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10 Books to Read to the Rhythm

    Jazz Baby

    Jazz Baby - Lisa Wheeler

    Baby and his family make some jazzy music.
    PICTURE BOOK Wheeler, L.
    I Got the Rhythm

    I Got the Rhythm - Connie Schofield-Morrison

    On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, beginning an impromptu dance.
    PICTURE BOOK Schofield-Morrison, C.
    Drum City

    Drum City - Thea Guidone

    A young boy begins banging on pots and pans in his front yard, enticing other children to join him, and before long the entire city is feeling the beat.
    PICTURE BOOK Guidone, T.
    Punk Farm on Tour

    Punk Farm on Tour - Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    While Farmer Joe is at the National Tractor Society Conference in Reno, his animals go on tour, performing as the band called Punk Farm.
    PICTURE BOOK Krosoczka, J.
    Olivia Forms a Band

    Olivia Forms a Band - Ian Falconer

    When Olivia learns that there will be no band at the evening's fireworks display, she decides to form one of her own, with herself as the only musician and some rather unusual instruments.
    PICTURE BOOK Falconer, I.
    Zin! Zin! Zin! : A Violin

    Zin! Zin! Zin! : A Violin - Lloyd Moss

    Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.
    This Jazz Man

    This Jazz Man - Karen Ehrhardt

    Presents an introduction to jazz music and nine well-known jazz musicians, set to the rhythm of the traditional song, "This Old Man." Includes brief facts about each musician.
    PICTURE BOOK Ehrhardt, K.
    Play, Mozart, Play!

    Play, Mozart, Play! - Peter Sis

    Introduces very young children to the child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in a tribute to the beauty of listening, looking, imagining, and, above all, playing.
    Penny and Her Song

    Penny and Her Song - Kevin Henkes

    Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.
    EASY READER 2 Henkes, K.
    A Crooked Kind of Perfect

    A Crooked Kind of Perfect - Linda Urban

    Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.
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