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Our music books and drama books will provide children with the fantastic guidance needed to develop their dramatic and musical talents. All of our drama and music books are perfect for young performers, from tips to help them while on stage to writing their own masterpieces!

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Music & Drama Books for Kids

Our music books and drama books will provide children with the fantastic guidance needed to develop their dramatic and musical talents. All of our drama and music books are perfect for young performers, from tips to help them while on stage to writing their own masterpieces!

  • BBJD 8 years +

    Bombs & Blackberries (Hardback)

    Julia Donaldson

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    Written by Julia Donaldson, this book contains a script for a World War II play for children to act out in class or at home.

    Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the story follows the Chivers children as they are sent to the countryside and subsequently back home to Manchester when the threat dies down - but then the air-raid siren starts to go off...

    Poignant and dramatic, this play will help children explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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  • SCHM 7 years +

    The School of Music (Hardback)

    Meurig Bowen

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    The School of Music is a place bursting with talent and creative energy and is rather special. It encourages children to get the basics right and then let their imaginations run wild!

    Sergio Trunk is the boss (he prefers The Maestro) and throughout the pages of this fascinating book, he'll lead you through 40 lessons that will teach children aged 7 and over all about classical music, the theory behind it and the sheer joy of making and playing it.
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  • BRGST

    Little People, Big Dreams: Women in Art (Other)

    Isabel Sanchez Vegara

    Meet three inspirational women from the arts: Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn! This boxed gift set of three hardbacks introduces little ones to the lives of these amazing women.
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  • AHTMF 7 years +

    John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Paperback)

    John Thompson

    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!

    Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.
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  • AHHRK Toddlers

    Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish Audio (Other)

    Neraida Smith

    Make learning Spanish fun for kids through music. All little kids adore music, so why not tap into this natural affinity to get young kids hooked on foreign language learning? That's precisely what the unique "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" does. With a songbook of twenty original melodies, "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" (CD edition) teaches basic Spanish vocabulary and expressions in a fresh, exciting way. Instead of trying to memorize greetings, numbers, colors, and days and months, your child will enjoy the fun of putting them to music. While singing "Los meses del ano (The months of the year)," not only will your child be actively engaged, but the lessons learned will stay with her much longer as she associates the new words with easy-to-remember rhythms and beats. Pop in the twenty-five-minute CD and listen as your child sings along in Spanish with other kids on the recording, belting out these delightful tunes and learning about everyday subjects at the same time.Songbook of twenty original tunes will have your child, aged three to six, singing in Spanish in no time. It features English translation of lyrics to build your child's Spanish vocabulary. Simple chords and musical notation allow you accompany your child on guitar or piano. It includes kid singers on the CD model proper Spanish pronunciation and intonation. CD format allows for easy song location and quick replay. Whether you're an educator, parent, babysitter, or caregiver, you'll be amazed at how quickly kids, even the shiest in the bunch, catch on to Spanish when music is the medium!
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  • ALHQA 3 years +

    Usborne: My First Keyboard Book (Hardback)

    Sam Taplin

    Learn to play simple, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard attached to the book. Each note is represented with a different colour, which corresponds to the same colour on the keys, making this accessible even to very young children. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frere Jacques, Ode to Joy and more.
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  • AHTUK 7 years +

    John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book 2) (Paperback)

    John Thompson

    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book Two) builds on the skills children learned in the first book!

    Part two is develops on the note-reading fluency skills learned in the Book One and introduces new notes, giving children the opportunity to play exercises where only one hand is required. The book also contains more writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies to take children's piano and music skills to the next level.
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  • ALUUQ 7 years +

    Improve Your Theory Grade 1 (Paperback)

    Paul Harris

    Improve your theory! Grades 1 - 5 are the latest additions to the bestselling 'Improve your - ' series by Paul Harris. This theory workbook takes students through every aspect of music theory covered in the grade 1 ABRSM examination. Firmly rooted in Paul Harris's Simultaneous Learning approach, it will transform how music theory is taught and learnt, improving every aspect of musicianship along the way. Never before has theory been so fun or seemed so natural! - Handy fact files that cover different areas of music theory - Practice questions to help students prepare for examinations - Fun games and quizzes to engage students and offer new and interesting ways to tackle difficult concepts - Questions that connect theory directly with pupils' own pieces - allowing them to discover the links between music in theory and music in practice - Opportunities for composing, improvising, aural and listening activities, all carefully devised to consolidate musical understanding.
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  • ALKQR 7 years +

    Ukelele from the Beginning (Paperback)

    Ukulele From The Beginning is a great collection of favourite songs specially chosen for primary school-age children starting to learn the instrument! No previous knowledge of music is necessary for pupils... or the teacher! Just master the easy-to-play chord shapes and sing along! Ukulele from the beginning is an ideal introduction to this great little instrument and in no time at all the whole class will be playing and accompanying themselves! They'll soon want to learn more!
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  • AHLUQ 11 years +

    The Oxford Dictionary of Music (Paperback)

    Tim Rutherford-Johnson

    Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
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  • AEPCG 3 years +

    Little Children's Music Book (Hardback)

    Fiona Watt

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    This delightful soundchip storybook finds animals in their homes practising their musical instruments as they prepare for a woodland concert. You can press the soundchips to hear Squirrel playing her flute, Mole on the glockenspiel, Weasel plucking his guitar, Badger playing the piano and Fox on his fiddle, before they all meet up to perform altogether. It is an absolutely perfect interactive introduction for little children to different musical sounds.
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  • AEAZA 5 years +

    First Book of the Recorder (Paperback)

    Philip Hawthorn

    As soon as the first notes have been mastere d, there are simple tunes to play, with guidance from friend ly cartoon creatures. The tunes include well-known pop, folk and classical pieces, and there are also games, puzzles and facts about the recorder '
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  • AYYOX 9 years +

    Dance (Paperback)

    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
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  • AYHZZ

    Writing and Staging Adventure Plays (Paperback)

    Charlotte Guillain

    What makes a play exciting or mysterious? How can you write plays full of tension? How can you turn a page-turning script into an edge-of-your-seat production?
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  • AYHZY

    Writing and Staging Funny Plays (Paperback)

    Charlotte Guillain

    What makes people laugh? How can you write a funny play? How can you turn a hilarious script into a side-splitting production?
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  • ATGWC 3 years +

    First Book About the Orchestra (Other)

    Sam Taplin

    This incredible sound book provides young children with an introduction to the magic of the orchestra and lets them hear the sound each instrument makes.

    There is an embedded button on each page and the instruments covered include brass and drums. There's even one button that has the whole orchestra playing together.
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  • ARJRT 9 years +

    Writing and Staging Myths and Legends (Hardback)

    Charlotte Guillain

    What are myths and legends? How can you write plays that make myths and legends come to life? How can you turn a story full of famous characters into a fresh and exciting production?
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  • ARJEA

    The Impact of Technology in Music (Hardback)

    Matthew Anniss

    How have technology and science helped musicians throughout the years? How does today's technology help us to create new music or music in different ways? Will computers ever be able to make music completely by themselves? From the invention of the electric guitar through to today's high-tech music creation software, technology has always helped us to create music in new and exciting ways. This book looks at historical, current and emerging techniques involved in music creation and performance. We also look at the increasing and changing role of the internet in music creation and distribution - including the history of music piracy.
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  • APVUV 5 years +

    The Special Secret (Paperback)

    Chloe Ryder

    Chevalia is an enchanted island where ponies and horses rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle. But the horseshoes have been stolen and must be found before Midsummer Day or the island will lose its magic ...The Special Secret It's Harvest Day on the magical island of Chevalia. Pippa and her Princess Pony friend Stardust head to the grasslands to help - and to search for the missing horseshoes. But Stardust decides that princesses shouldn't get their hoofs dirty doing farm work after all. This upsets her friend Mucker, who works on the farm. Perhaps if Stardust can overcome her pride, they might uncover another missing horseshoe in the fields. The third in a fabulous series of six books filled with spooky Night Mares, unicorns, Princess Ponies, and rip-roaring adventure.
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  • APNET 6 years +

    The Usborne First Book of the Piano (Other)

    Eileen O'Brien

    This simple and colourful guide is for absolute beginners of any age with carefully graded tunes including well-known tunes, folk songs and Christmas carols. Friendly cartoon characters explain how to play each note, and provide an entertaining introduction to reading and understanding music.
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  • APMZA 7 years +

    Easy Guitar Tunes (Paperback)

    Anthony Marks

    This lively book will help young guitarists develop their skills in all aspects of classical guitar technique with over 40 simple tunes to play. The pieces are in single-line format and include well-known and less familiar tunes in first and second positions as well as some simple two-part pieces.
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  • AONSS 11 years +

    Recording and Promoting Your Music (Paperback)

    Matthew Anniss

    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band. This book looks at recording, releasing, and promoting your music, including how it all works in the digital age.
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  • AONSR 11 years +

    Forming a Band (Paperback)

    Richard Spilsbury

    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band in the digital age. This book looks at forming a band, covering finding bandmates, choosing instruments and getting your equipment just right.
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  • AMSPN 7 years +

    A Waldorf Song Book (Other)

    Brien Masters

    This much-loved book is a collection of over one hundred songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters. They are graded for different ages from Class 3 (age 8) to Class 8 (age 14) and grouped into festivals and seasons. They include rounds and four-part songs, and musical notation for recorders and other instruments. This is a wonderful resource for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers, and any teacher or parent looking to introduce music to their classroom or home.
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