Children's Books and Musicals for Kids

Children’s Book or Musical? It’s a Booksical!

Reading isn’t just for sitting still anymore! Booksicals, a children’s book publisher in Los Angeles offers an exciting way to get kids reading, moving, singing and performing.  With beautifully illustrated books and fun characters that kids loveBooksicals picture books, musical soundtracks and read-to-me ebooks are fun to read, sing along with, dance to, and great for interactive story-time.

Children love to pretend, and play is a key part of early childhood development.  Booksicals wants to get kids away from sitting at their computers and digital tablets. Booksicals aims to GET KIDS MOVING. Our books, ebooks and musical plays for kids trigger creativity, encourage team work, and stimulate the brain through music, art and movement.   These delightful picture books provides kids with a fun way to act out their favorite stories, sing songs and put on their own picture book shows.

Learn about our Picture Book Musicals School Theater Program For K-6 

Picture Book Musicals Theater Program takes reading off the page and onto the stage.  Bring Booksicals book  to life on stage with our downloadable Theater Kits. Each theater kit comes with a downloadable soundtrack,  script, directors guide and digital  art work for back drops or posters. Everything you need to put on your next creative and exciting picture book based school play. Whether it’s recreating on stage the unlikely friendship between Wobegon and Mildred or the search for The Alphabet Thief, Booksicals Picture Book Musicals provides a theatrical opportunity for kids of all talents to become part of the stories they love.



Children's Books Los Angeles

Wobegon & Mildred

Mr Snoozle's Exquisite eggs

The Alphabet Thief

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 Read a Booksical!   Hear a Booksical!    Sing a Booksical!
Perform a Booksical!    

Bring Arts, Theater and Music to Your Classroom

Children’s book + Music + Songs+ Role Play  =  Creative Fun in the Classroom.

If you are a teacher looking for exciting, fun and interactive arts, music and theater enhancement for your classroom consider adding Booksicals to your teaching tool box.
Story hour is more exciting when the classroom becomes a stage.

Put on a Picture Book Musical At Your School

Booksicals School Theater Kits are a teacher’s best friend!

If you’re tired of holding bake or chocolate sales, try ticket sales. A Picture Book Musical performance by kids makes an excellent fundraiser or special event! Putting on a Picture Book Musical play with our Theater Kits is easy for teachers and fun for kids. Our theater kits provide all you need to put on a show. Put on a show with as few as 4 kids and as many as a full classroom. Visit our page: Picture Book Musicals for Kids to learn how.

All you’re missing is the curtain rising and a cashbox for ticket sales.

Want to sell some story-inspired totes or books too? Order from our shop and sell them at the performance.  Need help getting organized? We’re just an email away – or contact us via our contact page — no matter where you are.

Need children’s books in Spanish? Click here!

Sensory Reading Workshops for Classrooms

We provide classroom workshops using music, performance, movement, and sensory games that make reading a “5-senses experience” .

What does that mean?

At a Booksicals workshop in your classroom, kids will be engaged in story-time with all their senses.  They will get up and move, dance, role play, and they will learn to use their sense of touch, taste, hearing and sight to enhance the story experience. We do  interactive tea ceremonies, make recipes, do art projects and play sensory games to engage the senses.
Quote from Los Angeles Booksicle CEO and author

Be a Business or Corporate Parnter with Booksicals

Too many children live in homes without books. The impact on their future is drastic.
Booksicals is committed to developing business partnerships in the Los Angeles area to support early childhood literacy and bring our programs to under served schools and communities.  We welcome the opportunity to work with corporations, small business, non-profits, early childhood advocates and activists.

We’re available to help design programs that share our love of books and reading with every child in our community. Contact us to make your business or organization a “FRIEND of READING”


Sensory Reading Experience: Stimulating Brain Development

Booksicals offer more than a bedtime story. Written by Los Angeles author and educator Susan Chodakiewitz, these picture books offer a sensory play experience that studies have shown to be a key component in early childhood development.

Interactive storytelling isn’t just child’s play – kids are building brain function.

Sensory play is highly regarded by scholars in early child development. When kids use touch, taste, sight, smell and sound to experience the world, the brain benefits are huge:

  • Builds neural pathways in the brain
  • Develops cognitive skills, problem solving, motor skills
  • Supports healthy social interactions
  • Encourages creativity
  • Builds a love of reading and writing

The National Association for the Education of Young Children says literacy begins with the spoken word. We certainly agree, and  we believe that singing, dancing and role play enhances learning, memory, sensory synapses!

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Children understand words long before they can read them. Parents who talk around their babies add about 1000 words an hour!

When children are read to at home, it’s a big boost for their vocabulary. Plus having books in the home is directly connected to a child’s interest in reading later in life.

Children love acting out Booksicals

Booksicals are a pleasure to read and own. The illustrations are adorable, the character’s engaging, the stories sometimes poignant, sometimes funny but always relatable. Like our books? Please take a second and add your review.

Our Los Angeles children’s bookstore is always open online!

Buy your favorite in paperback or eBook. Also available in Spanish.

Who Needs a Booksical?

  • Childcare Facilities: Booksicals are ready-made group activities for sensory play!
  • Schools: Use Booksicals books and musicals to supplement core curriculum subjects such as spanish, movement, language arts, music, drama.
  • Teachers: Perfect drama project by kids for kids for your next school play. Affordable too!
  • Parents: Have a child who can’t sit still long enough to read? Read a book and act it out!
  • Summer Camps:  Perform a  show with Picture Book Musical Theater Kits!
  • Every Child: Kids who read at an early age are more likely to succeed in school.

We’re a Los Angeles children’s bookstore but Booksicals play well anywhere!

Looking for a Great Children’s Gift?

Parents, grandparents – anyone with a special child in their lives, Booksicals offers a sweet combo.

  1. Order a Booksical for the Kindle – or paperback if you prefer.
  2. Download your free soundtrack
  3. Get a custom Take-a-Book-to-Bed pillow or book-specific tote!

Workshops in Los Angeles

We’re happy to come to your school or childcare facility to conduct a Sensory Reading Experience workshop. We know how hard teachers work – we’re happy to help. Booksicals are out of the box activities. Performed by kids or by adults for kids!

Contact us.


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A booksical is a picture book brought to life as a children's musical. Kids can read a booksical as a book, sing along to the booksical ebook, or act out the story. Booksicals can be performed for or by kids as school projects or children's theater. Whether you are searching online, or at a children's book store in Los Angeles, booksicals present a great solution to inspiring the minds of young people.