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Age: Preschoolers

 


2009 Award
Winnie the Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner
(Listening Library $20 Score:)

These 2 disk sets were produced in 1997 and feature a marvelous cast of actors. If you are a fan of As Time Goes By, you'll recognize the voices of Judi Dench playing Kanga and Geoffrey Palmer (Lionel) playing Eeyore, among others. Adapted for audio by David Benedictus, who this year wrote the further adventures in the Return to the Hundred Acre Wood (see our audio review), this is a dramatized version of the original stories. For those who want only the authentic Pooh in their midst, this is it. We do think you will also enjoy the new adventures recorded by Jim Dale, mentioned above. You can dole each of these stories out, one chapter at a time as a listening treat before bath or bedtime. A great way to share some quiet moments before they nod off for the night. 

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

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2009 Award
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
(by David Benedictus/read by Jim Dale, Penguin Audio $19.95 Score:)

After an eighty-year absence, Christopher Robin returns to the Hundred Acre Wood and it does seem like only 80 seconds ago. Happily, Christopher has not grown up so much that he is unable to communicate full well with his old friend Tiger, Pooh, Piglet, Owl, or dear old long suffering Eeyore. Christopher returns with a bright blue bicycle and as his friend Pooh says that he's "a bit more...but not too much...he's still Christopher Robin."  Indeed, the new stories, ten in all, are a bit more...but very much in the tradition of the still not-to-be-missed originals. A new character, Lottie the Otter has been added, an assertive female character to an otherwise all male cast, although until this moment, one had never attributed any gender roles to any of the old friends. Now, we must confess, we have not read the book since we have been lucky enough to return to the Hundred Acre Wood with master storyteller Jim Dale. Not since his dramatic readings of the Harry Potter books have we heard any CDs that match Dale's amazing talents. Each of the beloved characters comes to life with a unique voice and transports the listener off to another place and time where good stories happen. You will need a little patience, you'll need to get past the rather long dedication and introduction and get on to the storytelling. We suggest skipping the pre-story formality and cut right to the stories. The whole family will enjoy this 3-disk set. Each chapter begins and ends with a musical cue that you can use as our own way of doling it out, one chapter at a time, to make it last longer! A honey of a way to end a busy day! 

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

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2009 Award
Snow, Book & DVD
(by Uri Shulevitz/ read by Sean Schemmel, Macmillan Young Listeners $9.99 Score:)

An award-winning book is no less magical in 2009 than it was when it won the Caldecott award years ago. The paperback copy of the book is handsome and enhanced with a CD read in several voices and plenty of charm by Sean Schemmel. Beginning readers will soon be able to read this story since the format of the text repeats itself with small variations and the entire story is told with a simplicity of words that capture the boy's excitement from first snowflake to enchanted white winter wonderland. Children as young as 3 will enjoy this, but we especially think 6's and 7's who are just learning to read will like this, too.

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

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2009 Award
Tucker's Spooky Halloween DVD
(by Leslie McGuirk, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Tucker, an adventuresome dog, wants to be something spooky for Halloween. His owner dresses him in cute costumes, but Tucker is tired of looking cute. Finding Halloween stories that are right for younger children can be hard, but this one is right on the mark. Itís 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.  Ages 3-6.

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

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2009 Award
Shrek! Book and Audio Set
(by William Steig/ read by Stanley Tucci, Macmillan Young Listeners $9.99 Score:)

Long before Shrek! reached Hollywood's big screen, William Steig, master storyteller and illustrator wrote this delightful story of a monster so ugly that flowers and trees bent as he passed their way. Steig's delicious verse and his comic illustrations make this great good fun to read aloud to your kids. Or, bring home a paperback and CD  and have none other than Stanley Tucci stand in for you with a hilarious reading. Kids can follow along in their book or just kick back and listen. You might like to do a little comparative lit by viewing the film Shrek! after you have shared the book and CD. How are they the same? How are they different? A perfect choice for any time of year, but especially right for Halloween entertainment.

 

 

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

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2001 Awards
At Quiet O'Clock
(Sally Rogers, Round River $8.98 Score:)

These lullabies are just the ticket for a quiet time-whatever the hour might be. Accompanied by guitar, dulcimer, or piano, this wonderful collection of traditional and original lullabies by award-winning vocalist Sally Rogers is still our favorite!

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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1997 Awards
Childhood Memories & Lullabies On Guitar
(Michael Kolmstetter, Kolmstetter Musik $9.98 Score:) You'll know these songs and be able to sing along to Kolmstetter's wonderful classical guitar recordings of familiar lullabies and nursery songs such as "Kum Ba Ya" and "Hush, Little Baby."

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1997.

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Counting Sheep
(Collin Raye, SonyWonder $16.97 Score:) Collin Raye, well-known country artist, will sing your little one to sleep with old standards such as, "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Blackbird," and a duet with Melissa Manchester.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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Disney Lullaby Album
(Disney $14.95 Score:) Classic lullabies and some familiar favorites like "What a Wonderful World," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "When You Wish Upon a Star," spun with an understated lushness-piano, guitar, harp, oboe, violins, flute all arranged to send everyone off to dreamland! A little Lawrence Welk-ish, sans bubbles.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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Award
DreamSongs
(Pacific Rose $9.98 Score:) Seductively soothing music to lull you and your baby to dreamland... just let the baby go first! Laurie Burke's voice is like the binding on a blanket-smooth and silky!

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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