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Around the World in DVDs |Multimedia Reviews, February 2015

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redstarIt’s a Dog’s Life. 8 min. Dist. by National Film Board of Canada, nfb.ca/useducation. 2012. $129 (PPR). ISBN unavail.

Gr 1-4 –A dog’s life can be frustrating, but not in the way you might think. This short animated film follows a long-suffering bulldog who just wants to read the paper, which contains an exciting article about Mars. However, his family continually thwarts his literary aspirations as they keep treating him like…well…a dog. Everything here is from a dog’s point of view—a world of shoes and knees and under-the-table dangers. The children may complain about having peas for dinner, but the dog gets the brunt of those rolling, unwanted vegetables. A constant babble of human conversation is the background, and it’s intelligible, but the tale’s focus is all on the dog, who, unfortunately, ends up out in the rain. The look in his eyes as lightning flashes and thunder booms is resigned and priceless. Maybe they’ve discovered life on Mars, but on Earth, life isn’t much to write home about. VERDICT This is a cleverly crafted production that tugs at both your heartstrings and the corners of your mouth.–Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WA

redstarMe…Jane. 9 min. Dist. by Weston Woods. 2014. $59.95. ISBN 9780545696869.

PreS-Gr 2 –In this heartwarming portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall as a young girl, author Patrick McDonnell eloquently tells the story of young adventurous Jane. She, along with her stuffed chimpanzee, Jubliee, delights in exploring the outdoors; observing animals and nature; and finding magic in such things as the discovery of where eggs come from. Children will love the simple text of this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book (Little, Brown, 2011), which carries the important message that they should follow their dreams. McDonnell’s superb and warm ink and watercolor drawings are surrounded by faded ornamental engravings and stamps from the 19th and early 20th century. Animators Paul and Sandra Fierlinger have skillfully captured the tone of this delightful story by adding extra elements, such as additional etchings from Goodall’s diary, to make the narrative come alive, further enhanced by Shay E. Lynch’s upbeat musical score. Extras on the DVD include a conversation with Goodall and McDonnell. In this 15-minute conversation, viewers will have the opportunity to hear McDonnell describe some of the details that went into writing the book. This segment also offers children a chance to “meet” Jane and hear her talk about her childhood; sharing some of her own stories, and elaborating on the experiences touched on in the narrative. VERDICT This educational and entertaining tribute to Goodall and her significant legacy is highly recommended for all collections.–Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, Fairport NY

redstarNo Fish Where to Go. 13 min. Dist. By National Film Board of Canada, nfb.ca/useducation. 2014. $129 (PPR). ISBN unavail.

Gr 2-4 –A lot takes place in this animated short based on Marie-Francine Hébert’s 2003 book of the same name. Two little girls befriend one another despite mounting tensions between their villages. Citizens wearing red shoes scorn those without, and ultimately they begin the forceful removal of their enemies at gunpoint. The girl, whose father doesn’t wear red shoes, and her family are forced to leave their home, with little time to grab more than a bottle for the baby and the little girl’s pet fish. Father is sent to a separate line, where a gunshot indicates that he has been murdered. The little girl trudges on to witness her teacher being chased from the burning school building, with a single gunshot indicating his demise. When she questions her oppressor, asking what her people did wrong, he prompts her to ask her grandfather. She replies, “He died in the war,” and the assailant, who the girl learns is her friend’s father, counters that he, too, lost a loved one in the war. Desperate and barely able to carry her fish bowl any further, the little girl spots her friend hiding behind a tree. She rushes to meet her and entrusts her with the care of the fish. They chant one last time, “We are two and two are one forever.” The simple watercolor, sometimes darkly surreal, childlike illustrations are sure to haunt older viewers long after the credits roll. VERDICT Told through the point of view of young children, this memorable and dark modern-day tale is a poignant introduction to the partisanship and repercussions of war. It could stimulate great discussion and writing assignments in the classroom.–April Everett, Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, NC

redstarLittle Big Girls. 52 min. Dist. by National Film Board of Canada. 2014. $295 (PPR). ISBN unvail.

Gr 5 Up –Three of the times in a girl’s life when she’s told she’s a “big girl” are depicted in the animated introduction: when she learns to use the potty; then when she rides her bike without training wheels for the first time; and lastly, when she gets her first bra. The subject here is early puberty, and the candid interviews with girls who have experienced it make the film emotionally engaging. Most of these girls started puberty at nine years of age, setting them apart from their peers, making them self-conscious, and forcing them to grow up before they were emotionally prepared. This resulted in low self-esteem, loneliness, and sometimes in becoming sexually active before they were ready. The anguish these girls speak of will likely arouse empathy in viewers. Experts ranging from medical researchers, a school sexologist, a psychologist, and doctors from Canada, the United States, and Denmark offer theories and facts. Girls in developed countries are entering puberty on average 12 months earlier than they were 25 years ago, with menstruation beginning about four months earlier. Also, the order of the signs of puberty has become scrambled, appearing in different sequences. There are possibly innocuous causes, such as better nutrition and better health, and alarming reasons: the use of food additives and the presence of hormone disrupters in the environment—plastics and chemicals in cleaners and fragrances, to name a few. VERDICT This excellent film will arouse sympathy and understanding on an important topic for students.–Constance Dickerson, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, OH


redstarAbawi, Atia. The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan. 7 CDs. 7:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $77.75. ISBN 9781490627403. Playaway, digital download.

Gr 9 Up –This story is told through the alternating viewpoints of three young Afghanis—Fatima, a Hazara girl on the cusp of womanhood; Samiulla, a teenaged Pashtun boy disillusioned by the “religious” teachings of radicals; and Rashid, a believer in the harsh justice and rhetoric of Islamic fundamentalists. On the path to the well, Sami and Fatima meet by chance, sparking a platonic affection that will place the young people, their families, and their village in danger. In a land where every action is scrutinized and measured, their blossoming relationship is a sinful affront to propriety that cannot be accepted. Abawi does not shy away from the frank realities of a woman’s life in Afghanistan. Scenes of torture and murder may disturb sensitive listeners; however, they make the couple’s faith in the possibility of a better life all the more poignant and miraculous. The employment of a narrator of each gender, Ariana Delawari and Assaf Cohen (both Arabic speakers with believable accents), heightens the distinction between the sexes that permeates every aspect of every waking hour for rural Afghanis. VERDICT A perfect choice for libraries seeking topical and diverse titles.–Lisa Taylor, Ocean County Library, NJ

redstarBarr, Brady with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. Crocodile Encounters! And More True Stories of Adventures With Animals. 1 CD. 45 min. Recorded Bks. 2014. $15.75. ISBN 9781490635873. digital download.

Gr 2-4National Geographic explorer Barr presents four suspenseful and often humorous tales of his encounters with crocodiles. In “Undercover Croc,” he dons a specially developed crocodile suit to enter into a large group of fearsome crocodiles. In “Toy Story,” he tries to capture a crocodile using a remote-controlled car and milk jug with hilarious and unexpected results. The third tale, “Deep Dark Den,” finds Barr in Costa Rica trying to help a village relocate 13 crocodiles. When the crocs can’t be found, the author climbs down into a deep dark burrow only to find himself quite literally face-to-face with the angry creatures. The final story, “Croc in a Box,” follows the researcher to Uganda where he attempts to capture a troublesome crocodile to transport it to a safe home in the United States. Unfortunately, the supposedly unbreakable wooden box that he uses for transport doesn’t hold up as well as expected. All four tales are fascinating, nerve-wracking, and funny. Reader Johnny Heller does an excellent job of pacing to capture the intensity and humor of each incident. VERDICT Listeners will be drawn in by the narration and captivated by the exciting stories.–Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

redstarDOWELL, Frances O’Rourke. Anybody ­Shining. Recorded Bks. 2014. p. 48.

redstarERSKINE, Kathryn. The Badger Knight. 8 CDs. 9:15 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $87.75. ISBN 9781490632278. Playaway, digital download.

Gr 4-7 –Twelve-year-old Adrian is small for his age, and the perfect target for the village bullies. He simply wants to be a bow maker like his father, or maybe an archer, though his father wants him to become a scribe. When the Scots invade England, Adrian leaves his village, seeking his friend Hugh, who has run off to join the army. Adrian goes from village to town to monastery, finding adventure and learning what it means to be a man. When he does meet up with Hugh, he learns that his friend has been caring for a wounded Scottish soldier. But as Adrian helps, he learns that maybe the enemy isn’t so bad, and that perhaps war isn’t so glorious after all. Most importantly, Adrian learns to think for himself, and have the courage to do what is right, even if it is not popular. Narrator Graham Halstead brings the story to life, and children and adults alike will be captivated by Adrian’s tale. VERDICT This exceptional audiobook should be required listening for tweens.–Amanda Rollins, Northwest Village School, Plainville, CT

redstarGantos, Jack. The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza. (Joey Pigza: Bk. 5). 3 CDs. 3:40 hrs. Listening Library. 2014. $30. ISBN 9781101891957. digital download.

Gr 4-7 –The beloved Joey Pigza returns in this gem of a book narrated by the irrepressible author. This time, Joey is left in charge when his mom, suffering from postpartum depression, leaves him for a stint at a mental hospital. He must care for his beloved baby brother, Carter Pigza Jr., with only some food stamps and his strength of will and generous spirit. Joey’s MIA dad has had very bad plastic surgery and decides he wants the baby so Joey must also deal with protecting the baby from his crazy father. Add to the mix Olivia, “the meanest cute blind girl [Joey has] ever loved” and you’ve got yourself a situation. Joey does his very best to protect everyone while waiting for his mom to be released from the hospital. Things get pretty bad but Joey’s loving heart and strong character see him through each challenge, especially once he finds his meds that his mom had hidden. Gantos is a superb narrator, emphasizing the “pawzzitive” while never shying away from the realities of Joey’s life. While the adults around him are spinning out of control, Joey may be frantic but he is truly the man of the house. Gantos makes the hopeful ending seem real and allows listeners to feel that they’re leaving Joey Pigza in good hands. VERDICT This recording belongs in every collection.–B. Allison Gray, Goleta Library, CA

redstarMAAS, Sarah. Heir of Fire. Brilliance Audio. 2014. p. 52.

redstarMull, Brandon. The Rogue Knight. (Five Kingdoms: Bk. 2). 11 CDs. 13:39 hrs. S. & S. Audio. 2014. $39.99. ISBN 9781442372535.

Gr 5-8 –Free from the Sky Raiders and fresh from their defeat of Carnag, Cole, Mira, Jace, Twitch, and Joe are on the run. Following Mira’s sister, Honor’s star, the group is determined to come to her rescue wherever she may be. Missing his friends, Cole’s first goal, however, is to find his separated friends, Dalton and Jenna. As they travel farther along, new threats emerge. A slaver is after Cole and determined to drive him back to the Sky Raiders. The Rogue Knight is wreaking havoc on Maarston and Morgassa’s turning people into blank, zombie-like figments somewhere to the North. Characters are likable and well developed. The dynamic between them is amusing, mostly realistic, and engaging. Narrator Keith Nobbs complements well these dynamics with his unique voices. His narrative style suits the voice of a teenage boy and easily draws the listener into Cole’s world. VERDICT With a well-developed plot and masterfully done action scenes, this engaging listen will be hard for fantasy fans to pause, particularly if they enjoyed the first title in the series.–Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT


redstarFun O’ Clock. Performed by In the Nick of Time. CD. 39 min. In the Nick of Time. 2014. ISBN unavail. $11.99.

PreS-Gr 5 –Performer and educator Nick Deysher is the creative powerhouse behind In the Nick of Time’s newest album. Headlining as the lead vocalist and playing many of the instruments on each of the 14 original songs, Deysher proves again and again his respect for the varied musical tastes of children and their parents. While the album features musical genres from rock to jazz to Irish jigs and everything in between, the transitions between songs are seamless. Deysher continually demonstrates his knowledge of topics that have kid appeal by including lyrics about a favorite pair of sneakers, what it’s like to have a best friend, and the joy of dancing. Often joined on vocals by his wife, Tracey Freitag, the duo give energy to such characters as Wrong Way Joe who “wanted to play baseball but couldn’t catch a bat,” and the knight and the princess in “Hey Nonny No.” Unique additions such as the rap “Mama Don’t Allow,” which will remind parents of the Beastie Boys, and the ukulele-driven “Namaste” round out an album that children and adults alike will sing and dance along to again and again. VERDICT The unusual musical genres combined with the fantastic musicianship and clever lyrics makes this a children’s album not to be missed.–Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library District, IL

redstarNightlight Daylight. Performed by Muriel Anderson. 2 CDs. 1:50 hrs. Heartstrings Attached Music. 2014. ISBN unavail. $35.

PreS-Gr 5 –This excellent double album is divided into two parts: soft, sweet songs for nighttime, and more lively, energetic songs for daytime. Twenty-three of these 30 songs are instrumental pieces, most composed by Anderson and performed by her on harp guitar; but she also covers a few songs by other songwriters, including Vince Gill, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Burt Bacharach, John Philip Sousa, George Harrison, and Stevie Wonder. A couple of string quartets and guitarist Phil Keaggy also perform on several of the songs. Five of the instrumental pieces have vocalizations of “oohs” and “aahs” in the background. On the final seven songs, Anderson sings the lyrics in her lovely alto voice. Some of the songs on the “Nightlight” disc are “Lullaby for Leo,” “The Looking Glass,” “Prayer Without Ceasing,” “Hawaiian Lullaby” (with lyrics by Queen Lili’uokalani), “Prelude to Joy” (Beethoven), and “Sweet Child.” On the “Daylight” disc, listeners are treated to “Here Comes the Sun,” “Close to You,” “Daylight,” “Bluegrass Medley,” “Superstition,” “Bells of Lingenfeld,” and more. VERDICT An uplifting album that will appeal to the whole family.–Beverly Wrigglesworth, San Antonio Public Library, TX

redstarThrough the Woods. Performed by The Okee Dokee Brothers. CD/DVD. 35:40 min. Okee Dokee Music. 2014. ISBN unavail. $20.

PreS-Gr 3 –In May 2013, The Okee Dokee Brothers—Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander—spent a month hiking the Appalachian Trail. Through the Woods is the fruit of that labor, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning Can You Canoe? (2012). All 15 songs feature fun, clever lyrics that tell stories while celebrating nature and a simpler way of life. Rich harmonies are enhanced by a host of instruments that are common to Americana music, including the fiddlesticks, tomato box, mouth bow, washboard, bones, and cello banjo. From the first note to the last, adults will forget that they are listening to music written for children and kids will clamor to listen to this album again and again. The accompanying DVD follows the Okee Dokee Brothers’ hike along the trail, including their chats with mountain musicians, their song-writing process, and videos of the finished songs. VERDICT Perfect road-tripping music. A must-have for every collection.–Veronica DeFazio, Plainfield Public Library District, IL

redstarThe Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection. Performed by Laurie Berkner. CD. 59:12 min. Two Tomatoes. 2014. $9.99.

PreS –Nineteen of the performer’s most popular tunes are compiled in this follow-up to 2010’s The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band. Songs such as “Mahalo,” “These Are My Glasses,” “Shake Your Body Down,” and “Mouse in My Toolbox” are included in the compilation. Also included as bonus tracks are full band versions of “My Family” and “Magic Box.” The final bonus track is the never-before released “One Seed” about sharing from generation to generation the importance of preserving the Earth. VERDICT Having so many of Berkner’s hits in one place makes this a must have for storytime, classroom, and library collections.–Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library District, IL

The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:


Preschool to grades 4

Bus Story. 11 min. Dist. by National Film Board of Canada, nfb.ca/useducation. 2014. $129 (PPR). ISBN unavail.

‌Drawing with Mark: Let’s Go to the Zoo!/Zoo Stories. ISBN 9781939517302.

––––. Drawing with Mark: Take Flight!/As the Wheels Turn. ISBN 9781939517319.

ea: 60 min. Dist. by Shelter Island. 2014. $14.98.

The Friendship Show. (Ruby’s Studio). 43 min. Dist. by the Mother Company. 2013. $14.99. ISBN 9780988282735.

The Hero of Color City. 77 min. Dist. by Magnolia Pictures. 2014. DVD $26.98. UPC 876964003100. Blu-Ray $26.95. UPC 876964007177. Rated G.

Milo’s Hat Trick. 7 min. Dist. by Dreamscape Media. 2014. $38.99. ISBN 9781633792081.

One Cool Friend. 13 min. Dist. by Weston Woods. 2014. $59.95. ISBN 9780545675536.

Shalom Sesame: The Complete Series. 390 min. Dist. by SISU Home Entertainment. 2014. $69.99. ISBN 9781560867135.

This is the Rope. 9 min. Dist. by Weston Woods. 2014. $59.95. ISBN 9780545790482.

Grades 5 Up

Ben Franklin’s Balloons. 54 min. Dist. by PBS. $24.99. 2014. ISBN 9781627891325.

Bigger than T. Rex. (NOVA). 54 min. Dist. by PBS. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781627891509.

Bullying and Suicide: Think About It. 18 min. Dist. by Cambridge Educational. 2014. $99.95. ISBN 9780816089192.

Emperor’s Ghost Army. 60 min. Dist. by PBS. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781627891332.

First Air War. (NOVA). 54 min. Dist. by PBS. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781627891233.

Get Wise to Portion Size. 18 min. Learning Zone Express. 2014. $79.95. UPC: 846742005275.

Me and My Moulton. 13 min. Dist. by National Film Board of Canada, nfb.ca/useducation. 2014. $129 (PPR). ISBN unavail.

Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust. 18 min. Dist. by Filmakers Library. 2013. $295. ISBN unavail.

Rise of the Black Pharaohs. 55 min. Dist. by PBS. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781627891851.

Top Five Tips for Safe Driving: Handling Your Vehicle Responsibly. 17 min. Dist. by Meridian Education Corp. 2013. $99.95. ISBN 9781617532603.

Vaping: More Dangerous Than You Think. 21 min. w/22 paged PDF guide. Dist. by Human Relations Media. 2015. $149.95. Streaming rental $24.95. ISBN 9781627060547.

Why Planes Vanish. (NOVA). 54 min. Dist. by PBS. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781627891486.


early elementary

Agee, John. Milo’s Hat Trick. 1 CD. 7 min. Dreamscape Media. 2014. $14.99. ISBN 9781633795358.

Barnett, Mac. Extra Yarn. 1 CD w/tr book. 7:45 min. Weston Woods. 2014. $29.95. ISBN 9780545695084.

Gutman, Dan. Ms. Coco is Loco! (My Weird School: Bk. 16). 1 CD. 45 min. Recorded Bks. 2014. $15.75. ISBN 9781470341657. digital download.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Mystery of the Missing Lion. (Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Cases: Bk. 3). 1 CD. 56 min. Listening Library. 2014. $15. ISBN 9780553396577. digital download.

McCarthy, Meghan. Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton. 1 CD. 11 min. Dreamscape Media. 2014. $14.99. ISBN 9781633791367.

Seuss, Dr. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories. 1 CD. 37 min. Listening Library. 2014. $12. ISBN 9781101916543. digital download.

Snyder, Elaine. Anna & Solomon. 1 CD. 13 min. Dreamscape Media. 2014. $14.99. ISBN 9781633795396.

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield. Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors. 1 CD. 15 min. Recorded Bks. 2014. $15.75. ISBN 9781490641140. digital download.

middle grade

Brand, Russell. The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales. 1 CD. 45 min. S. & S. Audio. 2014. $9.99. ISBN 9781442377325.

De Fombell, Timothee. Vango: Between Sky and Earth. 9 CDs. 11 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781491502433.

Frost, Helen. Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. 2 CDs. 2:30 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $25.75. ISBN 9781490619361. Playaway, digital download.

George , Jessica Day. Thursdays with the Crown . (Castle Glower: Bk. 3). 5 CDs. 5:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $51.75. ISBN 9781490635958. Playaway, digital download.

Harrell, Rob. Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels. 4 CDs. 3:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $46.75. ISBN 9781490642468. Playaway, digital download.

Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation). 7 CDs. 8 hrs. Listening Library. 2014. ISBN 9780553397130. digital download.

Houts, Michelle. Winterfrost. 4 CDs. 4:47 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781491502280.

Levine, Kristin. The Paper Cowboy. 8 CDs. 9:41 hrs. Listening Library. 2014. $55. ISBN 9780553396614. digital download.

PATTERSON, James & Chris Grabenstein. House of Robots. 3 CDs. 3 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2014. $18. ISBN 9781478955856. digital download.

Smiley, Jane. The Georges and the Jewels. 6 CDs. 6:30 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $66.75. ISBN 9781490640853. Playaway, digital download.

Smith, Dan. My Friend the Enemy. 6 CDs. 6:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $66.75. ISBN 9781490641041. Playaway, digital download.

young adult

Crewe, Megan. Earth and Sky. 1 MP3-CD. 10 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $9.99. ISBN 9781491529621.

Fleischman, Paul. Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. 3 CDs. 3:14 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $24.99. ISBN 9781491502174.

Furniss, Clare. The Year of the Rat. 6 CDs. 7:47 hrs. Dreamscape Media. 2014. $39.99. ISBN 9781633794061. 1 MP3-CD.

Holmberg, Charlie N. The Paper Magician. 7 CDs. 7:30 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $52.97. ISBN 9781491519349.

Kazerooni, Abbas. On Two Feet and Wings. 1 MP3-CD. 4:35 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $9.99. ISBN 9781491529676.

Thorne, Bella. Autumn Falls. 5 CDs. 5:19 hrs. Listening Library. 2014. $35. ISBN 9780553395945. digital download.

West, Kasie. The Distance Between Us. 6 CDs. 6:30 hrs. Tantor Audio. 2014. $71.99. ISBN 9781494535834.

WINTERS, Cat. The Cure for Dreaming. 8 CDs. 8:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. $87.75. ISBN 9781490635286. Playaway, digital download.

Zail, Suzy. Playing for the Commandant. 5 CDs. 5:20 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. $19.99. ISBN 9781491530672.


Be Kind. Performed by Nature Jams. CD. 47 min. Nature Jams. 2014. ISBN unavail. $9.99.

The Daydream. Performed by The Daydream. CD. 32 min. Big Round Records. 2014. ISBN unavail. $9.99.

Dream Big. Performed by The Wanna Bees. CD. 26 min. The Wanna Bees. 2014. ISBN unavail. $11.99.

Food for Thought. Performed by Nature Jams. CD. 46:11 min. Nature Jams. 2013. ISBN unavail. $17.

How To Be a Cloud. Performed by Kira Willey. CD. 55 min. Zak Rizvi. 2014. ISBN unavail. $14.99.

Junior Jukebox! Vol. 3. Performed by Papa Snow. CD. 34 min. Emphasis Kids/Emphasis Records. 2014. ISBN unavail. $13.

Lucky Day. Performed by Stacey Peasley. CD. 28 min. Stacey Peasley. 2014. ISBN unavail. $12.

Smile in My Heart. Performed by Suzi Shelton. CD. 34 min. SuziMusic. 2014. ISBN unavail. $12.97.

Stars Are Shinin’ on You: Bedtime Songs for Children. Performed by Jeff Sorg. CD. 18 min. Jemi Productions. 2014. ISBN unavail. $12.99.

Why Do Ducks Have Webby Toes? Performed by Mim Eichmann & Doug Lofstrom. CD. 33 min. Little Miracles Music. 2014. ISBN unavail. $12.97.

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