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Get into the rhythm by sharing books with fun, musical themes.
Picture Books for Children with Musical Themes
"Dooby Dooby Moo" by Doreen Cronin
"Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae
"I Got Rhythm" by 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, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her. Also available in eBook
"My Family Plays Music" by Judy Cox
A musical family with talents for playing a variety of instruments enjoys getting together to celebrate.
"Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo" by John Lithgow
A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves.
"Olivia Forms a Band" by Ian Falconer
"Punk Farm" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.
"Singing in the Rain" based on the song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
A picture book adaptation of the song "Singing in the rain," which celebrates the glory of clouds and rain.
"Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums" by Audrey Vernick
Encourages the reader, through practical advice, to support his or her buffalo's desire to play the drums, even if he has quickly lost interest in other activities in the past.
"The Orchestra Pit" by Johanna Wright
Wandering into an orchestra pit, a befuddled snake interacts with instruments, scares the musicians and conductor, and causes general chaos.
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