LIBRARIES ROCK! is the 2018 summer theme for the Cooperative Summer Library Program: www.cslpreads.org/. For libraries using the music-themed summer reading/learning program, BayNews will offer sound and music storytime outlines between now and June.
This month, we will focus on drums, a musical instrument seen throughout the world. For a craft project, you can make this simple drum and drumstick project: https://www.freekidscrafts.com/make-a-drum/.
Base, Graeme. Jungle Drums. A little warthog is teased by the bigger animals, so he plays his drums to make a wish.
Mahy, Margaret. Boom, Baby, Boom, Boom! Mama plays the drums while baby has lunch – at least, until various animals eat the food baby has thrown.
McPhail, David. Crash! The Cat. The cat destroys Kait’s drums and other things around the house.
Patricelli, Leslie. Be Quiet, Mike! A little monkey drums on things around the house until he receives a real set of drums.
Perkins, Al. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. This easy reader is a celebration of drumming.
Pinkney, Brian. Max Found Two Sticks. Max isn’t much of a talker but he uses drums to show his moods.
Powers, Mark. I Want to be a Drummer! In this board book, a toddler drums on everything until he receives a drum kit.
Shaskan, Trisha Speed. Punk Skunks. Two best skunk friends can’t agree on what to sing about.
Vernick, Audrey. Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums. This funny parody of parenting books instructs the reader to support the buffalo’s wish to play the drums.
Ying, Jonathan. Lost and Found, What’s That Sound? Various animals come to rabbit’s lost and found looking for their missing musical instruments.