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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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The Bear and the Piano Book Poster Image
age 4+
Enchanting book about the love of music and the tug of home.
By David Litchfield
(2016)
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How This Book Was Made Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious look at writing a book -- with pirates and tigers!
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
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Penny and Her Song Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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What Does the Fox Say? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Wacky art helps make childlike song a great read for kids.
By Ylvis
(2013)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book bio of blues great has dazzling art.
By Michael James Mahin
(2017)
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When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vivid picture book traces rock star's humble Mexican roots.
By Michael James Mahin
(2018)
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