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Librarian Book Recommendations: Spring Concert Prep!

May 14, 2019 3:28:31 PM / by Jamie Lacroix

In honor of our upcoming Spring Concert, our awesome Librarian Ms. Hynes created this list of reading recommendations for students at each level! 

If you’re starting to get some stage fright jitters, take some of these books backstage with you. Hana, Babymouse, and Vita all know how you feel!

Spring Concert Book Recommendations

These selections are great choices year-round, especially for the budding musician!

Early Childhoodhana hashimoto

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng

Hana is worried she’s not going to be good enough to perform in her school talent show. She’s only had three violin lessons!

Inspired by her grandfather, who lives in Japan and plays violin, Hana practices every day until she’s ready to perform... or is she?

Read this beautifully written and illustrated book for a wonderful story of family, music, and perseverance.


Lower Elementarybabymouse rockstar

Babymouse Rock Star by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm

Babymouse wants to be a world famous rock’n’roll star… but first, she has to conquer her school concert!

She’s learning to play the flute, and she’s struggling. Will Babymouse achieve her rock’n’roll dreams, or will her music career fall flat?

From Newbury Award-winning author Jennifer Holm, this fourth installment in the Babymouse series is not to be missed!


Upper Elementaryzebrafish

Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds

Vita’s pretty good at playing guitar. Unfortunately, her bandmates aren’t quite as musically talented! But when they find out that their bandmate Tanya has been diagnosed with leukemia, the Zebrafish band together to raise money and awareness for cancer research—letting their true abilities shine.

This book is sure to strike a chord with anyone who strives to make the world a better place.


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