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Meeow and the Pots and Pans
Sebastien Braun

E BRAUN

Meeow and his four perky animal pals browse through a cupboard full of pots, pans, and cooking utensils to find instruments for their band.


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Hey Diddle Diddle
Eve Bunting

E BUNTING

A new version of the nonsensical children’s nursery rhyme in which animals play various instruments.


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Little Pig Joins the Band
David Hyde Costello

E COSTELLO

When Little Pig tries to join his Grandpa, brothers, and sisters in a marching band he discovers that, although he is too small for any of the available instruments, he can still play an important role.


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The Popularity Papers: Book Five: The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
Amy Ignatow

J IGNATOW

Lydia and Julie are ready to start seventh grade and Lydia wants to start a band.


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Punk Farm
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

E KROSOCZKA

At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.


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Little Critter: Just a Little Music
Mercer Mayer

E MAYER

Little Critter has a musical hobby… and it’s noisy! He’s excited about his new drums, and this means playing them everywhere. But Little Critter soon realizes that he might need just a few more lessons before he’s ready for his own rock-and-roll band!


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Ellie the Guitar Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book
Daisy Meadows

JE MEADOWS

A rockin’ goblin has Ellie the guitar fairie’s instrument, and he won’t give it up without a fight! Can Rachel, Kirsty, and Ellie outsmart this guitar star?


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Crash Bang Donkey!
Jill Newton

E NEWTON

A donkey’s loud musical instruments annoy Farmer Gruff until he discovers that the music keeps away the pesky crows that have been eating his corn crop.


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Want to Be in a Band?
Suzzy Roche

E ROACH

Describes the hard work, cooperation, and enthusiasm needed to make music and participate in a band.


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The Composer Is Dead
Lemony Snicket

E SNICKET

An inspector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.


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B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)
Jane Yolen,Adam Stemple

J YOLEN

Tired of being picked on at school for being a “furrin Immigrant” because he is Jewish, twelve-year-old Sammy Greenburg learns the legend of the golem from his bar mitzvah coach, but discovers that friends—and forming a klezmer fusion band—can be better than magic in defeating bullies.


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Make Your Own Musical Instruments (Do It Yourself Projects!)
Anna-Marie D. Cruz

CRAFTS JNF DCR

All about musical instruments—Spanish castanets—Simple flute—Bongo drums—Jazz washboard—African thumb piano—Hand drum—Shaking maracas—Egyptian harp.


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How to Draw Musical Instruments (Dover How to Draw)
Barbara Soloff Levy

ART DRAWING JNF SOL

Step by step instructions for drawing all sorts of musical instruments.


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Nifty Thrifty Music Crafts (Nifty Thrifty Crafts for Kids)
Felicia Lowenstein Niven

CRAFTS JNF NIV

Music!—Xylophone—Rhythm blocks—Panpipes—Finger cymbals—Colonial drum—American Indian clapper—Tambourine—Rain stick—Maracas—Ukulele.

Children will be able to start their own band after they create these ten musical instruments.


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Children's Book of Music
DK

MUSIC JNF CHI

Introduces children to music history, profiling the musical instruments, styles, and traditions of cultures around the world.


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American R and B: Gospel Grooves, Funky Drummers, and Soul Power (American Music Milestones)
Aaron A. Mendelson

MUSIC JNF MEN

Presents a history of R&B music in the United States, profiles the genre’s most notable past and present stars, and features song and album suggestions.


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What in the World Is a Drum? (Musical Instruments)
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

MUSIC JNF SAL

Describes the main parts of the instrument, various forms of it, and how it is played.


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Lisa Loeb's Songs for Movin' and Shakin': The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes
Lisa Loeb,Ryan O'Rourke

MUSIC SONGS JNF LOE

Turn it down (The air band song)—Father Abraham—Miss Mary Mack—Monster stomp—Going away—Do your ears hang low?—Everybody wake up—Hello, today—Peanut butter and jelly—Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.


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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and more stories for young musicians
Rated G

DVD-J Z

A lone trombone playing solo is joined by various instruments, one by one, to create a joyous music performance in the lead story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. Other stories include Musical Max, when the neighbors start complaining about the noise Max stops practicing his trombone, bass, xylophone, flute, harmonica, cymbals, and synthesizer.


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