture books that are well worth sharing. Some have full animation, others are less so, but all use the original picture book art by some of the best loved illustrators in the children's book world. This collection includes the Good Night, Gorilla, Mike Mulligan, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Curious George Rides a Bike plus several stories retold in Spanish. These videos are narrated by such well-known performers as James Earl Jones, Mia Farrow, Anthony Edwards, and others. We've given awards to most of the DVDs in this Treasury. Now they are gathered together in a larger collection and you can use this library as a resource and an excellent alternative to TV.  Use them before bed or any time that a storybook break is needed. There are so many good choices here, you can dole them out as a treat for any time of the day. For readers there is a read-along feature that may help children develop eye sweep, reading with expression, as well as vocabulary. The collection is marked 3-9. We think some of the stories will be best suited for school aged viewers, but surely some will be a good fit for preschoolers

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics, Dinosaurs, Trucks, Monsters…and more!
(Scholastic $29.95 Score:)

A collection of 4 DVDs, each with at least six picture books that are well worth sharing. Some have full animation, others are less so, but all use the original picture book art by some of the best-loved illustrators in the children's book world. This collection includes the How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?, Pete's a Pizza, The Five Chinese Brothers, and so many other well-loved stories plus a bonus of two stories repeated in Spanish. These picture books are narrated by well-known performers as Chevy Chase, Anthony Edwards, and others. We've given awards to many of the DVDs in this Treasury. Now they are gathered together and you can use this library as a resource and an excellent alternative to TV.  You may want to check other Storybook Treasure collections that you own, since there is some overlap of titles. For readers there is a read-along feature that can help children develop eye sweep, reading with expression, as well as vocabulary. The collection is marked 3-9, but we think this particular collection is a better choice for somewhat older children, say 5 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics, Fairyales, Magic & More!
(Scholastic $29.95 Score:)

A collection of 4 DVDs each with at least six picture books that are well worth sharing. Some have full animation, others are less so, but all use the original picture book art by some of the best loved illustrators in the children's book world. This collection includes the Hans Christian Anderson Collection, James Marshall Collection, Rapunzel and other Classics, and the Strega Nona stories with a bonus of two stories told in Spanish. These fairytales are narrated by such well-known performers as John Lithgow, Danny Glover, and others. We've given awards in past years to most of the DVDs in this Treasury. Now they are gathered together in a library that you can use as a resource and an excellent alternative to TV.  For readers there is a read-along feature that may help children develop eye sweep, reading with expression, as well as vocabulary. The collection is marked 3-9, but we think this particular collection is a better choice for somewhat older children, say 5 & up. 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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