STORYTELLING RECORDINGS BY
JIM WEISS

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Ages 3 and Up

First Stories to Last a Lifetime

A lush bouquet of stories for young listeners! Experience Jim’s hilarious tellings of The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and the African folk tale Why Flies Buzz, each with a multitude of character voices, and many more. Blooming with warmth, wit and color, this bouquet will provide your whole family with favorites to last a lifetime.

A Collection of Just So Stories

With vivid characters and an hysterically funny choice of words, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories “explain” how camels got humps, great whales got tiny throats, elephants got trunks and more. Written by Rudyard Kipling and read unabridged by Jim Weiss.

Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook

These charming modern classics offer gentle lessons amid laughter as the clever, courteous rabbit ingeniously helps his animal and human friends.

Tell Me A Story! A Treasury of Classics

Younger children will be absolutely transported, and older children and adults will laugh just as hard at this frolicking collection of time-tested favorite stories.

Good Night

Acclaimed bedtime recording with six vignettes that take the listener into scenes which bring about feelings of safety and love.

Sweet Dreams

Animal Tales

Features delightful tellings of Aesop's Fables, plus lively tales from Grimm, Chaucer and others.

Ages 5 to Adult

Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers

A new nation that would stretch from ocean to ocean: this was the dream. Follow it into reality, from Jefferson and Monroe arranging the Louisiana Purchase through the bold explorations of Lewis & Clark, and Sacagawea.

Good Luck Duck

Good Luck Duck is the first book in Greathall’s line of out-of-print books that are just “too good to be forgotten.” Written in 1950 by Award-winning author Meindert Dejong, Good Luck Duck is the story of young Timothy who ventures to the fair and wins an astounding and endearing duck.

American Tall Tales

These uproarious American folk stories will have you laughing out loud and pondering.

Famously Funny: A Collection of Beloved Stories and Poems

Prepare to laugh out loud! Jim Weiss has mixed together some of the funniest stories and poems from the world's wittiest authors for a recording that will delight the entire family.

Tales From Cultures Far and Near

Classics of many lands wisdom from China and Japan, an African romance, wildly funny Native American, Arabian and Spanish tales— show that the human beings who tell them all are related.

A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites

Dickens' beloved story of miserly Scrooge, ghostly visitors and human compassion. The 0. Henry and Bret Harte masterpieces make holiday literature year-round favorites on this masterful recording.

King Arthur and His Knights

Brings King Arthur and his Knights to life with action and grandeur, at a level which children can really grasp.

Rip Van Winkle / Gulliver’s Travels

Three classics in one! The sly humor of Rip Van Winkle, Gulliver's adventures among the tiny Lilliputians, and the wisdom of a Jewish folk tale.

Greek Myths

Makes Hercules, King Midas, and Perseus and Medusa understandable to children, with strong emphasis on character over violence.

Arabian Nights

Transports the listener to the magical world of the Arabian Nights.

Best Loved Stories in Song & Dance

Enchanting favorite tales, plus delightful songs to dance to and sing along with.

She & He: Adventures in Mythology

Upbeat and exciting yet deeply moving, this unique collection of myths addresses the equality of the sexes and the value of love and honor.

The Three Musketeers / Robin Hood

Violence is downplayed and the characters in the two swashbuckling stories are portrayed as humans with thoughts and feelings.

Fairytale Favorites in Story & Song

Classics of imagination and wonder.

Tales From the Old Testament

An exciting introduction to the Bible. Features nondenominational portraits of biblical characters as caring, understandable humans facing extraordinary situations.

Jewish Holiday Stories

The three astonishing stories on this recording form the basis for three Jewish Holidays: Chanukah, Purim, and Passover.

Giants! A Colossal Collection of Tales and Tunes

A big recording full of big surprises, mixing favorite classics, original songs and the very best folktales for listeners of all sizes. Expect giant grins all around.

Heroes, Horses, and Harvest Moons:A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Volume I

Classic poems about nature, bravery, love, and the wild journeys of the imagination, all performed by Jim Weiss.
MP3 or CD, 70 minutes.

Ages 7 to Adult

George Washington: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen

Character shapes a nation as Jim Weiss presents the action-filled, moving story of George Washington, a man of remarkable physical strength and equally powerful emotions. By the end, you’ll understand why George Washington truly merits the title “first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans

In this inspiring collection of true stories of 20th Century Americans whose gifts transformed the world you will meet six remarkable Americans. These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

Women in Blue or Gray

The passion of the American Civil War comes alive as we look at pairs of remarkable, courageous and dedicated women from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. These are true, thrilling stories that girls, boys and parents will find exciting and inspiring.

Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome

Adventurer, conquerer, political genius, classic author - Julius Caesar lived one of history’s most amazing lives. Yet it was the story of his death that William Shakespeare turned into a dramatic masterpiece. This spirited retelling brings us Shakespeare’s cast of immortal characters with excerpts from the original dialogue told in a way that young listeners can grasp. This CD will nurture a passion for Shakespeare and an understanding of why these people and historical events still shape our world today.

Masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more

In true stories as vivid as the colors in which they painted, Jim Weiss brings to life the astounding Leonardo da Vinci; the volcanic genius Michelangelo; Brunelleschi, who changed the way we see the world; the lighthearted sculptor, Donatello; and other captivating characters.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Great literature and science merge in this masterpiece of adventure, thrillingly retold by Jim Weiss. A century before Jacques Cousteau, Jules Verne took readers for a whirlwind journey beneath the sea in the submarine Nautilus.

A Treasury Of Wisdom: Stories Of Hope And Inspiration

Timeless wisdom drawn from 3000 years of accumulated experience offers hope, insight and inspiration to listeners of all ages. These true stories of great individuals include - Raphael, Michelangelo, Diogenes, Alexander The Great, King Solomon, Jesus' "The Good Samaritan", Beatrix Potter, Satchel Paige, and more.

Thomas Jefferson’s America

Experience the many facets of this remarkable man's life as you examine his encounters with Washington, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Monroe, Hamilton and Lafayette. A masterly portrait of the founder whose life has come to personify the blessing, and the challenges, of being an American.

The Prince & The Pauper

The genius of Mark Twain abounds in this remarkable adventure of two young boys who exchange identities and learn the nature of true nobility.

Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America

Laughter, tragedy and astonishing triumphs abound in this storytelling biography of our sixteenth president who used humor, strength and moral clarity to steer a nation and a people through their most trying times.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain's humorous tale of childhood and adventure, burnished to gold by nostalgia, is one of America's most beloved stories.

The Queen’s Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake

From daring sea voyages to glittering throne rooms to the dreaded Tower of London, you will experience the pageantry of olde England with two of history's most fascinating characters.

Spooky Classics for Children

Suspense, laughter and plenty of plot twists in tales from Wilde, Hawthorne and Kipling. A family defies a medieval ghost. A youth potion reveals old secrets. Two friends share a haunting episode. Spooky, not scary!

Sherlock Holmes for Children

Brings the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to life for children.

Mystery! Mystery! for Children

Three of the most popular mysteries of all time in one volume.

Shakespeare for Children

The glorious richness of two of Shakespeare's best loved plays on a level children can grasp.

Heroes in Mythology

Three of the world's greatest adventures, each featuring a quest for wisdom.

Celtic Treasures

Ancient stories of bards and warriors told with passion and sensitivity, enhanced with music from acclaimed pianist, Paul Machlis.

The Jungle Book

Vivid characters true to Rudyard Kipling's original stories spring to life in tales of a young boy raised among wolves and other wild creatures of the Indian jungle.

Treasure Island

Pirates! Buried treasure! Loyal friends and treacherous villains! Here is Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal adventure with all its vivid characters.

Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths

"Storyteller Jim Weiss brings a master's touch to this collection... Weiss' telling is captivating...the well-modulated voice of the storyteller whose pacing and expression are masterful." —School Library Journal

Galileo and the Stargazers

"...Jim Weiss turns historic icons of the sciences into real people, weaving the thrill of discovery into a tapestry of enchantment with tales about great thinkers who changed the world." —Parents' Choice

Courage and a Clear Mind: True Adventures of the Ancient Greeks

Jim Weiss narrates thrilling episodes from the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Olympics, the 300 Spartans, and the wisdom of Socrates.

I, Too, Sing America: Stories and Poems Honoring Black Lives & History

To help students explore African-American history and culture, we have assembled this downloadable audio collection of biographies and folk tales. Jim Weiss tells of Harriet Tubman’s bravery, Satchel Paige’s wisdom, Langston Hughes’s creativity, and more. Included is a downloadable PDF of Susan Wise Bauer’s Teaching Guide on Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy”, designed to help your students better understand the poet’s work and its place in American history.

Ten Thousand Stars: A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Vol. 2

Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss performs "thrilling, engaging poetry for listeners from middle school age through adults. Hear poems by, and learn about he lives of poets from three centuries and three continents.

Ages 9 to Adult

A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens and told by Jim Weiss, this masterful, historical novel is set in Paris and London during the stormy upheavals of the French Revolution.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Mysteries don’t come any better than the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Hound of the Baskervilles is perhaps the most famous of all their adventures, and now Jim Weiss transports us, as only he can, to their world of suspense, shocking surprises, friendship, intellect, and courage.

Romeo and Juliet

The profound beauty of Shakespeare's most famous verse and characters come profoundly alive as you are transported through torch-lit feasting halls, dusty streets and moonlit gardens of Renaissance Italy. This masterpiece of feuding families and young love has thrilled audiences for four centuries.

Pharaohs and Queens of Ancient Egypt

Pharaohs and Queens CD Cover

In this brand-new audiobook, Jim Weiss takes you from palace plots to treasure chambers, from the inner rooms of a mysterious temple to the middle of a thundering chariot charge.