"The Secret of my Success - Bart Hopkin" | Child's Play Music. A blog review of 3 fantastic books that will teach you everything you need to know about making musical instruments from junk, recycled and simple materials. Not toys: these are instruments that WORK, sound fabulous, won't cost a fortune and are incredibly easy to make. Bart Hopkin's books are essential reading for anyone working with young children.
"Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan," written by Mary Williams and illustrated by Gregory Christie is based off of the true events of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. The story tells the reader about the war breaking out in the Sudan and how a young group of boys lead by Garang must survive and make it safely to a refugee came in Ethiopia. Soon they are chased back by continued warfare. In the end they are told they will be starting a new life in the United States. Ages 7+