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Layla and the Bots are heading to the races! Colorful, stylish illustrations bring to life artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Madonna, plus bands such as The Beatles, The Clash, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam, all of whom have inspired countless boys and girls to become musicians over the past seventy years. Featuring magical, lush art by Camille Garoche, Pillowland carries readers away to a feather-fluffed dream world where bedtime is always a grand adventure. Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors - Based on the 1867 play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, set to Edvard Grieg’s musical masterpiece, author and music teacher Allison Flannery captures the wonder and imagination of childhood while also providing an age-appropriate, entertaining introduction to music theory and appreciation. Want to see 16 more A is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts - The Piano - “Happy” has had the world dancing ever since it first hit the airwaves, and now the irresistibly cheerful tune will come to life on the page with Pharrell Williams’s very first picture book! Here’s the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock ‘n’ roll and its king to the child in their lives. He didn’t own a good camera, didn’t know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. We welcome feedback, suggestions, additions, ... Harcourt Children's Books. It looks set to be a summer they will never forget! In this traditional nursery rhyme, a group of babies and their toy animal friends row merrily down the stream. She gave us examples at various age/grade levels and explained five very basic reasons why story books can be used in the music classroom: Hall, S. (2017). To make matters worse, Annie Lee’s friends ditched her over the summer. Drum Dream Girl: One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. But the story behind the song begins with Katharine herself, who pushed beyond conventional expectations of women to become an acclaimed writer, scholar, suffragist, and reformer. Take a cat-nap? Musical Mac - Tweet tweet! A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts round out this exciting adventure story. Just before a big show, Jasmine breaks her arm. Bursting with gorgeous illustrations that accompany the lyrics to this classic carol, the festive artwork and jolly characters capture all the merriment of the popular Yuletide tune. Now that film’s dazzling images – and its lighthearted, witty tale – is showcased in a glorious picture book sure to be savored by fans and readers of all ages. In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional “This Old Man” gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era’s best musicians take center stage. . Andrews' daughter and co-author Emma Walton Hamilton agrees, saying that music is "all about story.". Blossom Valley is hosting a go-kart race! A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll. The entire script is here, complete with song lyrics, stage directions, Cree vocabulary, and challenging tongue twisters to delight all ages. Frank quickly realizes there’s more to Nick than meets the eye. Readers of all ages are sure to shout “Encore!” when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music. Want to see books about movement and motion? With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. The Walkabout Orchestra - Try one of these prompts, selected from our writing contest archives and other literacy organizations. Can Kiki and her friends find a fun way to send their new furry friend home—and hang out with the Rays in the process? #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown makes his picture book debut with this mindful, humorous musical, and uniquely entertaining book! On board pages. His record player mysteriously plays his favorite songs, there’s shaving cream in the sink every morning, and the TV keeps flipping to the Duke basketball games he loved. Come on, we can’t be late! Soon he discovers a lonely rabbit playing his piano, and he joins in. Music! The Vietnam War rages overseas, the Beatles have catapulted into stardom, and twelve-year-old Rhode Island native Trudy Mixer is not thrilled with life. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!! From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy, comes a new board book called We Are Music that dives into the history of music. She went on to become the best-selling rhythm and blues singer of all time, and the first woman to be installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Classical, ragtime, blues, and jazz—George’s head was filled with a whole lot of razzmatazz! Tactile sandpaper musical notes illustrate each instrument’s output while creative words encourage kids to make the sounds for themselves. A Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager,” readers can follow key moments in Presley’s life, from his birth on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in the Deep South, to playing his first guitar in grade school, to being so nervous during a performance as a teenager that he starts shaking . Along the way, Aretha used her talents to fight for respect and equal rights along the way by refusing to perform for “whites only” audiences. . At night when everyone else is asleep, one artist sits awake–pencil in hand, stuck. On board pages. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. His music is pure magic, and Annie Lee hopes it might be the key to healing her broken heart. From the New York Times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Includes backmatter about the patterns in the book. But it took many years of tireless touring and recording until her hit record “Respect” finally brought her the acclaim she deserved. I Love Music has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six captivating sounds that introduces a familiar instrument to the reader. After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up. Layla and the Bots can’t wait for race day! For each letter of the alphabet, this clever book of rhymes presents a cross between an animal and a musical instrument. Where all the houses, the buildings, and the trees A record player’s arm, a speaker, some tape. With this luminous tale, Kate DiCamillo pairs with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer a timeless holiday gift. Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances’ steps. Will her song be able to help her friends too? Based on a song of outrageous rhymes, I Ate a Cicada Today is a humorous children’s picture book illustrated in ink and watercolor drawings. Colorful, stylish illustrations bring to life artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Madonna, plus bands such as The Beatles, The Clash, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam, all of whom have inspired countless boys and girls to become musicians over the past seventy years. With colorful illustrations and a new sound to discover on each page, both kids and parents will be entertained and engaged for hours. The alphabet is used as a device to introduce the vocabulary for a range of musical styles as... Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens. Pillowland - Brendan Kearney’s funny picture book will inspire kids who like to march to the beat of their own drum. No one wants him . In the Hall of the Mountain King - Want to see 6 more On Easter Sunday 1939, Marian Anderson performed at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of over 75,000 people. Short, fresh and fun essays present a broad array of musicians and their music - from Bach to... For kids into music, this title cant be beat! The Wheels on the Bus - Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the... Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills. But what happened after? This mash up of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Voice is a surefire storytime hit. Find a huge variety of new & used Children's Nonfiction Music Instruments books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Dark Was the Night: Blind Willie Johnson's Journey to the Stars. Frank thought her summer couldn’t get any worse–until big, weird, smelly Nick Underbridge rescues her from a bully, and she winds up at his house. A town built on a landfill. Frank must figure out how to help her new friend, the same way that he has helped her. Old Mac and Mrs. Mac are at it again! Based on the 1867 play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, set to Edvard Grieg’s musical masterpiece, author and music teacher Allison Flannery captures the wonder and imagination of childhood while also providing an age-appropriate, entertaining introduction to music theory and appreciation. Written in rhythmic prose with a bebop edge, this picture-book biography of Sonny Rollins’s journey to get his groove back will delight young and old fans alike. Yum, yum!” This picture book beautifully illustrates the familiar children’s song through watercolor, collage and graphic design. - CLANG! Lost and Found, What's that Sound? Presents the lyrics to the nursery rhyme along with illustrations featuring children acting out the motions indicated by the song. The Concert in the Park - What began as a successful Kickstarter campaign is now a must-have for rockers of all ages! Young readers will delight in the charming art, jazzy text, and in pulling the five sturdy pull tabs to make the different animals bounce, shake and bop as they dance to the Hippoppta Hula, Gator Mashed Patater, and more! Includes author’s note, timeline, and bibliography. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2014, “Happy” hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, and has topped the charts in more than seventy-five countries worldwide. Dance - Handsome illustrations of Shange's evocative poem, "Mood Indigo," pay homage to the many African... Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King. Pirates from across the seven seas are gathering for the greatest of pirate competitions. Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time! Laurie Berkner, “the queen of children’s music” (People), pairs the lyrics of her beloved hit with Camille Garoche’s gentle illustrations in this winning bedtime picture book—a must-have for fans of Laurie’s music and all things soft and sweet. Buy Musical styles & genres books from today. Browse Children's & Young Adult Fiction > Music eBooks to read online or download in EPUB or PDF format on your mobile device and PC. Every day, Hosea takes the Number 42 bus into the city to play his shiny brass saxophone—and to hopefully earn enough money. This is the inspiring, true story of two incredibly talented women who came together to help each other shine like the stars that they are. Enter Chris Raschka, an opera goer himself. In book 5 of the Major Eights series, Jasmine breaks her arm just when the Major Eights have a big show coming up. are made of fluffy pillows that are soft as they can be. Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. Illustrator Leonard Jenkins’s remarkable illustrations recreate a bygone era and pay tribute to remarkable real-life people and a magical moment in modern history. It is fun for little ones, because it can help them see that they can make music in many different ways. After relocating to New York City and signing a record deal, Aretha relentlessly pursued her dream of stardom. She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) - Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. I know a place, a kingdom far away, Appealing illustrations, information on his breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Mozart left his mark on humanity. . Fortunately for Willie, the music saved him and brought him back into the light. The Vietnam War rages overseas, the Beatles have catapulted into stardom, and twelve-year-old Rhode Island native Trudy Mixer is not thrilled with life. With 16 buttons to push and hear, kids will love listening to the sounds of Mozart and the different instruments as they follow along with the story. I get by with a little help from my friends… In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul.”. On board pages. When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson. Presents the lyrics to the nursery rhyme along with illustrations featuring children acting out the motions indicated by the song. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. . Includes backmatter about the patterns in the book. Simple activities for parents and kids to do together to build reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. An ensemble of friendly fruit characters sing about their diversity of colors, shapes, and sizes. His return to music was an interesting journey–with a long detour on the Williamsburg Bridge. A town built on a landfill. Laurel Long’s unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come. Sundays are June’s favorite days because she gets to spend it with Mommy, Daddy, and her brother, Troy. This book is bursting with cars, buses, planes, trains, trucks, diggers—and many more Things That Go. This time, these DIY-happy farmers wield a host of noisy tools—from hammers to sanders, and even a blowtorch—to soup up their rusty old fishing boat. The colorful illustrations and text display many different instruments, and little one's will learn to say "encore!" Bonus: parents of sensitive children will appreciate that this book has a kinder ending than the original. A clever new spin on “Old MacDonald,” this fun book explores the popular trend of urban farming. To celebrate the anniversary, Paul O. Zelinsky has created an all-new cover featuring twenty five, hidden 25s. In 1958, photographer Art Kane gathered up a who’s who of jazz musicians on a New York City... Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Go on a musical adventure with the adorable dog, Poppy, and learn about Vivaldi as he listens to favorite sounds from the great composer with his friend Enzo. An Author’s Note explains how Blasi learned about Hosea Taylor (1948-2016), and what compelled her to write his story. Determined to regain her social status and prove herself to her father, Trudy looks toward the biggest thing happening worldwide: the Beatles. books about music and songs as books Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Grow a Reader! After a disastrous audition, can Pippa nd a way to smash her stage fright before the VIP concert? Poor Squirrel has lost his drum, Elephant has lost her piano, and Bat has lost his entire band! Back matter includes an afterword, a discography, a bibliography, and a fascinating list of song influences. You'll be creating your own "text sets" — collections of texts focused on a specific topic, such as music and musicians. Illustrations in blues and grays combine with words to flow across the pages of this handsome... Hansen is a 10-year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Parents and children will find themselves exploring this volume together, savoring delightful details and funny surprises on every page. Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Baby and his song gets better and louder, but she still sees reminders him. A chance, he can think of to win the race Deborah tells... Helps children build background knowledge, vocabulary, and his song gets better and louder but. 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