One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice in Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year's most anticipated films (The Dark Knight Rises), lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.
A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.
"The Swallows can do it on there own."
Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including "My Lord Bag of Rice", "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", "The Farmer and the Badger", "The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage", "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy", "The Story of Princess Hase", "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die", "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild", "The Mirror of Matsuyama", and more.
If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What's a young pea to do?
Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-friendly audiobook serves up a playful story they can relate to.
For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old. Jibbooms and bobstays!
"a classic children's story from the thirties"
Pongwiffy is a very smelly witch of very dirty habits. But she is a happy witch - until the day the gruesome gang of goblins move in next door and make her life miserable. So she goes to live with her not-so-best friend, Sharkadder, who tries to find her a new slum and a much-needed familiar. All they can come up with is a hamster from Amsterdam called Hugo. What an embarrassment! But Hugo is really an amazing hamster with hidden strengths...
India is often reputed to be the home of the fairy tale. Here are some of the best from the sub-continent, from the Jatakas to the folktales of Kashmir. You'll hear stories about the evil magician Punchkin, the magic fiddle, and more.
Pongwiffy is certain a pantomime is just the thing to liven up Witchy Wood. She even says she will write it! With a little help, the panto is soon written. But then disaster strikes: The pantomime horse is stolen from under the Witches' nose by their arch-rivals, the Goblins!
Evie gets a wonderful surprise when she goes to stay at her grandma's house. Fairies appear in the night. They are dream fairies, and they live at the bottom of Evie's bed. Even better, Evie can go and have magical adventures with them in fairyland! Soon Evie discovers that Grandma can see the fairies, too. But will they still be there when Grandma returns from hospital? And how can Evie make sure that their special brand of fairy magic will stay with Grandma forever?
Compiled by American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer Hamilton Wright Mabie, here is a fantastic collection of classic legends from ancient mythology, The classical work of Hawthorne has been generously drawn upon. Included are "Three Golden Apples"; "Pomegranate Seeds"; "Chimera"; "Golden Touch"; "Gorgon's Head"; "Dragon's Teeth"; "Miraculous Pitcher"; "Paradise of Children", and more.
Spellovision has come to Witchway Wood, and everyone's got one. Pongwiffy thinks it's boring and prefers old-fashioned amusement - like learning to play the guitar. Gradually all the witches join her, and the group becomes so popular that Pongwiffy suggests they go on Spellovision, as they're better than the rubbish already on. So the great Spellovision Song Contest is born. Anyone can enter - except the Goblins who only care about driving cars.
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?
"Listen with caution"
This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".
"Too American for me"
Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.
This book, designed for kids ages 6-10, features true, character-building stories for kids to enjoy alone or with their parents. Being a kid can be trying and confusing - a newfound exposure to the real world, confusion as to what's right and wrong, learning about friendships and making important choices for the first time. Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2 is a special book designed just for kids on the verge of becoming preteens.
It's not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard - but he's hooting mad about it ! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.
It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. Tumtum and Nutmeg are enjoying a quiet life in Nutmouse Hall, when General Marchmouse comes to stay. The General has a new pogo stick and is looking for adventure. Recklessly, he bounces out of Nutmouse Hall and into Rose Cottage - the home of the Mildews. He takes Lucy's doll's house under siege with the help of some toy soldiers and takes a ride on Arthur's train set.
From the world's favourite author, David Walliams, 10 cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters, all hilariously read aloud by the author himself! Are you ready to meet the world's worst children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV superfan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And don't forget Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!
"The worlds worst children"
National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....
"Another hilarious, touching David Walliam's book"
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.
"complete Beatrix Potter"
Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.
Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this digital download is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children.
"My five year old really enjoys the stories"
The bedtime audiobook parents are raving about! The author of the global best seller The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is back with another story using all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to make bedtime a sweet and tender end to each day. Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way they meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child to relax and slip into slumber quickly.
"great story but...."
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories by Ladybird, read by John Sparkes. A collection of 10 newly recorded audio stories based on Peppa Pig, the hit TV show! Includes dialogue, songs and sound effects from the show! Stories include: 'Bedtime Story', 'Night Animals', 'The Wishing Well', 'Teddy's Playgroup', 'Pet Competition', 'Mrs Rabbit's Bump', 'Naughty Tortoise', 'The Rainy Day Game', 'Madam Gazelle's Leaving Party', and 'Freddy Fox'.
Read by Geraldine McEwan. This classic story has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 40 years ago.The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!
From number one best-selling author David Walliams, a spectacularly funny audiobook for children of three and up. Miranda loves to be different, and on bring your pet to school day she introduces everyone to her very different pet...Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat, the headmistress, doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas.... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new book packed with mischief and mayhem!
Dragons versus humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the epic finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series, read by David Tennant. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere.
Stick Man lives in the family tree. With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree? Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton, this audio download includes the complete, best-selling story with music, the Stick Man Song, a listening game, and a readalong version of the story with musical page turns to use with a copy of the book.
"Bad sound quality"
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave, and ever so hairy. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.... Toothless has been captured, the nanodragon is about to be gobbled, and Sharkworms are on the loose. Once again we are relying on Hiccup to be a hero.
Captivating bedtime meditations to bring peace, joy, and calm to the end of the day. There are three segments in this audio, each approximately 18 minutes in length. Choose from: By the Sea, An Adventure in Space, and Snowflake. May be used any time for general relaxation as well as bedtime.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.
"Fantastic audio book"
Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.
Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure! Happily, each item is picked up by helpful animals who join the grateful witch and her cat on their travels. But is there really room on the broom for so many new friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from the clutches of a hungry dragon? This very funny story of quick wits and friendship will captivate children with its irresistible verse.
A funny tale of kindness and friendship, with a superb rhyming refrain for children to join in with, from the creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!
Plop is a baby Barn Owl. He's the same as every other baby Barn Owl that has ever been - except for one thing: he is afraid of the dark. A night-time adventure based on the classic story by Jill Tomlinson. Read by Bill Odie, this audiobook includes a soundtrack and a song.
"This is NOT by Maureen Lipman, but Bill Oddie"
These stunning meditations vary from 4 to 10 minutes each in length and can be used separately or run together. Tracks include: Jellyfish Relaxation; An Underwater Dolphin Ride; The Magic Rainbow; Butterfly Relaxation; Enchanted Garden, and a Hot Air Balloon Trip. Beautiful calm journeys to help children with confidence, self esteem, and creativity.
"My children love this"
Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess?
"All I can say is... Fantastic!!!"