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our picks!: audiobooks

Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

July 2007


Audiobooks give us a whole different way to enjoy a great "read"!

Ideal for non-readers, family road trips, or lazy days, give one of our audiobook picks a try!

Also, please be sure to take another look at our collection of Picture Books with CDs (AV-E), as we have recently added about 30 new titles to our collection!

The BFG, by Roald Dahl


by Roald Dahl, read by Natasha Richardson



Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.




The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden

The Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden, read by Rene Auberjonois



After Chester lands in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the failing newsstand; Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse; and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four friends in bustling New York City makes for lively listening and humorous entertainment. And somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand.





A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic

by Shel Silverstein, read by Shel Silverstein

J 811 SILVE [Book with CD recording]

Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein, you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.



Pete's a Pizza, by William Steig

Pete's a Pizza

written and illustrated by William Steig, read by George Guidall

AV-E STEIG [Picture book with CD recording]


Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (It's really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.





Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, read by Randy Travis

AV-E CRONI [Picture book with CD recording]


Farmer Brown thinks it's odd when he hears typing sounds coming from the barn. But his troubles really begin when his cows start leaving him notes. First they demand better working conditions. . . and then they stage a strike. Come join the fun as Farmer Brown's savvy cows turn his farm upside down!





Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, by Candace Fleming

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Brian Karas, read by William Dufris

AV-E FLEMI [Picture book with CD recording]

Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat! That's the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and Mr. McGreely's garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he's dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!



Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian, read by Sean Astin

J-B BENTL [Book with CD recording]

From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley thought of snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystals. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths about snowflakes: first, that no two are alike and second, that each one is startlingly beautiful.



Can You Hear It? by William Lach

Can You Hear It?

by William Lach

J 781.91 LACH [Book with CD recording]

From "The Flight of the Bumblee" to "The Four Seasons" to "Night on Bald Mountain," beloved music is illustrated by great works of art, and the text and accompanying CD urge young readers to listen for certain instruments. Can you hear the car horns honking, played by clarinets? Can you hear the horses' hooves, played by castanets? When each CD track is played, young readers will stop, look, and listen as never before.



 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month will focus on a different category of books or other media.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a hyperlink to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.


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