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Music Related Picture Books from New York Times Book Review Special Children’s Book Section on 11/11/2012

Posted on: November 18, 2012

Starting with this delightful illustration by Eric Carle, the New York Times Review of Books Children’s Books special section on 11/11/2012 offered some musical (although not necessarily singable) picture book delights…

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The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives (The True Story of a Famous American Composer)
Written by Joanne Stanbridge
Illustrated by Joanne Stanbridge

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This one was not in the 11/11/2012 NY Times Book Review, but “The  Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives” reminded me to put it in.

What Charlie Heard
Written by Mordicai Gerstein
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

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Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! (a sonic adventure)
Written by Wynton Marsalis
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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This was mentioned in the little piece about “Squeak! Rumble! Whomp!” but not specifically reviewed.

Jazz ABZ (an A-Z Collection of Jazz Portraits)
Written by Wynton Marsalis
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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Tabby McTat (The Musical Cat)
Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Marvin Makes Music
Written by Marvin Hamlisch
Illustrated by Jim Madsen

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Spirit Seeker (John Coltrane’s Musical Journey)
Written by Gary Golio
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

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Link to the full book review page on NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/review/index.html

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Related Posts

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PICTURE BOOKS (NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE) WHICH EMBRACE MUSIC AS AN IMPORTANT AND ENRICHING PART OF OUR LIVES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/picture-books-not-necessarily-singable-which-embrase-music-as-an-important-and-enriching-component-of-our-lives/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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FAVORITE SINGABLES
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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