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Ackerman, Karen. Song and Dance Man.
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer. ( j )
Auch, Mary Jane. Bantam of the Opera.
Luigi the rooster wins fame and fortune when the star of the Cosmopolitan Opera Company and his understudy both come down with chicken pox on the same night. ( j )
Curtis, Gavin. The Bat Boy & His
Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues, but when Papa makes him the bat boy and his music begins to lead the team to victory, Papa realizes the value of his son's passion. ( j )
Mills, Claudia. Gus and Grandpa and the
When Gus, who would rather play outside than practice music, does not do well at his piano recital, his grandfather shows him how music can be fun. (E)
Oppenheim, Joanne. Row, Row, Row Your
While singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in the bathtub, a boy becomes the skipper of several imaginary vessels. (E)
Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter & Tabby
Toot the Horn.
Mr. Putter's neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, decides that they should join a band, but finding the right one isn't as easy as it sounds--for them or their pets. (E)
Weidt, Maryann N. Daddy Played Music
for the Cows.
A young girl grows up on a farm to the sound of music from the radio her father plays in the barn. ( j )
Aliki. Ah, Music!
Surveys the history and components of music, concentrating on Western musical traditions. (j780)
Gerstein, Mordicai. What Charlie Heard.
The life of American composer Charles Ives, who wrote music which expressed all the sounds he heard in the world, but which was not well received during his lifetime. (j780.92)
Hayes, Ann. Meet the Orchestra.
Find out about the features, sounds, and role of each musical instrument in the orchestra. (j784.19)
Krull, Kathleen. M is for Music.
An alphabet book introducing musical terms, from allegro to zarzuela. (j780.3)
Kuskin, Karla. The Philharmonic Gets
The 105 members of the Philharmonic Orchestra get ready for a performance. (j785.066)
McDermott, Gerald. Musicians of the Sun.
In this retelling of an Aztec myth, Lord of the Night sends Wind to free the four musicians that the Sun is holding prisoner so they can bring joy to the world. (j398.2)
Raschka, Christopher. Charlie Parker
Played Be Bop.
Charlie Parker swings and spins all over the pages, while his cat waits for him to come home. (j788.092, and K-2676 Cassette/Book)
Stevens, Bryna. Ben Franklin's Glass
Find out about the musical instrument invented by Ben Franklin for which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven composed music. (j789.6)
Troupe, Quincy. Little Stevie Wonder.
A tribute to blind musician and composer Stevie Wonder, describing his musical talent, and cultural impact. Includes a CD with two songs performed by Stevie Wonder. (j784.092)