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The Mabel's Fables BE A GOOD LISTENER Booklist for Ages 5 to 7

Mabel's Fables has so many listening favourites for older children! Here are some stories you will always find on our bookshelves, known to capture the interest and listening capabilities of kids ages 5 to 7. Some titles are longer picture books and many are the first exposure to a chapter book, to expand listening skills. You can always stop for a break and start up again - just like a bookmark in a printed book!

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My Magic Breath

By Nick Ortner & Alison Taylor
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 4 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner comes a beautiful book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing:

Do YOU have the magic breath?

Let’s see…Take a deeeeeep breath in…and BLOW it out…

…and like magic, you can feel better just by breathing! Sometimes it’s hard to feel happy. But with this... Read more »

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by: Judith Ivey
Length: 1 hours 56 minutes

"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ."

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.

And then, one day, he was lost.... Read more »

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Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8

Magic Tree House (R)

By Mary Pope Osborne
Narrated by: Mary Pope Osborne
Length: 6 hours

Books 1-8 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series plus an interview with Mary Pope Osborne!

Meet Jack and Annie!

Jack and his younger sister, Annie, are just regular kids. But when they discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens. In books 1-4, Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a... Read more »

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The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

By Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren & Robin Sachs
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Tired of dodging fishwives’ brooms and carriage wheels, alley cat Skilley yearns for the comfort of Ye olde Cheshire Cheese, a popular London inn. When he hears that the innkeeper is in need of a mouser, he hatches a scheme so audacious it will surely set him up for the rest of his nine lives. Once installed at the Cheese, Skilley looks forward... Read more »

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We're All Wonders

By R. J. Palacio
Narrated by: Kivlighan de Montebello
Length: 3 minutes

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.
 
Over 8... Read more »

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Miss Rumphius

By Barbara Cooney
Narrated by: Ellen Archer
Length: 8 minutes

Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan.  This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and... Read more »

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Mirette on the High Wire

By Emily Arnold McCully
Narrated by: Emily Arnold McCully
Length: 10 minutes

One day, a mysterious stranger arrives at a boardinghouse of the widow Gateau—a sad-faced stranger, who keeps to himself. When the widow’s daughter, Mirette, discovers him crossing the courtyard on air, she begs him to teach her how he does it.
 
But Mirette doesn’t know that the stranger was once the Great Bellini—master wire-walker. Or that... Read more »

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Nina, Nina Ballerina

By Jane O'Connor
Narrated by: Lauren Davis
Length: 5 minutes

It's the big dance show!
Nina is a butterfly.
She has pretty wings
and a bug mask.
But she is not the only one!
There are lots of butterflies.
How will her mom know
which one is Nina?
Read this funny story and find out! Read more »

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Millions of Cats

By Wanda Gág
Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
Length: 9 minutes

An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.

Wanda Gág's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American... Read more »

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Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House

Skippyjon Jones

By Judy Schachner
Narrated by: Judy Schachner
Length: 8 minutes

The Siamese kitty boy with the gigantico imagination has returned for another loco adventure. In his room for a time-out, Skippyjon Jones lets his imagination take him to a shack where his Chihuahua friends are yipping and yapping and hiding out from the Bad Bobble-ito, who has taken over their doghouse. How El Skippito chills the Chihuahuas... Read more »

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If I Built a Car

By Chris Van Dusen
Narrated by: Pierce Cravens
Length: 5 minutes

With energetic rhyme and action-packed artwork to match, If I Built a Car sure to fuel any young inventor with big plans and grand imaginations. 

"If I built a car, it'd be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . ." Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with... Read more »

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Peter Pan

By J.M. Barrie
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 5 hours 14 minutes

"All children, except one, grow up."

So begins the journey of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they follow Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, to a world where fairies live and children can fly. But beware--dangers abound in this magical land of mermaids, Indians, and fairy dust.
There's always an adventure to be had in Neverland. so come... Read more »

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson: Book #1

By Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by: Ron McLarty
Length: 19 minutes

To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig–she’s a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons’ bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and... Read more »

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The Velveteen Rabbit

By Margery Williams
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 22 minutes

The bestselling children's classic with millions sold around the world. This version, read by Xe Sands, will delight listeners of all ages with its story of wisdom and boundless love.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having... Read more »

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
Length: 3 hours 18 minutes

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an... Read more »

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small

By James Herriot
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 1 hours 31 minutes

Children have always found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning stories for young readers bring the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire to vibrant life. Featuring a host of adorable animals and colorful townsfolk, each of the stories is narrated by the country vet himself, with all of the warmth, caring, and good humor that... Read more »

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea

Mr. Putter and Tabby: Book #1

By Cynthia Rylant
Narrated by: John McDonough
Length: 7 minutes

Mr. Putter is tired of living all alone, with no one to share his morning English muffins or his afternoon tea. He has many wonderful stories to tell, but no one to tell them to. What Mr. Putter needs is some good company. But good company is hard to find. This first adventure in award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's popular series introduces... Read more »

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Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu (Viorst): Book #1

By Judith Viorst
Narrated by: Michele Medlin
Length: 39 minutes

New York Times best-selling author Judith Viorst is well-known for her popular children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here Viorst crafts a magnificent tale about a young girl determined to get her way. It's Lulu's birthday, and she wants a pet for a present. Not just any pet will do, though-Lulu MUST have a... Read more »

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

By Robert O'Brien
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly... Read more »

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Jessie's Island

By Sheryl McFarlane
Narrated by: Priscilla Holbrook
Length: 3 minutes

With a long list of activities and events to attend, cousin Thomas paints a picture of city life that makes Jessie’s world seem a little dull in comparison. When her mother suggests they invite Thomas to visit their island, Jessie wonders glumly what she could possibly write in her letter that would sound as exciting as zoos, planetariums or... Read more »

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