books

If I Built A Car

Dec 5, 2019

Park your boring old car, Dad, and let Jack tell you about the cool car he's going to have someday, in "If I Built a Car," by Chris Van Dusen, read by Audrey Hobart-Anderson.

The Story of Ferdinand

Nov 21, 2019

Ferdinand the bull would much rather sit and smell the flowers than compete in the bullfights. Can he convince the world to let him be.

"The Story of Ferdinad," by Munro Leaf. Read by Audrey Hobart-Anderson.

Mr. Fox explains to Christopher Mouse why the winter weather is so cold in "Why is it Cold" by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer, read by Donna Shirnberg.

"What's that big, bright circle in the sky?" asks Christopher. Wise Owl knows it's the moon and she tells Christopher all about it in "What is the Moon" by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer, read by Sally Cassano.

May 7 was Alaska Agriculture Day, celebrated the first Tuesday in May since 2007 to highlight the importance of home-grown sustainability in Alaska. Did you know that the Kenai Peninsula has more than 260 farms? And that total sales of Kenai Peninsula agricultural crops in 2017 was $5.4 million?

Today’s Tune-In Tales is a story celebrating Alaska Ag Day, read by Kenai Peninsula farmers, Lou Heite and Steve Dahl, of Eagle Glade Farms, in Nikiski.

When he follows his nose through the woods, Cub discovers a backyard tea party, with cookies! But he also discovers a tea party hostess who is very bossy, in "Tea Party Rules," by Amy Dyckman, read by Branden Bornemann

And, a kindhearted mouse becomes Santa’s littlest helper in "Santa Mouse," by Michael Brown.

Dogs and cats are nice, but just think how impressed your friends will be when they meet your new pet sea lion. Sally Cassano reads "Your Pet Sea Lion" by Bobbie Hamsa.

Of course Betty Bunny didn't do it — the Tooth Fairy did! At least that's who the preschooler uses as her scapegoat as she tries to wriggle her way out of trouble. Sharon Mosbrucker ready "Betty Bunny Didn't Do It," by Michael Kaplan.

Follow Winston, a baby goat, as he explores the farm to find a friend of his very own. Winston meets several barn yard friends before finding his perfect match. By Whitney C. Owens, read by Sharon Mosbrucker.

What do you call a donkey with three legs? A wonky donkey, and a lot more fun in Craig Smith's book, "The Wonkey Donkey," read by Donna Shirnberg. And Sally Cassano reads "I Love You Because You're You," by Liza Baker.

CJ can't understand how his grandma "finds beautiful" wherever she looks, until he opens his eyes and his heart. Sally Cassano reads "Last Stop on Market Street," by Matt de la Peña.

In "Music, Music for Everyone," by Vera B. Williams, Rosa's grandma is sick and must stay upstairs in bed. After school, Rosa and her friends play music for Grandma. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl again, dancing at a party. And that is the beginning of Rosa's wonderful idea.

Sally Cassano reads "Princess Smartypants" by Babette Cole and "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood.

  

Princess Smartypants doesn't want to get married, she'd rather live with her pets. When commanded to find a husband, she uses all her wits to outsmart her suitors.

 

In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor, and before you know it no one is sleeping.

Penny loves her toy Pup so much she thinks she doesn't need any other friends. But when Pup is lost, Penny learns we all need a little help sometimes. Sally Cassano reads "Penny and Pup" by Linda Jennings.

Nov. 22, 2018: ' Oink?'

Nov 26, 2018

Thomas and Joseph are perfectly sloppy, happy pigs. When the other animals try to get them to clean up their act, the pigs prove that being lazy might not be as dumb as it seems. Sally Cassano reads "Oink?" by Margie Palatini.

After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and  grandmother save their money to buy a big comfortable chair that they can all enjoy. Sally Cassano reads "A Chair for My Mother" by Vera Williams.

Everything comes from something, as Agatha learns when she gets a late-night visit from some geese that are not thrilled with her new feather bed. Sally Cassano reads "Agatha’s Feather Bed" by Carmen Agra Deedy.

A lost ball turns into a fuzz frenzy for a community of prairie dogs in "The Great Fuzz Frenzy," by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, read by Sally Cassano. Will the Big Bark steal the fun or save the day?

Feeling a little sluggish? "Score One for the Sloths" will make you feel great about your level of motivation. Story by Helen Lester, read by Mandy Samuels.

What trouble will the Siamese kitty Skippyjon Jones get into with his Chihuahua friends? Will his imagination be big enough to save the day? Find out in "Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse," by Judy Schachner, ready by Sally Cassano.

Megan learns just how smart pigs can be in "Pigs," by Robert Munsch, read by Sally Cassano.

Tune-In Tales celebrates World Giraffe Day on June 21 with a story of young Cal learning how to stay safe on the savannah. Sally Cassano reads "Giraffe Trouble" by Jean Craighead George.

Tag along with everyone's favorite big red dog in "Clifford Takes a Trip," by Norman Bridwell, and learn why not to cry wolf in Aesop's cassic fable, "The Shepherd's Boy," both read by Sally Cassano.

Sally Cassano reads "Toot's Tour of India," by Laura F. Marsh.