Audio Books by Audrey Penn

Audrey Penn is the author of Pocket Full of Kisses (2021), Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover (2017), Kai to the Rescue! (2016), Chester the Brave (2012) and other 46 books.

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Pocket Full of Kisses

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Pocket Full of Kisses
Another book in The Kissing Hand series releasing in paperback! Pocket Full of Kisses is the second book in The Kissing Hand series to be released in paperback. The New York Times bestseller and children''s classic The Kissing Hand has changed the lives of millions of children and their parents. With Pocket Full of Kisses, Chester Raccoon''s story continues as he learns to welcome his baby brother into the family. In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children''s classic The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother—and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand—his Kissing Hand—he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson''s warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover

release date: May 22, 2017
Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover
"Are we almost there?" Chester Raccoon asked his mother. Chester is excited about going to his very first sleepover. After his mother drops him off at Pepper Opossum''s house with a Kissing Hand in his palm, Chester and his animal friends have a long day of playing games and eating snacks. But when the animals decide to bed down, Chester can''t go to sleep. While his Kissing Hand has kept him from getting scared, he isn''t in his own bedroom, and he misses his family. When Chester returns home, Mrs. Raccoon welcomes her little cub and reassures him that his home is always there when he needs it. Young readers will enjoy reading about the party fun and take comfort when Chester finds himself in a situation they can relate to.

Kai to the Rescue!

release date: Aug 30, 2016
Kai to the Rescue!
Kai is a small green-and-white pumper truck who moves into Firehouse #10. Firehouse #10 has some of the biggest, reddest fire trucks around. So how can Kai fit in with the other fire trucks? When a big fire breaks out, it''s Kai who saves the day! From the New York Times bestselling author of The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn, Kai to the Rescue! is a delightful story that celebrates the differences that make every one of us special. The trucks come to life with the exciting, kid-friendly art of up-and-coming animator and illustrator Mike Yamada! Kai to the Rescue! is perfect for National Fire Prevention Month (October) and Fire Prevention Week (the second week of October). Confidence comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes!

Chester the Brave

release date: Aug 14, 2012
Chester the Brave
A young raccoon learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears.

Un bolsillo lleno de besos

release date: Aug 07, 2018
Un bolsillo lleno de besos
Este tierno cuento, continuación del clásico Un beso en mi mano de Audrey Penn, libro de gran venta según el New York Times, brinda a los padres otra historia de amor y seguridad para compartir con sus hijos. Chester Mapache tiene un hermanito, y ese hermanito parece querer adueñarse de su territorio. Cuando Chester ve que su mamá le da un beso en la mano, el beso de su mano, se siente muy triste, pero la señora Mapache calma sus miedos con su especial «gotas de sabiduría», y le deja saber a Chester lo mucho que lo quiere. Las cálidas ilustraciones de Barbara Leonard Gibson dan vida a una historia ideal para ayudar a las familias a adaptarse a los cambios que supone la llegada de un nuevo miembro.

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon

release date: Apr 15, 2014
A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon
During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon''s secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother''s kiss leap straight into his heart. "With a Kissing Hand," said Chester''s mom, "We''ll never be apart." "Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It''s Mommy saying, ''I love you,'' wherever you may go." The Kissing Hand has become a children''s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon''s secret for making a child feel safe and secure.

The Kissing Hand

release date: Jul 16, 2012
The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand, used by millions of parents and children starting school or facing separation, is now brought to life in an ebook. A perfect addition to the home, classroom or library audio collection!

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

release date: Oct 07, 2011
A Color Game for Chester Raccoon
In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood''s little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. Chester''s Favorite Game provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere -- finding things in many colors: white, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown, and black.

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon

release date: Sep 08, 2011
A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon
The sun is up, it''s time for little Chester Raccoon to go to bed, but he is frightened by the shadows the sun is creating on the walls. Mrs. Raccoon soothes him with a Kissing Hand, and he is able to go to sleep. This sweet and decidedly unscary board book is both a light-hearted way to calm children''s fears at bedtime, along with a gentle introduction to Chester Raccoon and the Kissing Hand for the younger child. Funny illustrations will gentle the scary-looking shadows in a bedroom.

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories

release date: Sep 08, 2011
Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories
Chester Raccoon''s good friend Skiddel Squirrel has had an accident and will not be returning - ever. Chester is upset that he won''t get to play with his friend anymore. Mrs. Raccoon suggests that Chester and his friends create some memories of Skiddel, so that they will have good memories when they miss him. Chester, his brother Ronny, and their friends decide to gather at the pond, where they combine their memories and create a touching celebration of their friend''s life. Many young children must face the loss of loved ones or the need to attend a funeral. This sweet story will help children to understand the positive purpose behind memorial services and how "making memories" can provide cheer and comfort when missing an absent loved one.

Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully

release date: Sep 08, 2011
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully
In this latest addition to the Kissing Hand book collection, Chester Raccoon must learn to deal with another common problem of childhood: a bully at school. When Mrs. Raccoon learns that there is a bully problem at school, she decides to investigate the situation. But after seeing the bully for herself, she shares a story about a forest that was full of smooth yellow stones, and how the animals living there changed a pointy stone they found into a smooth stone so that it wouldn''t hurt any tender paws. Chester, Ronny, and Cassy follow the spirit of Mrs. Raccoon''s story when they next encounter the Bully. Approaching him as a group, they invite him to play, proving that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him or her a friend. This book encourages children to understand that many child bullies are themselves unhappy and gives readers a good example of settling differences by peaceful means. Educators will embrace this story about a positive strategy for dealing with a bully.

A Kiss Goodbye

release date: Sep 08, 2011
A Kiss Goodbye
Moving is hard on everyone, but especially children. Chester Racoon, whom readers have come to know and love through the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand, and its sequel, A Pocket Full of Kisses, is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children; he and his family are moving. Young readers will love the way Chester says goodbye to his old home and learns that there are some exciting aspects to his new home.

The Miracle Jar

release date: Sep 08, 2011
The Miracle Jar
Sophie and her brother are excited by the arrival of Hanukkah, and they happily clean the cottage and shine the Menorah as their gift to the family. But when their mother shares her worry that they do not have enough cooking oil to last eight days, their father tells them the story behind the holiday celebration and the miracle of the oil. Inspired by the story, the family creates its own Miracle Jar and watches the oil disappear as they enjoy the special food that each day brings. The family''s hope and faith is confirmed when a last wipe of the cloth produces enough oil to prepare the eight day''s treat.

Sassafras

release date: Oct 07, 2011
Sassafras
Sassafras is a charming picture book that tells the story of a little skunk who feels ashamed of his "smelly-old, stinky-old, funky-old" self. But as he plays with his many woodland friends--each special and unique--Sassafras discovers he, too, has a rare and special gift all his own.

Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar

release date: Oct 07, 2011
Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar
In this new leg of a wild adventure, the kids follow the trail of the loot under hot pursuit, a trail that leads halfway around the world and to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. But this adventure uncovers a far deeper mystery, which begins with the discovery of a strange sandstone in the secret tunnel on Ocracoke Island.

A.D.D. not B.A.D.

release date: Apr 15, 2006
A.D.D. not B.A.D.
An insightful and entertaining book that teaches young children what it''s like to have A.D.D.

Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence

release date: Oct 15, 2009
Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence
"There are some secrets so dangerous that they can''t be told, even after death," Blackbeard worries. Daniel, Billy, Stefanie, and Mark have found the ancient pirate loot and are delivering it to its rightful owners in London. But the teens have only begun to scratch the surface of the deeper mysteries they have unwittingly uncovered, mysteries of the Stone of Scone, the Knights Templar, and a burglary at Westminster Abbey. These secrets that have been kept by Blackbeard and others before him through the centuries by those in the highest realms of power. This title''s rich blend of story elements includes intriguing historical mysteries; a slapstick comic adventure; and a cast of both familiar and new, strikingly original characters.

The Whistling Tree

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Whistling Tree
This lyrical, skillfully woven tale recounts a child''s delight in awakening to her heritage. Lavishly illustrated, the book reminds readers how deeply the past and the present are intertwined. Full color.

Feathers & Fur

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Feathers & Fur
A curious cat has been warned to stay away from a nest with duck eggs in it, but when a storm puts the eggs in danger, the cat''s actions have surprising consequences.
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