Memorable Selections for Summer Reading!
The Best in Summer Books and Music!
Discover our collection of superb titles for your children to enjoy.
Recommended summer reading:
Enjoy languorous summer nights with three great reads for kids: Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes, Swing Cafe, and Un pato en Nueva York, a awesome selection of fun songs for your children's Summer reading list.
Recommended for ages 3-5
Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes A collection of 29 exquisite lullabies and nursery rhymes stemming from 10 different countries such as Rwanda, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. Enjoy the sounds of indigenous instruments played along with the voices of men, women, and children performing songs in 11 different languages. This wonderful storybook-music CD was compiled by Chantal Grosléziat, arranged by Paul Mindy with striking illustrations created by Elodie Nouhen. Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes was recently named a 2012 Notable Book by the Children's Africana Book Awards.
Recommended for ages 5-7
Swing Cafe The original story of a Brazilian cricket named Zaz. She is brimming with talent and big dreams of singing in New York. This summer, read and discover how Zaz makes her way to East 54th Street. How will she make it? It's an adventurous journey as she makes her way to the Swing Cafe. This songbook is narrated by award-winning vocalist Bebel Gilberto and David Francis. The story was written by Carl Norac and illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer.
Recommended for ages 2-7
Un pato en Nueva York Our first Spanish title, Un pato en Nueva York, is translated from English title, A Duck in New York City, winner of a Parent's Choice Gold Award. This charming tale depicts the life and times of a gutsy duck with big dreams of performing on New York's Broadway stage. There he hopes to perform his ducky dance for all to see. Read about his harrowing journey and the new friend he meets along the way. This marvellous title has 13 fun songs your children to enjoy.
You are listening to "Îtä Zâke/Awe bebëe!" performed by Marilyne Seredouma and Juliet Hoarau a featured selection from Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes.