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Barbara Bailey Hutchison is a delightful and dynamic singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner (“Best Musical Recording for Children”) who’s recorded 20 CDs, and performed three concerts at The White House. She's toured Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, and all 50 states. Her “Grab a Book” concert for K-5 students is a 50-60 minute, curriculum based, "dance in your seat, clap your hands, sing-a-long, very interactive event". Teachers and principals are continually amazed by how she is able to instantly connect with her young audiences and keep them engaged as she tucks in lessons in math, science, and language arts. Barbara encourages the students to reach beyond their limits. Her concerts are very light hearted, and loads of fun while emphasizing the importance of reading and the joy of exploring the library. There is willing and enthusiastic participation with nearly every song. One principal remarked, “I have witnessed many performing arts programs, hers was the finest!” Another said, “It’s the BEST assembly we’ve ever had.”