New! Theodore Roosevelt boldly led the United States and much of the world into our Modern Age, farsightedly shaping today’s issues a century ago. From the Wild West to the White House, he led a life of non-stop, exhilarating adventures and public service he called “the life of action… striving to do deeds in a worthy cause.” His astonishing life shows how much one determined person can relish life, overcome challenges and benefit society.
Cooperation and Teamwork
At last, one of the most cherished family classics comes to audio in an unabridged reading by acclaimed voice actor Jim Weiss. Jim brings out the unique warmth and cleverness of each beloved character in this best-selling story of four children, recently orphaned, who must run away to remain together, and who find refuge in a deserted railway boxcar in the woods. The friends they make, including a charming stray dog whom they adopt, and the children’s mutual support and ingenuity in turning challenges into surprising triumphs will warm the hearts of every listener. Don’t wait. It’s time to meet The Boxcar Children.
GENIUS, TIMES FOUR: Scientists and Mathematicians Who Fought Diseases, Stopped Time, and Opened New Worlds
NEW!!! Award-winning author and storyteller Jim Weiss sets you right in the middle of the action as Marie Curie and her family triumph over poverty and personal loss to win six Nobel Prizes; as shy Isaac Newton remakes our understanding of the universe and the laws that govern it, then risks his life to destroy a criminal conspiracy that threatens a nation; as Albert Einstein builds the foundations of our modern world and then confronts the results with wisdom and humor; and as Gertrude Elion, Nobel Prize-winning, pioneering biochemist, parlays her joyous love of learning into medical breakthroughs that save thousands of lives and open professional doors for other women.
As dramatic as any great literary classic, and told in Jim Weiss’s warm, accessible style, these stories reveal the personal, professional and societal challenges these geniuses overcame, and shine a light on the nature of genius itself. And as a clear, family-friendly introduction to mathematics and science, listeners will find an inspiring, welcoming world opening up.
When you hear the words “The Middle Ages,” do you picture a knight in armor atop a fiery steed, a stone castle fortified with drawbridge and moat, or an immense cathedral towering above a medieval town? The Middle Ages were all of these and more: a widely diverse cavalcade that lasted for nine or ten centuries, from the fall of Rome to the birth of the Renaissance, and covered many nations.
Can a brave knight, a misunderstood dragon, and a clever boy find a way to win a fight without actually fighting? Enjoy Jim Weiss’ new unabridged audio performance of this beloved story by Kenneth Grahame (author of The Wind in the Willows) that includes a brand-new song, “The Waltz of the Dragon.”
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.
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.
Classic poems about nature, bravery, love, and the wild journeys of the imagination, all performed by Jim Weiss. MP3 or CD, 70 minutes.
Jim Weiss narrates thrilling episodes from the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Olympics, the 300 Spartans, and the wisdom of Socrates.
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.
“…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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Violence is downplayed and the characters in the two swashbuckling stories are portrayed as humans with thoughts and feelings.
Brings King Arthur and his Knights to life with action and grandeur, at a level which children can really grasp.
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.
Features delightful tellings of Aesop’s Fables, plus lively tales from Grimm, Chaucer and others.
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.
These charming modern classics offer gentle lessons amid laughter as the clever, courteous rabbit ingeniously helps his animal and human friends.
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.
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.