8 by Eight: Music and Movement

8 by Eight

 

I already included some of my favorites music and movement books on last month's Terrific Twos list! Be sure to check out Alphabet Family Band and Barnyard Dance as well as Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

Music augments learning for kids. The rhyme and rhythm help them remember words and sounds. Any book can become a song. If you're feeling self-consious, never fear! Kids respond positively to music and they will absolutely know you are the best performer they have ever heard! Sing proud!

Pete the Cat comes with his own soundtrack. If you're more of a dog family, author Eric Litwin is currently publishing a new singing series featuring guitar-weilding Groovy Joe! Downloadable music available. 

Margaret Wise Brown's (Goodnight Moon) Goodnight Songs is illustrated by contemporary illustrators and is currently available in hardcover with CD or board book for young hands. 

If your young musician is interested in performers, there are lots of excellent picture book biographies. Start with Little Melba and her Big Trombone

For slightly older children (ages 4-7), three of my favorite music and dance books are Ada's Violin, Mole Music, and Firebird. Each book includes an engaging story, phenomenal illustrations, and a message about how music and dance transcend language and cutlure to inspire harmony. Lots to talk, sing, and dance about with these three books. 


Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061910241
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Published: HarperCollins - July 26th, 2011

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1) Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545883788
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Published: Orchard Books - August 30th, 2016

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Goodnight Songs [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781454904465
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 4th, 2014

Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454927068
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 3rd, 2017

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781600608988
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 2014

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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay Cover Image
By Susan Hood, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430951
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Mole Music Cover Image
By David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780805067668
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Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2001

Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014