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A friendly and inspiring introduction to music history, telling the stories of the world's greatest musicians from Bach to Beyonce. The Story of Music begins with the early drums and flutes of our ancestors, which date back to the last icea age, through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem take your on a tour of their personally selected music library which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The musicians featured include Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry; Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Blondie, Grandmaster Flash, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce as well as Bjork and Kraftwerk. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the music, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the music artwork is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
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.
Meet Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most influential jazz singers of all time! Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the inspirational life of the First Lady of Song, from her early singing days on the streets of Harlem to her success as a jazz legend, with the message: 'It's not where you come from, but where you're going that counts.' Ella Fitzgerald grew up near Harlem, in New York, where she was surrounded by music and dance. After winning first prize in a talent competition at the Apollo Theater, she went on to tour the world with her pioneering voice. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the singer's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 years and over, this book facilitates a seamless transition from pre-stave reading onto stave reading, leading effortlessly into the highly acclaimed Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 1. 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
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.