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AGES
TIME
AUTHOR
ILLUSTRATOR
GIANT ◆ An environmental science tall story about a very tall boy and the clouds at the top of the mountain. 6-8, 8-10 5:50 Roger Carr Sona & Jacob
THE GINGERBREAD MAN ◆ A classic tale of an arrogant gingerbread man who can outrun everyone, but can't out-think a sly fox.
Interactive Version
You Read Version
2-4, 4-6 3:19 Children's Classic Story Art Clips
THE GIRL AND THE MAGIC TREE ◆ A lonely little girl discovers a magic tree that helps her find true friendship. 4-6, 6-8 2:25 By Megan, age 8, Henderson , Nevada Sona & Jacob
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE PORKY ◆ A poetic playing of pigs and well-known names thinly disguised.
LESSON PLANS
6-8, 8-10 4:34 William Shakespig Dave Luebke
GOOFY GRANDMA ◆ Grandmother's are different. Nellie had a real problem, her grandmother was just so different she was embarrassed ◆ then she met Katie's grandmother and, wow! she was differet, too. Then the two grandmothers met each other...
TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8 8:24 Nancy Cucinotta Alice Cordero
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS ◆ A very short version of this enduring tale of a naughty little girl and a family of very patient bears. 2-4, 4-6 1:58 Anonymous Sona and Jacob
THE GOOPS, vol. 1 ◆ A classic poem that helps teach table manners to children. 2-4, 4-6 2:00 Gelett Burgess Gelett Burgess
THE GOOPS, vol. 2 ◆ A classic poem that teaches children the value of cleanliness and neatness. 2-4, 4-6 2:00 Gelett Burgess Gelett Burgess
THE GOOPS, vol. 3 ◆ More rhymes that help encourage good manners among children. 2-4, 4-6 1:15 Gelett Burgess Gelett Burgess
THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGGS ◆ A condensed version of a classic Aesop fable with the moral: Greed destroys the source of good. 2-4, 4-6 1:58 Anonymous Sona and Jacob
GROUNDHOG DAY (AND POSSUM NIGHTS) ◆ An imposter shows up for Groundhog Day and angers Puxatawny Phil.
TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8 2:22 Tom Tittle Aija Jasuna
GWENDOLYN, THE LIBRARY FAIRY ◆ Gwendolyn traces a missing book to a couple of book thieves. Then she teaches them how to get books legally - by using a library card 6-8, 8-10 4:32 Elizabeth Curtis My Way in Education
THE GULF STREAM ◆ A sailor on a sinking ship in the midst of shark-filled waters tells his tale of the sea. Based on the painting by Winslow Homer.
TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8, 8-10 1:20 Melody Keyes Winslow Homer
THE HAIRCUT ◆ Remember how much fun it was to get a haircut? 4-6, 6-8 1:10 Michael O'Toole Manuela Pentangelo
HALLOWEEN ◆ You see some very scary things on Halloween, but they're all in fun. 4-6, 6-8 Communication 2U Jupiter Images
A HAT FOR ME ◆ You need a special hat if you want to join the hat club. 4-6, 6-8 1:58 By Gus, age 9, Tallahassee , Florida Sona & Jacob
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT ◆ An amusing sequence of events that end up right back where they started.
Interactive version
You read version
4-6, 6-8, 8-10 4:01 Unknown Clipart.com
HIM AND HYMN ARE HOMONYMS ◆ Children love homonyms, the way sound, spelling and meaning can become so mixed up; and still be correct!
TEACH AND TEST
6-8, 8-10 1:02 Thesaurus Rhymewrite Jeffery Maraska
HOPALONG HOLMES HOPS HOME ◆ Hopalong Holmes hops all around the world, and sometimes out of this world. 2-4, 4-6 1:21 Melody Keyes Sona & Jacob
HOPALONG HOLMES HOPS HOME, AGAIN ◆ He liked it so much the first time, Hopalong Holmes hops around the world again. 2-4, 4-6 1:21 Melody Keyes Sona & Jacob
HOW THE COW ATE THE CABBAGE ◆ A fly buzzing around a donkey's head sets off a chain of events that leads to a cow in the cabbage patch. 2-4, 4-6 1:45 Melody Keyes Cruz Puga
HOW I FEEL ANGRY ◆ A great story; wonderfully angry kids; and a solution that children will recognise and can adopt. 2-4, 4-6 2:55 Marcia Leonard Bartholomew
HOW I FEEL HAPPY ◆ Another bunch of cute kids doing stuff that makes them feel happy! 2-4, 4-6 2:57 Marcia Leonard Bartholomew
HOW I FEEL SCARED ◆ Neat little story with cute characters and a lot of good sense children will recognise and welcome. 2-4, 4-6 2:53 Marcia Leonard Bartholomew
HOW I FEEL SILLY ◆ Funny! All manner of ways for children to enjoy being silly; and times when not to be. 2-4, 4-6 2:58 Marcia Leonard Bartholomew
HOW MONA LISA GOT HER SMILE ◆ Mona Lisa didn't always wear a smile. Find out what changes her frown to a smile in this funny little poem.
TEACH AND TEST
6-8, 8-10 3:58 Anne Elizabeth Eaves Aija Jasuna
HUMPTY DUMPTY AFTER THE FALL ◆ A different kind of story with a message some kids will relate to, but all will be able to consider. 2-4, 4-6 3:22 Vuthy Kuon Vuthy Kuon
I LOVE FRUIT ◆ An animated picture book that helps children learn to recognize the fruit they eat.
Hear the Book - English
English Interactive
Hear the Book - English/Spanish
English/Spanish Interactive
Coloring Pages
2 and Up 1:58 Cliff Dew Cruz Puga
I LIKE BIRDS ◆ A short book about birds and the songs they sing.
Interactive Version
You Read Version

TEACH AND TEST
2-4, 4-6 2:15 Anne Eaves iClipart.com
I LOVE BUGS ◆ A short, happy poem that helps young children learn about insects and colors. 2-4, 4-6 2:45 Anne Eaves iClipart.com
I SEE A DRAGON, Vol. 1 ◆ Dragons play dress-up to teach young children new words.
TEACH AND TEST
2-4 0:55 Simone Cooper Art Clips
I SEE A DRAGON, Vol. 2 ◆ More dragons play dress-up to teach young children new words
TEACH AND TEST
2-4 0:55 Simone Cooper Art Clips
ICE CREAM TRUCK◆ Nothing’s more fun than when the ice cream truck comes down your street. 4-6, 6-8 1:35 Communication 2U Jupiter Images
ICKY, STICKY & GOOEY ◆ Three little critters that make just the kind of mess kids dream of - and they are having fun, too! 2-4, 4-6 2:41 Kimberly Constant Keith Favazza
IF ONLY I WERE ◆ Everyone loves a little dressed up mouse ◆ well, everyone except the mouse; at least not until that mouse learns what it is like to be other things... 6-8, 8-10 9:15 Carl Sommer Kennon James
I LIKE ◆ Playing with rhyme in a series of illustrations; just the way to twistle the tongue of the very young... 2-4, 4-6 2:51 Simone Cooper My Way in Education
IN THE FOREST ◆ A level 1 guided reader about the animals that live in the forest. Written and spoken words can be repeated in English and Spanish. 2-4, 4-6 1:10 Simone Cooper
IN THE GARDEN ◆ A level 1 guided reader about things that are found in the garden. Written and spoken words can be repeated. 2-4, 4-6 1:10 Simone Cooper
IN THE SEA ◆ A level 1 guided reader about things that are found in the sea. Written and spoken words can be repeated. 2-4, 4-6 1:10 Simone Cooper
INTERACTIVE NURSERY RHYME 1: The Cat and the Fiddle ◆ First in a series of interactive nursery rhymes with expanded story lines. After the cow jumps over the moon, the little dog that laughed has to fetch the dish and the spoon. This leads to one nursery rhyme adventure after another. To be continued. 2-4 3:30 Richard Eaves Enache Dumitru Bogdan
INTERACTIVE NURSERY RHYME 2: Humpty Dumpty ◆ Second in a series of interactive nursery rhymes with expanded story lines. With help from the audience, the Dish and Spoon rescue Humpty Dumpty from the wall. They continue on their way, just before the Little Dog happens along. He teams up with Humpty Dumpty to give chase to the Dish and Spoon. To be continued. 2-4 3:30 Richard Eaves Enache Dumitru Bogdan
INTERACTIVE NURSERY RHYME 3: Little Boy Blue ◆ Third in a series of interactive nursery rhymes with expanded story lines. The Little Dog and Humpty Dumpty see that Little Boy Blue is not attending the sheep and the cow. With help from the audience, they find Little Boy Blue and help him do his duty. 3-5 2:30 Anonymous Enache Dumitru Bogdan
INTERACTIVE NURSERY RHYME 4: Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner ◆ Fourth in a series of interactive nursery rhymes with expanded story lines. The Dish and the Spoon discover that Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner are all mixed up. With help from the audience, the Dish and the Spoon get things back in order. 3-5 2:30 Anonymous Enache Dumitru Bogdan
INTERACTIVE NURSERY RHYME 5: This Little Piggy ◆ Fifth in a series of interactive nursery rhymes with expanded story lines. While on the trail of the Dish and the Spoon, the Little Dog and Humpty Dumpty encounter a lost Little Piggy. With the help of the audience, they find his home in Pigsburg, Pigsylvania. 3-5 2:30 Anonymous Enache Dumitru Bogdan
JACK AND MR. KHEAR ◆ Playing cat and mouse in a cool little story with a pointy end...in a manner of speaking. 2-4, 4-6 1:31 Terry Barnett Virginia Vaughan Carr
JIM THE GRIM REAPER ◆ A series of lighthearted limericks about the grim reaper and other somber characters. 4-6, 6-8 1:34 Michael O'Toole Manuela Pentangelo
JOHNNY CROW’S GARDEN ◆ is a timeless little poem about a crow who planted a garden and the friendships that grew from it.
Interactive version
You read version
TEACH AND TEST
2-4, 4-6 1:55 L. Leslie Brooke L. Leslie Brooke
JOHNNY CROW’S PARTY ◆ Johnny Crow throws a garden party that turns out to be quite an adventure.
Interactive version
You read version
TEACH AND TEST
2-4, 4-6 L. Leslie Brooke L. Leslie Brooke
JULY 4th, INDEPENDENCE DAY A short book about why we celebrate our Independence Day, and all the fun we have doing it. 4-6, 6-8 1:40 Communication 2U Jupiter Images
JUNGLE BUNGLE JOURNEY ◆ You have never seen - and never will, anywhere else - such mixed-up critters as these. Kids will delight in them!
TEACH AND TEST
2-4, 4-6, 6-8 6:35 Anne Elizabeth Eaves Keith Favazza
JUNGLE EYES ◆ Stories within stories. Make sure the children learn to "click on the eyes" they will see peering from the jungle. Each pair or eyes has its own story. 2-4, 4-6 6:29 Tom Tittle My Way in Education
JUNGLE GIRLS ◆ An adventurous young girl goes on a photo safari in the jungle, only to see it disappear right before her eyes.
TEACH AND TEST
6-8, 8-10 2:56 Roger Carr Sona Jacob
KATRINA THE CATERPILLAR ◆ Katrina is a caterpillar who is worried about life after metamorphosis. What will her life be like when she becomes butterfly? 4-6, 6-8 3:11 Sara Fitzgerald Virginia Mendoza
KATY KATOO AND KATY'S CAT COCO ◆ Wonderfully rich animated illustrations of a tongue-twisting nonsense rhyme. 4-6, 6-8 4:28 Tom Tittle Paul Rasche
KING JAKE ◆ This dog definitely doesn't live a dog's life. 4-6, 6-8 2:20 By Ryan, age 10, Massapequa Park, New York Carla Castagno
THE KING’S BREAKFAST ◆ The king is not a fussy man, but he is very particular about what he has for breakfast.
TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8 3:10 A. A. Milne Carla Castagno
KWANZAA ◆ A book about the holiday that celebrates traditional African values. 4-6, 6-8 5:23 Communication 2U Courtesy Jupiter Images
LEGEND OF MIGHTY BOOKWORM ◆ A simple, touching story with more than one message, illustrated as a print-book would be. But no print-book can read itself out aloud.
TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8, 8-10 10:05 Wordsley Writewell Deanna Gullett
THE LEPRECHAUN WHO DOESN’T KNOW MAGIC ◆ Some leprechauns have no luck at all. 6-8, 8-10 2:35 Kyle, age 8, San Jose , California Sona & Jacob
LETTER a SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter a tells the drill instructor a thing or two about the beginning sounds of the letter a. 4-6 1:11 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER b SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter b tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter b. 4-6 1:05 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER c SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter c tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter c. 4-6 1:15 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER d SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter d tells the drill instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter d. 4-6 1:15 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER e SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter e tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter e. 4-6 1:10 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER f SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter f tells the drill instructor about the sounds of the letter f. 4-6 2:21 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER g SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter g tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter g makes. 4-6 2:21 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER h SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter h tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter h makes. 4-6 2:05 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER i SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter i tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter i. 4-6 1:05 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER j SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter j tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter j. 4-6 1:53 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER k SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter k tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter k makes. 4-6 1:34 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER l SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter l tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter l makes. 4-6 2:06 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER m SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter m tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter m makes. 4-6 1:56 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER n SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter n tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter n makes. 4-6 2:17 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER o SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter o tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter o. 4-6 1:10 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER p SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter p tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter p. 4-6 2:03 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER q SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter q tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter q makes. 4-6 2:25 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER r SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter r tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter r makes. 4-6 1:54 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER s SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter s tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter s makes. 4-6 2:54 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER t SOUNDS OFF ◆ Letter t tells the drill instructor about the sounds the letter t makes. 4-6 1:46 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER u SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter u tells the instructor about the beginning sounds of the letter u. 4-6 1:00 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER v SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter v tells the drill instructor about the beginning sounds of letter v. 4-6 1:24 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER w SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter w tells the drill instructor about the beginning sounds of letter w. 4-6 1:57 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER x SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter x tells the drill instructor about the beginning sounds of letter x. 4-6 1:41 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER y SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter y tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter y makes. 4-6 2:12 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LETTER z SOUNDS OFF ◆ The letter z tells the Drill Instructor about the sounds that letter z makes. 4-6 1:55 Richard Eaves Cruz Puga
LISTENING MANNERS ◆ A story told in rhyme about the need to put on your listening ears when teacher is talking.
Interactive Version
4-6 3:05 Diane Major Cruz Puga
LITTLE RED HEN, THE ◆ In this timeless story, an industrious little hen reaps the reward of her hard work while her lazy friends get nothing.
Interactive Version
You Read Version
2-4 4:45 Anonymous Cruz Puga
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ◆ A classic tale of a little girl who doesn't heed her mother's warnings about talking to strangers and ends up in great danger.
Interactive Version
You Read Version

TEACH AND TEST
4-6, 6-8 5:02 Children's Classic Story Art Clips
THE LITTLE STREET ◆ Non-fiction.  This book is an interesting twist on the notion that every picture tells a story. In this case, 10 of Jan Vermeer's most famous paintings are used to tell a story about a fleeting moment in time. A brief biography of the artist is included.
6-8, 8-10 1:34 Melody Keyes Paintings by
Jan Vermeer
LIVIN' IN THE BOOK ◆ Two surfer dudes show us why books are so much fun. 6-8, 8-10 3:08 Jim Rust and George Mann Sona & Jacob
THE LION AND THE MOUSE ◆ A condensed version of a classic Aesop fable with the moral: Even the smallest of goods deeds is rewarded. 2-4, 4-6 1:10 Aesop Sona & Jacob
LIVING GREEN: A TURTLE’S QUEST FOR A GREENER PLANET ◆ A turtle gets fed up with all the litter and goes on a quest to clean up the planet. 6-8 6:03 Artie Knapp M.J. Illustrations
THE LONELY DOG ◆ Sure he was lonely; but do not despair! To be stuck nose-down in a swamp does not have to be a bad thing, particularly if a passing frog proves friendly and makes one pop...
TEACH AND TEST
2-4, 4-6 2:24 Roger Carr Virginia Mendoza
LONG A
SHORT A
◆ A short book that helps children learn to make the long a and short a sounds.
2-4, 4-6 0:40 Beth Eaves Clip Art and Photos
LONG E
SHORT E
◆ A short book that helps children learn to make the long e and short e sounds.
2-4, 4-6 0:40 Beth Eaves Clip Art and Photos
LONG I
SHORT I
◆ A short book that helps children learn to make the long i and short i sounds.
2-4, 4-6 0:40 Beth Eaves Clip Art and Photos
LOUIE THE BAT ◆ Spooky opening; then a little lullabye story just like we tell our bats... um, babies... 2-4, 4-6 3:05 Martha Crotty My Way in Education
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