Our Favorite Books
Tunes & Tales has been a labor of love for us. We wanted to create a place for you to easily purchase the wonderful books we use in these classes. Please note that UpBeat Music Academy is an active Amazon Associate and by purchasing our favorite products from our links, you are helping to support our school through qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
Hilda Must be Dancing
by Karma Wilson
Hilda has a song in her heart and she loves to dance! Unfortunately, being a hippo, she is VERY loud! This fun story follows Hilda as she finds a way to dance that her neighbors can enjoy too. This family favorite was featured in "Tunes & Tales 2, Disco Dance"
If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, DON'T
by Elise Parsley
Chaos ensues when Magnolia brings a piano to the beach! This book was featured in the Tunes & Tales class, "A Day at the Beach"
by Ellen Walsh
Learn about colors when these three white mice fall into some paint! But wait! They still have to hide from the cat... Miss Cora read this book in "Tunes & Tales 2: Colors & Crayons"
Never Play Music Next to the Zoo
by John Lithgow
In this fun story, we are introduced to lots of different instruments in a fun way. This story was featured in Tunes & Tales 2's "A Trip to the Zoo".
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party
by James Dean
Pete and his friends have a perfect pizza party where everyone gets to add a topping and try new things! This story was featured in Tunes & Tales 2; "Pizza Party"
Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson
This Halloween favorite follows a kind witch and her new friends as they try to make room for everyone. Can they work together when disaster strikes? This story was featured in Tunes & Tales Seasonal Pack 1 on Halloween Day.
Sneezy the Snowman
by Maureen Wright
Sneezy has a cold and he's just trying to warm up! Trouble is... snowmen aren't built to be warm. Miss Cora featured this story in her Tunes & Tales Seasonal Snowman Day
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp, Whomp
by Wynton Marsalis
Open your ears to the sounds all around! This "sonic adventure" explores auditory excitement that we come in contact in our day to day lives. This story was featured in Tunes & Tales 2; "A Trip to the City"
The Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña
Come with CJ and his Grandma on their regular bus ride home from Church. This award winning story was featured in Tunes & Tales 2; "A Trip to the City"
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
by Lucille Colandro
There was a cold lady who swallowed some...snow? What's going to happen?! This story was featured in Miss Cora's seasonal snowman adventure.