Rum Pum Pum By David L. Harrison & Jane Yolen Illustrated By Anjan Sarkar

Back of Book:The lonely tiger finds a drum. He strikes it with his tail–and friends start to follow: a monkey who says “chee-chee-chee” which means “I will come too” in monkey talk, a rhino who says “ouggh” which means “I will come too” in rhino talk, a parrot that says “scree-awk,” a chameleon, an elephant,Continue reading “Rum Pum Pum By David L. Harrison & Jane Yolen Illustrated By Anjan Sarkar”

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume By Kwame Alexander & Tim Bowers

Back of Book:On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl’s confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn’t sure she’s brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of herContinue reading “Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume By Kwame Alexander & Tim Bowers”

Sing Some More By Deborah Diesen & Howard Gray

Back of Book:Before the sun even rises, a confident group of birds is warming up their vocal cords preparing for a full day of singing. They perform solos and acapella and arpeggios. And they sing and sing–and sing some more! Until the day comes to an end and they decide…they’re actually pretty exhausted. But comeContinue reading “Sing Some More By Deborah Diesen & Howard Gray”

Lloyd Finds His Whalesong By Skylaar Amann

Back of Book:Lloyd can’t sing. The rhythm of the whalesong guides the whales through danger and connects them to each other. But Lloyd is too quiet to join in. If he can’t sing, how can he be a part of the pod? Then one day he finds a magical, mysterious object with supersonic seaweed strings!Continue reading “Lloyd Finds His Whalesong By Skylaar Amann”

Double Bass Blues By Andrea J. Loney

Back of Book: Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds–his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he’s jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back,Continue reading “Double Bass Blues By Andrea J. Loney”

Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer

Senorita Mariposa Back of Book: Rhyming text and lively illustrations showcase the epic trip taken by the monarch butterflies. At the end of each summer, these international travelers leave Canada to fly south to Mexico for the winter–and now readers can come along for the ride! Over mountains capped with snow, to the deserts downContinue reading “Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer”

Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman

Back of Book: As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Louis to rural Arkansas, from Julliard and NYC jazz clubs to the prestigious NewportContinue reading “Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman”

Elvis Is King! By Jonah Winter

Back of Book: Here’s the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock ‘n’ roll and its king to the child in their lives. In single- page “chapters” with titles like “The First Cheeseburger Ever Eaten by Elvis” and “Shazam! A Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager,” readers can follow key moments inContinue reading “Elvis Is King! By Jonah Winter”

There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long

 Back of Book: A cumulative text featuring repetition and tongue-twisters combine with gorgeous illustrations from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long for a book kids will clamor for at storytime. Endpapers include sheet music and lyrics for kids and parents to have their own singalong! My review: I am so excited to be apartContinue reading “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long”