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We’ve rounded up fun stories for everyone.

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade

The First Music

By Dylan Pritchett

The First Music book cover

When the animals all get together in the jungle, they discover that the noise that they have been making is indeed music. Dylan Pritchett weaves a tale that helps us disover that we all have music inside just waiting to come out.

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2nd & 3rd Grade

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

By Muriel Harris Weinstein

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat coverIn a CRACKITY-SNAPPITY-POPPITY-POP bubblegum dream, a young girl learns to scat from the master himself, Louis Armstrong! Written in prose and scat with wild and wonderful illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, this joyful tribute is fun.

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4th & 5th Grade

Dunces Rock!

By Kate Jaimet

Dunces—Josh, Magnolia, Wang and Wilmot—are back, and this time they’re going up against a formidable foe: Principal Hale, who has canceled their school’s drama and music program just when Wilmot needs it most. He has a guitar (given to him by a teen named Headcase), but no teacher and nowhere to practice (his dad hates rock ’n’ roll). The Dunces’ plan to convince Principal Hale to reinstate the program involves Josh’s reluctant participation in a hockey team, Magnolia’s enthusiastic role-playing and Wang’s disillusionment with a suspicious character named Hui Bing (aka Larry).

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6th – 8th Grade

Music Theory Introduction for Middle-Grade

By Catherine Schmidt-Jones

Music Theory book coverMusic Theory Introduction for middle-grade, is an introduction to music theory, explaining the basics, first principals, in simple, easy to understand terms, suitable for middle-grade. This first volume in the series covers pitch and pitch notation, and major scales and keys including the circle of fifths.

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