ReadPlay 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 awards, including:
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

A number of our illustrators have won prestigious awards, including:
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.

Tom 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 narration.

Additional Credits
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.

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