Jolene Gutierrez, You are the winner of a 30 -minute Zoom session with Annette Bay Pimentel! I'll connect the two of you via email to make arrangements! I hope you enjoy your zoom session with Annette as much as I did mine :-). Thanks for supporting PBJamz! :-)
And thanks, everyone for reading, listening, and watching! Check out Patrick's giveaway for free music at the bottom of this post!
Interview with Patrick Adams of Patrick Adams Books, LLC & Kindie Rock Stars podcast!
Patrick is a multi-tasker who obviously likes to juggle (figuratively, anyway). As an author, musician, and dad he creates content that he feels like will entertain and educate kids. He also offers help for others navigating self-publishing, and has a few more plates in the air as well. Check out the interview to learn more! And then, check out his podcast, books, and music! His links are posted in the Guest links and giveaway section!
PB (Picture Book Tasting) -- LISA GOES TO BRAZIL
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind) "Travel Time" by Patrick Adams
Electro-beats! Synths! Lots of cool info about traveling and ways to travel!
Teacher Tips/Curriculum Tie-ins
Lots of social studies integration here:
Tips and Topics for Music Teachers
Writing Prompts/Author Tips
Writing Prompts from Tonnye:
Writing/Songwriting Tips from Patrick:
- Know your audience for children's books. It's pictures that are the draw (no pun intended!). The text should be an appropriate complement based on the targeted age range.
- Use appropriate font for children's books. I like ABeeZee and Comic Sans, but there are othergood ones.
- Don't overwrite - sometimes spacing can allow for the music to shine as well as the lyrics
- Catchy, memorable choruses are a great feature for children's songs. I tend to think of the chorus first as I'm writing a song.
Links, More Fun, Extensions for Families and Everyone!
Pinterest Board with lots of tips for teaching about Brazil: geography, culture (including music), and more!
YouTube playlist with Brazilian music and dance (Samba, Carnival, etc.), fact videos about Brazil: animals, culture, geography, etc., and more!
PBJamz Snack -- Paçoca (Brazilian Peanut Candy)
OK, I'm fudging just a little here (Pun intended ;-). There's no jelly in this one. But I wanted to be true to the culture we are exploring today, and this is a traditional Brazilian candy made from peanuts. I haven't tried this one yet, but I'm quite sure my husband will be ready as soon as we carve out just a bit of time. If you make it before me, shoot me a line below and let me know how it went! It sounds really yummy! Here's the recipe if you want to give it a try.
Guest Links and Giveaways
This page is the official space for PBJamz -- multimedia Jamorama celebrating all things PB (picture books) and Jamz (music), although we'll indulge in the other PBJ snacks where appropriate :-). Join us each Thursday for new content connecting picture books and music!