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Read to Me
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
An ooey-gooey, green oobleck proves quite unlike what the king had in mind when ordering something extra-special from his royal magicians.
The Cardboard Piano by
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
When Debbie tries to interest Tina in playing the piano by creating a cardboard keyboard, they find not only does it not have the same appeal but also that they do not need to share everything to be best friends.
The Ear Book by
Publication Date: 2008-05-27
Our ears hear popcorn popping, flutes tooting, hands clapping, and fingers snapping.
Gus and Me by
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Tells the story of the young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, affectionately known as "Gus."
Hi, Koo! by
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Jon J Muth--and his delightful little panda bear, Koo--challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.
I Got the Rhythm by
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
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.
Interrupting Chicken by
Publication Date: 2010-08-10
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities.
Just Itzy by
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Tired of being called "Itzy Bitzy," Itzy tries to catch his own lunch on the first day of spindergarten to prove he is a big spider, but a girl sitting on a tuffet, a dangerous waterspout, and other nursery rhyme characters get in his way.
Maybe Mother Goose by
Publication Date: 2016-06-21
In the witty sequel to Fairly Fairy Tales, Esmé Raji Codell’s latest picture book features charming twists on the beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
Moses Goes to a Concert by
Publication Date: 1998-04-17
Moses and his schoolmates, all deaf, attend a concert where the orchestra's percussionist is also deaf.
My Chinatown by
Publication Date: 2001-12-04
A boy adjusts to life away from his home in Hong Kong, in the Chinatown of his new American city.
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
Chiro, a young bat, is nervous about flying into the world for the first time without his mother, especially on a very dark night, but he soon learns to rely on his "song" to find his way and stay safe.
The Nuts by
Publication Date: 2014-07-29
Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed.
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Rhyming text describes the many ways to wiggle.
Blue in the Face by
Publication Date: 2016-04-07
When ill-mannered, eleven-year-old Elspeth Pule awakens in a strange forest where nursery rhyme character dwell, she must both learn compassion and teach the merits of a good temper tantrum in order to return home.
El Deafo by
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
Going Batty by
Publication Date: 2009-08-20
Fourth-grader Katie learns about nocturnal animals firsthand when the magic wind turns her into a bat during a class trip to the zoo.
If It Rains Pancakes by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
If It Rains Pancakes is packed with poems to make you chuckle, puzzle, and ponder. And when you've finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own haiku and lanterns!
Publication Date: 2007-08-16
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
The Name of This Book Is Secret by
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.
The Rising Star of Rusty Nail by
Publication Date: 2007-06-12
In the small town of Rusty Nail, Minnesota, in the early 1950s, musically talented ten-year-old Franny wants to take advanced piano lessons from newcomer Olga Malenkov, a famous Russian musician suspected of being a communist spy by gossipy members of the community.
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.
Stella by Starlight by
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.
Action Jackson by
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses.
Hip Hop Speaks to Children by
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
More than 50 poems and an accompanying CD introduce poetry with a beat.
How Does the Ear Hear? by
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
What are the five senses? How do they help keep us safe? Why are two ears better than one? Find out in this SENSE-sational book!
Learn to Speak Music by
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
A guide to help young readers learn music by revealing every nook and cranny of how it's made.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century.
Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Music by
Publication Date: 2016-02-15
Readers will discover how music works in harmony with the Maker movement. Several maker projects give readers opportunities to build their own instruments.
Makey Makey by
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Makey Makey is a kit that helps you turn everyday objects into touch pads that control your computer's keyboard.
The Music in George's Head by
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
A tribute to George Gershwin depicts a young man who hears music everywhere as he grows up and composes his masterpiece, "Rhapsody in Blue."
Tito Puente by
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life.
When Marian Sang by
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
When the Beat Was Born by
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.
You Have to Write by
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
This is an encouraging book, sympathetically illustrated by Teresa Flavin's charming pictures, for all young readers who worry when they're told to write something.