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10 Books for Kids Who Love Music

If your child is between 5-9 years old and loves music, many books will hit the high notes! Below, we will share some of our favorite titles.

— January 19th, 2021

Whether your children are string lovers or percussion fans, song-singers or music lovers in general, we have a list of 10 great books that are worth checking out:

• Zoogie Boogie Fever! An Animal Dance Book

A picture book illustrated by the celebrated watercolorist Sujean Rim is an excellent title for the little ones! This book narrates the story of a group of fun zoo animals who, after the gates close, boogie all night to the sound of their favorite melodies. 

• Rin, Rin, Rin: Do, Re, Mi

A lyrical bilingual story, written in both English and Spanish, follows a curious young child. This fun picture book by beloved Hispanic American songwriter Jose Luis Orozco will for sure keep your kids entertained. 

Plus, it is a great way to introduce other topics like folklore and cultural diversity. 

• Giraffes Can’t Dance

A best-selling book narrated the touching tale of Gerald the Giraffe. A giraffe who wants nothing more than to dance. 

A fun bedtime story with a great lesson: follow your dreams! 

• Welcome to the Symphony

“Welcome to the Symphony” is a musical exploration of the orchestra using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. It is an excellent option for small children to learn the orchestra system’s ins and outs. 

It features a 19-button sound panel with sounds of different instruments, voices, and melodies. 

• Allegro 

This beautiful book tells the story of Allegro, an ordinary boy who can’t stand practicing the piano. Here, each beautifully illustrated scene on his journey is accompanied by a famous classical theme that can be played with a button’s press. 

It is an excellent option for children who could relate to Allegro’s feelings about putting in the practice hours. 

• M is for Melody

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, “M is for Melody” gives a music lesson in alphabet form. 

Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes. 

• Get up, Stand up!

The third picture book adaptation of Bob Marley’s beloved songs has a timely message for children: To counter injustice, lift others with kindness and courage.

“Get up, Stand up!” was written by Cedella Marley and is an excellent title for older children who are starting to enjoy “reading time” alone. 

• Dancing Hands

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a Venezuelan child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln and grew up to be a brilliant musician. 

It is a more complex book for advanced readers but entertaining enough to keep children glued to the page. Plus, it has an audiobook version for kids to follow along as they read. 

• The Music of Life

Award-winning biographer Elizabeth Rusch and two-time Caldecott Honor–recipient Marjorie Priceman team up to tell the inspiring story of the invention of the world’s most popular instrument: the piano. 

A great book that all piano lovers, young and old, should read!

• Because

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl’s journey to center stage. 

An excellent read for children 7-9 years old!

 

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