|Catch the Rhythm of Jazz . . . @ Your Library|
Board the Bebop Express by H. Panahi. Or take a Blues Journey and celebrate Jazz with Walter Dean Myers and his son, illustrator Christopher Myers. Chris Raschka makes music visual in Charlie Parker Played BeBop, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, and Mysterious Thelonius.
For babies, there’s Charlie Bird Counts to the Beat, Ella Elephant Scats Like That, and Miles the Crocodile Plays the Colors of Jazz—all board books by Andy Hurwitz with companion CDs. Or sing along with This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt, set to the tune of “This Old Man.”
Jonny Hannah makes Hot Jazz Special. Niki Daly has Ruby Sings the Blues. St. Louis native Ntozake Shange explains Ellington Was Not a Street, and Jonah Winter introduces Dizzy.
In Heaven’s All-Star Jazz Band by Don Carter, a boy finds comfort by imagining his grandfather in heaven jamming with jazz greats. Leslie Gourse highlights Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz. And check out the biographies of jazz greats from Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson to local legend Miles Davis and innovators like Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
Ashley Bryan’s collage illustrations of Louis Armstrong’s signature song “What a Wonderful World” are a perfect end to this picture book jazz tour.
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