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The Sound of Silence

Happy World Book Day!
The Sound of Silence

By Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo

“Do you have a favorite sound?” little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!

Where is silence?

Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

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April 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Under the Moon

under-the-moonUnder the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies
by The Secret Mountain

13 jazz classics, including “Come Rain or Come Shine”, “Moon River” and “Winter Wonderland”, recorded by singing legends (Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn…), that evoke the
different seasons and will rock young children into a sweet, blissful sleep. Lyrics and brief explanatory notes with whimsical, dream-like
illustrations accompany each featured song.

December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Winter Wonderland

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December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Butterfly Ball

butterflyballButterfly Ball
by Roger Glover

The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge’s design for a 1973 book based on the poem.

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December 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Amazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music

amazing-waterAmazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music
by The Secret Mountain

The works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—from the sea, rivers, fountains, rainfall and so forth—has inspired the composers.

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December 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

An Optical Poem

an-optical-poemAn Optical Poem
By Oskar Fischinger, 1938

The short film An Optical Poem, 1938, by the celebrated German-born abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, in its entirety, composed to Franz Liszt’s “2nd Hungarian Rhapsody.” Made entirely with paper in stop motion fashion.

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November 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Thanksgiving (Forefather’s) Day

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November 24, 2016 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

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