Children Books

Fire and Steel
The story is about a boy who sees a steel band, endangered by fire.
By Judy Stone
   
Ping Pong P-Pan
Mysterious sounds come from the shed where the school's steel pans are stored.
By Barbara Applin
   
PanMan presents The Sweet Sound of Steel
The story begins in the 1930s on the twin sister Caribbean islands known as Trinidad and Tobago. In the tiny city of Port of Spain, a ten-year-old boy named Winston loves beating his biscuit tin, but his mother doesn't like all the noise. Find out what Winston discovers about the soul of Carnival in The Sweet Sound of Steel.
Story book by Tarquin Lougheide
Ages 2-8
   
PanMan presents The Sweet Sound of Steel
Carnival Colouring Book
by Tarquin Lougheide
   
The Steel Pan Man of Harlem
A mysterious man appears in Harlem and promises to rid
the city of its rats by playing the steel pan.
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Number of Pages: 32
   
Boy Boy and the Magic Drum
One day Boy Boy is wandering about at a garbage site in T&T when he stumbles across an old man making music on a discarded oil drum from The Factory, and he marvels at the incredible sounds emanating from this piece of steel!
By Machel Montano HD
   
Pan Round Pan Round
A Steel Drum Curriculum for Elementary Schools
By Barbara Porter
   
Melodies for The Mini C Pan Melodies for the Mini C Pan
A compilation of traditional and popular songs for the Mini C Pan.
Includes scores and CD
Scores by Merle Albino DeCoteau
Steelpan played by Dane Gulston
   
Pandemonium Rules! Pandemonium Rules!
Orff Arrangements of Steelband Music
Features authentic steel band pieces scored for Orff instruments. The authors join forces with Pandemonium Steel Band to bring you the sound, the sense and the excitement of pan for your Orff-based music classroom.
by Deborah Fischer Teason and Gage Averill
   
Read a book with pan Read A Book With Steel Pan
by Yoshio Machida
   
Caribbean Carnival (basic) Caribbean Carnival (Basic)
World Rhythms for Kids. History, geography, culture, music and instruments of Trinidad. Fun facts, activities and play-along CD with two versions (slow/fast). Comes with book, CD and a melody leadsheet for 4 songs.
By Phil Hawkins
   
Caribbean Carnival (steelband starter kit) Caribbean Carnival (Steelband Starter Kit)
World Rhythms for Kids. History, geography, culture, music and instruments of Trinidad. Fun facts, activities and play-along CD with two versions (slow/fast). Comes with book, CD and full score, piano and percussion parts plus two copies of each pan part for 4 songs.
By Phil Hawkins
   
The Magic Steelpan The Adventures of the Magic Steelpan
How Grandpa Conks Got His Name.
By Leeanna Williams
   
Steel Drumming at the Apollo Steel Drumming at the Apollo The Road to Super Top Dog.
A photo-essay following the members of the Hamilton Hill Steel Band. Incl. CD, by Trish Marx
   
The Steel Band The Steel Band
A review of stelband music in schools, and the history of pan
by John Bartholomew
   
The History of the Steel Band The History of the Steel Band
Includes the CD 'Live Nice' of the Swiss Steelband Sterling's Angels.
By Verna Wilkins and Michael La Rose
   
The Steel Band The Steel Band
Stage 3 First Phonics.
Enables children to practise phonics whilst learning to read.
By Roderick Hunt
   
  Elementary School Steelband:
A Curriculum and Instructional Plan for Canadian Schools

by Francine L. Morin
PDF download offered by ERIC
   
  Man to Pan
A Cycle of Poems to be performed with Drums and Steelpans
by John Agard