Shoofly is excited to announce its new affiliation with AudibleKids (audiblekids.com), a creation of Audible, Inc., the leading online provider of digital spoken word audio content on the internet. AudibleKids is the first-of-its kind destination where families can find and purchase the highest-quality children’s audiobooks, and Shoofly is proud to be one of the publishers invited to participate. Shoofly’s relationship with AudibleKids now allows Shoofly recordings to be available through Apple’s iTunes Store as well.
Shoofly is a unique audio publication dedicated to the celebration of contemporary children's poetry and literature. Described by one critic as a "moveable feast for the wee literati," Shoofly features original and traditional stories, poems, and songs for children ages 3 to 7. Each exciting downloadable Shoofly issue boasts an eclectic mix of emerging authors, recording artists, and actors.
Shoofly is an independent "small press" publication and is completely free of advertising. Shoofly's contributing writers have come from across the U.S. Some are experienced, award-winning children's authors; others are published here for the first time. Shoofly welcomes the opportunity to introduce talented new writers and musicians, who are not yet well-known, to a wider audience. Shoofly also has collaborated with more established, nationally known childrens' entertainers, such as singer/songwriters Red Grammer, Anna Moo, and Lui Collins, as well as nationally acclaimed storyteller Jim Weiss. Many of the musicians and actors featured on Shoofly come from the very artistic Carrboro/Chapel Hill community-an area teeming with talented writers, musicians, and actors. Professional actors draw from their depths of talent and experience as they bring Shoofly's literature to life, whereas student actors from Duke and UNC give the sound a freshness and enthusiasim that especially appeals to kids.
Shoofly stands up to repeated listening. One reviewer writes that Shoofly "is a good investment for parent sanity." Parents' Choice gives Shoofly its Silver Honor, citing its "high entertainment, educational and production values." Other awards include an EdPress' Distinguished Achievement Award, and a National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). Shoofly gets rave reviews in a variety of publications including School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New Age Magazine, Learning Magazine, The Joyful Child Journal, as well as parenting papers from Seattle to Boston.
Editors: Arlene Furman, Jack Nestor
Creative Director: Jim Russell, Jim Russell Productions, Chapel Hill, NC
Shoofly’s latest release:
Shoofly: An Audiomagazine for Children, Vol. 5, No. 3
Length: 62 minutes
CD, $12.95; MP3 download, $8.00