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Children's books with a musical theme

Last Updated: 13-Sep-2016

This guide lists children's books and young adult literature about music and musicians.

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Recently received

First edition 2016.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3615 .R45 J39 2016
Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7
Cover image of Ketzel, the cat who composed
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3564 .E91628 K48 2015
Lexile measure 730; Ages 5-8; PrK-Gr.2; Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2016
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PR9199.4 .U34 H36 2014
Ages 5-9; Gr.K-3; Lexile measure AD930L; Ezra Jack Keats Book Award - New Writer, 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .A53 A3 2015
Lexile measure 840; Ages 5-9; Gr.3-5
Cover image of Symphony for the city of the dead
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .S4995 A53 2015
Lexile measure 990; Ages 14 and up; Gr.9-12
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3555 .N4254 D78 2015
Ages 4-8; Prk-Gr.2
Cover image of Little Melba and her big trombone
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .L566 R87 2014
Ages 4-8; Gr.1-3; Coretta Scott King illustrator honor book, 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML28 .C35 J469 2013
Lexile measure 1040L; Ages 7-10; Gr.1-4
Cover image of Skit-scat raggedy cat: Ella Fitzgerald
1st ed.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .F5 O65 2010
Lexile measure 820; Book level 4.7; Ages 6-10; Gr.3-6
First edition.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .P83 B76 2013
Lexile Measure AD740L; Ages 4-8; Gr.k-3

Other books

Cover image of Blues journey
New York : Holiday House, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3563 .Y48 B58 2003
Poetry & rhymes, all ages, gr. K-8
1st ed. New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2001.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3929 .L47 2001
Lexile measure 1040, ages 9-12, gr. 3-8, African American music
1st ed. New York : Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, c2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .R33 C57 2009
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, Young Children, 2010.; Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010; Lexile measure 700; Book level 4; Ages 5-9; Autobiography and Biography, gr. 3-6
1. ed. [México] : Gobierno del Estado de México, c2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML410 .V7617 L55 2009
1st ed. Orlando, [Fla] : Gulliver Books/Harcourt, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3563 .I34 H37 2005
Lexile measure 700; Book level 3.3; Ages 6-11; Historical fiction, gr. K-3
Cover image of I see the rhythm
San Francisco, CA : Children's Book Press, c1998.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3556 .I48 1998
Poetry & rhymes, ages 9-14, gr. 3-8
Boston : Clarion Books, 2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .H45 G65 2010
Lexile measure 900; Ages 3-9, Book level 5.6; Biography, gr. K-2
1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .A63564 L56 2007
Lexile measure 520, ages 6-9, gr. 2-3
New York : Knopf, c1996.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML800 .T87 1996
Gr. 4-8
Cover image of Music was it
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .B48 R83 2011
Guided Reading Level X, Lexile measure 970, ages 11-16, gr. 5-9
1st ed. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » GV1796 .F55 A53 2010
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » E99 .Y25 Z53 2011
Lexile measure 940, ages 8-12, gr. 2-5
New York : Clarion Books, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3551.D66 R66 2011
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011; Notable Book for a Global Society 2012.; Ages 10-14, gr. 4-6
1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3605 .H744 T48 2006
Ages 3-7, gr. K-2
New York : Viking, 2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .G88 P37 2002
Lexile measure 1020, ages 12+, gr. 7+, folk music
Cover image of What animals really like
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3618 .O3253 W48 2011
Ages 4-8, gr. PreK-1
Toronto, Ont. : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .K675 W56 2012
Ages 7-11, gr. 2-5
1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2002.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .A5 R93 2002
Lexile measure 780; ages 7-10; book level 5.2; biography; gr. K-5
1st ed. El Paso : Cinco Puntos Press, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » ML3930 .R323 L96 2011
Ages 8-12, gr. 3-5