Find Your Voice Summer Reading Theme
iREAD 2023: “Find Your Voice” – iREAD: Reading Programs (ireadprogram.org). This is a fun theme for storytime, encouraging kids to sing out! Offer some of these books on expressing yourself or singing, and finish by making music shakers: 10 DIY Music Shakers and 4 Shaker Activities. – Picklebums.
Carle, Eric. The Very Quiet Cricket. A cricket learns to express himself by rubbing his wings together.
Cortright, Celeste. The More We Get Together. This variation on the nursery song shows a diverse community coming together to clean up the neighborhood.
Deedy, Carmen Agra. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! When the mayor outlaws singing, a rooster encourages everyone to fight back.
Lopez, Rafael. We’ve Got the Whole World in our Hands. Earth and children are celebrated in this variation on the classic song.
Mentzel, Cara. Loud Mouse. Dee sings so loudly it interrupts class but she learns to sing when it is welcome.
Murphy, Mary. Chirp! Birds greet the morning with their individualized sounds, until a little bird calls for silence so they can chime in.
Paul, Miranda. Speak Up. A rhyming text encourages kids to speak up for what is right.
Rodin, Al. Little Echo. A cave echo makes a friend and finds their voice.
Penny Peck, SJSU iSchool