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Children's Audio/Video for Fall 2000
Compiled by Shannon Maughan -- 8/7/00




P.O. Box 40115, Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 363-3429
See listing in Adult Audio
A Workbook for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Flo Gibson. A collection of mythological tales, including "The Gorgon's Head" and "Pandora's Box." Unabridged, four cassettes, 4 hrs., 8 mins., $29.95, ages 9-up, Aug.
The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and The Adventures of Buster Bear by Thornton Burgess. Read by Flo Gibson. Escapades of the animal inhabitants of Green Forest. Unabridged, two cassettes, 2 hrs., 9 mins., $20.95, ages 5-up, Aug.

10840 S. Bobcat Terrace, Littleton, Colo. 80124
(303) 706-9858
See listing in Children's Video
Art Time Classics
by various artists. The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra performs music by such composers as Bizet, Brahms and Strauss. 35 mins., cassette $9.98, CD $12.98, all ages, Aug.

P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49516-6287
(616) 676-9185
Little Boys Bible Songbook by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Caron Turk. A combination of original and public-domain songs inspired by favorite Bible stories. Book and cassette, $12.99, ages 4-7, Sept.

1400 Bayly St., Ste. 7, Pickering, Ontario, L1W 3R2
(800) 668-0242

The Three Little Pigs rock out
Once Upon a Time series. Award-winning children's entertainers Judy & David offer high-energy musical adaptations of favorite children's stories. Titles: GoldiRocks and PigMania. Each, cassette $8.98, CD $15.98, ages 5-up, Aug.
(dist. by Houghton Mifflin)
How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting, illus. by Beth Peck. Read by Josefina Callender. A family is forced to flee their Caribbean island home and set sail for America in a small fishing boat. Paperback book and cassette, 15 mins., $9.95, ages 5-up, Aug.
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting, illus. by Jan Brett. Read by Derry Woodhouse. Jamie proves that he is not too young to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade. Paperback book and cassette, 10 mins., $9.95, ages 4-up, Aug.

9301 Jordan Ave., Ste. 105, Chatsworth, Calif. 91311
(818) 993-8822
Jazz for Kids: Everybody's Boppin' by Lisa Yves. Boston-area jazz singer's recording includes original tunes and such classics as "In a Mellow Tone" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right." CD $11.98, all ages, July.

Dorling Kindersley Read and Listen
series. Performed by various artists. Classic stories accompanied by either cassette or CD. Titles: Black Beauty, A First Bible Story Book, Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories, Robin Hood, Oliver Twist and Playtime Rhymes.Each, paperback book and cassette or CD, 60 mins., $7.95, ages 5-up, July.

237 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, Ill. 60540
(630) 355-5792
The Dancing Seagull: Stories for the Young at Heart by Mitchell Reese. Accomplished Australian storyteller serves up a collection of both original and adapted tales. 42 mins., CD $14.98, ages 5-up, July.
Andean Fantasy/Fantasia Andiana by Tibus Futuras. An English/Spanish recording containing an original story and musical accompaniment on Andean instruments. 59 mins., CD $14.98, ages 4-up, Sept.

(dist. by Independent Publishers Group)
'Round and 'Round the Garden: Music in My First Year!, Ride Away on Your Horses: Music Now I'm One! and Frog in the Meadow: Music Now I'm Two! by John Feierabend and Luann Saunders. Versatile collections containing lullabies, play rhymes and simple songs for baby. Lyrics and suggestions for activities are included. Each, CD $12.95, ages 1-4, Aug.

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The Chronicles of Narnia Audio Collection by C.S. Lewis. Read by Ian Richardson. Reissue of this seven-volume set, featuring new art and new packaging. Abridged, seven cassettes, 7 hrs., $50, all ages, Oct.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Read by Michael York. New recording of the best-known novel in Lewis's Narnia series. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., 30 mins., $24, all ages, Oct.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The P ms and Drawings of Shel Silverstein, 25th Anniversary Edition Book and CD performed by Shel Silverstein. New packaging of the favorite p try collection. Recording contains highlights from Silverstein's Grammy Award-winning recording of his p ms. Book and CD, $22.95, ages 3-up, Oct.

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Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap. A survival guide to the rocky preteen years packed with stories by and about kids ages 10-13. 90 mins., cassette $9.95, CD $11.95, ages 10-up, Oct.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger. Collection of inspirational letters received by the authors in response to their Chicken Soup for the Teeange Soul books. 90 mins., cassette $9.95, CD $11.95, ages 12-up, Oct.

Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant
by H.A. Rey. Read by Jane Staab. A most unusual plant eats anything and everything in sight and finally wins fame by capturing a burglar. Paperback book and cassette, $9.95, ages 4-up, Sept.
Not So Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel. Read by Jack Gantos. In desperation, Sarah sends her cat, Rotten Ralph, to feline finishing school. Paperback book and cassette, $9.95, ages 4-up, Sept.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Read by Liam Neeson. An audio gift pack celebrates the 15th anniversary of this Caldecott-winning Christmas tale. Book with CD, cassette and tree ornament, $29.95, all ages, Sept.

P.O. Box 210943, Nashville, Tenn. 37221-0943
(800) 335-8672
Flumpa's World: Out of This World! by Wendy Whitten with Rick Florian. Flumpa the frog blasts into outer space to a soundtrack of tunes with factual, science-based lyrics. Songs include "Earth in Motion" and "ROY G BIV." 30 mins., cassette $10, CD $14, ages 3-9, Sept.

P.O. Box 477, Long Branch, N.J. 07740
(800) 631-2187
Salsa, Soul, and Swing: Dances for Kids by various artists. Little ones will be inspired to cut a rug when they hear this groovin' collection of songs from the 1940s to the present. Lyrics and choreographed instructions are included. 35 mins., cassette $10.95, CD $14.95, ages 5-up, Aug.
Bean Bag Rock 'n Roll by various artists. Upbeat songs help children learn such things as directionality, body identification and listening skills, while using bean bags. 38 mins., cassette $10.95, CD $14.95, ages 4-up, Sept.

314 W. Superior St., 6th fl., Chicago, Ill. 60610
(312) 470-7700
Great Railway Adventures series. Read by LeVar Burton. Children star in these stories about famous, historic train engines. Titles: The Big Boy and The Jupiter. Each, paperback book and cassette, 23 mins., $15, ages 4-up, July, Aug.

LISTEN & LIVE AUDIOP.O. Box 817, Roseland, N.J. 07068
(201) 798-3830
See listing in Adult Audio
All-of-a-Kind Family
by Sydney Taylor. Read by Suzanne Toren. The story of five sisters who live with their parents on New York City's Lower East Side in the late 1800s. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $21.95, ages 9-up, July.

by Laurie Halse Anderson. Read by Mandy Siegfried. The award-winning tale of a high school girl dealing with the trauma that follows her rape by a fellow student. Unabridged, three cassettes, 5 hrs., $22, ages 12-up, July.

Audio is home on the range
Walker's Crossing by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Read by Tom Wopat. Growing up on a Wyoming ranch, Ryan longs to be a cowboy. But when he and his older brother join a militia group, Ryan begins to see his future differently. Unabridged, three cassettes, 5 hrs., $22, ages 10-up, July.
Spider Sparrow by Dick King-Smith. Read by Christian Rodska. Young Spider Sparrow is different from the other kids: he can imitate the sounds of animals and draw the creatures to him. Unabridged, three cassettes, 3 hrs., 26 mins., $22, ages 10-up, July.
Bunnicula series by James Howe. Read by Victor Garber. Further adventures of the Monr family pets, including Bunnicula the vampire bunny and Chester the dog. Titles: Nighty-Nightmare and Return to Howliday Inn. Each, unabridged, two cassettes, 1 hr., 30 mins., $18, ages 7-12, July, Aug.
All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins. Read by Hope Davis. In this humorous coming-of-age story, Debbie must deal with such dramas as a best friend who starts acting as though Debbie d sn't exist. Unabridged, two cassettes, 3 hrs., $18, ages 10-up, Aug.
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley. Read by Marrian Tomas Griffin. Orphan Corinna is summoned to be a folk keeper: a person who keeps control of the wild, fierce folk found in the dark places beneath human dwellings. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., ages 10-up, Aug.
Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. Read by the authors. In the sequel to P.S. Longer Letter Later, best friends Elizabeth and Tara*Starr continue their long-distance correspondence, now via e-mail. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 8-up, Aug.
Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier. Read by Rene Auberjonois. In the summer of 1938, Eugene has his first paper route, meets his first love and finds a way to reconnect with his distant father. Unabridged, two cassettes, 2 hrs., $18, ages 12-up, Aug.
The Birthday Room by Kevin Henkes. Read by Terrance Mann. For his 12th birthday, Benjamin Hunter receives his own room and a letter from the uncle he has not seen for 10 years. Now Ben has a new birthday wish--to see his Uncle Ian. Will it come true? Unabridged, two cassettes, 3 hrs., $18, ages 10-up, Aug.
The Adventures of Blue Avenger: A Novel by Norma Howe. Read by John Beach. On David Bruce Schumacher's 16th birthday, he decides to officially change his name to the Blue Avenger, "secret champion of the underdog, modest seeker of truth, fearless innovator of the unknown." Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 12-up, Aug.
Blue Avenger Cracks the Code by Norma Howe. Read by John Beach. The Blue Avenger is trying to unravel a great mystery: Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 12-up, Sept.
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff. Reader TBA. Twelve-year-old Nory Ryan must find a way to help her family survive during the Irish potato famine. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 8-12, Sept.
Magic Tree House Collection: Volume 1 by Mary Pope Osborne. Read by the author. Contains the first four titles in the popular time-travel beginning reader series: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning and Pirates Past Noon. Unabridged, two cassettes, 2 hrs., $18, ages 5-8, Sept.
The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park. Reader TBA. Jake has been going through some tough adjustments since his beloved grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Will things ever feel normal again? Unabridged, two cassettes, 2 hrs., $18, ages 9-12, Sept.
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Reader TBA. In the summer of 1793, the future of Mattie Cook and her family is at stake when a deadly fever begins spreading in their community. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $22, ages 10-14, Sept.
J y Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos. Read by the author. In the sequel to J y Pigza Swallowed the Key, J y meets the father he hasn't seen in years, and tries to understand why they both have ADHD and act out of control. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages10-up, Sept.
Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg. Reader TBA. Branwell Zamborska is struck dumb when his baby sister slips into a coma. Only his best friend, who investigates the events leading up to his silence, learns how to help Branwell once again find his voice. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $25, ages 10-14, Oct.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. Reader TBA. Young, orphaned Kira must learn how to survive in a harsh and mysterious future society. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $25, ages 10-up, Oct.
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. Read by Lois Smith. In this sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, Mary Alice spends a year with her outspoken grandmother. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 10-up, Oct.
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman. Reader TBA. Matilda must fight gender stereotypes in medieval England when she wants to study Latin and writing rather than tend the home and assist the village bonesetter. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 10-up, Oct.
The Wish by Gail Carson Levine. Reader TBA. Wilma encounters a witch who grants her wish to be the most popular girl in junior high, but finds that being the center of attention has its problems. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., 30 mins., $25, ages 9-12, Oct.
Slake's Limbo by Felice Holman. Reader TBA. Reaching a breaking point, 13-year-old Slake slips away to the hostile depths of the New York City subway, where he survives for 121 days. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., 30 mins., $22, ages 12-up, Oct.
Stowaway by Karen Hesse. Reader TBA. The adventures of 11-year-old Nicholas Young, a stowaway on Captain James Cook's ship Endeavor in 1767. Unabridged, six cassettes, 8 hrs., $30, ages 10-14, Nov.
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron. Read by Michael Cumpsty. A look at the childhood of the great wizard of Arthurian legend. Unabridged, six cassettes, 8 hrs., $30, ages 10-up, Nov.
The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman. Reader TBA. Jason discovers that he is part of a sinister medical experiment. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 12-up, Nov.
Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt. Reader TBA. After a car accident that leaves her disabled, Izzy relies on an unlikely new friend to help her face her changed existence. Unabridged, six cassettes, 8 hrs., 30 mins., $30, ages 12-up, Nov.
Bloomability by Sharon Creech. Read by Bonnie Hurren. Thirteen-year-old Domenica is used to moving from town to town with her family as her father searches for "opportunity." But when her aunt and uncle take her to Switzerland, where she will attend school, Domenica's not sure she's ready for the experience. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $25, ages 8-12, Nov.
Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson. Reader TBA. In the sequel to Switchers, Tess discovers a new and exciting world where vampires and other menacing forces dwell. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $25, ages 12-up, Nov.
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. Reader TBA. Alanna disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight in this tale of swords, sorcery and intrigue. Unabridged, four cassettes, 5 hrs., $25, ages 10-up, Dec.
What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman. Reader TBA. Nine-year-old Jamie, his mother and baby sister leave an abusive situation and slowly find the courage to trust again. Unabridged, two cassettes, 1 hr., 30 mins., $18, ages 10-up, Dec.
The Fledgling by Jane Langton. Reader TBA. In this magical tale, Georgie finds a kindred spirit in a mysterious Canada goose that whisks her away and teaches her how to fly. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., 30 mins., $22, ages 9-up, Dec.
The Landry News by Andrew Clements. Reader TBA. Fifth grader Cara Landry posts a scathing editorial about her teacher on the bulletin board one day, never expecting that it will prompt the teacher to challenge his class to create a real newspaper. Unabridged, two cassettes, 2 hrs., 30 mins., $18, ages 8-12, Dec.
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace. Reader TBA. Emily moves into her relatives' grand old mansion and finds evil lurking in every corner. Unabridged, three cassettes, 4 hrs., $22, ages 9-up, Dec.
These previously released titles are being reissued in new trade packaging:The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper, read by Alex Jennings; P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin, read by the authors; Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, read by Robert Sevra; Switchers by Kate Thompson, read by Niamh Cusack; and A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck, read by Ron McLarty.
P.O. Box 652, 2775 Church St., Pine Plains, N.Y. 12567
(518) 398-1010
Charlie Parker Plays Be-Bop by Chris Raschka. Performed by Charles Turner. A musical picture-book tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker. Book and cassette, $24.95, ages 3-up, Sept.
Mysterious Thelonius by Chris Raschka. Performed by Richard Allen. Picture-book celebration of the music of jazz pianist Thelonius Monk. Book and cassette, $24.95, ages 3-up, Sept.
Ouch! by Natalie Babbitt, illus. by Fred Marcellino. Read by Martin Jarvis. A retelling of "The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs." Book and cassette, $24.95, ages 3-up, Sept.
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig. Read by George Guidall. A child and his parents play a game that turns a rainy day into a pizza party. Book and cassette, $24.95, ages 3-up, Sept.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. Read by Laura Hamilton. Lilly's teacher confiscates her prized possession--a musical purple purse--with tender and comic results. Book and cassette, $24.95, ages 2-up, Sept.
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief and Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen. Read by Tara Sands. Girl detective Sammy Keyes tracks down a neighborhood burglar and becomes embroiled in a Halloween caper. Each, unabridged, three cassettes, $23.95, ages 9-12, Sept.

See listing in Children's Video
Barney Read Along Color Train by Barney. Engineer Barney introduces colors and sounds via train songs. 8 minutes, cassette $6.95, ages 2-up, July.
Barney Rocks by Barney. A collection of new songs and old favorites set to an energetic beat. 45 mins., cassette $9.98, CD $10.98, all ages, Aug.
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas by the Wiggles. Holiday classics and originals performed by this Australian singing foursome. 43 mins., cassette $6.98, CD $10.98, all ages, Oct.

566 St. Charles Dr., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91360-3901
(805) 494-7199
See listing in Adult Audio
Audio Theatre series. Performed by St. Charles Players. Full-cast radio-drama-style adaptations of classic literature. Titles: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist and The Gift of the Magi. Each, unabridged, $16.95, ages 8-up, July-Nov.

P.O. Box 1460, Redway, Calif. 95560
(800) 346-4445
Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical by Karan Casey and friends. Noted Celtic musicians and vocalist Casey perform a musical inspired by the traditional tale of the selkie--a seal that is transformed into a girl. Cassette $9.98, CD $15.98, ages 5-up, July.
Storytime Favorites by various artists. Latest entry in budget-priced series; features classic children's stories and rhymes in song. Cassette $3.98, CD $6.98, all ages, July.
The Days Gone By: Songs of the American P ts by Ted Jacobs and various artists. Presents the works of such 19th-century p ts as Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow set to original music. Cassette $9.98, CD $15.98, all ages, Aug.
Blue Suede Sh s: Elvis Songs for Kids by various artists. Child singers perform some of the King's biggest hits. Cassette $9.98, CD $15.98, all ages, Sept.
A Child's Celebration of Soul by various artists. Classics selected from Motown's extensive catalogue of songs and artists. Includes tunes by Otis Redding, James Brown and Aretha Franklin. Cassette $9.98, CD $15.98, all ages, Oct.
Toddlers Sing Storytime by various artists. Preschoolers give it their all, singing Mother Goose rhymes with simple melodies. Cassette, $9.98, CD $15.98, all ages, Oct.

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Wild & Wacky Totally True Bible Stories
series. Performed by Frank Peretti. Storyteller Peretti shares some of the most popular and beloved Bible stories in his own style. Titles: All About Trust, All About Faith, All About Obedience, All About Forgiveness, All About Temptation and All About Jealousy. Each, 30 mins., cassette $3.99, ages 7-up, Aug.
Adventures in Odyssey series. Performed by various artists. Contains 12 30-minute episodes of the popular radio drama, which feature lessons for kids. Title: In Your Wildest Dreams. 6 hrs., cassette or CD $24.99, ages 8-up, Aug.
An Odyssey Christmas. Performed by various artists. Collection of holiday episodes of the Adventures in Odyssey radio drama. 3 hrs., cassette or CD $9.99, ages 8-up, Sept.

(dist. by Tommy Nelson)
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Sing-Along Songs. Performed by various artists. Jay Jay the talking, animated airplane and all his pals sing some of their favorite songs from the Jay Jay the Jet Plane video series. 30 mins., cassette or CD $7.99, ages 2-up, Aug.

201 N. Robertson Blvd., Ste. D, Beverly Hills, Calif. 90211
(310) 858-5385
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald. Read by Marion Ross. First title in the beloved children's book series about an old woman with a knack for making children behave like angels. Unabridged, two cassettes/two CDs, 2 hrs., 30 mins., $18/$20, ages 5-up, Oct.

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Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll. Read by Sally Field. Latest entry in a line of family listening titles read by celebrities. Abridged, two cassettes/two CDs, 2 hrs., $18/$20, ages 6-up, Sept.
The White Cat by Eric Metaxus, illus. by Barbara McClintock. Read by Emma Thompson, music by J Jackson. A young prince befriends a cat-queen in this Rabbit Ears title. Paperback book and cassette, $10.95, ages 5-8, Sept.

353 Main Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 06851-1552
(800) 228-7839
Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lake by Susan Korman, illus. by Stephen Marchesi. Read by Alexi Komisar. Box Turtle stirs from her bed and searches for the perfect spot to lay her eggs. Book and cassette, $19.95, ages 4-up, Oct.
Seahorse Reef by Sally Walker, illus. by Steven James. Read by Peter Thomas. In the waters of the Central Philippines, a male seahorse cares for the babies growing inside his pouch. Book and cassette, $19.95, ages 4-up, Oct.
World Above the Clouds: A Story of a Himalayan Ecosystem by Ann Whitehead Nagda, illus. by Paul Kratter. Read by Randye Kaye. A young snow leopard has left the care of her mother and must now fend for herself in the Himalayas. Book and cassette, $19.95, ages 4-up, Oct.
Koala Country: A Story of an Australian Eucalyptus Forest by Deborah Dennard, illus. by James McKinnon. Read by Randye Kaye. A baby koala learns from its mother in the Australian eucalyptus forest. Book and cassette, $19.95, ages 4-up, Oct.

SOUNDS TRUE413 S. Arthur Ave., Louisville, Colo. 80027
(800) 333-9185
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Sounds True's gift of stories
The Gift of Dreams by Laura Simms. Tales of the wandering Jews and gypsies of the Black Sea. 90 mins., two cassettes/story cards/poster, $19.95, ages 6-up, July.
Um Hmm by Ysaye Barnwell. Collection of African-American stories, songs and p ms, performed by a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock. 90 mins., two cassettes/story cards/poster, $19.95, ages 6-up, July.
The Third Ear by Johnny Moses. A Tulalip Native American storyteller shares stories and songs from the First People of the Pacific Northwest. 90 mins., two cassettes/story cards/poster, $19.95, ages 6-up, July.
The Feather in Your Heart by Andrew Harvey. Retelling of the Sufi epic "The Conference of Birds." 90 mins., two cassettes/story cards/poster, $19.95, ages 6-up, July.
P.O. Box 250774, Columbia University Station, New York, N.Y. 10025
(888) 711-7464
Whaddaya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner. New York City musician Berkner releases a CD version of her first recording for children (previously independently released). 47 mins., CD $14.99, ages 2-up, Sept.

P.O. Box 19111, Oakland, Calif. 94619-1911

A bilingual music celebration
Mariposa. Performed by Juanita Newland Ulloa. Bilingual collection of original songs and traditional lullabies from various Latin American cultures. CD $17, all ages, July.
P.O. Box 381316, Cambridge, Mass. 02238
(617) 776-2230
Stories: Old as the World, Fresh as the Rain; Stories Just Right for Kids;and There's a Horse in My Pocket. Performedby Laura Simms. Music by Steve Gorn. Collections of tales that take listeners to such settings as a palace in Vietnam and a river in South Africa. Each, one cassette, 45 mins., $9.95, ages 5-up, Aug.
Open the Door: Celtic Stories and Songs.Performed by Jennifer Armstrong. A collection of Celtic tales, songs and p ms. 60 mins., cassette $9.95, CD $14.95, all ages, Aug.



1699 Stutz Dr., Troy, Mich. 48084
(248) 816-0909
Baby Songs Play Alongs. Performed by Hap Palmer. Interactive songs by acclaimed performer Palmer. 30 mins., $12.98, ages 6 mos.-6 yrs., Sept.

10840 S. Bobcat Terrace, Littleton, Colo. 80124
(303) 706-9858
See listing in Children's Audio
Baby Van Gogh
. An introduction to basic colors via the work of Van Gogh. Accompanied by classical music. Video and paperback book, 30 mins., $19.98, ages 2-up, Aug.

80 N. Union St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607
(800) 297-8787
The Blue Angels.Behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team at work. 60 mins., $15.95, ages 5-12, July
The Fighter Pilot & Me. Viewers accompany Lt. John "Turtle" Raphael on a flight in his "Fighting Falcon" fighter plane. 25 mins., $12.95, ages 5-12, July

series. Classic cartoon episodes starring this canine anti-hero. Titles: Underdog vs. Simon Barsinister, Underdog vs. Riff Raff and Underdog vs. Overcat. Each, 40 mins., $9.98, ages 4-up, Sept.

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Come on Over to Barney's House
by Barney and Friends. This first-ever visit to the purple dino's home introdeces a new Internet-savvy character. VHS 45 mins., $14.95, DVD 6 hrs., $24.99, ages 2-up, Sept.
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas by the Wiggles. Collection of classic and original holiday song-and-dance routines by this Australian foursome. 43 mins., $14.95, ages 2-up, Oct.
Veggie Tales: King George and the Bath Ducky by the Veggie Tales Gang. King George, who wants all the rubber duckies in the land, learns a lesson about selfishness.

Animal Holiday
. Traditional holiday tunes paired with live-action animal footage from the NationalGeographic film library. Also includes animal fun facts and a sing-along. 30 mins., $9.95, ages 2-up, July.
I Love Dinosaurs. Young viewers come face-to-face with great dino discoveries like Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Contains footage of kids talking about why they love dinosaurs. 80 mins., $12.95, ages 3-up, July.

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Jacob's Gift
.Video based on the Max Lucado picture book about a boy who understands the true spirit of giving. 30 mins., $14.99, ages 4-up, Sept.

The Real Macaw
.Family adventure about a boy and his wisecracking pet macaw on a search for buried pirates' treasure. Starring Jason Robards and the voice of John Goodman. 90 mins., $19.95, ages 7-up, July.
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown. A new animated Peanuts title, featuring Snoopy as the Pied Piper. $12.95, all ages, Sept.
Faeries. In this animated tale, Nellie and George try to save Faeryland from the evil Shapeshifter. Voice talent includes Jeremy Irons, Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott. 76 mins., $19.99, ages 5-up, Sept.
Blue's Big Magical Movie. First feature-length movie starring Steve and his dog Blue from the Nickelodeon program Blue's Clues. 78 mins., VHS $19.95, DVD $24.99, ages 2-up, Oct.
Snow Day. The feature hit for Nickelodeon Movies about one wild winter snow day off from school comes to video. Starring Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott. 90 mins., VHS priced for rental, DVD $29.99, ages 8-up, Oct.

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Show Me My World
series. Combines images and classical music to help "jump start" learning. Titles: Show Me My World with Bach, Show Me My World with Beethoven and Show Me My World with Mozart. Each, $15.95, ages 2-6, July.
Learn in Your Car Kids series. Foreign-language tapes designed to be listened to while traveling in the car. Title: Spanish: On the Way to the Fiesta. 70 mins., cassette/ CD/activity booklet kit, $19.95, ages 5-10, Aug.
Let's Talk with Puppy Dog series. Interactive speaking games for toddlers just learning to talk. Age-appropriate vocabulary presented with bright animation and puppetry. Titles: Volume 1: Balls, Counting 1-5, Action Words and Volume 2: Colors, Trains, Everyday Objects.

Bilingual Baby
series. Introduces a language to very young children via the Total Immersion Method. Titles: Volume One: French, Volume Two: Spanish and Volume Three: German. Each, 45 mins., $16.95, ages 1-5, July.

Sesame Street: Let's Make Music
. Sesame Street characters explore the world of rhythm and music with the percussion group Stomp. 40 mins., $9.98, ages 2-up, July.
Arthur series. Arthur the aardvark and his pals in new-to-video animated adventures from the Arthur show on PBS. Titles: Arthur's Scary Stories and Arthur's Perfect Christmas. Each, 40 mins., $9.98, ages 4-up, Aug.
Brothers Flub Adventures series. Exploits of transdimensional couriers Fraz and Guapo Flub, stars of the animated Nickelodeon series. Titles: Doom Wears Fuzzy Tights and Plan C: Panic. Each, 45 mins., $9.98, ages 5-up, Aug.
Santa's Special Delivery. A computer glitch threatens Santa's annual gift-giving visit in this original animated story. 30 mins., $9.98, ages 4-up, Sept.
Wimzie's House: Happy Holidays. Holiday tale starring Wimzie and the other friendly monster puppets seen on this PBS show. 50 mins., $9.98, ages 3-up, Sept.
The Last Polar Bears. Animated tale about a sea-going grandfather who sends letters to his grandchild describing his journey to the North Pole in search of the last polar bears. Based on the book by Henry Horse. 30 mins., $9.98, ages 4-up, Sept.
Lion of Oz.A full-length animated prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Based on the book by Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. Voice talent includes Jason Priestly, Lynn Redgrave and Tim Curry. 75 mins., $14.98, ages 5-up, Sept.

Marvel Superher s
series. Classic comic book her s fight for justice on video. Each volume contains two adventures; triple packs of three volumes each available. Titles: Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, Sub-Mariner and Spider Man. Each, 45 mins., $9.98 (triple packs $24.98), ages 5-up, July.
Digimon: Volume 3. Seven young friends team up with an assortment of "monsters" to battle evil. As seen in the Fox Kids TV series. 60 mins., $14.98, ages 5-up, July.
WOOF! Spunky holiday fare
Olive, the Other Reindeer. This quirky, tender Christmas tale about a dog who thinks it's a reindeer is inspired by the picture book by J.otto Siebold and Vivian Walsh. Featuring the voices of Drew Barrymore, Ed Asner and R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. 70 mins., VHS $14.98, DVD $19.98, ages 3-up, Oct.
Rotten Ralph series. Episodes from the animated Fox Family Channel series based on the Rotten Ralph books by Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel, about an irrepressible cat. Titles: Rotten Ralph: Volume I, Rotten Ralph Volume II.Each, 60 mins., $9.98, ages 4-up, Aug.
The Night of the Headless Horseman.Animated adventure inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Voice talent includes William H. Macy and Luke Perry. 63 mins., $9.98, ages 6-up, Sept.
Kingsley's Meadow
series. Each volume combines animation, songs and live-action footage of kids performing Bible stories. Titles: 1-2-3, Count on Me; Just the Facts, Mac; Eager Beaver;and Flash! Boom! Bam! Each, 30 mins., $12.99, ages 4-up, July-Oct.
The Gift. Creative presentation of the Christmas story, featuring 3-D computer animation; debut title in the Storyteller Cafe series, produced by Focus on the Family. 30 mins., $14.99, ages 3-up, Sept.
The Last Days of Eugene Melstner. Animated video that imparts a biblical lesson. First in a new Adventures in Odyssey line produced by Focus on the Family. 30 mins., $14.99, ages 5-up, Sept.

Franklin and the Green Knight
. Franklin the turtle learns he will become a big brother in the spring. However, the winter seems to be neverending, so Franklin g s on a quest to bring springtime to his town. 75 mins., VHS $19.95, DVD $24.95, ages 2-up, Oct.
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