Our shows are based on Booksicals’ beloved children’s book series. Using music, dance and theater to bring picture books to life on stage or in the classroom, Picture Book Musicals engage students in social and emotional learning through the arts.
Picture Books Theater Kit
For 3rd – 6th grade
- Script – Downloadable
Sing-Along Musical Tracks
Performance Musical Tracks
Full Audio Book with songs
Piano Vocal Score
Licensing Fee (Unlimited performances)
Artwork (pdf of illustrated book for backdrops)
One Picture book for school library
Classroom Arts Enrichment Kit
For K- 3rd grade
Picture Book Musical Theater Kit Plus:
Instructional Dance Video
Teacher’s Classroom Enrichment Guide
Social Emotional Learning Guide
What is unique about our shows for kids?
- 10-25 minute shows
- Stage individually or as a series of vignettes
- Promote themes and values for social and personal growth
The Story Behind Booksicals
Booksicals was founded in 2007 by Los Angeles children’s author and musical theater composer Susan Chodakiewitz. “My mission to unlock the power of a child’s vivid imaginations led me to create picture books that kids could also perform and sing.”
As a frequent presenter at schools Susan discovered something important. “In all my school presentations I brought costumes and props for the kids to role play. Kids were so enthusiastic to become characters from the book and bring the story to life. With all the “theatrical” excitement that kids felt at my presentations I realized that I need to provide kids with a tool to perform the books for their school.” With the release of Picture Book Musical Performance Kits Booksicals provides teachers and kids with the tools to put on their own Picture Book Musical shows for the whole school.
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 love, Booksicals 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.