From a maestro in search of an orchestra to the music of the pipa, discover the upcoming releases to look forward to from The Secret Mountain Fall 2022. To keep up-to-date on our new titles, events, and more, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Free to Be Me Songs Sunflowers Illustrations Maud Legrand Release date: Oct 1, 2022 | Ages 4-7 Awaken children’s vocabularies with this sunny collection of folk-pop songs. These upbeat melodies and accessible lyrics were written to help budding language learners discover how to share their feelings, hopes, and dreams. Young readers will have a blast singing their hearts out to songs about emotions, courage, family, and more! The picture book features the illustrated lyrics of each song followed by activity ideas for teaching English. Find it on: Goodreads | Bookshop | Bookmanager | Amazon | Edelweiss | CataList Maestro Evarista’s Orchestra Story and illustrations Raquel Bonita Release date: Nov 1, 2022 | Ages 3-5 Maestro Evarista is a conductor in search of an orchestra. With a heavy cart full of instruments, the little lizard sets out to find musicians. In a twist on the classic accordion format, this tale unfolds page by page and animal by animal until the full orchestra is presented across a panoramic, ten-panel spread. Introduced in rhyming verse, a vibrant cast of characters appears against a bold black backdrop to set the stage for readers of all ages. Find it on: Goodreads | Bookshop | Bookmanager | Amazon | Edelweiss | CataList My Music Box Performed by Ludmila Berlinskaïa and Arthur Ancelle Illustrations by Élodie Nouhen Release date: Nov 1, 2022 | Ages 0-3 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. Explore the fears and joys of childhood with 20 miniature movements for two- and four-hand piano by Bizet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and others. Explanatory notes and illustrations accompany each musical work. Find it on: Goodreads | Bookshop | Bookmanager | Amazon | Edelweiss | CataList The Four Seasons of the Pipa Story Patrick Lacoursière Illustrations Josée Bisaillon Music Liu Fang Release date: Oct 1, 2022 | Ages 5-7 On a cold winter night, a young girl dreams of visiting her faraway grandfather in Kunming, a magical place in China known as the eternal city of spring. As gusts of snow blow outside her window, the gentle sound of her mother plucking the pipa in the family room wraps around her like a warm blanket. The intricately illustrated story is accompanied by 11 stirring instrumental performances by world-renowned pipa master Liu Fang. Notes on the origin of the pipa appear at the end of the book. Find it on: Goodreads | Bookshop | Bookmanager | Amazon | Edelweiss | CataList Watch the trailers on our YouTube channel! To order books for your library or store, please contact Independent Publishers Group. For review copies of any additional information, email email@example.com. For author interviews and events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.