Rob Reid, with his 20 years' experience as children's librarian, teaches courses on children's and young adult literature and librarianship as full time lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Family Storytimes, Something Funny Happened at the Library, Cool Story Programs for the School-aged Crowd and other ALA Editions favorites. A regular contributor to Booklinks and Library Sparks, he is also a popular and entertaining presenter at conferences, libraries, and schools.
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"I hope that all libraries and classrooms are filled with young voices singing and playing musical instruments on a regular basis."
--Rob Reid, from the Introduction
Children's music has been strangely silent in library storytimes—until now. Rob Reid, renowned children's programming expert, offers a companion to accompany Children's Jukebox, Second Edition. Here's a comprehensive guide to make music an integral and engaging part of children's story hour!
Drawing on thousands of hours of listening and programming, Reid selects the best of the best into eight ready-to-use comprehensive lesson plans. Use this abundant mix of picture books paired with kid-tested musical recordings to
Annotated bibliography and resource lists make a wide range of materials accessible, including picture books featuring music, song lyrics, musicians, dance and dancers, along with directions to access to the recordings.
Children's librarians, school library media specialists, early childhood educators, head start programs, preschool and elementary teachers—whether they're musically challenged or musically gifted—can grab Something Musical today, and incorporate music into their children's programs tomorrow!
Musical Story Program Lesson Plans
May I Have This Dance?
Morning, Noon, and Night
School Talent Show
Toot! Toot! Beep! Beep! Stories and Songs about Travel and Vehicles
Fun Pairings: Matching Children's Songs with Picture Books
More Musical Ideas
Songs Sung in Rounds
The Best Picture Books Featuring Music in Your Library
Picture Books Based on Song Lyrics
Picture Books Featuring Music and Musicians
Picture Books Featuring Dance and Dancers
"This slim volume is nicely organized. A great resource for anyone who wants to spice up [children's] programs."
--School Library Journal
"If you would like a reference to discover ideas to inspire you or others, this book covers the topic thoroughly."
--Library Media Connection
"…recommend[ed] to any children's librarian or anyone working with children's programming, as a source for stories, songs and inspiration." –Australian Library Journal