Musical Storybooks to Read Aloud

In these final weeks of winter, there is nothing better that curling up with a pile of great books to read to your little one. At Musication we think the best kind of books are musical books! To help you out we have rounded up a list of our very favorite musical storybooks below. Oh and speaking of Winter, don’t forget to check out the information for Winter Break Musication Camp, February 21st – 24th. Happy Reading!

Zin Zin Zin, A Violin by Lloyd Moss, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

This 1996 Caldecott Honor Book describes 10 different musical instruments and teaches us about musical group combinations starting with a duo and ending with an orchestra. It is wonderful introduction to musical groups and a counting book as well. The beautiful language and rhythm of the text will make you want to read it over and over again.

I Know A Shy Fellow Who Swallowed A Cello by Barbara S. Garriel, illustrated by John O’Brien

I know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello is a fun interpretation of the classic, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It starts with a shy fellow who swallows a cello followed by many more instruments until he begins to burp, belch and bellow and it finally ends with a fun surprise. This book is a complete delight to read out loud.

The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow, illustrated by C.F. Payne

Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius: He plays the violin, the flute, the trombone, and the drums with incredible skill. But he’s never satisfied: Something is missing. In his first book, actor and musician John Lithgow introduces a memorable character, a fickle yet lovable child prodigy who brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life. With a double gatefold showing the entire orchestra, this is the ultimate book for the music lover in all of us.