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, we have offered sound and music storytime outlines for the past several months. We will conclude this series by focusing on Orchestras for our theme. For a craft project, make wind pipes out of drinking straws: https://laughingkidslearn.com/wind-pipe-instrument . Or, play classroom instrument bingo: http://shop.musicplaytext.ihoststores.com/images/misc/ClassroomBingo.pdf .
Dean, James. The Petes Go Marching. Pete the cat and his duplicates march and play musical instruments.
Kuskin, Karla. The Philharmonic Gets Dressed. Various people get dressed for a special evening; at the end we find out they are part of an orchestra.
McCanna. Barnyard Boogie. A rhyming story of farm animals who form a band; filled with sound words your audience will repeat.
Newton, Jill. Don’t Wake Mr. Bear! The forest orchestra is ready for hibernation when a group of wolves comes by to play their loud music.
Portis, Antoinette. Not a Stick. A pig demonstrates various uses for a stick, including conducting an orchestra.
Saaf, Donald. The ABC Animal Orchestra. Filled with alliteration, this alphabet book shows animals playing musical instruments.
Tripp, Paul. Tubby the Tuba. The tuba wants to show the other instruments that he can play a melody; based on a popular animated film.
Wright, Johanna. The Orchestra Pit. A snake describes his interaction with an orchestra.
Wu, Mike. Ellie in Concert. An elephant helps a giraffe fall asleep by forming an orchestra at the zoo.
Young, Jessica. Play This Book. In this interactive book, listeners are encouraged to “play’ the musical instruments in the story.