This review looks at one of the series of books from The Story Orchestra. This book is based on, and tells the story of Edvard Grieg's fantastic piece In the Hall of the Mountain King.
The Why Squad are a group of children who love their music classes, and finding out as much as they can about music. In this book written by Nathan Holder and illustrated by Charity Russell they learn about instruments from different countries in West Africa. Their exploration of these instruments takes them on an adventure.
The Bear, The Piano and Little Bear's Concert by David Litchfield is a lovely follow up to the Waterstones Children's Book Prize winning book The Bear and The Piano.
This Music Book Review is a lovely book When Step Met Skip by Vicky Weber, illustrated by Geneviève Viel-Taschereau. Written by an Early Years music teacher, the book introduces simple music theory concepts in a fun and engaging way for young readers.
This #MusicBookReview looks at a brilliant book for children about the history of music. Full of engaging and informative facts about all sorts of music throughout the ages, the authors have written a great, fun book that any music loving child will really enjoy.
Ever wonder what inspired some of the most famous pieces of music? Well in this wonderful book, Once Upon A Tune: Stories From The Orchestra by James Mayhew, the stories behind many brilliant pieces of music, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Flight of the Bumblebee and The William Tell Overture, are told.
This Music Book Review looks at the board book of children's favourite song Wheels On The Bus. This version of the song if from YouTube children's animation channel Cocomelon. I challenge you not to sing along when reading this with your children.
This Music Book Review looks at the fun, rhythmic and joyful book Jazz Baby, written by Lisa Wheeler with beautiful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.
This Music Book Review tells the story behind Swan Lake with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s music for the ballet.
This Music Book Review is one of my favourites: Giraffes Can’t Dance, a lovely story about finding your own music to help you express yourself.
The Jumo orchestra have arrived at the concert hall to play their concert, only to find that their musical instruments have all gone missing. Lucky for the orchestra, the Why Squad are on hand to help them find their instruments. As the Why Squad find each instrument they tell the reader a little bit about that instrument of the orchestra in this lovely book by Nate Holder.
This Music Book Review is a Thomas the Tank Engine themed re-writing of the classic Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas.
This month’s Music Book Review is a retelling of a Festive Favourite song, The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma Is Overly Generous, by Alex T Smith, 2014’s World Book Day illustrator.
My Music Book Review for today is the sound book Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan and illustrated by James Williamson. It is an exploration of both the instruments that play in a Symphony Orchestra, and also the 5th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. You almost certainly have heard this symphony before as it... Continue Reading →
Music book review, The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle. A review of this book by David Litchfield. This is a lovely story about music and friendship.
A review of the book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and its musical qualities.
When I first had my son, my eldest, was home from the hospital,everyone had been to visit and we found ourselves alone for the first time, I thought I would sing to him. I was a musician and had spent a lot of time at school and Uni singing so I must know what to... Continue Reading →
Today’s Music Book Review is Listen and Learn Musical Instruments from Usborne Books. We do have quite a lot of Usborne books at home. They are quite fantastic for young children - and that is my experience so far as my eldest is 6 years old as I write this. My recommendations may change as... Continue Reading →
A review of Usborne’s Baby’s Bedtime Book of Music. This week’s review of a book about music for children.
A review of the book “My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music.
A review of the book Peep Inside The Nutcracker publishes by Usborne Books. This week’s #musicbookreview