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Music Week Starts

Celebrate Music Week with these titles from Macmillan Childern's Publishing Group.

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Before John Was a Jazz Giant

A Song of John Coltrane

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the...

By Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls

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Mozart Finds a Melody

For the first time in Wolfgang's life, the famous composer was at a loss for a tune. He tried every trick to get his imagination going. He sang standing on his...

Stephen Costanza

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Carnival of the Animals

Classical Music for Kids

The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos....

"...The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos..... The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos. Even the fossils join in with a fast and rattly dance. Everyone is invited! Nearly 150 years ago, the composer Camille Saint-Saëns was asked by his pupils to write a musical joke ..."

By Camille Saint-Saens, Barrie C. Turner and Sue Williams

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Oye, Celia!

A celebration of Celia Cruz, the legendary Queen of Salsa A little girl carries her favorite record with her to an impromptu neighborhood dance party and...

"...A celebration of Celia Cruz, the legendary Queen of Salsa A little girl carries her favorite record with her to an impromptu neighborhood dance party and.... A celebration of Celia Cruz, the legendary Queen of Salsa A little girl carries her favorite record with her to an impromptu neighborhood dance party and calls out for her favorite singer. “Oye, Celia!” she shouts. And as she dances she tells Celia what she hears in her singing—loss, passion, sadness, happiness, history, and more. Oye, Cel..."

By Katie Sciurba and Edel Rodriguez

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