In The Circus Ship, a very special craft is carrying all manner of circus animals. But when it nearly sinks, out spill all the animals. Luckily, they make it to a nearby island. And there they happily settle in - until the mean old circus owner tries to round them up.
Â©2009 Chris Van Dusen (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
Lois Ehlert is the celebrated author of numerous best-selling picture books. Would you believe that Ralph the dog can talk? Yip, yip, yip - it's true. With Ehlert's simple, funny, call-and-response text, this fresh, engaging book is sure to get little ones laughing (and talking to their dogs!).
Â©2011 Lois Ehlert (P)2011 Recorded Books
Surprise! The little red chicken is back - and as endearingly silly as ever - in David Ezra Stein's follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken.Â It's homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learned about something every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or could it be an element of surprise (as her amused papa explains)? As they dive in to story after story, looking for the part that makes a reader say "Whoa! I didn't know that was going to happen", Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he's right. After all, there are definitely no elephants in "The Ugly Duckling", "Rapunzel", or "The Little Mermaid" - or are there?Â Elephant or element, something unexpected awaits Papa in every story, but a surprise may be in store for the little red chicken as well.Â Full of the same boisterous charm that made Interrupting Chicken so beloved by listeners, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.
Â©2017 David Ezra Stein (P)2018 Recorded Books
David Ezra Stein is an accomplished author of childrenâs books and has been honored with the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. In Interrupting Chicken, Papa warns little red chicken not to interrupt as he sets about reading their nightly bedtime stories - but the eager chicken just canât help warning the fairy-tale characters about the dangers they face. Frustrated to no end, Papa finally gives the little chicken the chance to tell a tale. Now will Papa be able to stop himself from interrupting?
Â©2010 David Ezra Stein (P)2011 Recorded Books
In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat! But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who's really to blame, and before long the whole family will too!
Â©2011 Dean Hale (P)2011 Recorded Books
Childrenâs author and illustrator Philip C. Stead counts a Caldecott Medal among his many literary accomplishments. A Home for Bird is a touching tale of friendship and determination. Out one day, Vernon the toad happens upon a tiny blue bird who is oddly silent. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends and tours him around to many of his favorite places, but Bird still wonât talk. Thinking that Bird is quiet because he is homesick, Vernon takes his new friend on an exciting journey to find him a home.
Â©2012 Philip C. Stead (P)2012 Recorded Books
Fans of Charlaine Harrisâ number-one New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels will find much to enjoy in this companion to the immensely popular series. Included are a never-before-published novella and an exclusive interview with Alan Ball, creator of HBOâs True Blood. Sookie herself guides listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bon Temps, gives them a peek at the werewolf and werepanther communities, provides a glimpse through the racks of her best friend Taraâs dress shop, and offers a look at Merlotteâs - the bar where Sookie earns her living.
Â©2011 Charlaine Harris Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Maxâs Words by beloved childrenâs author Kate Banks is "in a word: captivating" (Booklist). Benjamin collects all kinds of stamps, and Karl has a huge collection of shiny coins. Neither of them, however, will let their younger brother, Max, touch any of their neat stuff. So since his brothers wonât share, Max decides to start collecting on his own. But what should he collect? How aboutâ¦words! Using scissors, he begins snipping words out of periodicals.
Â©2006 Kate Banks (P)2009 Recorded Books