Little Miss is so excited to begin ukulele lessons this school year that she’s been reading up on children’s books about music for the last few weeks. Everything from orchestra instruments to lessons about some of the great composers have been on her reading list. While I was helping her put together books that she might enjoy exploring on her musical quest, we came up with 15 must-read books that every music lover should experience. Check out our list below and let us know which ones you’ve tried or which ones we should add to our list!
Must-Read Children’s Music Books
- Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
- My First Classical Music Book
- Clap Your Hands
- Meet the Orchestra
- Why Beethoven Threw the Stew (And Lots More Stories about the Lives of Great Composers)
- M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet (Art and Culture)
- 01 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children
- The Batsford Book of Music for Children
- I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello
- Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Picture Book
- Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music
- Can You Hear It?
- Simply Fantastic: An Introduction to Classical Music
- Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD
- My First Orchestra Book
What books would you add to the list that we forgot? Leave a comment below and let us know! We’re always excited to learn about new children’s books!
Be sure to check out our review of Gentle Guitar, a great online guitar class that Little Miss loved last school year! It was fabulous and what has spurred her on to wanting to learn to play the ukulele!
Interested in learning more about learning to play the ukulele? Watch for our upcoming ukulele series this fall!