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Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, Rich paintings in limited colors convey the power of a people and a piece of their history. Clayton Byrd adores his grandfather, loves the jazz Cool Papa plays with the other bluesmen in Two very different high school students discover a mutual appreciation for writing songs for the Experience the explosion of color and movement of jazz as you pulsate with its beat in a vibrant Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling.
Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson For kids into music, this title cant be beat! From inspiring profiles of key Maker musicians, to Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute Hansen is a year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota.
She's long exhausted the Ten-year-old Cadence Mariah Jolley is surrounded by music. She inherited a beautiful voice from Build on what you're learning together through books with these family-friendly activities, experiments, and crafts. Give kids a chance to flex their writing muscles all summer long. Try one of these prompts, selected from our writing contest archives and other literacy organizations. Simple activities for parents and kids to do together to build reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Read online or print the PDF. Spoken word. Julie Andrews says that "everything about singing is about spoken word" and that it's all about the meaning of the lyrics for her.
Andrews' daughter and co-author Emma Walton Hamilton agrees, saying that music is "all about story. Bringing Celia Cruz to life on paper. Illustrator Rafael Lopez talks about how he used a poetic approach to express the vibrant personality of Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz. Skip to main content. Children's books and activities Music and Musicians Many kids love to sing, write songs, play music, and even create their own homemade instruments.
Age Level: years old Print List. Bats in the Band By: Brian Lies Age Level: years old When the bats awaken from winter hibernation, not only do their stomachs grumble, they are Ben's Trumpet By: Rachel Isadora Age Level: years old Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but he plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the Drum City By: Thea Guidone Age Level: years old A young boy begins banging on pots and pans in his front yard, enticing other children to join She and her father attend a Let's Play! By: Gabriel Alborozo Age Level: years old From the tinkling tones of the tiny piccolo to the majesty of the grand piano or the deep When they Musical Instruments Series By: Xist Publishing Age Level: years old Describes instruments, their parts, the different types, and how they are played.
Peter and the Wolf By: Chris Raschka, Sergei Prokofiev Age Level: years old Retells the orchestral fairy tale in which a boy ignores his grandfather's warnings and captures Punk Farm By: Jarrett J. Krosoczka Age Level: years old At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments The Orchestra Pit By: Johanna Wright Age Level: years old Even though the green-spotted snake wanders into the wrong pit — an orchestra pit — he takes the He grew up to become the Mamba King to whose music people Uptown By: Bryan Collier Age Level: years old Join a boy as he takes you uptown to introduce his Harlem home, filled with excitement, sounds, A community in need of hope.
A girl with a dream. A man with a Bremen Town Musician By: Jacob Grimm Age Level: years old This is the classic tale of four beleaguered animals—a donkey who can no longer work, a hound Can You Hear It? Pictures set the scene for the music, and He was able to overcome huge Harlem By: Walter Dean Myers Age Level: years old Experienced readers will enjoy this stunning and sophisticated visit to Harlem in word and image M Is for Music By: Kathleen Krull Age Level: years old The alphabet is used as a device to introduce the vocabulary for a range of musical styles as He just sat on his front steps and Moses Goes to a Concert By: Isaac Millman Age Level: years old Moses and his schoolmates, all deaf, attend a concert where the orchestra's percussionist is Putter's neighbor, Mrs.
Teaberry, decides that they should join a band, but finding the Music for Mr. But when she accidentally knocks the lonely moon Play, Mozart, Play! Ordover Age Level: years old From a poor girl who had "a dancing beat in her feet ever since she was a bitty girl" But when Tina The Piano By: William Miller Age Level: years old A young girl's love for music leads her to a job in the home of an older woman who teaches her Tuba Lessons By: T.
Bartlett Age Level: years old While walking through the woods on his way to his tuba lesson, a boy becomes sidetracked by all When Grandmama Sings By: Margaree King Mitchell Age Level: years old Belle goes with her talented grandmother on a singing tour during a time of racial segregation Blues Journey By: Walter Dean Myers Age Level: years old Rich paintings in limited colors convey the power of a people and a piece of their history.
Dreambender By: Ronald Kidd Age Level: years old In a world where dreambenders manipulate dreams in order to remove emotions both negative and Guitar Notes By: Mary Amato Age Level: years old Two very different high school students discover a mutual appreciation for writing songs for the Jazz By: Walter Dean Myers Age Level: years old Experience the explosion of color and movement of jazz as you pulsate with its beat in a vibrant By: Robert Levine Age Level: years old Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor The Flute By: Rachna Gilmore Age Level: years old Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute The Secret Life of Ms.
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By Alexandra Diaz. Dactyl Hill Squad. Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup. By Daniel Jose Older. Lively graphic novel offers smart-girl adventures in space. By Molly Brooks. Sci-fi space adventure off to a high-flying start. By Brandon Sanderson. How Are You? Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends. By Angela Dominguez. Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions. By Pat Mora. Vivid picture book traces rock star's humble Mexican roots. By Michael James Mahin. Science-rich picture bio tracks first "small step" on moon. By Brad Meltzer.
The Season of Styx Malone. Heartwarming story of friendship and adventure. By Kekla Magoon. Monstrous Devices. Toy robots come to life in fun, creepy European adventure. By Damien Love. Lu: Track, Book 4. Heartfelt ending to award-winning series on sports and life. By Jason Reynolds. Construction Site on Christmas Night. Hardworking trucks get perfect gifts in sweet bedtime tale. By Sherri Duskey Rinker. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga. Warm celebration of Cherokee families' year-round gratitude.
By Traci Sorell. Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice. Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7. Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment. By Shannon Messenger.
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Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale. By Kenneth Oppel. All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. Little sister finds way to contribute in warm holiday story. By Emily Jenkins. A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer. By Grace Lin.
Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together. By Neil Patrick Harris. Love Like Sky. Moving story of girl adjusting to being in blended family. By Leslie C. Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2. Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue. By Marissa Meyer. Merry Christmas, Little Elliot. Elliot and Mouse bring a lonely girl cheer in warm tale. By Mike Curato. By Marsha Diane Arnold. Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes. By Christopher Healy. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish. Boy searches for dad, finds cultural roots in moving tale.
By Pablo Cartaya. Five Feet Apart. Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch. Vampire learns the meaning of family in funny holiday tale. By Ethan Long. Be Kind.
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Warm story shows big impact of simple acts of kindness. By Pat Zietlow Miller. More Than a Princess. Fast-paced adventure of princess who breaks the mold. Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level. STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book. By Jackson Pearce. Fantasy sequel fueled by action, humor, zombie elves.
Charming fantasy of misfit girl casts a magical spell. By Jessica Townsend. Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide. By Vashti Harrison. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown. Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment. By Jeff Kinney. The House in Poplar Wood. Teens bond, match wits with Death in riveting tale. Compelling, engaging, and nuanced biography of Honest Abe. By Teri Kanefield. Vampirina in the Snow. Vampire girl gives tips on how to have wintry fun outdoors. By Anne Marie Pace. Funny look at mom who gets addicted to selfies.
By Jamie Lee Curtis. What's the Big Deal About Elections. Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA. By Ruby Shamir. Inspiring memoir of trailblazing Latina rocket scientist. By Sylvia Acevedo. Small Spaces. Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart. By Katherine Arden. Boy saves animals and his family in fun environmental tale.
By Carl Hiaasen. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective. By Kiersten White. Construction Cat. Mom cat leads construction crew in fun, fresh work tale. By Barbara Odanaka. Mary Poppins. Gorgeous art, spare text in picture book version of classic. Companion book to Norse mythology series best for fans. By Rick Riordan. Wonderfully candid, body-positive tips to inspire girls. By Marawa Ibrahim. Authentic, nuanced tale of Brooklyn boy has lots of heart.
By Torrey Maldonado. New intrigue in action-packed, African-influenced fantasy. By Tochi Onyebuchi. Saving Winslow. Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk. By Sharon Creech. Tween's humor lifts story about grief, physical injury. By Antony John.
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Carmela Full of Wishes. Sweet, poignant story of young girl from immigrant family. Start Now! You Can Make a Difference. Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better. By Chelsea Clinton. Louisiana's Way Home. Harrowing, heartfelt, funny tale of '70s Southern tween. By Kate DiCamillo.
Nate Expectations. Theater kid blossoms in new role in sweet homecoming tale. By Tim Federle. Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message. By Alan Gratz. Girl invents a painting machine in fun story of engineering. By Andrea Beaty. Brave but heavy-handed look at racism and deaf life.
By Alex Gino. Bluecrowne: A Greenglass House Story. Engaging fantasy adventure trades ghosts for magic. By Kate Milford. Analee, In Real Life. Fake-relationship comedy is fun for romance fans. By Janelle Milanes. Gripping disaster novel imagines California without water. By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman. A Parade of Elephants.
Sweet, cozy counting book teaches basic preschool concepts. By Kevin Henkes. Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp. By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale. Haunting tale of friendship and magic in Victorian times. By Jonathan Auxier. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. Funny, creepy tale of elf and goblin's uneasy friendship. Good Rosie! Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book. Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel. Disney villain-kids tale gets fast-paced graphic revamp.
By Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti. Merci Suarez Changes Gears. Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging. By Meg Medina. Gripping true story of devout man who tried to stop Hitler. By John Hendrix. Sea Prayer. Powerful, heartrending letter from refugee dad to his son. By Khaled Hosseini. Wordless book celebrates art with magical trip to museum. Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original.
By David Ezra Stein. What Can a Citizen Do? Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level. By Dave Eggers. Mac Undercover: Mac B. Rollicking spy adventure is loaded with humor. The Third Mushroom. Charming sequel reminds kids to be open to new experiences. By Jennifer L.
Compelling story of how Parkland shooting inspired activism. By David Hogg, Lauren Hogg. Seafire, Book 1. Swashbuckling all-girl crew fuels thrilling dystopian tale. By Natalie C. A must-read history of racism and oppression in America. By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden. Corduroy Takes a Bow. Toy bear gets in the act at the theater in charming sequel. By Viola Davis. Gorgeous, joyous book about immigrant mom and child.
By Yuyi Morales. The Stuff of Stars. Poetic book introduces big cosmic concepts to little humans. By Marion Dane Bauer. All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off. By Scott Westerfeld. Turning Pages: My Life Story. Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice. By Sonia Sotomayor. The Day War Came. Poignant but haunting story of child refugee offers hope. By Nicola Davies. Unbelievably Boring Bart. Fun story of the middle school trials of shy game designer.
By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski. Inspiring advice from diverse authors and illustrators. Harbor Me. Kids get safe space to tell their stories in moving tale. By Jacqueline Woodson. Nowhere Boy. Riveting friendship tale set against terror, refugee crisis. By Katherine Marsh. The Day You Begin. Encouraging advice for kids who feel excluded or less than.
Ivy tries to prove she's not "spoiled" in funny, warm tale. By Annie Barrows. Finding Langston. In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry. By Lesa Cline-Ransome.
Frivolous friends try babysitting in rambling tale. By Andy Griffiths. Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons. By Kate Beasley.
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel. By Kieran Larwood. I Am Still Alive. Teen survives alone in the wilderness in gripping thriller. By Kate Alice Marshall. Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy. By Jane Smiley. Willa of the Wood. Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy. By Robert Beatty. Graphic novel paints harrowing picture of refugee crisis. By Andrew Donkin, Eoin Colfer. The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel.
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus. By Taran Matharu. The Cardboard Kingdom. Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play. By Chad Sell. Witch holds kids captive in creepy but sweet fantasy tale. Click, Clack, Quack to School! Animals let loose at recess in fun school-visit tale. By Doreen Cronin. The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1. Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale. By Chris Rylander. All Summer Long. Best friends battle summer blues in heartfelt graphic novel.
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Just Like Jackie. Emotional tale of girl's struggle with her family history. By Lindsey Stoddard. Inspiring stories of girls who made their mark on the world. By Kate Schatz. Graphic novel parodies fantasy gaming with skill, affection. Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.
By Susie Jaramillo. Llama Llama Loves to Read. Reading looks exciting and fun in lively classroom story. By Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan. Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets. By Ridley Pearson. The Language of Spells. Viennese girl meets dragon in sweet, poignant fantasy. By Garret Weyr. Be Prepared.
Smart, funny account of summer camp discomfort. By Vera Brosgol. Exciting story of launching deep-sea diving tank. By Barb Rosenstock. Bat and the Waiting Game. Story of boy on the spectrum explores feelings, challenges. By Elana K. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. Dreamy, visual vacation unfolds in sweet beach tale.
By Lynne Rae Perkins. A House That Once Was. Lovely, lyrical adventure as kids explore abandoned house. By Julie Fogliano. The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle. Girl bikes across the U. By Christina Uss. Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1. Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut. By StacyPlays. Not So Normal Norbert. By James Patterson, Joey Green. Where the Watermelons Grow. Book about mental illness in family is real yet reassuring.
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