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Freebie Friday: Healing thoughts for children, Christmas classics, and the Jefferson Bible

Grab these audio treats ASAP, as holiday give-aways can disappear quickly!

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For those with an Apple product, download the free app of Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand, from Oceanhouse Media:

In support of the 1,600 copies of “The Kissing Hand” physical book being donated to the children of Newtown by Tanglewood Press, we are offering the digital book app free to children everywhere for a period of time. We hope this story about the power of love will offer comfort to your family as we all heal.

A Christmas Carol: An Signature Performance by Tim Curry | [Charles Dickens]

Gather the family ’round the fireplace – or the family car’s CD player – for a most excellent audio rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, three and 1/2 hours of classic storytelling by Tim Curry.  A free download from Audible:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! | [Dr. Seuss]

A short but sweet freebie is the indommidable Walter Mattheu’s narration of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a free download from Audible:

The Jefferson Bible

From Tantor Audio, the three-hour audio + eBook Jefferson Bible, Thomas Jefferson’s person recast of  “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,” by cutting and pasting from the gospels, a new narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus, narrated by Mel Foster:



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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