A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.
"Hardcore Nerds, Ahoy!"
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.
"The Little Prince"
On a trip to Principal Greenbeard's office, Henry McThrottle discovers that there is buried treasure on Skull Island, which is somewhere in the school! Henry and his friends Jenny, Gretel, Newton and Jack set out to find a chest filled with gold, jewel-encrusted goblets and pieces of eight (whatever they are). But soon their secret is out, and everyone has treasure fever. Can they find the buried treasure, beat the bully, catch the villain and save their teacher, Mr Brainfright?
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret.
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, and Alan Rickman.
J. M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan" is about a mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside.
First published in 1900, The Book Of Dragons is one of Edith Nesbit's best loved and most inventive children’s books. Her heroes and heroines are children faced unexpectedly with real live dragons, which are fiery, fierce, ravenous, irritating, grumpy, furry and even gifted cooks! They appear from caves, from the pages of a magical book, at the North Pole or from mysterious dungeons where nobody dares enter.
Here's a great selection of eight stories that children will love to hear over and over and over again, especially at bedtime. You'll hear modern adaptations of princesses and princes using mobile phones and new technologies.
The classic tale of three little pigs who venture out into the big, wide world and build themselves houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But when the big bad wolf comes to call, will these little porkers let him in? Not by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins!
An entertaining collection of short stories perfect for bedtime.
Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio storytelling experience. Reimagining classic fairy tales in a magical audiobook collection. Perfect for entertaining the little ones aged five and up. Featuring immersive sound design and beautifully composed music to whisk the whole family away on a magical adventure.
In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers....
Jessie's friends from the Realm beg her to return and help them with a problem. Magic is thick in the air, and the terrifying griffins that guard the Realm's treasure house are out of control! The tiny, beautiful flower fairies play an important part in Jessie's clever plan to stop the griffins. But then the fairies themselves fall into a new and terrible danger, and only Jessie can save them.
Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer's day? Then perhaps you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay. The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?
CinderEmma works tirelessly doing chores for her naughty sisters. The naughty sisters have been invited to a royal ball, and they can't wait to let CinderEmma know that she is not invited. Oh, those naughty sisters! CinderEmma knows there is only one person who can help her...her rock 'n' roll Fairy Godfather! Using the power of rock 'n' roll, he transforms CinderEmma's worn rags into a dazzling ball gown and presents her with a brand new invitation to the royal ball.
Here are four of the most loved children's fairy tales of all time read and sung by one of Australia's best known children's entertainers, Peter Combe. Classic Fairy Tales includes "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack & the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks & the Three Bears", and "The 3 Little Pigs". Kids will love the entertaining songs accompanying each fairy tale.
Assis sur le trône de son magnifique château, un puissant roi s’ennuie. Il se sent accablé d’une tristesse qui pourrait bientôt le détruire. Son royaume tout entier essaie en vain de l’aider, mais c’est une petite fille qui semble détenir la solution à son problème.
It's summer vacation and all Aiden can think about is the coming camping trip, where he is going to convince his dad he's mature enough to join the Adventure Scouts. Aiden gets plenty of opportunities to prove this when he and his brother, Trystan, follow a mysterious light behind a waterfall and step through to the other side, and into the Kingdom of Anka - where they must defend the kingdom from an angry dragon, who is intent on retrieving her stolen egg.
A delightfully engaging audio story of The Brothers Grimm tale The Frog King, adapted and voiced by Kathleen McKay. The Brothers Grimm originally chronicled these tales in the early-mid-1800s to preserve them for future generations. Oral storytelling has existed for thousands of years and was an art form in and of itself. Kathleen McKay has adapted this centuries old tale, creating a captivating, entertaining experience for not only children, but for parents as well.
Believing in a foolish superstition, Chicken Little is convinced that the sky is falling. In her distress, she convinces a number of other animal friends that this is indeed the case. One after another, the animals join Chicken Little, soon forming a frantic pack. Fortunately, Chippy Chipmunk steps in with wise intervention. What follows confirms the importance of critical thinking and the possible dangers of gullibility.
Tut sets out to find his brother and protector, Gil, who has gone missing from their Washington, D.C., town house. Tut discovers that Gil is being held prisoner by the Egyptian god Apep. With the help of the Sun god, Ra, Gil managed to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now the god is back for vengeance. It's up to Tut and his friends Tia and Henry to stop Apep before he succeeds in his evil scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever.
Colin Hay, the former frontman for the best-selling Australian rock group Men at Work, narrates his first audiobook with Aesop's Fables with Colin Hay, published by Devault-Graves Digital Editions. Hay, who has toured the world as a solo performer and achieved critical acclaim as a raconteur along with his intimate songs, has also acted in films and done voicework for the Disney organization.
Peanut is a young Knookerdoodle; like all the little Knookerdoodles, he loves books, has a merry twinkle in his eye, and lives a happy life tucked away in the nooks of the tall trees of the Redwood Forest. Peanut has never gone on any adventures, entered the deep dark woods, or met any pirates. However, on this bright sunny morning when Chubby the chipmunk talks to a human, things will change for Peanut. Discover this tale of friendship and courage as Peanut and his friends jump to and fro and fall into their first adventure.
Crossing the USA is a very fun way to learn about our states. It has engaging rhymes. Children should really enjoy their time spent with this book. Even better when parents listen to it with them.
In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm published 200 fairy tales which, to this day, form the most famous collection of fairy tales worldwide. Part 4 of 8 contains 25 unabridged fairy tales like "Hans in Luck", "The Gold-Children", "The Raven", "The Water of Life", "Doctor Knowall", "The Three Little Birds", and many more.
Himakoo Hippo has one more thing to worry about other than his weight gain. He has to think of an escape plan to evade the sharp claws of Lizarov Lion as his helpless friends look on.
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in rural/urban India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by, before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time where children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles, and generally pass time. The once idyllic life almost seems too slow and bear and hence is fascinating to watch unfurl as we listen to the story.
While a little fun is essential for a happy life, wise individuals know that prosperity begins with hard work. Gary and the other grasshoppers want to play all day, and they cannot understand why the ants work so hard and miss all the fun. Alex and the ants know they must work during the spring to have food for the winter. Sure enough, when winter arrives early, the lazy grasshoppers have nothing to eat. Passage of a new law that requires the ants to share their food with the grasshoppers transforms the whole community into a fun-loving crowd.
When an aging emperor begins the search for his successor, he wisely listens to an elderly advisor and creates a test to find a courageous boy of character and integrity. To choose a worthy successor, he gathers seven of the best students in the land and gives them each a seed to cultivate and return to the palace. Even with careful research and tending, Ming's seed does not grow. While many urge him to use another seed, he refuses to be dishonest.