Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Reading: Children's Literature

Short Stories for Children Series

Short Stories for Children Series

"Recommended. This is an excellent variety of programs that young children will love to watch." -California ITC
A series of wonderful short stories produced for children that offer guidance and love and promote self-esteem. Programs available on 6 or 11 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 6-Disc Set. (1 program available in Spanish.) For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. Grandmother's Favorite Story -

1. Grandmother's Favorite Story - "Honey Bear"

"...and the dusky, rusky forest never saw such fun before!"
Ever wonder why people refer affectionately to people they love as, "honey"? The wonderfully written children's book, Honey Bear, which was written many years ago by author Dixie Willson, has the answer. It turns out that this special little Click for more


2. Kirby Kangaroo

2. Kirby Kangaroo

Kirby Kangaroo is an adorable little kangaroo with a vivid imagination who, when he finds himself unable to get down from a hayloft in a barn, learns about courage and an important lesson about trusting his parents, which results in the story having a happy ending. Children will love to sing along with the theme song. Click for more


3. I've Got Your Nose

3. I've Got Your Nose

"Highly Recommended. An excellent short story that teaches children at a young age to be happy with who they are and how they look." -National Media Review
"Fiddle-de-de. Fiddle-de-rose. What do you do, when you hate your own nose?" Narrating her popular children's book, I've Got Your Nose!, Click for more


4. My Little Library

4. My Little Library

Seven-year-old Allyson Taylor introduces children to what they can expect to find when they visit their library; also a children's librarian shares a cute story about properly caring for books. Produced by Chip Taylor. 04/10DE Closed-Captioned PI 10 min. Click for more


Short Stories 1, 2, 3, 4

Short Stories 1, 2, 3, 4

A combined version of 1. Grandmother's Favorite Story - "Honey Bear"; 2. Kirby Kangaroo; 3. I've Got Your Nose, and 4. My Little Library is available.
1. Grandmother's Favorite Story: "Honey Bear"
Ever wonder why people refer affectionately to people they love as, "honey"? The wonderfully Click for more


5. The Sixth Sister

5. The Sixth Sister

Author Robynn Clairday's story of Kara-Mara, the sixth and last daughter of King Galan and Queen Mayo; she had a good mind for numbers and was allowed to keep account of the Royal Treasury. Although this pleased Kara-Mara, what she really wanted was to be beautiful like her five sisters. Thus she appeals to a witch Click for more


6. Last Night I Saw a Purple Wallipaw

6. Last Night I Saw a Purple Wallipaw

Too often young children are afraid of monsters, especially in the evening before bedtime. This can be a difficult thing for many parents. Even educators and librarians experience difficulties for children when dealing with what is the usually scary world of monsters. This animated program, based on the poem Last Click for more


Short Stories 5 & 6

Short Stories 5 & 6

A combined version of 5 The Sixth Sister and 6. Last Night I Thought I Saw a Purple Wallipaw, as described above, is available.
5. The Sixth Sister
Author Robynn Clairday's story of Kara-Mara, the sixth and last daughter of King Galan and Queen Mayo; she had a good mind for numbers and Click for more


7. The Eyes of Karras

7. The Eyes of Karras

Best Children's Film -Nashville Ind. Film Festival
"Recommended. An ancient fable that offers a lesson for all who see and hear it. One day the mighty lord, Karras, loses his sight and all seems lost to him until a small boy, Sikra, reveals the beauties of life with a twist Click for more


8. How the Old Man Learned to Smile

8. How the Old Man Learned to Smile

"Highly Recommended. What sets this program apart is the exquisite and lovely artwork by Kanna Aoki that complements the touching story of how children can build trust and self-confidence through imagination and honesty." -Mill Valley Film Festival
Narrated by Peter James Meyers, with original music Click for more


9. Moonsisters

9. Moonsisters

Narrated by Willow Wray, with original music composed and performed by Joyce Imbesi, this is the story of Andrea, who is angry with her father, but thinks it is wrong to feel that way. After all, she's been told "good kids don't get angry." Fortunately, Andrea receives some timely guidance about anger Click for more


Short Stories 8 & 9

Short Stories 8 & 9

A combined version of 8. How the Old Man Learned to Smile and 9. Moonsisters, as described above, is available.
8. How the Old Man Learned to Smile
"Highly Recommended. What sets this program apart is the exquisite and lovely artwork by Kanna Aoki that complements the touching story Click for more


10. Songs of Terra Madre (Mother Earth)

10. Songs of Terra Madre (Mother Earth)

This is the animated story of four young children who have each won awards for environmental accomplishments. For their efforts they win a prize, a free trip to a camp, where they learn about each other, their cultures, and different legends. As they experience their natural surroundings together, they come to understand Click for more


11. Five Favorite Stories for Children

11. Five Favorite Stories for Children

This program includes five short stories with valuable lessons for children: 1. The Ogre, the Witch and the Pirate - What's inside the treasure chest? The Ogre, the Witch and the Pirate discover selfishness brings no real rewards. 2. Gilbert and the Potatoes - A little boy named Gilbert Click for more





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