Barry Louis Polisar is an author and songwriter who writes children's music and numerous children's books, poems and stories. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe as a visiting author in schools and libraries. He is a five-time Parents' Choice Award winner and has performed in The White House, The Smithsonian and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader, has starred in an Emmy Award-winning television show for children and has been featured regularly on The Learning Channel.
Polisar works with literacy groups, media specialists, reading teachers and Title I programs in the schools and has won a Special Library Recognition Award for his "ability to communicate with and excite children to read."
Polisar's song "All I Want Is You" was featured during the opening credits of Jason Reitman's film Juno. This song is also currently featured on the National Lottery (United Kingdom) advert for Lotto.
Polisar's TV show Field Trip won two Emmy Awards in its first season.
Polisar's recordings have won four (4) different Parents' Choice Awards.
Numerous Children's Music Web Awards for Best Children's Recording, Best New Song, and Best "Classic" recording.
Polisar's book Insect Soup won a Parents' Guide Award for Outstanding Children's Books.
Polisar's Scrapbook video won a National Media Gold Award and an award from the Coalition on Quality Children's Recordings.
Two Maryland State Artist Awards.
Polisar's recording of Old Dogs, New Tricks was named "one of the twenty best Children's Recordings of all time" in The American Library Association's Children's Jukebox and Award Hall of Fame.
Maryland Library Association's Special Recognition Award for his "contributions on behalf of children of all ages" for his "ability to communicate with children and excite them to read."
Old Enough To Know Better
A Little Different
Naughty Songs for Boys & Girls
Old Dogs, New Tricks
I Eat Kids and Other Songs for Rebellious Children
My Brother Thinks He's a Banana and other Provocative Songs for Children
Captured Live and in the Act
Songs for Well Behaved Children
Stanley Stole My Shoelace and Rubbed it in His Armpit and Other Songs My Parents Won't Let Me Sing
Off-Color Songs for Kids
A Little Less Noise
Don't Do That
The Trouble With Ben
Snakes! and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them
The Snake Who Was Afraid of People
The Haunted House Party
Dinosaurs I Have Known
Noises From Under the Rug
Telling the Story: A Passover Haggadah Explained
Stolen Man: The Story of the Amistad Rebellion