Archive for February, 2009

The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts

Enjoy a few humorous poems selected from The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts. Remember, these are not to be taken seriously!  Unfortunately, there isn’t a book cover to share, but you can check out the book from the Contra Costa County Library.

  The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc
Read by Becky

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February 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm Leave a comment

Chapters 7 & 8: Treasure Island

Book Jacket for Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of an inn and her son, young Jim Hawkins, find a treasure map that leads to a pirate’s fortune.  Jim becomes part of a voyage to find the rich booty.  Jim doesn’t suspect that roguish shipmate, and supposed friend, Long John Silver, is actually a pirate intent on grabbing the treasure. A swashbuckling tale of piracy and adventure on the high seas!

Chapters 7 & 8, in which we learn of the purchase and outfitting of the good ship Hispaniola, Jim finds his way to Bristol for embarkation, and we first meet Long John Silver.

Treasure Island: Chapters 7 & 8
From Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Bill

February 23, 2009 at 12:01 am 2 comments

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Train can’t go another inch, and she needs to deliver toys and good food to the children over the Mountain. Who will help? Will it be the Passenger Engine?  Will the Rusty Old Engine get the job done? Or will it be the Little Blue Engine who thinks she can? Listen to the beloved story by Watty Piper to find out what happens.

The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper
Read by Gia

February 17, 2009 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Chapters 5 & 6: Treasure Island

Book Jacket for Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of an inn and her son, young Jim Hawkins, find a treasure map that leads to a pirate’s fortune.  Jim becomes part of a voyage to find the rich booty.  Jim doesn’t suspect that roguish shipmate, and supposed friend, Long John Silver, is actually a pirate intent on grabbing the treasure. A swashbuckling tale of piracy and adventure on the high seas!

Chapters 5 & 6, in which Jim and his mother are delivered from danger, the blind man meets with misfortune, and Dr. Livesey, Squire Trelawney and Jim agree to a great undertaking.

Treasure Island: Chapters-5-and-6
From Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Bill

February 16, 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

The Three Sillies

Book Jacket for Three SilliesA young man is set to marry a farmer’s daughter when he discovers that the farmer’s daughter and her parents are silly. He calls the wedding off and says he’ll only marry the daughter if he finds three people who are sillier than the girl and her family. The young man sets off on his adventures finding some hilarious situations along his way. Can he find three bigger sillies?

The Three Sillies
Read by Becky

February 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Chapters 3 & 4: Treasure Island

Book Jacket for Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of an inn and her son, young Jim Hawkins, find a treasure map that leads to a pirate’s fortune.  Jim becomes part of a voyage to find the rich booty.  Jim doesn’t suspect that roguish shipmate, and supposed friend, Long John Silver, is actually a pirate intent on grabbing the treasure. A swashbuckling tale of piracy and adventure on the high seas!

Chapters 3 & 4, in which the Captain receives the Black Spot and meets his untimely demise, and Jim and his mother collect what is due them from their lodger, and then some.

 Chapters 3 and 4
From Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Bill

February 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Snow-White and Rose-Red

You may not be familiar with this story of Snow-White and her sister, Rose-Red.  Join the two lovely girls on an adventure with a black bear, a nasty dwarf and a handsome prince.

Snow-White and Rose-Red
From Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Story by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm
Read by Amy

February 3, 2009 at 1:00 am 2 comments

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