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 Singing for our theme. For a craft project, make these fun microphones: www.woojr.com/kids-microphone-craft-tutorial/ .
Barton, Suzanne. The Sleepy Songbird. Peep misses the audition for the Dawn Chorus, but joins the Nightingales who also sing.
Bryan, Ashley. Can’t Scare Me. A little boy sings that he is not afraid of monsters until he meets one.
Deedy, Carmen. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! The mayor outlaws singing, but a rooster breaks the law and sings to prove the law is wrong.
DiCamillo, Kate. La la la. In this nearly wordless story, a little girl searches for a friend and starts to sing out of loneliness.
Foley, Greg. Kat Writes a Song. Kat writes a song on a rainy day and sings it to her neighbors to cheer them up.
Litwin, Eric. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Pete makes up a song about his buttons, even as they pop off one by one.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. Pickin’ Peas. A little girl sings a song while picking peas in the garden – the audience will sing along.
Martin, Bill Jr. and Michael Sampson. Spunky Little Monkey. To get him out of bed, help the Monkey sing and dance to start the new day.
McKee, David. Elmer and the Tune. Elmer the patchwork elephans learns a tune from Rose, and he can’t get the song out of his head.
Stenmark, Victoria. The Singing Chick. A singing chick is swallowed by a fox who begins to sing, too, when he is swallowed by a wolf, and so on.
Thomas, Jan. Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy. A cowboy tries to sing two calves to sleep but different things keep scaring him.
VanDusen, Chris. Hattie & Hudson. A young girl sings on a beautiful day in her canoe when a large green creature comes to hear her sing.
Wells, Rosemary. Felix Stands Tall. Felix and Fiona sing and dance in the talent show, which makes them the target of bullies, but Felix learns to “stand tall” against the teasing.
Yoon, Salina. Stormy Night. Bear has trouble falling asleep during a storm but singing to his stuffed animal helps him overcome his fear.