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Music

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Music
Tap your feet and clap your hands to these stories with tune.
 
 Ah, Music An introduction to music for grades 1-4.  The origins and history are covered as well as definitions for terms like rhythm, harmony, and tempo.
Aliki
J 780  ALI

Piggies in a Polka Join Porcina and the rest of the barn yard critters for their annual hootenanny. 
Appelt, Kathi
E  APP

Bantam of the Opera Luigi the rooster wins fame and fortune when the star of the Cosmopolitan Opera Company and his understudy both come down with chicken pox on the same night.
Auch, Mary Jane
E  AUC

Arthur, it's Only
Rock 'n Roll
Francine starts a rock band, hoping it will focus on music rather than money and fame.
Brown, Marc Tolon
E  BRO

Jug Bands and Handmade
Music: A Creative Approach
to Music Theory and the
Instruments
Describes string and wind instruments easily assembled from household items which are not only fun to play but also demonstrate basic music theory.
Collier, James Lincoln
J 789.69 COL

My Family Plays Music Join the celebration of sound while exploring ten different types of music.  A glossary is included that defines the musical terms and types of music.
Cox, Judy
E  COX

The Cello of Mr. O When a concert cellist plays in the square for his neighbors in a war besieged city, his priceless instrument is destroyed by a mortar shell, but he finds the courage to return the next day to perform with a harmonica.
Cutler, Jane
E  CUT

The Flute Player
La Flautista
When a flute's owner believes it to be in need of repair, a little girl blows out butterflies, an owl, two fish, a nightingale, green leaves, and a great bunch of goose feathers.
Eversole, Robyn Harbert
E  EVE

Yolanda's Genius After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolanda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a low learner but a true musical genius.
Fenner, Carol
J  Fic  FEN

The Fabulous Song When Frederic Pipkin is born, his parents are sure he has musical talent, but it isn't until after his unsuccessful lessons on various instruments that he finds his true calling.
Gillmor, Don
E  GIL

The Frog Who Wanted
to be a Singer
The birds are the only animals that sing in the forest, but a frog with a powerful desire to make music gets his chance.
Goss, Linda
E  GOS

When Uncle Took the Fiddle Uncle's inspired playing of the fiddle causes sleepy family members to pick up other instruments and join him, while neighbors come to join the celebration.
Gray, Libba Moore
E  GRA

The Bremen Town Musicians The old donkey, cat, dog, and rooster, no longer wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians.
Brothers Grimm
J  398.24  GRI

Bring on That Beat Illustrations and rhyming text evoke the rhythms of jazz music.
Isadora, Rachel
E  ISA

Take Me Out of the Bathtub
 and Other Silly Dilly Songs
Well-known songs, including "Oh Susannah" and "Row Row Row Your Boat" are presented with new words and titles, such as "I'm So Carsick" and " Go Go Go to Bed"
Katz, Alan
782.42164  KAT  or  E  KAT

A Mouse Called Wolf A mouse with an unusual name shares his musical gift with a widowed concert pianist.
King-Smith, Dick
J  Fic  KIN

Froggy Plays in the Band Froggy's marching band practices for their debut at the Apple Blossom Parade, hoping to win the big prize.
London, Jonathan
E  LON

Rock-A-Baby Band Rock along with these baby tunes.
McMullan, Kate
E  MCM

Mole Music Feeling that something is missing in his simple life, Mole acquires a violin and learns to make beautiful, joyful music.
McPhail, David M.
E  MCP

Music Is Music is magical.  Some people dance to it, some write, play or sing it, and others just listen. Music's power is that it touches everyone in different ways.
Moss, Lloyd
E  MOS

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.
Moss, Lloyd
E  MOS

Bongo Larry Larry the polar bear's new interest in playing the bongos leads to an impromptu performance with Big Bear at the Cafe Mama Bear.
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
E  PIN

El Pequeño Coco When a strange object falls off a truck passing through the jungle, a bored young orangutan discovers that he can make wonderful sounds with it and in time his family and other jungle animals come to appreciate music as well.
Romanelli, Serena
S  E  ROM

Saxophone Sam and His
Snazzy Jazz Band
A brother and sister who hear music, search through their house, and find the source in their attic, inside a radio, with music being played by tiny musicians.
Schneider, Christine M.
E  SCH

The Jazzy Alphabet The jazzy alphabet boogies and sings, making hot, cool, pizzazzy street-jammin' jazz.
Shahan, Sherry
E  SHA

A Winter Concert The mice in the audience at a piano concert enjoy the music and carry it home with them as it continues to bring joy to their world.
Takao, Yuko
E  TAK

Imani's Music Imani, an African grasshopper, brings music to the new world when he travels aboard a slave ship.
Williams, Sheron
E  WIL

¡Música para todo el Mundo! Rosa organizes earns money for her family by organizing her friends into the Oak Street Band.
Williams, Vera B.
S  E  WIL

Animal Music An assortment of animals playing various instruments make different kinds of music.
Ziefert, Harriet
E  ZIE