Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner to Publish Three Picture Books

berknerChildren’s music star Laurie Berkner will publish three picture books with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

We Are the Dinosaurs, based on one of Berkner’s most popular songs, will release in spring 2017 and will be illustrated by Ben Clanton. Pillowland, a lullaby destined to become a bedtime book, is due out in fall 2017 and will be illustrated by Camille Garoche. Monster Boogie, a hit at Berkner’s live shows, is scheduled for summer 2018, also to be illustrated by Ben Blanton. [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Debut of “Sing it, Laurie!” on Sprout

sing it laurieSing It, Laurie!, the new animated musical preschool series co-created by children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner and Little Airplane Productions’ Josh Selig, is coming to 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout on March 25. For more info on the series, check out our previous post here!


“Sing It, Laurie!” Debuts on Sprout

Sing It, Laurie!, the new animated musical preschool series co-created by children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner and Little Airplane ProductionsJosh Selig is coming to 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout. The short-form series will debut exclusively on the network beginning Monday, March 25. Sing It, Laurie! is the first collaboration between Berkner and Little Airplane.

Starring Berkner’s voice and featuring her original music written for the series, Sing It, Laurie! is about a little girl who uses her music and songs to help her better understand the world. The series also stars recording artist Lisa Loeb, who performs the roles of twin sisters Mellie and Nellie. [Read more...]

Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner Debuts Sing and Send Karaoke App

Laurie Berkner has released her first-ever Sing and Send karaoke app with the help of Two Tomatoes Records and Siena Entertainment. The app debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ Kids Music apps chart. Kids can sing and share their favorite Laurie Berkner Band songs on iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The app comes pre-loaded with three songs, and more song packs are available for purchase. [Read more...]

Little Airplane Productions Joins with Laurie Berkner

Little Airplane Productions and children’s music artist Laurie Berkner have joined together to develop the new animated preschool television series Sing It, Laurie!
Sing It, Laurie! follows a little girl named Laurie who loves to sing and play her purple guitar. Each episode features songs written by Laurie Berkner.
The Sing It, Laurie! educational curriculum was written by Dr. Christine Ricci and focuses on two core themes: creativity curiosity and music appreciation. In each 11-minute episode, Laurie will use music and singing to help her explore and understand her world.

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New DVD Release from The Laurie Berkner Band

Children won’t have long to wait until Party Day!, The Laurie Berkner Band’s second music video DVD, hits stores on July 26. The successful children’s music band can be seen regularly on the Nick Jr. channel as the band is continually featured on the series Jack’s Big Music Show. The band’s 2006 DVD, We Are…The Laurie Berkner Band, is a quadruple-platinum selling hit that solidified the band as children’s music stars.

Party Day! will be a musical adventure as Laurie (lead vocals, guitar), Susie Lampert (keyboards), Adam Berstein (bass) and Bobby Golden (drums/percussion) travel to a costume party, a birthday party, and a pajama party. The DVD also comes with a five-track bonus CD that features a new, acoustical version of the hit song “My Family.”

For information on 2011 tour dates, click here.

To sample a few of the new Party Day! tracks, click on the links below:

“Come On In”

“Where Is The Cake?”