June 2020 –
Every night after Jimmy goes to sleep, the three toy animals on his nightstand start singing and dancing – in their underwear! Jimmy tells his parents about his twirling toys, but they don’t believe him. So, he finds a way to help them understand. After a little mishap, Jimmy’s dad helps restore the magic.
This fun and silly rhyming story makes for a perfect read-along and sing-along for the whole family!
Listen to the Bop Bop Dinosaur song here.
August 2020 –
Sullen Sally is a celebration of friendship and uses a mix of lyrical rhymes and colorful illustrations to remind children that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. The story provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.
The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read-along and sing-along with adults.
Enjoy singing along to the musical version of Sullen Sally.
Something for Grown-ups
Lace up your sneakers for a delightful romp through inspiring essays for grown-up kids from beloved family entertainer and parenting columnist Jim Cosgrove. Tag along as he cuts the grass of a major league All-Star, bakes bread with nuns, shares a beer with a Muslim cab driver, and interacts with real-life angels. “Everybody Gets Stinky Feet” takes a peek into Cosgrove’s life as the father of daughters who are much more clever than he is and digs deep into his experience as the youngest of eight children in a loud and loving Irish-Catholic family.
Jim Cosgrove joyfully discussing “Everybody Gets Stinky Feet” at the Kansas City Public Library with Krosby Kemper, III, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services