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Book and CD Sets

Educators and parents alike adore these Book and CD sets, which offer an interactive reading experience for young readers. A Parents' Choice pick, they liked that the book and CD combo "not only eliminates any potential pronunciation problems but it also encourages children to retell the story to others (thus developing their oral language skills)." (Parents' Choice on Tikki Tikki Tembo)

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Tikki Tikki Tembo (Book & CD Set)

This re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked children who love hearing about Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo....

"...This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect.... This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again.When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name..."

By Arlene Mosel, Marcia Gay Harden and Blair Lent

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One of the most treasured children’s books of all time, this title is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

"...With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children’s.... With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children’s books of all time. Now, more than 40 years after its first printing, this classic is finally available in a new, affordable paperback and CD edition. The narration, provided by Academ..."

By Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle and Gwyneth Paltrow

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Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.

"...At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all.... At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida, who switches spots with Minnesota, is fre..."

By Laurie Keller, Lorelei King and Oliver Wyman

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Pumpkin Soup (Book & CD Set)

By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the...

"...By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the.... By the Kate Greenaway Medalist   Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the..."

By Helen Cooper and Kathleen McInerney

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Snow (Book & CD Set)

This playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively illustrations.

"...A Caldecott Honor Book "It's snowing, said boy with dog. "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two snowflakes will.... A Caldecott Honor Book "It's snowing, said boy with dog. "It's only a snowflake," said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to s..."

By Uri Shulevitz and Sean Schemmel

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Shrek! (Book & CD Set)

Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!

"...Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!. Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.. “…Bring home a paperback and CD  and have none other than Stanley Tucci stand in for you wit..."

By William Steig and Stanley Tucci

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