Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Children's Music Picks

For children and parents that like something a little more funky & unique in their music selections, here are a few music picks new to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's juvenile music collection:
"Fifteen catchy songs about real and imaginary field trips from this award winning band of elementary school teachers." - from CDBaby.com.
To get a feel for Recess Monkey's style, view the video below:

This is a kids indie concept album on nutrition. The songs feature kazoos, slide whistles, and pump organs. Listed as one of About.com's Best Kids Music of 2009.
The Sippy Cups: The Time Machine
The Sippy Cups are recommended for kids who are fans of Justin Roberts and The Beatles. Recommended for parents who are fans of The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, and similar artists.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Aggie & Ben story

Good Dog, Aggie is the follow-up to Aggie and Ben: three stories by Lori Ries. This time Ben would like to train Aggie, but there's a problem. Aggie doesn't mind...ever. Ben and Aggie are great characters and the short chapters make this a good book for beginning readers, as well as a good read-aloud for young children.

Pick of the Week: Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella


Ella Bella just loves Madame Rosa's ballet class in the old theater. When one day Ella Bella loses one of her ballet slippers, Madame Rosa lends her a new pair. Madame Rosa tells Ella Bella that she reminds her of the story of Cinderella, who also lost a shoe, and tells the class the fairytale. After ballet class, Ella Bella lingers at the old theater and opens the lid of Madame Rosa's box. As the box begins to play music from the Cinderella ballet, magic and the story of Cinderella comes to life in the old theater!