and ReadPlay are proud to be working
with an exciting group
of very talented, award-winning authors,
illustrators, narrators, musicians and designers.
A number of our authors have won prestigious
Lyn Littlefield Hoopes: 1997 Parents Choice
Gold Award for storybooks
Randy Houk: 1997 National Association of
Parenting Publications Honors Award
Sara Hoagland Hunter: 1997 Western Writers
of America Storyteller Award 1996 Smithsonian
Notable Books for Children
of our illustrators have won prestigious
Paula Bartlett: 1997 National Association
of Parenting Publications Honors Award
Kerry Maguire: 1993 John Burrough's Outstanding
Nature Book for Children Award
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning musician
Tom Chapin narrates the Benefactory's series
of true stories, both on the Benefactory's
audiocassettes and videotapes and on ReadPlay's
online storytellings. In addition to his
other awards, Tom has also been nominated
for multiple Grammy awards.
and Michael Mark wrote the original theme
music heard on ReadPlay and on all storytelling
animatics. Tom is accompanied by Jon Cobert
on original music woven into each audiocassette
PowerUser, Inc. of Wheeling, IL,
produced and designed ReadPlay's website.
Anita Soos Design, of Stony
Creek, CT, designed and produced many of
the images featured in the ReadPlay site,
including all Benefactory storybooks.
Sean Kernan Photography, of
Stony Creek, CT, took all product shots
for ReadPlay items featured on ReadPlay.
Alan Weiss Productions, of
Manhattan, NY, winner of 15 Emmy Awards,
produced the animatic storytellings for
the ReadPlay site. They also produced the
entire video for Chessie, The Travelin'
Man, as well as the live footage section
of the Wolves in Yellowstone video.