"Dig Into Reading" with Award-Winning Songwriter James Coffey

James Coffey, who's music is featured on many popular DVDs such as CAT Power, I Love Big Machines and John Deere's Earth Mover Action (video), will bring a fun-filled musical adventure to your library. Dance and sing along as we journey through-out the world digging and exploring ancient Egypt, planting seeds, dancing with dinosaurs and working with those BIG machines that love to dig into everything!

Songs include Dig Into Reading, Can You Dig It?, I'm A Little Seed, The Raindrops Fall, Bunny Hop, Egyptian Adventure, Dance Like A Dinosaur, I Love Big Machines, and many more.

Click on the titles below to hear samples!

James' songs have been featured in numerous construction DVDs and books including Caterpillar's "Big, Bigger and Biggest Trucks & Diggers."

James has been performing summer reading programs for many years. Including over 80 branches of the Chicago Public Library as well as libraries in Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa and various libraries big and small across the country.

"Thank you so much for the great shows last Saturday. I'm still floating about how many people attended. Can't remember when that has ever happened on a Saturday in February!"
- Sarah McCarville, Youth Services Coordinator, Grand Rapids Public Library

"James Coffey combines music and learning in a way that is magical for kids of all ages. While they romp and stomp the audience is also engaged in learning lessons about history, animals and the world around them. This program is age-appropriate and delightful with tons of kid appeal. This is a perfect program if you want your kids to be up and dancing, rollicking and having a truly memorable music experience!"
- Elizabeth McChesney, Director, Chicago Public Library

"Jim's music was perfect for us! The kids and parents danced and had a great time! It was one of the best performances we’ve had. Our members call and ask when he'll perform again!"
- Tiffany Garner, Events Associate, Detroit Zoo

"A solid addition to any public library collection."
- Booklist

"Coffey is an accomplished one-man show..."
- School Library Journal

"Like the best music of our time…transcends gender, genre and generations."
- Pulse Magazine, Tower Records

"…The songs fire your child’s imagination…"
- Sesame Street Parent Magazine

"…you can’t help but want to get on board for this musical trip."
- Chicago Tribune

"Coffey’s assured and enthusiastic singing makes this an enjoyable, upbeat outing.”
- Publisher’s Weekly

Awards & Honors
• Parents' Choice Award
• NAPPA Award
• iParent Award
• Children's Music Web Award
• Sesame Street Parent Magazine "Editor's Choice"
• Creative Child Magazine "CD of the Year"

10% of all proceeds from CD, DVD and merchandise sales goes right back to your local library!

James Coffey - Award Winning Family Music Performer
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Not your library's theme this year? No problem! James has custom designed shows around every theme imaginable! Splash into the ocean, take a train ride, soar into outer space, travel back in time or visit with the creatures around you. Contact us today and find out how you can have a great musical adventure for your summer reading program!