Roll Over Beethoven!!!!


Roll Over Beethoven!!!!Do you like music?  Do you like to dance to funky beats, clap to improvised solos or rock out to electrifying guitar riffs?  Then this month's Kidzone is for you!

On this site you will find books that deal with musical topics such as types of instruments and websites that describe different kinds of music.  Whether you "march to the beat of a different drummer" or "hum a different tune," you'll have a great time on May's Kidzone!!


“Listen to the Planet.” Learn about music and musicians from all over the world including Northern Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa.  Hear all kinds of music samples, too

Billboard Magazine Online
Read about current musicians online.  Who’s in! Who’s out! Who’s new! Who’s Old! Rihanna! Britney! Nikki! Madonna!  AWESOME!!!

Ray Charles
You got the right one, baby!! See Ray’s discography and get updated on new releases of rare cuts and live shows by this most influential musician.  This site is published by the Ray Charles Foundation.  Uh-Huh!


Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids
Database Question: What is the name of blues musician BB King’s guitar?


fiestas book jacket Fiestas: A Year Of Latin American Songs Of Celebration
selected, arranged, and translated by José-Luis Orozco; illustrated by Elisa Kleven
This book includes songs for Latin American holidays such as Cinco de Mayo and Carnival as well as other holiday like Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
J 782 F


one nation under a groove book jacket One Nation Under A Groove: Rap Music And Its Roots
by James Haskins
Learn about the roots of rap music and hip hop culture starting with African rhythms, developing through blues and jazz, and evolving through beat boxing.  Look at the good chapter with various artists’ biographies
J 782.42 H


shake my sillies out book jacket Shake My Sillies Out
by Raffi ; illustrated by David Allender  
Animal pictures illustrate this fun sing along by one of today’s favorite children’s artists. Music and additional lyrics included
J 784.624 R


disney's my first song book book jacket Disney's My First Songbook: A Treasury Of Favorite Songs To Sing And Play
Hear old time favorites like “Cruella De Vil” and “The Bare Necessities” and newer classics like “Beauty and The Beast” and “Hakuna Matata.”
J 784.624 D


This Land Is Your Land book jacket This Land Is Your Land
words and music by Woody Guthrie ; paintings by Kathy Jakobsen ; with a tribute by Pete Seeger
This is one of the most familiar and best-loved American folksongs. Pictures of the American landscape illustrate the lyrics of this beautiful piece of American culture
J 784.49 G


Burning Up book jacket Burning Up: On Tour With The Jonas Brothers
by Joe, Kevin & Nick Jonas with Laura Morton ; photography by Rob Hoffman
Here they are!!  See the Jonas Brothers as they record their A Little Bit Longer album and go on the Look Me in the Eyes World Tour.  Rock on!!
J 782.4216 B


Raggin', Jazzin', Rockin' book jacket Raggin', Jazzin', Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers
by Susan VanHecke
Meet the creators of the Steinway piano, the Fender electric guitar, the Zildjian cymbal, and the Ludwig drum pedal. They all have something in common: they are all American and love music!!
J 784.1909 V


 First Guitar Tutor book jacket First Guitar Tutor
by Terry Burrows  
Learn chords, notes, and techniques, as well as what to look for when purchasing a guitar and how to make it sound good.  Crank it!!
J 787.87193 B


Those Amazing Musical Instruments book jacket Those Amazing Musical Instruments
by Genevieve Helsby with Marin Alsop as your guide
Marin Alsop is a conductor of many professional orchestras.  She guides you through the different sections of the orchestra from woodwinds and brass to percussion and strings and tells how each contributes to a musical performance.
J 784.19 H