Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World
June 22: Ina Buckner-Barnette The Sunshine Storyteller
Let’s Dance Across the Sky! Follow the sun, moon and stars as we travel the globe with interactive movement stories and sing-a-long songs in this character building storytelling program. Get ready to sing, laugh and spread your wings!
June 29: Mista Cookie Jar
LA-based “kindie rocker,” Mista Cookie Jar, brings his urban-island-folky-rock-&-roll sounds to Children’s Book World. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry & hip-hop production, his music, regularly featured on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!, oozes positivity & love. Settle in as Mista Cookie Jar serenades the crowd with his “stars and moon” steel guitar, mixing a rock star excitement with the warmth of family music. Bubbles will end the show.
July 6: Aunie Kayte Mini-Concert
LA-based children’s singer/songwriter Auntie Kayte will present music from her award-winning CD Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside-Down Fairytale Songs plus a couple brand new sing-along tunes. Auntie Kayte’s irresistibly catch songs plant seeds of self-confidence, creative thinking, responsibility, and social consciousness in kids from preschool through grade school with a melodic voice that transitions easily from high energy reggae and calypso to folk ballads and even a marching band. Auntie Kayte enchants children with props and costumes from her magic treasure chest to turn kids into family-friendly pirates, smart princesses, and more. Ages 3-7
July 13: Music Day Hooray! Show
Teacher Davis from Music Day Hooray! plays songs that are cool for learning and great for moving. A former music therapist now teaching music classes at over 15 preschools in Los Angeles, Davis likes performing on the guitar as well as a variety of other musical instruments in this interactive, educational show. Come enjoy some tunes from his award-winning CDs, Special Songs for Special Kids and FUNdamentals! Music & Movement for Children. Ages 3 – 7, www.teacherdavis.com
July 20: Janice Robinson-Celeste Storytime & Book Signing
Join author and early childhood specialist, Janice Robinson-Celeste as she reads her new book Big Kid: For when you’re feeling small in a BIG, BIG world. The delightful board book empowers young children and helps them to be brave while children learn pre-reading skills through repetition. Children will learn the Big Kid dance and song and participate in retelling Big Kid as a felt board story. Ages 2 – 6
July 27: Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert
By day, Andrew is a film composer and Polly creates music and sound design for commercials. In their spare time, they write and perform friendly, engaging music for children of all ages. Their folksy vocal harmony and cornucopia of acoustic instruments (mandolins, accordions, ukeleles, shakers, bananas) delight kids and parents alike. All ages, http://andrewandpolly.com
Congratulations to CBW favs Andrew and Polly! Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly’s wonderful podcast for kids, received a 2019 Parents’ Choice Gold Award! Check it out at: https://www.parentschoice.org/product/ear-snacks