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Jim Gill's latest recording is filled with 14 new and original musical games: sing-alongs, clap-alongs, jump-alongs and finger plays. These songs will fill your family room, classroom circle time or library story time with more of the energizing and joyous music play that folks have come to expect from Jim Gill!

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Jim Gill

Jim Gill is an author and musician with unique credentials among children's artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's books and recordings is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.

Over the years Jim's CDs and books have received 5 awards from the American Library Association -the same organization that famously grants the Caldecott and Newberry Awards.

Jim travels throughout the country leading family "read-along/sing-along" concerts at reading festivals and literacy events. He also speaks to early childhood educators and librarians at conferences and training sessions about the many connections between music, play and literacy.

A SOUP OPERA, Jim's most recent book release, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book was named a 2010 Notable Children's Book and Recording by the American Library Association.

You can find more information about Jim's recordings and books as well as information on how to contact Jim regarding a visit for a family concert or professional training event at www.jimgill.com

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