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October 1, 2014

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Pick of the Day: Read and Sing with Hap Palmer: Musical Picture Books for Young Children (DVD)

Animated Characters dancing out of a open book

Read and Sing with Hap Palmer: Musical Picture Books for Young Children. DVD. 30 min. Prod. by Hap-Pal Music. Dist. by AV Café. 2012. ISBN unavail. $14.98.
PreS-Gr 2–You know when you see the name Hap Palmer that you’re in for a treat. This program contains 12 of his original songs, with the words on the screen so you can read, or even better sing along. Bright illustrations and colorful photographs accompany each song and show children from all around the [...]

Pick of the Day: Make Believers (CD)

Purple elephant riding a bike

Make Believers. CD. 41 min. 2012. ISBN unavail. $15.
Pres-Gr 5–Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a children’s performer unlike any you’ve heard before. Filled with great beats and fresh rhymes, his newest album brings to mind Will Smith in his musical prime. Skidoo infuses hip-hop into children’s music using fantastic guest vocalists to keep the songs light while addressing such kid familiar topics as nightmares, being a friend to oneself, swimming, and even putting a truly fresh spin on Jack and the Beanstalk