Product Reviews

Whatever I Want to Be Classical Music with Fun, Educational Lyrics

Whatever I Want to Be Classical Music with Fun, Educational Lyrics

Yesterday we featured our interview with Ilana Melmed about her music career, family and the Young Avenue Kids.  She was generous and sent us a copy of her very first CD, Whatever I Want to Be to check out. This catchy cd is a joyous introduction to classical tunes that adults and kids alike will(…)

Encouraging Words for Kids:  Book Review and Giveaway

Encouraging Words for Kids: Book Review and Giveaway

Encouraging Words for Kids gives parents over 150 examples of phrases to say that inspire a child’s confidence and self-motivation. Encouragement is about drawing forth a child’s own drive to work hard and do what’s right without being told; this book shows you how to get there. It is a guide that parents can turn to(…)

Joanie takes June!

Joanie takes June!

Award-winning kindie musician Joanie Leeds’ will release her fifth kids’ CD, Bandwagon, on June 25th, and Joanie plans to celebrate for the entire month! Starting on June 2nd, Joanie will release 14 music videos, each based on a song from Bandwagon. Every other day throughout the month of June, a new video will be posted on Joanie’s YouTube channel. The series will(…)

Meet Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble

Meet Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble

We were recently introduced to Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble after their release of “I Like Everything About You.”  Intrigued by their quintet, we decided to ask them a few questions to get to know them better.  We think you will find them as fascinating as we did. We always like to lead off with this question(…)

Pay It Forward Family:  Letters to Veterans

Pay It Forward Family: Letters to Veterans

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and what better way to give back than to write a few letters, draw some photos or just color some pictures for our Veterans.     Did you know that we have a program here in Dayton that flies World War II Veterans out to Washington DC to see the memorials?(…)

Lessons and Love:  My One Square Inch of Alaska

Lessons and Love: My One Square Inch of Alaska

by Katy Bowman You know whenever a book has you crying by the end, it’s a good one. With Sharon Short’s My One Square Inch of Alaska, I couldn’t help myself. The story centers on Donna Lane, a high school senior looking to escape her hometown of Groverton, Ohio, a classic (fictional) 1950s rust-belt industrial(…)