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"Here is a splendid book for all the senses. The illustrations are lively and delightful." ~Eric Carle
- Eric Carle


"What a delicious combination of talents: lyrics, music, and facts all together. This one is earmarked for my twin granddaughters who are just
the right age for it." ~Jane Yolen
- Jane Yolen


My Bodyworks is a terrific book-CD combination that succeeds in being entertaining first and informative second. The songs reminded me a lot of the very best of Joe Raposo’s music for the early “Sesame Street” shows. My Bodyworks is an outstanding way to introduce younger kids to some basic biological concepts, and the book’s delightful illustrations provide fine accompaniment to the memorable lyrics.

~Kathy O’Connell, host of the Peabody-award-winning Kid’s Corner
MetroKids Magazine, Sound Off July 2005
- MetroKids Magazine


My Bodyworks makes learning about the human body fun. . The cheerful piano-propelled melodies and witty lyrics are complemented by vibrant multi-ethnic illustrations. The Schoenbergs are particularly adept at
matching the sound of their songs to a given corporeal function: a lub-dub bass rhythm drives the cardiac ode “Keep the Beat, ”while the meet-your-lungs number “Inhale, Exhale” takes its tempo from the natural rhythm of breathing. While all of the songs are a cinch to sing along with, the biggest crowd-pleaser will most likely be the matter-of-fact “Everyone Passes Gas,” an airy tutorial that is more tuneful than toot-ful.

~Moira McCormick, FamilyFun Magazine November 2005
- FamilyFun Magazine


This gem gets the kids hooked with good songwriting and music production and slips in the educational values… And the songs are great. The human body is often difficult for children to understand and appreciate…Jane and Steven help children understand the body through the use of songs. Accurate and fun facts fill “My Bodyworks,” and the book includes kid-friendly drawings with simple explanations of the body.

~Fred Koch, award-winning music educator, children’s musician and producer.
Chicago Parent Magazine, Kid Culture Music November 2005
- Chicago Parent Magazine


"Great tunes by the Schoenbergs and super illustrations by Cynthia Fisher make this fun, informative book and CD a must have. I learned more about my body in 34 minutes than I've learned in 56 years, and the knowledge that everyone passes gas makes me look at super-models in a different way!"

~John Wood, Kidzmusic.com
- Kidzmusic.com


2006 National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) and Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Book - NSTA


2006 Kids Radio Mania Family Favorite Awards
BEST ALBUM
1st Place Winner
AWARD REVIEWER COMMENTS
“My Bodyworks is one of the most clever and entertaining concept albums ever written for children. Using a variety of musical styles and engaging lyrics, the album is not only fun to sing along with but teaches children about their bodies, from bones to hair to even having gas! It is highly recommended for the whole family.”
http://www.kdpsradio.com/kidsradio/family_fave_awards.html
- Kids Radio Mania


2005 Fall Parents’ Choice Recommended Award - Parents' Choice


2005 Children’s Music Web Award for Best Educational Recording for Young Children - Children’s Music Web


Discography

My Bodyworks, Book and CD published by Crocodile Books, USA 2005.

Three Days In May, Solo Piano Improvisations, Quabbin Records, 1984

Pianoworks, Solo Piano Improvisations, Quabbin Records, 1982

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Bio

STEVEN SCHOENBERG
Composer - Pianist

Steven Schoenberg has composed songs for Sesame Street, scored animations for the Children's Television Workshop, and short films for ZOOM. Schoenberg has also composed, recorded, and produced music for children's books and cassettes for Knopf, Random House and Scholastic, Inc.

Schoenberg is a very active film and TV composer. His recent TV scores include PCWorld’s Digital Duo, a PBS series that airs in June of 2005 and Farmingville, a documentary, which opened the 2004 season of the PBS series POV on June 22, 2004. Farmingville won the Special Jury Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where Schoenberg was a panelist for the 2004 Filmmakers’ and Composers’ Forum. He has scored many Emmy award winning films for the PBS documentary series NOVA and Smithsonian World and the International Emmy Award winning God Fights Back for People's Century Series. Schoenberg also scored the Emmy nominated The Hermitage, A Russian Odyssey, a three-part series produced by PBS, as well as a Sundance Film Festival nominee entitled An Act Of Conscience, aired on HBO/CINEMAX and The Sundance Channel.

Schoenberg’s theater works include the first reading of the musical The Independent produced by CAP 21 in New York City, in October of 2004. Based on the cult film, “The Independent”, the book and lyrics are written by Steven Scott Smith. Goodspeed Opera House produced the first reading of Haunted with book and lyrics by Diane Seymour, in 2003, and CAP 21 will produce an additional reading in July 2005. He composed the music for a song cycle with the American poet and biographer, Paul Mariani. Two stage readings were produced by The York Theatre Company, New York City in 2002. Stout of Heart, a musical funded by The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Smith College Theatre Department, was produced in 1990 by the 1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin: A New Musical, was produced in 1983 by University of Massachusetts, Theater in the Works. It's 11:59, a musical revue with book and lyrics by Edward Eliscu, was produced in 1980 at the White Barn Theater, Westport, CT.

Schoenberg’s chamber works have been performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. In June of 2005, his piece, Reflections, for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, commissioned by The 1794 Meetinghouse Performing Arts Center, New Salem, MA, will be performed. During the 1980’s and ‘90’s, his skills as a concert piano improvisational artist earned him a great deal of respect throughout the United States. Schoenberg’s recordings include the highly acclaimed Pianoworks and Three Days in May for Quabbin Records. His popular songs have been recorded in the United States, Canada and Japan. In March 2005, Crocodile Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., published My Bodyworks, a children’s hardcover audio book with CD of 12 songs, by Steven and Jane Schoenberg. Check out www.learnwithabeat.com for more info about My Bodyworks.

Jane Schoenberg
Author, Educator

Jane Schoenberg has worked extensively with young children, parents and teachers for over twenty years. Designing creative educational programming for children, she has worked in the field of developing dramatic arts, writing and music to enhance children’s cognitive, emotional and social development. By using creative arts as a tool to empower children in their learning process, she provided opportunities to grow through interactive story telling, creative writing, theater and song.

Jane holds a degree in elementary and special education from Lesley College, in Cambridge, MA and has worked with special needs children, designing and implementing educational programs. She has also been a Developmental Educator, and has worked as an Early Intervention Specialist assessing the developmental needs of infants to three-year-olds. Jane has consulted as a Conflict Resolution Specialist in school settings with children and teachers implementing techniques in the art of communication, problem solving, diversity, cooperation, self-esteem and building community.

Jane commits much of her time to writing children’s literature and has collaborated with her husband, Steven Schoenberg, on several musical endeavors, including choral pieces, songs and commercials. You can hear her narrations of Scholastic Book and Cassette’s Town Mouse, Country Mouse and The Mighty Santa Fe. Jane and Steven’s new book with CD of 12 songs, entitled My Bodyworks, is published by Crocodile Books, March 2005. Check ou www.learnwithabeat.com for more about My Bodyworks.