Our Products Animal Stories
by M.J. Auch
PLEASE NOTE: This title is currently on backorder. Expect a 2-3 week delay in shipping. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A 2010 ALA Notable Recording!
“I’m a free and independent dog!” That’s how K-10 likes to think of himself. But life on the road can get lonely, and as K-10’s travels bring him into contact with a range of dogs, he begins to wonder if being a wanderer really is the best life for a dog. Filled with great canine characters, this novel is both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching.
by Lynne Jonell
Emmy was a good girl – too good, perhaps. The rat, whose cage sat on the counter next to Emmy’s desk, was not so good. On the other hand, he was the only one in Emmy’s class who would talk to her. The rest of the kids barely knew she existed. Even her teacher didn’t seem to know she was there! Only her nanny, the lovely-but-sinister Miss Barmy, really pays her much attention. And Emmy would rather she wouldn’t . . .
Why does the rat talk to Emmy and no one else? Why do Emmy’s schoolmates barely notice she exists? And what is Miss Barmy really after?
Teasing out the answers to these questions will plunge Emmy into a wild adventure where everything she holds dear – including her parents’ lives! – is at risk.
This delightful and hilarious book garnered four starred reviews - and has an all star cast! Not only did we bring in author Lynne Jonell to narrate, father and daughter team Tate and Tim Green (yes, the same Tim Green who is the bestselling author of FOOTBALL HERO) play Emmy and the Rat. We had a blast recording this one, and it's guaranteed listening fun.
Daine is a simple mountain girl, and despite her powerful wild magic, she is not comfortable with the pomp and glitter of a great court. But when Emperor Ozorne asks that she accompany Tortall’s diplomatic mission to Carthak so she can tend his ailing birds, it’s a request that cannot be refused.
Though Daine has the wizard Numair and the lady knight Alanna to help her, she soon finds herself trapped in a web of magic and intrigue stranger and more bewildering than any she has yet faced. For the emperor has overstepped his bounds, the gods are angry, and the Graveyard Hag herself has chosen Daine as her tool to change the situation.
Saddled with a strange new power, Daine is already jittery and angry. Then a final, dreadful event pushes her over the edge, and she erupts in a ferocious display of rage and magic.
If Jimmy Cagney had been a mouse, he might have been Marvin the Magnificent. This story of three mice out to make a major cheese heist is guaranteed to delight young listeners even as it makes their parents smile and wink at each other. Perfect for family listening.
When Merciless Marvin the Magnificent finds his way into Macy’s department store, he thinks he’s discovered the best deal a mouse could wish for. Soon Marvin and his pals Raymond the Rat and Fats the Fuse are cozily settled into a dollhouse in the toy department; before long they’ve even made friends with the store’s beloved Santa.
Then, to their dismay, Santa goes missing.
The world outside the store is dark, cold, and dangerous. But that won’t stop three brave mice. Marvin and his gang will risk whatever they must to crack the crime, rescue Santa, and save Christmas!
Full Cast’s first Marvin recording, The Great Cheese Conspiracy, won a Publisher’s Weekly “Listen Up” Award and the 2005 Golden Headset Award for Children’s Audio. Now our artistic director, Daniel Bostick, reprises his hilarious rendition of Marvin—and caps off the recording with a special bonus: the beloved poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” as recited by Marvin himself!
School Library Journal said of this 2008 Audie Award Finalist "The full cast narration is brilliant."
by Anita Briggs
Hobart yearns to become a world famous tap dancer. Of course, this isn't easy when you are born a pig. But Hobart is one of the world's great optimists, and he is convinced that if he can just keep himself and his siblings Violet (an acrobat), Byron (a poet), and Wilfred (a singer) from being turned into pork chops that they can make their dreams come true. Anita Briggs herself narrates, and the high-spirited musical finale will delight listeners of all ages.
by Ursula Vernon
Though Nurk is a small and somewhat timid soul, he longs to be like his fabulous grandmother Surka, the warrior shrew who had been a fighter, a dishwasher, and a pirate queen.
When an odd message seems to call for action, Nurk overcomes his timid nature and sets off in the wonderful Snailboat on a wild and weird adventure that will eventually lead him to the lair of the fearsome Grizzlemole.
Can't find it? Contact us direct!