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Classic Picks for Storytime

Some of the Books of Wonder staff's favorite picks from our Classic Picture Book section. Perfect listening for read-a-longs, car rides, and bedtime. Curl up and share a classic story!

Playlist Tags: Books of Wonder genre: Children's audience: kids bookstore-created staff picks audience: toddlers topic: storytime topic: classic topic: picture book audience: babies

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Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

By William Steig
Narrated by: John Lithgow - DVD
Length: 12 minutes

The Duncan family is beside itself when son Sylvester turns himself into a rock to escape the jaws of a hungry lion.

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The Eloise Audio Collection

Four Complete Eloise Tales: Eloise , Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas Time and Eloise in Moscow

By Kay Thompson
Narrated by: Bernadette Peters
Length: 2 hours 5 minutes

2016 Audie Award Finalist for Young Listeners

Tony Award–winning Broadway legend Bernadette Peters gives voice to The Plaza Hotel's most iconic resident as she makes her audio debut in The Eloise Collection.

Kay Thompson's beloved Eloise books have never been available on audio...until now! To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first Eloise... Read more »

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Where The Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak
Narrated by: Peter Schickele
Length: 5 minutes

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.

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Corduroy

By Don Freeman
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 7 minutes

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child's friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

Corduroy has donated more than three million dollars to a charity... Read more »

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The Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats
Narrated by: Jane Harvey
Length: 5 minutes

A small boy's enchantment with a city's snowfall has him making snow angels and snowballs, sliding down snow mountains - and looking forward to going outside again.

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Oh, The Places You'll Go!

By Dr. Seuss
Narrated by: John Lithgow
Length: 7 minutes

"Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking... Read more »

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Madeline's Rescue

By Ludwig Bemelmans
Narrated by: Pauline Brailsford
Length: 6 minutes

Madeline and her Parisian schoolmates meet up with a valiant dog named Genevieve.

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Miss Nelson Is Missing

By Harry Allard
Narrated by: Cindy Haynes
Length: 6 minutes

Ignored by her misbehaving class, Miss Nelson mysteriously disappears one day, and the very strict Miss Viola Swamp takes over. When the students conclude that Miss Nelson was really okay after all, they begin an all-out search to find her.

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Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection

By Peggy Parish
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 1 hours 8 minutes

Five of the most popular Amelia Bedelia books on one compact disc!

Amelia Bedelia is the world's most literal-minded housekeeper, who causes quite a ruckus whenever she's given a chance. In Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, she arrives with a garden hose and the party is turned into an uproarious mess. In Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia, her...

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Miss Rumphius

By Barbara Cooney
Narrated by: Ellen Archer
Length: 8 minutes

Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan.  This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and... Read more »

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Make Way for Ducklings

By Robert McCloskey
Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
Length: 10 minutes

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new... Read more »

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Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown
Narrated by: Buffy Allen
Length: 4 minutes

First published in 1947, everyone's favorite bedtime book still works its magic on babies and toddlers everywhere.

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The Cat In the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

By Dr. Seuss
Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, John Lithgow, Walter Matthau, John Cleese, Ted Danson, Mercedes McCambridge & Billy Crystal
Length: 2 hours

11 complete stories at a great price!

Featuring:

The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer
Horton Hears a Who read by Dustin Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter Matthau
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John Cleese
The Lorax read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John... Read more »

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Caps For Sale

By Esphyr Slobodkina
Narrated by: Owen Jordan
Length: 7 minutes

A charming tale of the peddler whose stolen caps mean all kinds of monkey business.

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Blueberries for Sal

By Robert McCloskey
Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
Length: 9 minutes

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by... Read more »

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Curious George Rides A Bike

By H. A. Rey
Narrated by: David de Vries
Length: 11 minutes

Fans of the ingenious little monkey will not be disappointed as he embarks on a wild series of adventures in a traveling circus.

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Crictor

By Tomi Ungerer
Length: 5 minutes

An affectionate and quick-thinking boa constrictor saves the day during a burglary and receives a medal.

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Harold And The Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson
Narrated by: Bruce Bayley Johnson
Length: 7 minutes

This is the ingeniously imaginative story of a small boy who, with his magic crayon, draws himself in and out of a series of adventures.

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Strega Nona

By Tomie dePaola
Narrated by: Rex Robbins
Length: 12 minutes

Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.

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