LIBRARIES ROCK! is the 2018 summer theme for the Cooperative Summer Library Program: www.cslpreads.org/. For libraries using this music-themed summer reading/learning program, BayNews will offer sound and music storytime outlines between now and June. Our first theme is on noise and sound, the simple science foundation behind music. For a craft project, make these shakers out of plastic cups: www.freekidscrafts.com/easy-make-noise-makers/ .
Barnett, Mac. Noisy Night. Kids can guess who is making noises in this urban apartment house.
Bluemle, Elizabeth. Tap Tap Boom Boom. Sounds of a rainstorm in the city highlight this story.
Brown, Margaret Wise. The Noisy Book. Muffin the dog is blindfolded, and tries to figure out who or what is making certain noises.
Dodd, Emma. Dog’s Noisy Day. A little white dog encounters several sounds during his morning walk.
Fuge, Charles. Yip! Snap! Yap! Dogs make a variety of barking and growling sounds in this humorous story that invites audience participation.
Isadora, Rachel. Old Mikamba Had a Farm. Set in Africa, this variation of the “Old MacDonald” song includes roaring lions and bellowing rhinos.
Lewis, Kevin. Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo. Its not just the train that makes noises, but various bird sounds are also featured in this colorful story.
Park, Linda Sue. Bee-Bim Bop. Rhyming verse describe a family’s Korean dish, using unusual sounds to describe it.
Sif, Birgitta. Swish and Squeak’s Noisy Day. Two mice sisters play and encounter a variety of sounds.
Underwood, Deborah. The Loud Book. A variety of noises are demonstrated in this hilarious book.
Wells, Rosemary. Noisy Nora. Nora makes noise to get the attention of her busy parents.