Press the pictures of instruments and players to play the sounds and hear how the instruments work individually and together. This is a perfect introduction to world of classical music for young children. Players come together in the final pages to give a rousing finale, bringing the orchestra to life.
Music In The Night
Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For Laura Logan, life on Cape Cod with her beloved twin brother, Cary, has been nearly perfect. Until the vicious rumours begin at school - cruel voices saying unspeakable things about the Logans. Not until handsome, gentle Robert Royce moves to town does Laura feel truly carefree and happy again. But while his smile is driving the shadows from Laura's heart, she still worries about Cary, whose gloomy moods drift in like the coastal fog. And when the dark thunderclouds that have been gathering on the horizon suddenly burst with tragedy, they howl a name from the Logan's shameful past and Laura is plunged into a silent, terrible agony. Now she can only dream of the warm, sun-filled life she so desperately desires...
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Recounts myths of the closing decades of the western frontier viewed through the eyes of Nellie Courtright and her brother Jackson, orphans that make good in the town of Rita Blanca in what would become the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Amy likes to be a princess, but not only a princess. She likes to be a different princess each night. Her magic unicorn Huggy brings her to dream worlds where they have a lot of fun. A book created by Amy Potter to feed your Children´s Imagination.
Author: Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol'
Publisher: Harper Collins
What is Music? Music is rhythm. Music is melody. Music is feeling... and oh, so much more. In this richly layered compendium, Aliki shares her keen insight about music and all its themes and variations. Ah, Music! is about composers and instruments. It's about artists and performers. It's about history -- from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. It's about diversity and pleasure. If you have a love of music in your bones, or if you are just learning, or if you are about to play in your first recital, it's about you. Ah, music!
Piano For Dummies
Author: Blake Neely
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What Are You Scared of, Little Mouse? is a tender tale that will help the youngest children overcome their fears. Guided Reading Level: J, Lexile Level: 470L
Federico Moreno Torroba
Author: Walter Aaron Clark, William Craig Krause
Publisher: OUP USA
The last of the Spanish Romantics, composer, conductor, and impresario Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) left his mark on virtually every aspect of Spanish musical culture during a career which spanned six decades, and saw tremendous political and cultural upheavals. Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts explores not only his life and work, but also the relationship of his music to the cultural milieu in which he moved.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
Author: Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno
Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!
Music, Race, and Nation
Author: Peter Wade
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Long a favorite on dance floors in Latin America, the porro, cumbia, and vallenato styles that make up Colombia's música tropical are now enjoying international success. How did this music—which has its roots in a black, marginal region of the country—manage, from the 1940s onward, to become so popular in a nation that had prided itself on its white heritage? Peter Wade explores the history of música tropical, analyzing its rise in the context of the development of the broadcast media, rapid urbanization, and regional struggles for power. Using archival sources and oral histories, Wade shows how big band renditions of cumbia and porro in the 1940s and 1950s suggested both old traditions and new liberties, especially for women, speaking to a deeply rooted image of black music as sensuous. Recently, nostalgic, "whitened" versions of música tropical have gained popularity as part of government-sponsored multiculturalism. Wade's fresh look at the way music transforms and is transformed by ideologies of race, nation, sexuality, tradition, and modernity is the first book-length study of Colombian popular music.
Where's Mrs Hen?
Author: Ingela Arrhenius
Good Night, Little Rabbit
Author: J. P. Miller
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Little Rabbit gets ready for bed, though he tries to put off that final moment. On board pages.
The author reveals his positive methods of developing a photographic memory. He demonstrates how to increase memory capacity by tenfold and how to learn accurate recall. This book should help readers to utilize their brains to the full.