Music Inspired Picture Books

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Music Inspired Picture Books

  • Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews Hailing from the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, where music always floated in the air, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews didn’t always have the money to buy an instrument, but he did have the dream to play music. This is the story of how he made his dream take flight.
  • Hog Wild! A Frenzy of Dance Music by Sandra Boynton Features a variety of song types from gotta-dance, to sassy, to sweet and     endearing, and includes a CD featuring a roster of superstars singing the songs.
  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
  • The Music of Life by Elizabeth Rusch Presents the life of the inventor of the piano, explaining why, how, and when he created the musical instrument.
  • Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz by Mara Rockliff Presents the life of the jazz musician, describing her love of music as a child, her work as a composer and musician in Chicago, her marriage to Louis Armstrong, and her collaboration with some of the greatest jazz musicians of her era.
  • Hiccupotamus by Steve Smallman The jungle animals are having a musical celebration! Mouse squeaks, Bird tweets, and Centipede taps his feet. Then more animals hear the music and want to join in, as Monkey, Warthog, and Crocodile bring their own music-making talents to the group. But what is that silly Hippo doing?
  • Passing the Music Down by Sarah Sullivan A boy and his family befriend a country fiddler, who teaches the boy all about playing the old tunes, which the boy promises to help keep alive. Inspired by Melvin Wine and Jake Krack.
  • Imani’s Music by Sheron Williams Imani, an African grasshopper, brings music to the new world when he travels aboard a slave ship.
  • Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music popular in the fifties and sixties has found a new generation of listeners.
  • Street Music by Harriet Ziefert City street, city feet, city stoop, be-bop boop! There’s music everywhere in the city–drumming, strumming, tapping and rapping. Children will dance to the sounds of this jazzy, sassy rhythmic text, brought to vivid life with colorful, energetic pictures.


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