Classical music is so much more than elaborate wigs and dusty busts. These musical picture books make the genre accessible to budding musicians, composers and dreamers through clever storytelling and engaging themes. Meet the masters through the eyes and ears of a curious little mouse named Minim, or explore how water, fairytales, and more have inspired composers throughout the ages. My Music Box Open up the dreamlike worlds imagined by classical composers for the piano. Compositions transport listeners to France and Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the instrument was the preferred way to introduce children to music. Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Little Stories of Great Composers Travel back in time with a little mouse named Minim, who bumps into Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Haydn, and Paganini in this six-book series by Ana Gerhard. Featuring story narration by Colm Feore and performances by I Musici de Montréal Orchestra. Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo The Piano This playful tale invites children to explore how music makes them feel. Hear how sounds attune to emotions. See how music colours the imagination. From synesthesia to onomatopoeia, these musical sketches show that learning big words and even bigger ideas can be as simple as PLINK, PLANK, PLONK. Available May 1, 2024 Simply Fantastic From The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy to gnomes of Northern European mythology, classical music abounds with the creatures, wizards, and witches of legend and folklore. What better way to introduce children to the magical and imaginative power of music? Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Little Creatures Discover how insects, arachnids, and amphibians, such as spiders, wasps, butterflies, frogs, and snakes, have inspired composers, including the likes of Beethoven, Ravel, and Prokofiev. Includes a glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer. Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Sleep Softly Exquisite pieces by the world’s more revered composers like Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Offenbach, Satie and Brahms will lull babies into sweet, blissful sleep. L’Ensemble Agora brings each composition to life with woodwind and harp performances. Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Listen to the Birds It may come as no surprise that birds have inspired numerous compositions for the flute, among other instruments found in this collection of classical music that features works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi. Bookshop | Shop Local (Canada) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indigo Watch the animated read-aloud of That's My Piano, Sir! with narration by Colm Feore. Discover The Secret Mountain’s entire catalogue here. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed about our new releases, events and for a chance to win our subscriber giveaway. To order books for your library or bookstore, please contact Independent Publishers Group (United States), Hornblower Books/University of Toronto Press (Canada), and MMS/BookSource (United Kingdom). For additional information, email email@example.com.