A playlist of cool things for cool kids!

Kids rock! There's no question about it. They are simply much cooler than you and me. This playlist is for those of us just trying to keep up with these mod toddlers and hip preschoolers. It's about promoting children's books, music, and other media that rock just as much as our kids do. Check out something cool for your cool kid.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ghost Crayon

An early Halloween treat for your little ones!   

Preschoolers will be delighted with this charming tale of a haunted crayon that has lost its color and sets out to find it. Along the way, the little ghost crayon meets a colorful cast of spooky friends. This enhanced ebook includes an interactive coloring book feature.  Available now for your iPads and iPhones on iTunes.  Just 99 pennies!  All proceeds this year will benefit children's literacy programs.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Science Fair!

Science Fair is a rocking kids album supporting a great cause. The record benefits science and engineering education for girls. A portion of proceeds goes to Girls Inc. Awesome.

And there's lots for your little scientist to explore at this fair. Maybe they're interested in biology? Plenty of earworms to check out! Physics? There are definitely some high-energy tracks! Chemistry? There's a great mix of bands here including Babe the Blue OxElizabeth MitchellMates of State (covering GBV's I Am a Scientist)The Deedle Deedle DeesMoona Luna, and many more!

Buy on Amazon

Buy on iTunes

There was a science-themed musical extravaganza at the 92Y Tribeca this past Sunday.  Babe the Blue Ox,  The Deedle Deedle Dees, and Moona Luna dropped some mad science for the kiddos.  MC'ed by Ashley Albert from the Jimmies.  Check out photos below.

The Deedle Deedle Dees performing Time Machine 
(with Ashley Albert & Moona Luna's Sandra Velasquez)

Babe the Blue Ox performing Surfin' Minnesota

Jojo "running sound" during Babe the Blue Ox

Books that go BOO!

Here are a couple picture book parodies for Halloween.  They're so funny it's scary!

Goodnight Goon!

A Very Hungry Zombie!

*Yeah....The Very Hungry Zombie isn't really for kids, duh.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Elliott by Tobin Sprout

This is a beautiful book from one of my favorite songwriters, Tobin Sprout. Tobin's paintings perform a kind of gothic comic sleight-of-hand that feels just like circus magic. Elliott the rabbit is cute and spooky. It's a neat trick. And the story has all the melody and melancholy you would expect from an artist who wrote a song as perfect as "14 Cheerleader Coldfront."

I'm excited that Guided By Voices is back to rock. Hey-hey - the club is open! But let's hope Tobin continues to publish such wonderful stories for children. Carnival Boy, anyone?