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Music is celebrated all over the world, for good reason. After all, it has the power to feed the soul, nourish the spirit, bridge divides, and bring people together like nothing else.
In this blog post, you’ll find a variety of music-themed stories with a wide range of appeal for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children. Read them, share them and enjoy!
Babies / Toddlers
An enjoyable story about a troop of barnyard animals who play an array of instruments.
The story of a small child who finds musical inspiration.
Follow a group of energetic animals as they experiment with making music with the help of household kitchen objects.
Preschool / Kindergarten
An exploration of musical instruments and the fun sounds they make.
Little readers will enjoy this interactive picture book exploring the sounds musical instruments make, prompting children to tap and turn the book to emulate playing musical instruments.
Energetic youngsters are inspired to get up and move when their teacher strums the guitar and sings, except for one shy toddler who must work up the courage before joining in.
Preschool – Grade 3
An imaginative picture book from the best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code featuring Maestro Mouse and his musical friends who travel through the trees and across the seas leaving surprises along the way to help solve a coded message. Bonus: Download the Wild Symphony that lends orchestral accompaniment to the story.
The story follows a young girl’s journey to center stage that begins with a chance visit to the symphony.
A group of children who long to play instruments are surprised by their music instructor who, with the help of a creative carpenter, manages to craft an ensemble of instruments made from recycled materials.
Grades 1 – 3
A child prodigy uses music to find solace, mastering everything from folk songs to sonatas. Word of Carreno’s gifted “dancing hands” reaches far and wide leading to a personal invitation from President Lincoln to play at the White House.
The story is set in 1920s Cuba and follows a young girl as she dreams of becoming a drummer one day. This book was inspired by the real-life story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga who formed Cuba’s first all-girl dance band.
An uplifting story about a local Rochester musician who touched the lives of so many in his community.
Looking for more music-themed children’s books?
To find more music-themed books for children, use the Advanced Search feature in the Library catalog using a combination of subject terms like picture books, juvenile fiction, music – fiction, musicians, bands, composers, musical instruments, and songs.
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