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All About Music (Fall 2021)

This list will feature books that celebrate the music that makes us break out in song or bust a move, books that highlight real or imaginary musicians, and books that encourage kids to incorporate melody into their lives (poetry, rhythm, dancing, etc.).

 
Archie & Friends Forever

Archie & Friends Forever

By: Archie Superstars
Illustrated by:
Archie Superstars
ISBN: 9781645769422
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Everything’s Archie Vol. 1

Everything’s Archie Vol. 1

By: Archie Superstars
Illustrated by:
Archie Superstars
ISBN: 9781682558812
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
The Archies Vol. 1

The Archies Vol. 1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Segura
Illustrated by:
Joe Eisma
ISBN: 9781682558935
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
The Archies Vol. 2

The Archies Vol. 2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Segura
Illustrated by:
Joe Eisma
ISBN: 9781682558751
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
189 Canaries

189 Canaries

By: Dieter Böge
Illustrated by:
Elsa Klever
ISBN: 9780802855749
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
40 Inspiring Icons: Black Music Greats

40 Inspiring Icons

By: Olivier Cachin
Illustrated by:
Jérôme Masi
ISBN: 9781786034717
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
A Mother Is A House

A Mother Is A House

By: Aurore Petit
Illustrated by:
Aurore Petit
ISBN: 9781776573233
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
A Season of Flowers

A Season of Flowers

By: Michael Garland
Illustrated by:
Michael Garland
ISBN: 9780884486237
Fiction, 4-6, Science
 
A Story Like the Wind

A Story Like the Wind

By: Gill Lewis
Illustrated by:
Jo Weaver
ISBN: 9780802855145
Fiction, 7-12, Graphic Novel
 
All Eyes on Ozzy!

All Eyes on Ozzy!

By: K-Fai Steele
Illustrated by:
K-Fai Steele
ISBN: 9780062748584
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Allegro: A Musical Journey Through 11 Musical Masterpieces

Allegro

By: David Miles
Illustrated by:
Anita Barghigiani
ISBN: 9781641700382
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Aretha Franklin (Little People, BIG DREAMS Series)

Aretha Franklin (Little People, BIG DREAMS Series)

By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Amy Blackwell
ISBN: 9780711246867
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Artyfacts

Artyfacts

By: Hal Evans
ISBN: 9781612545004
Nonfiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z

B Is for Broadway

By: John Robert Allman
Illustrated by:
Peter Emmerich
ISBN: 9780593305638
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Bad Machinery Vol. 8

Bad Machinery Vol. 8

By: John Allison
ISBN: 9781620104378
Fiction, Teen, Coming of Age
 
Band Nerds: Poetry from the 13th Chair Trombone Player

Band Nerds

By: Dj Corchin
Illustrated by:
Dan Dougherty
ISBN: 9781728219820
Nonfiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

By: Edited by Eric Smith and Lauren Gibaldi
ISBN: 9781536214338
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by:
James E. Ransome
ISBN: 9780823423620
Nonfiction, 7-12, History
 
Bill & Ted Save the Universe SC

Bill & Ted Save the Universe SC

By: Brian Joines
Illustrated by:
Alex Guimares Bachan
ISBN: 9781684152957
Fiction, Teen, Action / Adventure
 
Billan the Bard

Billan the Bard

By: Mark Huffman
Illustrated by:
Dawn Davidson
ISBN: 9781612545318
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Bim Bam Boom

Bim Bam Boom

By: Frederic Stehr
Illustrated by:
Frederic Stehr
ISBN: 9781776571369
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
Blacksmith’s Song

Blacksmith’s Song

By: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Illustrated by:
Anna Rich
ISBN: 9781561455805
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
Blues Journey

Blues Journey

By: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by:
Christopher Myers
ISBN: 9780823416134
Nonfiction, 7-12, History
 
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz

Born to Swing

By: Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by:
Michele Wood
ISBN: 9781629795553
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Boy Band of the Apocalypse

Boy Band of the Apocalypse

By: Tom Nicoll
Illustrated by:
David O'connell
ISBN: 9781610678308
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Bravo Anjali

Bravo Anjali

By: Sheetal Sheth
Illustrated by:
Lucia Soto
ISBN: 9781737055013
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Brilliant Baby Does Music

Brilliant Baby Does Music

By: Laura Gehl
Illustrated by:
Jean Claude
ISBN: 9781499811209
Nonfiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
C Is for Country

C Is for Country

By: Lil Nas X
Illustrated by:
Theodore Taylor III
ISBN: 9780593300787
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Can You Whistle, Johanna?

Can You Whistle, Johanna?

By: Ulf Stark
Illustrated by:
Anna Höglund
ISBN: 9781776573257
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Clark the Shark and the School Sing (I Can Read Comics Level 1 Series)

Clark the Shark and the School Sing (I Can Read Comics Level 1 Series)

By: Bruce Hale
Illustrated by:
Guy Francis
ISBN: 9780062912572
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Depeche Mode: An Unauthorized Biography

Depeche Mode

By: Soledad Romero Mariño
Illustrated by:
Fernando López Del Hierro
ISBN: 9781728210940
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Ellie’s Voice, or Trööömmmpffff!

Ellie’s Voice, or Trööömmmpffff!

By: Piret Raud
Illustrated by:
Piret Raud
ISBN: 9781632061911
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Fat Angie: Homecoming

Fat Angie

By: E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
ISBN: 9781536208399
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Flowers for Sarajevo

Flowers for Sarajevo

By: John McCutcheon
Illustrated by:
Kristy Caldwell
ISBN: 9781561459438
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Baby Rhyme Time Series)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Baby Rhyme Time Series)

By: Annie Kubler
Illustrated by:
Sarah Dellow
ISBN: 9781786285799
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
Heavy Vinyl Vol. 1: Riot on the Radio

Heavy Vinyl Vol. 1

By: Carly Usdin
Illustrated by:
Nina Vakueva
ISBN: 9781684151417
Fiction, Teen, Action / Adventure
 
Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-0!

Heavy Vinyl

By: Carly Usdin
Illustrated by:
Nina Vakueva
ISBN: 9781684154951
Fiction, Teen, Action / Adventure
 
Hey Diddle Diddle (Classic Books with Holes Board Book Series)

Hey Diddle Diddle (Classic Books with Holes Board Book Series)

By: Emma Schmid
ISBN: 9781786282194
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
Hiding Baby Moses

Hiding Baby Moses

By: Judith L. Roth
Illustrated by:
Melanie Cataldo
ISBN: 9781947888302
Fiction, 4-6, Religion
 
Hold on to Your Music

Hold on to Your Music

By: Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen, and Emil Sher
Illustrated by:
Sonia Possentini
ISBN: 9780316463133
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Hopepunk

Hopepunk

By: Preston Norton
ISBN: 9781368057851
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
I Want to Dance

I Want to Dance

By: Makiko Toyofuku
Illustrated by:
Makiko Toyofuku
ISBN: 9781684641307
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
I, Vivaldi

I, Vivaldi

By: Janice Shefelman
Illustrated by:
Tom Shefelman
ISBN: 9780802855862
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
If You’re Happy and You Know It

If You’re Happy and You Know It

By: Annie Kubler
Illustrated by:
Sarah Dellow
ISBN: 9781786285805
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
In My Neighborhood

In My Neighborhood

By: Rogério Coelho 
Illustrated by:
Oscar Loubriel
ISBN: 9780884487012
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
In One Ear and Out the Other: the Amazingly Musical Life of Antonia Brico

In One Ear and Out the Other

By: Diane Worthey
Illustrated by:
Morgana Wallace
ISBN: 9781734225914
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

Just a Lucky So and So

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by:
James E. Ransome
ISBN: 9780823434282
Nonfiction, 7-12, History
 
Kell and the Detectives

Kell and the Detectives

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Rich Davis
ISBN: 9781629440286
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Kell and the Giants

Kell and the Giants

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Rich Davis
ISBN: 9781629440255
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Kell and the Horse Apple Parade

Kell and the Horse Apple Parade

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Rich Davis
ISBN: 9781629440231
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Kell, the Alien

Kell, the Alien

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Rich Davis
ISBN: 9781629440200
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Lemonade Code

Lemonade Code

By: Jarod Pratt
Illustrated by:
Jey Odin
ISBN: 9781620108680
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Let Me Hear a Rhyme

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

By: Tiffany D. Jackson
ISBN: 9780062840325
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

By: Valerie Bolling
Illustrated by:
Maine Diaz
ISBN: 9781635921427
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Little Blue House Beside the Sea

Little Blue House Beside the Sea

By: Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by:
Carmé Lemniscates
ISBN: 9780884486718
Fiction, 4-6, Poetry
 
Luna Loves Dance

Luna Loves Dance

By: Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by:
Fiona Lumbers
ISBN: 9781684642731
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration

Magnificent Homespun Brown

By: Samara Cole Doyon
Illustrated by:
Kaylani Juanita
ISBN: 9780884487975
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
The Secret Valentine (The Major Eights Book 6)

The Secret Valentine (The Major Eights Book 6)

By: Melody Reed
Illustrated by:
Émilie Pépin
ISBN: 9781499807622
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Music Is My Life

Music Is My Life

By: Myles Tanzer
Illustrated by:
Ali Mac
ISBN: 9780711249189
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Music Train

Music Train

By: Christopher Robbins
Illustrated by:
Susanna Covelli
ISBN: 9781641705646
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
Music: A Fold-Out Graphic History 

Music

By: Nicholas O'Neill and Susan Hayes
Illustrated by:
Ruby Taylor
ISBN: 9781999967949
Nonfiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
My Daddy Can Fly! (American Ballet Theatre)

My Daddy Can Fly! (American Ballet Theatre)

By: Thomas Forster & Shari Siadat
Illustrated by:
Jami Gigot
ISBN: 9780593180976
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
My Dog Has Fleas: A Ukulele Misadventure

My Dog Has Fleas

By: Bob Barner
ISBN: 9780823446421
Fiction, 4-6, Animals
 
My Riot

My Riot

By: Rick Spears
Illustrated by:
Emmett Hobbes
ISBN: 9781620107768
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Noisy Bug Sing-Along

Noisy Bug Sing-Along

By: John Himmelmann
ISBN: 9781584691921
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

By: Jan Huling
Illustrated by:
Henri Sorensen
ISBN: 9781561454365
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

By: Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby
Illustrated by:
Hannah Tolson
ISBN: 9781846439254
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Paris Cat

Paris Cat

By: Dianne Hofmeyr
Illustrated by:
Piet Grobler
ISBN: 9781910328620
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Passing the Music Down

Passing the Music Down

By: Sarah Sullivan
Illustrated by:
Barry Root
ISBN: 9780763637538
Nonfiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Pepperland

Pepperland

By: Mark Delaney
ISBN: 9781561454020
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Play It! Children’s Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Music on Your Piano or Keyboard

Play It! Children’s Songs

By: Jennifer Kemmeter and Antimo Marrone
ISBN: 9781513262451
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Play It! Christmas Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Music on Your Piano or Keyboard

Play It! Christmas Songs

By: Jennifer Kemmeter and Antimo Marrone
ISBN: 9781513262512
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Play It! Classical Music: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Music on Your Piano or Keyboard

Play It! Classical Music

By: Jennifer Kemmeter and Antimo Marrone
ISBN: 9781513262482
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Playing at the Border

Playing at the Border

By: Joanna Ho
Illustrated by:
Teresa Martinez
ISBN: 9780062994547
Nonfiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound

Playlist

By: James Rhodes
Illustrated by:
Martin O'Neill
ISBN: 9781536212143
Nonfiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Pomp, Snow & Cirqueumstance

Pomp, Snow & Cirqueumstance

By: Neil Goldberg and Niko Nickolaou
Illustrated by:
John Kelly
ISBN: 9781612545394
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Queen

Queen

By: Soledad Romero Mariño
Illustrated by:
Laura Castelló
ISBN: 9781728210919
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Queen of Tejano Music: Selena

Queen of Tejano Music

By: Silvia López
Illustrated by:
Paola Escobar
ISBN: 9781499811421
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
The Roots of Rap

The Roots of Rap

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by:
Frank Morrison
ISBN: 9781499804119
Nonfiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
School of Rock

School of Rock

By: Written by Mike White (Based on the Film)
Illustrated by:
Kim Smith
ISBN: 9781683692669
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Sci-Fu Vol. 1

Sci-Fu Vol. 1

By: Yehudi Mercado
ISBN: 9781620104729
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
See-Saw! First Book of Nursery Songs (Nursery Time #3)

See-Saw! First Book of Nursery Songs (Nursery Time #3)

By: Child's Play
Illustrated by:
Ailie Busby
ISBN: 9781786284099
Fiction, 0-3, Music / Art
 
Shine: Bethany Sings Out

Shine

By: Holly Webb
Illustrated by:
Monique Dong
ISBN: 9781684640362
Fiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson

Sing and Shout

By: Susan Goldman Rubin
ISBN: 9781629798578
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Sing Like No One’s Listening

Sing Like No One’s Listening

By: Vanessa Jones
ISBN: 9781682633311
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
Smoove City

Smoove City

By: Kenny Keil
ISBN: 9781620107812
Fiction, Teen, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Song for Jimi

Song for Jimi

By: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Illustrated by:
Edel Rodriguez
ISBN: 9780823443338
Nonfiction, 7-12, Music / Art
 
Songs for Our Sons

Songs for Our Sons

By: Ruth Doyle
Illustrated by:
Ashling Lindsay
ISBN: 9780802855572
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Steven Universe Harmony SC

Steven Universe Harmony SC

By: S.M. Vidaurri
Illustrated by:
Mollie Rose
ISBN: 9781684154654
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Story Orchestra: The Magic Flute

The Story Orchestra

By: Katy Flint
Illustrated by:
Jessica Courtney Tickle
ISBN: 9780711260139
Fiction, 4-6, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
The Great Big One

The Great Big One

By: J. C. Geiger
ISBN: 9780759555396
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
The Immortal Von B.

The Immortal Von B.

By: M. Scott Carter
Illustrated by:
Steven Walker
ISBN: 9781937054304
Fiction, Teen, Historical Fiction
 
The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

The Music in George’s Head

By: Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by:
Stacy Innerst
ISBN: 9781629790992
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom

The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom

By: Colleen Venable
Illustrated by:
Lian Cho
ISBN: 9780062494375
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
The Orphan Band of Springdale Maine

The Orphan Band of Springdale Maine

By: Anne Nesbet
ISBN: 9780763688042
Fiction, Teen, Music / Art
 
The Princess Who Saved Herself

The Princess Who Saved Herself

By: Greg Pak
Illustrated by:
Takeshi Miyazawa
ISBN: 9781684157105
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Song of Francis and the Animals

The Song of Francis and the Animals

By: Pat Mora
Illustrated by:
David Frampton
ISBN: 9780802852533
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
The Story of And: The Little Word That Changed the World

The Story of And

By: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Illustrated by:
Joani Keller Rothenberg
ISBN: 9781947888050
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

Thinker

By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by:
Ehsan Abdollahi
ISBN: 9781492677246
Fiction, 4-6, Contemporary
 
This Magical, Musical Night

This Magical, Musical Night

By: Rhonda Gowler Greene
Illustrated by:
James Rey Sanchez
ISBN: 9781499811728
Nonfiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Waiting For A Warbler

Waiting For A Warbler

By: Sneed B Collard
Illustrated by:
Thomas Brooks
ISBN: 9780884488521
Fiction, 4-6, Music / Art
 
Waylen Wants to Jam

Waylen Wants to Jam

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynn Stroup-rentier
ISBN: 9781612542591
Nonfiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
We Are The Supremes

We Are The Supremes

By: Zoë Tucker
Illustrated by:
Salini Perera
ISBN: 9780711261518
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
What the Night Sings

What the Night Sings

By: Vesper Stamper
ISBN: 9781524700386
Fiction, Teen, Historical Fiction
 
Where Is the Dragon?

Where Is the Dragon?

By: Leo Timmers
Illustrated by:
Leo Timmers
ISBN: 9781776573110
Fiction, 4-6, Humor
 
You Will Be Found

You Will Be Found

By: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
ISBN: 9780316537667
Fiction, Teen, Mental/Physical Health
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