Double Bass Blues By Andrea J. Loney

Back of Book: Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds–his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he’s jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back,Continue reading “Double Bass Blues By Andrea J. Loney”

Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer

Senorita Mariposa Back of Book: Rhyming text and lively illustrations showcase the epic trip taken by the monarch butterflies. At the end of each summer, these international travelers leave Canada to fly south to Mexico for the winter–and now readers can come along for the ride! Over mountains capped with snow, to the deserts downContinue reading “Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer”

Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman

Back of Book: As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Louis to rural Arkansas, from Julliard and NYC jazz clubs to the prestigious NewportContinue reading “Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound By Kathleen Cornell Berman”

Elvis Is King! By Jonah Winter

Back of Book: Here’s the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock ‘n’ roll and its king to the child in their lives. In single- page “chapters” with titles like “The First Cheeseburger Ever Eaten by Elvis” and “Shazam! A Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager,” readers can follow key moments inContinue reading “Elvis Is King! By Jonah Winter”

There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long

 Back of Book: A cumulative text featuring repetition and tongue-twisters combine with gorgeous illustrations from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long for a book kids will clamor for at storytime. Endpapers include sheet music and lyrics for kids and parents to have their own singalong! My review: I am so excited to be apartContinue reading “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long”

See this image Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me David Gutnick

    Back of Book: Not long after arriving in North America from China, a young girl and her father bump into a kind old man at their local park. They have no idea that he has been teaching young people music for over fifty years. Mr. Mergler can hear music in a way thatContinue reading “See this image Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me David Gutnick”

The Girl Who Heard Colors By Marie Harris

Back of Book: This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to synesthesia—a condition in which one sense triggers another. For some people, sounds or tastes have colors. And for others, numbers and letters do. My Review: The first time I heard the term synesthesia, I was in college listening to myContinue reading “The Girl Who Heard Colors By Marie Harris”