Music and Musicians

Meet fictional and non-fictional musicians in this feature, and explore the world of music.
A Horn for Louis

A Horn for Louis

Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrator:  James Bernardin 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Random House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0375832529
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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Nonfiction Picture Book and music CD
For ages 6 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2006   ISBN: 978-1570915567
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The Mozart Question

The Mozart Question

Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator:  Michael Foreman 
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Candlewick, 2008   ISBN: 978-0763635527
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Happy Birthday: The Story of the World's Most Popular Song

Happy Birthday: The Story of the World's Most Popular Song

Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrator:  Gary Undercuffler 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Pelican Publishing, 2010   ISBN: 978-1589806757
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Happy Birthday to you! The Mystery Behind the most Famous Song in the World

Happy Birthday to you! The Mystery Behind the most Famous Song in the World

Margot Theis Raven
Illustrator:  Chris Soentpiet 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1585361694
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Once Upon A Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

Once Upon A Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Jeanette Winter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Hyperion, 2000   ISBN: 978-0786804627
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Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Marc C. Turck
Nonfiction with audio CD
For ages 10 and up
Chicago Review Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1556527739
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Let Freedom Sing

Let Freedom Sing

Vanessa Newton
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Blue Apple Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1934706909
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Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

Barbara Nickel
Historical Fiction
For ages 11 and up
Penguin Canada, 2005   ISBN: 0143050788
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Johann Sebastian Bach and the art of Baroque Music

Johann Sebastian Bach and the art of Baroque Music

Donna Getzinger, Daniel Felsenfeld
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Morgan Reynolds, 2004   ISBN: 978-1931798228
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I, Vivaldi

I, Vivaldi

Janice Shefelman
Illustrator:  Tom Shefelman 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008   ISBN: 978-0802853189
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Mozart: The Boy who changed the world with his music

Mozart: The Boy who changed the world with his music

Marcus Weeks
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426300028
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Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Sean Qualls 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Henry Holt and Co., 2003   ISBN: 978-0805079944
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Handel: Who Knew What he Liked

Handel: Who Knew What he Liked

M.T. Anderson
Illustrator:   Kevin Hawkes 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Candlewick Press, 2001   ISBN: 0763625620
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Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Susanna Reich
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618551606
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