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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

By Kathleen Cornell Berman
Illustrated by Keith Henry Brown

Miles can’t sleep.
Taps his toes,
snaps his fingers,
can’t stop thinking of ways
to make music his own.

As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Louis to rural Arkansas, from Julliard and NYC jazz clubs to the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Rhythmic free verse imbues his story with musicality and gets readers in the groove. Music teachers and jazz fans will appreciate the beats and details throughout, and Miles’ drive to constantly listen, learn, and create will inspire kids to develop their own voice.

Book Giveaway: THE BIRTH OF THE COOL: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound


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Under the Moon

under-the-moonUnder the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies
by The Secret Mountain

13 jazz classics, including “Come Rain or Come Shine”, “Moon River” and “Winter Wonderland”, recorded by singing legends (Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn…), that evoke the
different seasons and will rock young children into a sweet, blissful sleep. Lyrics and brief explanatory notes with whimsical, dream-like
illustrations accompany each featured song.

December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Blue and Red Make Purple

blue-and-red-make-purpleBlue and Red Make Purple:
A musical journey with Jennifer Gasoi

by Jennifer Gasoi

This beautifully illustrated picture book with a CD of irresistible songs by Grammy® Award Winner Jennifer Gasoi offers children the opportunity to discover the different colours of her jazz-driven music, a melding of many styles including Dixieland Swing, Bluegrass, Cajun, Calypso, and Klezmer.


November 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

All The Cats Join In

October 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

My Heart Belongs To Daddy

June 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm 2 comments

Song for My Father

June 15, 2014 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

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