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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
Written by Chris Raschka, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658069
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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.99

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth.

Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music... Read more >
Jubilee!
Jubilee!
Written by Alicia Potter, Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658564
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Jubilee!
One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace
Written by Alicia Potter
Illustrated by Matt Tavares


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.99

An exuberant picture book applauds the man behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the world had ever seen — or heard.

As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music — the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston... Read more >
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Written by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763666002
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies

Written by M.T. Anderson
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $4.99

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music.

This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel’s essential spirit—from a child... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies
Written by M.T. Anderson, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763665999
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies

Written by M.T. Anderson
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $14.99

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music.

This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel’s essential spirit—from a child... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
World History Biographies: Mozart
World History Biographies: Mozart
Written by Marcus Weeks, Contribution by Julian Rushton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426314513
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World History Biographies: Mozart
The Boy Who Changed the World With His Music
Written by Marcus Weeks
Contribution by Julian Rushton


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $7.99

At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.

Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's world—from the Royal courts of 18th century Europe... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664596
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763664589
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $4.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
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Harlem's Little Blackbird
Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375869730
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $17.99

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read more >
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Harlem's Little Blackbird
Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375985379
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $9.99

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Harlem's Little Blackbird
Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375969737
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Harlem's Little Blackbird

Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $20.99

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
When I Get Older
When I Get Older
Written by K'NAAN and Sol Guy, Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770493025
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When I Get Older
The Story behind "Wavin' Flag"
Written by K'NAAN and Sol Guy
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2012
Price: $17.95

“Wavin’Flag” has become an international anthem. Its powerful words of hope have crossed generations and borders, and have made K’NAAN an international star.

In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu... Read more >
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492691
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Oscar Peterson
The Man and His Jazz
Written by Jack Batten


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $19.95

Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar... Read more >
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Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770493629
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Oscar Peterson
The Man and His Jazz
Written by Jack Batten


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $10.99

Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar... Read more >
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Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein
Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein
Written by Susan Goldman Rubin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580893442
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Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein

Written by Susan Goldman Rubin


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

"Life without music is unthinkable."—Leonard Bernstein, Findings

When Lenny was two years old, his mother found that the only way to soothe her crying son was to turn on the Victrola. When his aunt passed on her piano to Lenny’s parents, the boy demanded lessons. When Lenny went to school, he had... Read more >
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763617332
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Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $17.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Written by Lang Lang, As told to Michael French
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422846
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Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys

Written by Lang Lang
As told to Michael French


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $7.99

HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also... Read more >
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Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Written by Bonnie Christensen, Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553112030
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Woody Guthrie
Poet of the People
Written by Bonnie Christensen
Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $7.99

A beautiful tribute to America’s greatest folksinger.

Woody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking. He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and the dust bowl, eulogized workers, and celebrated the great natural... Read more >
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The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair
The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair
Written by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570917141
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The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair

Written by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $15.95

National bestseller reworked for middle-graders.

At the time of Ludwig van Beethoven’s death, it was a common practice to take a lock of hair from the deceased as a remembrance, a sacred remnant of the person who meant so much when alive. One such lock of Beethoven’s hair survived through the years... Read more >
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Lang Lang: Playing With Flying Keys
Lang Lang: Playing With Flying Keys
Written by Lang Lang, Adapted by Michael French
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739364239
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Lang Lang: Playing With Flying Keys

Written by Lang Lang
Adapted by Michael French


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $14.00

Lang Lang started learning to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but... Read more >
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Written by Lang Lang
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375849107
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Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys

Written by Lang Lang


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $7.99

HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a paperback.
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
Written by Lang Lang, As told to Michael French
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385735780
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Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys

Written by Lang Lang
As told to Michael French


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $16.99

HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.
World History Biographies: Mozart
World History Biographies: Mozart
Written by Marcus Weeks
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426300028
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World History Biographies: Mozart
The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music
Written by Marcus Weeks


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $17.95

At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.

Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's world—from the Royal courts of 18th century Europe... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.
World History Biographies: Mozart
World History Biographies: Mozart
Written by Marcus Weeks
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426300035
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World History Biographies: Mozart
The Boy Who Changed the World with His Music
Written by Marcus Weeks


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $27.90

At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.

Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's world—from the Royal courts of 18th century Europe... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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