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Product Type: Audio
Age: Late Elementary School Years

 


2001 Awards
Harry Potter Audio Tapes/CD
(Listening Library $30 Score:) Taking a long trip? Don't leave home without at least one of these eight-hour cassette or CD sets of all four Harry Potter books. Jim Dale's narration will captivate and entertain the whole family. We tried these out with a carful of Potter fans who were skeptical about how the different characters would be treated. Dale uses a delicious mix of voices that adds much to the enjoyment of listening to a familiar story.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1999 Awards
The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories
(by Barbara Newman/illus. by Gill Tomblin, DK $19.95 Score:) This handsomely illustrated book includes five ballet stories including "The Nutcracker," "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "Giselle," and "Coppelia." Comes with CD that includes music from all five ballets.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1999.

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Rabbit Ears Folktales Collection
(Rabbit Ears $10.95 Score:) Classic folktales narrated by well-known actors, and illustrated by marvelous artists, with accompaniment by well-known musicians, make these now full-sized paperbacks with audiocassettes outstanding gift choices. Be forewarned that these are not written in an easy-to-read format. These are just a few of the best choices: •John Henry told by Denzel Washington •Johnny Appleseed told by Garrison Keillor •Goldilocks told by Meg Ryan •Koi and the Kola Nuts told by Whoopi Goldberg •The Emperor's New Clothes told by Sir John Gielgud

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: .

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Boomwhackers
(Whacky Music $19.98 Score:) Wacky is the right word to describe these tuned percussion tubes-wonderfully wacky! Whack your head, hip, knee (we hope not your brother). These unique color-coded plastic tubes provide for a playful low-tech exploration of rhythm and harmony. Hand one or two out to each member of the family and have a happy wacky time!

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: .

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2002 Award
Bright Spaces
(Rounder, Rounder $10.95 Score:) A must-have collection of wonderful songs sung by the best in children's music. The voices of Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Jessica Harper, Dave Mallett, Cathy and Marcy, and Sweet Honey in the Rock are brought together for this collection to benefit homeless children. Between Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your land" and Dave Mallett's "Garden Song"--all seems right with the world! (800) 768-6337.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Folksongs & Bluegrass for Children
(Rounder, Rounder $10.98 Score:) From the minute the disc starts spinning, you'll be singing along and tapping your foot! Phil Rosenthal's collection starts with "The Train Song" rolling down the track, and on to "In The Jungle," followed by such well loved songs as "Six Little Ducks," "The Paw Paw Patch," "Mama Don't Allow," and "Aiken Drum" among others. A winner! (800) 768-6337.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Kids, Cars & Campfires
(Red House Records, Red House Records $15 Score:) If you were going to buy one new collection of folk tunes, this is it. Bill Staines, Tom Paxton, Sally Rogers, the Chenille Sisters, and other great singers combine forces--the only thing missing are the marshmallows! Songs include "Froggie Went a Courtin'," "Little Brown Dog," and "Your Shoes, My Shoes." (800) 695-4687.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Dragonwings
(Laurence Yep HarperChildren's Audio, HarperChildren's Audio $29.95 Score:) At last an unabridged version of this award-winning story of a Chinese boy who comes to live with a father he has never known. Set in San Francisco in 1909, this is a memorable and inspiring story about the immigrant experience. Narrated by Tony award winner B.D. Wong.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Giants, Ghost, and Goblins
(Barefoot Books, Barefoot Books $19.99 Score:) Jerry Nelson uses a delightful variety of voices as he brings to life Giants, Ghosts, and Goblins, a collection of suspenseful tales from around the world on two CDs. Nelson is narrating from book of the same name by John Matthews/illus. by Giovani Manna ($19.95). Unlike listening to a novel, this has several stories to listen to in shorter sessions. Grandmother's Stories, subtitled Wise Woman Tales From Many Cultures, narrated by Olympia Dukakis, looked promising but not ready for testing.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Sing Down the Moon
(Willie Bell Music $18.99 Score:) Here's an artful blend of music and storytelling with a southern twang! Billed as musical theater for the family, these Appalachian tales, produced by the Theatre of the First Amendment at George Mason University, are performed by a winning cast of actors and singers with a refreshingly regional sound of their own! There are two disks full of Jack tales and other mountain lore to enjoy- one story at a time, or from start to finish.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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