First, I must say how much I love and enjoy my job. I'm sure many librarian's already know of Laurie Berkner, but for those of you who do not, Laurie Berkner is a former rock musician turned children's musical artist. She is perhaps one of the greatest composer's/musician's to grace this genre. I thoroughly enjoy her music and so do the kids. Her songs are very interactive and make children WANT to be involved (so it makes our jobs just a little bit easier). Recently I had come across her newest songbook "The Laurie Berkner Songbook" and have truly enjoyed it! This easy to read song book is not only notated, but it also has easy piano notes, vocals, and guitar chords. For those that integrate musical instruments (ie guitar, piano, violin, etc.) within their children's program this is a great resource. I loved this book so much I ended up going out to buy it! I use it often with my program Music Mania by playing the guitar chords while singing the songs and the kids go wild over it (REALLY! I'm not exaggerating!)!!
So, whether you want to check it out the songbook, or perhaps check out some of her c.d.'s, one thing is for sure...you will LOVE the silly lyrics and fun songs.