Friday, August 21, 2015

Something to Sing About: 20 Recent K-8 Books about Music

from Trombone Shorty
Picture Books K - 5

  1. Andrews, Troy. (2015). Trombone Shorty. Illustrated by Bryan Collier.  New York: Harry N. Abrams. (40 pp., Released April 14, 2015)
  2. Celenza, Anna Harwell. (2016). Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.  Illustrated by JoAnn Kitchel. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (32 pp., Released April 5, 2016)
  3. Celenza, Anna Harwell. (2016). Haydn's Farewell Symphony.  Illustrated by JoAnn Kitchel. Watertown MA: Charlesbridge. (32 pp., Released April 5, 2016)
  4. Christensen, Bonnie. (2015). Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King. New York: Henry Holt & Co.  (32 pp., Released April 21, 2015)
  5. Cline-Ransome, Lesa. (2016). Just a Lucky So-and-So: The Story of Louis Armstrong. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. New York: Holiday House.  (40 pp., To Be Released February, 2016)
  6. Dylan, Bob. (2016). If Not For You. Illustrated by David Walker. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (32 pp.; To Be Released April 12, 2016)
  7. Engle, Margarita. (2015). Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Illustrated by Rafael López.  Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers (48 pp., Released March 31, 2015)
  8. Golio, Gary. (2015). Bird & Diz. Illustrated by Ed Young. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.  (26 pp., Released February 26, 2015). 
  9. Gourley, Robbin. (2015). Talkin' Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson. New York: Clarion Books (40 pp., Released March 10, 2015)

  10. Litchfield, David. (2016). The Bear and the Piano. New York: Clarion Books. (40 pp., To Be Released April 5, 2016)
  11. Newman, Lesléa. (2015). Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed. Illustrated by Amy June Bates. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.  (40 pp., To Be Released October 6, 2015)
  12. Reich, Susanna. (2015). Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. New York: Henry Holt and Co. (32 pp., Released August 18, 2015)
  13. Ringgold, Faith. (2015). Harlem Renaissance Party. New York: Amistad.  (40 pp., Released January 27, 2015)
  14. Seven. John. (2015). Frankie Liked to Sing. Illustrated by Jana Christy. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers. (32 pp., To Be Released October 13, 2015)
  15. Winter, Jonah. (2015). How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz. by Keith Mallett. New York: Roaring Brook Press. ( 32 pp., Released Jun 16, 2015)

Informational Texts and Biographies for Grade 5+


  1. Danziger, Meryl and Peter Seeger. (2015). Come On, Sing It!: The Story of Pete Seeger.  New York: Triangle Square. (112 pp., To Be Released November 3, 2015)
  2. Marx,  Trish. (2015). Steel Drumming at the Apollo: The Road to Super Top Dog. Photographs by Ellen B. Senisi. New York: Lee & Low Books. (80 pp., To Be Released September 15, 2015)
  3. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2015).  Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound. New York: Roaring Brook Press. (176 pp.; To BeReleased Sept. 29, 2015)
  4. Rubin, Susan Goldman. (2015). Sondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater. New York: Roaring Brook Press. (192 pp., To BeReleased November 24, 2015).
  5. Rubin, Susan Goldman. (2015). Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (192 pp., Released February 10,  2015).



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