When I was a child, my siblings and I were obsessed with an interactive book on famous
composers. Books can open up the worlds of our favorite music and composers. Below, I
recommend eleven books about music for your children to cozy up with as the days grow
colder.

1. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Ross
2. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss and Marjorie Priceman
3. Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes and Karmen Thompson
4. The Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt and R.G. Roth
5. The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
6. Why Beethoven Threw the Stew by Steven Isserlis
7. Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? By Yona Zeldis McDonough
8. The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George by Hugh Brewster
9. Can You Hear It? By William Lach
10. Bravo! Braa! A Night at the Opera: Behind the Scenes with Composers, Cast, and Crew
by Anne Siberell
11. Stories of Women Composers for Young Musicians by Catherine Wolff Kendall

This is just a short list of all the great music books out there. The American Musicological
Society has a comprehensive collection of recommended titles here:
https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/ChildrenLit

And for parents, if you haven’t yet read Shinchi Suzuki’s books Nurtured by Love or Ability
Development from Age Zero, they’re great views inside the Suzuki philosophy.

Happy Reading!