By Plain Tales

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2009

Tales from the Book of Dragons

Lionel is living an ordinary and slightly shabby life, when mysterious visitors arrive at the nursery and declare him the new king. In the palace, he finds a beautiful book, called The Book of Beasts, and against strict orders he opens it, only to accidentally unleash a dragon. A magical reading of two short stories from one of Edith Nesbit's classics, this CD will inspire kids to head to the library, so they can read the other six tales not included here. J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, and many other kid author favorites are among Nesbit's biggest fans. We bet your child will be next! (Plain Tales, $11.01)