Collection Development, Marketing Tips Listen to Audiobooks While You Color

Coloring is calming and creative (for ALL ages), and makes for the perfect companion to pair with audiobooks! Being read to is known to help reduce stress, manage anxiety and lift our mood – which is so important for all of our mental health right now. Here are some Listen While You Color suggestions to make your next no-stress art activity even more colorful! Happy listening!

Listen While You Color with Little Ones

Discover more from the creators of The Day The Crayons Quit in their own voices!

The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick
Author: Drew Daywalt
Read by: Drew Daywalt
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A fantastically funny read-aloud about two unlikely friends and their epic journey around the world.
“A surefire read-aloud for any wannabe hero.”—Booklist, starred review
Here We Are
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Read by: Oliver Jeffers
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Apple+ series debuts April 17th
“A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves.”—School Library Journal
Kids’ Favorite Familiar Characters Come to Life

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author: Eric Carle
Read by: Mike Ferreri
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THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? This audiobook will delight as well as instruct the very youngest listener.
Corduroy Takes a Bow
Author: Viola Davis
Read by: Viola Davis
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Check out the Corduroy Audiobook Collection, also read by Viola Davis, here.
“Davis’s rich, dramatic voice adds sophisticated dignity and heartfelt emotion to the lovable bear’s adventures. Her voice is soothing and lovely to listen to, which is good because kids will want to listen over and over again. Music at the beginning and end makes each story feel like a celebration.”—AudioFile
Marc Brown's Arthur Chapter Books: Volume 1
Author: Marc Brown
Read by: Mark Linn-Baker
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Three popular chapter books spring to life to delight fans of Marc Brown’s Arthur® series: Arthur’s Mystery Envelope; Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club; and Arthur Makes the Team. “Mark Linn-Baker is a fun and lively reader who does a good job capturing the various characters.”—AudioFile
Llama Llama Red Pajama and 19 Other Favorites
Author: Anna Dewdney
Read By: Anna Dewdney and Cassandra Campbell
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Nineteen favorites from Anna Dewdney’s bestselling Llama Llama series, many narrated by the author herself, plus Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too. Look for the animated Llama Llama series on Netflix!
Matilda
Author: Roald Dahl
Read by: Kate Winslet
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2014 Odyssey Honor Winner
“Of all the iterations of Dahl’s classic story, Winslet’s virtuoso narration tops the charts.”—Booklist, starred review
Art-themed Audiobooks!

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
Author: Dr. Seuss
Read by: Samira Wiley
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A never-before-published Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art!   Based on a manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this audiobook is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide!   Explore how different artists—including Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock—have seen horses and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself.
You Are an Artist
Author: Sarah Urist Green
Read by: Sarah Urist Green
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“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast CompanyMore than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into itCurator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working.
How to Be an Artist
Author: Jerry Saltz
Read by: Jerry Saltz
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"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath.
Encouraging Listens from Familiar, Friendly Voices

¡Buen día, buenas noches!
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Read by: Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
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Del creador y protagonista de Hamilton, y con hermosas ilustraciones de Jonny Sun, nos llega un libro de afirmaciones para inspirar a sus lectores al comienzo y final de cada día. ¡Buenos días! ¡Buenos días! ¡Hoy nos vamos a equivocar! ¡En el lío de nuestras vidas, encontremos lo que vale la pena salvar! Antes de conmover al mundo entero con Hamilton y de ser catapultado a la fama internacional, Lin-Manuel Miranda inspiraba a sus seguidores de Twitter con palabras de ánimo al comienzo y final de cada día.
Gmorning, Gnight!
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Read by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
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From the creator and star of Hamilton comes an audiobook of affirmations to inspire listeners at the beginning and end of each day.“When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome.”—BooklistGood morning.
I Really Needed This Today
Author: Hoda Kotb
Read by: Hoda Kotb
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AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In)
Author: Fred Rogers and Tom Junod
Read By: Fred Rogers, Tom Junod and Fred Sanders
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The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks in theaters Thanksgiving, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighborTom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, “Can You Say.
Sharpen Your Mind (and your colored pencils!) with Poetry

The Universe of Us
Author: Lang Leav
Read by: Lang Leav
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A collection of poetry with a celestial theme written and narrated by bestselling author Lang Leav Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the bestselling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found.
Love Poems for Anxious People
Author: John Kenney
Read by: John Kenney
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In the spirit of his New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People and Love Poems for People with Children, as well as his wildly popular New Yorker pieces, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for anxious people.
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