January 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Diana Panton & Sonia De Los Santos | ClefNotes

Diana Panton’s debut album for children and families; Sonia de Los Santos’s gorgeous, Spanish-language songs; the latest from The Not-Its.

Book Review: The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens

Publisher’s description Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold. Austin—a talented musician himself—is sucked into his newfound father’s alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his true love, Josephine, […]

Laurie Berkner, Lisa Loeb, & Rolie Polie Guacamole | ClefNotes

Reviews of recent albums for children.

Best Children’s Album Grammy Nominees | ClefNotes

Reviews of the GRAMMY Award nominees for the Best Children’s Album, and more.

Book Review: This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin

Publisher’s description Ramona fell for Sam the moment she met him. It was like she had known him forever. He’s one of the few constants in her life, and their friendship is just too important to risk for a kiss. Though she really wants to kiss him… Sam loves Ramona, but he would never expect […]

One-on-one with the legendary Raffi | ClefNotes

In the first installment of ClefNotes, SLJ‘s new music column, Veronica De Fazio interviews children’s music legend Raffi about his advocacy work and his new album.