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See below for a selection of the latest books from Music: general interest (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Music: general interest (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Music: general interest (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Her tragic life and death are as important a part of Billie Holiday's story as her undeniable talent as a singer. Poverty-stricken from birth, she was introduced to drugs and hard living at a very young age and spent her childhood on the streets carousing with various criminal elements. But, among that turmoil she found her greatest strength-her unique and emotion-filled voice-and a willingness to succeed. Although her emphatic delivery and natural talent was initially off-putting to the mainstream, her perseverance helped to transform the role of the vocalist in popular music. All singers who have followed, regardless of the genre they sing in, owe a debt of gratitude to Billie Holiday. In this new title, readers will learn about the troubles faced by this legendary singer and how she affected the music world with her original voice.
Created by star pairing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along with The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs!
A whimsical color concept board book that shares a some fun pop music history while teaching children all the colors of the rainbow. Preschoolers learning to identify colors will love this whimsical book, while music-savvy parents will love the artistic representation of some of their favorite song titles, including Little RED Corvette, BLUE Suede Shoes, and PINK Moon, just to name a few.
Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as The Battlefield, Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as Hello, Dolly! and the well-known What a Wonderful World, Armstrong enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than five decades. In addition to touring the world and recording countless singles and full-length albums, Satchmo, as the trumpeter and singer was known, starred in movies, hobnobbed with celebrities, hosted radio programs, wrote memoirs and magazine articles, and appeared on TV talk shows. Read about the wonderful life of one of America's most beloved musicians in Louis Armstrong.
A series of illustrated books specifically designed for children in elementary education, narrating the stories of those great historical figures who have left their mark on humanity in fields such as science, art, exploration, music, and other subjects. Young readers will be able to read all about these famous people's main achievements, experiencing the main steps of their lives through Isabel Munoz's engaging illustrations, and finding out some curious facts about their work and success. In the new volumes of the series, children will be fascinated by the genial personality and great skills of Raphael, the incredible discoveries about Physics and Biology made by Isaac Newton and Louis Pasteur, the major accomplishments in the history of flight by Amelia Earhart, and the important place Ella Fitzgerald had in the history of jazz music. There is a timeline at the end of each volume listing the main biographical events and some simple quizzes will help children to further understand and test their knowledge.
Learn about how different genres started - including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, rock 'n' roll, country, punk, grunge and pop. Discover the stories of maestros including Beethoven, Wei Liangfu, Django Reinhardt, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Maria Callas, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and Beyonce. Marvel at the orchestra with a huge illustration set in the Royal Albert Hall, and find out about ancient instruments from all over the world. Experience amazing musical moments from the first ever saxophone and early sound recording to the invention of the record and artificial intelligence. All this and more features in this richly illustrated timeline of music from 60,000 years ago to the present day.
Featuring 11 spreads pairing elements of Elvis with the early concept of opposites, this is the book for any Elvis fan, young or old. From blue suede shoes to jumpsuits to leis and guitars, babies and toddlers will enter the rockin' world of Elvis. The last spread will feature the words 'All Shook Up' with Baby Elvis and friends having a shakin' dance party.
This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family's kitchen radio-graceful classical symphonies, lively klezmer tunes, and soulful cantorial chants. The rich melodies and vibrant rhythms spoke to him like magic, filling his mind with vivid rainbows of color. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles-including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life-Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show sat only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by the warmth, joy, and passion in every note. Gorgeously illustrated with extensive back matter, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak's childhood journey-from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.
My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles & Activities follows and supplements the tried-and-tested progression of Get Set! Piano - My First Piano Book. It includes favourites like 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses', 'Peter Taps with One Hammer' and 'The Wheels on the Bus', as well as playful new pieces, featuring dinosaurs, superheroes, aliens, scooters and more! Some pieces have straightforward teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start, and there are lots of music theory puzzles and activities to consolidate learning and offer an extra layer of fun and exploration. The book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style, and students are encouraged to decorate and colour in the drawings to reflect their progress. Suitable for children aged 5+. Song list: Aliens are everywhere Starlight Andy Pandy Dino Dino dinosaur Hickory, dickory, dock Tick, tock Mousie, mousie In the light of the moon I had a cat Playing with letters Superhero Who have we found in Music Town? Families My wish for fish Peter taps Two little dickie birds Little Johnny dances My new scooter Round and round the garden This little light of mine Kaeru no uta On the bus
My First Piano Book introduces young children to the piano and music-making through fun activities, rhymes, songs and pieces. The author's tried-and-tested progression covers note learning, theory, aural and composing through a creative and holistic approach. Many pieces have simple teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start, and the book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style. This carefully designed tutor will inspire, entertain and, most importantly, nurture a love of music that can last a lifetime. Suitable for children aged 5+. Song list: Hey, hey, look at me! Engine, engine Spider, spider Up and down Sausage in a pan Soft kitten Au clair de la lune Music Town show time Cuckoo Five fat sausages Mousey in the house Old Mister Woodpecker On a log Old MacDonald Hot cross buns Hob shoe hob Merrily we roll along High and low Up like a rocket! Slowly, slowly Yum, yum Tiny Bee and Bitsy Flea Little Arabella Miller Shooting stars Three little birds Teddy bear Cheese! Bell horses Jack Frost Pease pudding More pease pudding Naka naka hoi Once there was a princess Secret alien Counting song E my name is Emily Clap your hands Suo Gan Goodnight Five little monkeys Round and round Mice, mice Dear Santa... Naughty pussy cat Twinkle, twinkle Pitter, patter Can you tap this rhythm? Allunde alluya I can sing high Tallis duet Down in the garden Frere Jacques Haydn's surprise! Happy birthday
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