January 1, 2021

January 2021: Music, Maestro!



Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

Even though you have turned off Christmas FM for another year, you might find it hard to stop humming Jingle Bells or Feliz Navidad. But don’t worry, we have the books to help you! 

Music is such an important part of a little one’s life: we sing to them to help them sleep, we sing to them to comfort them, we burst into song with them when we’re happy … and of course the sound of our voices is the very first music they get to hear. Listening to music has lots of benefits for a child’s sense of wellbeing; it can help with their attention spansound and pattern recognition and all sorts of pre-literacy skills. And where there’s music, dancing is bound to follow! 

You will find an infinity of books that make music for babies and toddlers. Some of our favourites include the Listen To … series illustrated by Marion Billet (published by Nosy Crow): Listen to the Dance Music, Listen to the Classical Music, Listen to the Music from Around the World. The snippets of music are high quality and the illustrations warm and toddler-friendly. The Drum, by Ken Wilson-Max and Catell Ronca, is another top choice for the age group, but this time you and your little one will be composing and performing your own music.  

Readers of 36 will enjoy Ed Vere’s Mr Big, a story about the power of music (in this case jazz) to bring people together. For slightly older music lovers, the Story Orchestra series by Jessica Courtney Tickle and Katy Flint explores well-known musical masterpieces through story and features extracts you can listen to on every page, a great way to bring to life Carnival of the Animals, The Four Seasons or Swan Lake. For those who like finding out about real people and facts, the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Sanchez Vegara is now featuring a range of musicians from Josephine Baker to Elton John via Prince and Dolly Parton. For a historical overview that will fascinate readers of age 4+ and have them dancing to your reading, try Once Upon a Rhythm by James Carter and Valerio Vidali and follow it up with Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s The Story of Music for a look at iconic artists, movements and moments (age 6+). 

Older readers might like to enrol at the School of Music by Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen and Daniel Frost, where a bunch of music-mad teachers will take them through classical music in forty fun and lively ‘lessons’ (ages 812). And for anyone wondering about the life-affirming power of music, read Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayers and Ronak Taher, a poetic and important tale set in Taliban-ruled Kabul where music is forbidden (8+).  

As the old man in that story says, ‘There is music everywhere, in the wind, in the earth, in the trees. But you can only hear music if you listen with all your heart.’ So listen up everyone! 

 

Written by Juliette Saumande (@juliettesaumande), a children’s book writer and professional bookworm whose latest title, My Little Album of Dublin, is illustrated by Tarsila Krüse and published by The O’Brien Press. 

 

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