Turn It Up!
A pitch-perfect history of music that rocked the world
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Music / History
Dec 17, 2019
8.19 x 11.19 x 0.75 in
National Geographic Children's Books
- Author Bio
From classical to country, blues to rock, hip-hop to pop, crank up the volume and get ready to rock out with a comprehensive record of music through the ages.
The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium. You’ll learn about the world’s most famous musicians through the eras, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce—and beyond. Many major music genres are playfully explained, from tribal, classical, jazz, folk, rock…all the way to today’s modern forms, such as k-pop, hip-hop, and rap. Instruments and sounds are explored, along with places and events in history that inspired the evolution of music. Kids will also get a sense of music theory, instrumentation, and the artistry of distinctive musical styles. Song recommendations help readers open their ears to what they’ve learned. Add to that amazing images, a rockin’ glossary of musical terms, and a timeline that plots each genre on its path from ancient history to today, and this book is bound to top the charts!
HISTORY MADE FUN: Stunning historical photographs and a dynamic, colorful design draw reluctant readers in.
HIGHLY VISUAL FORMAT allows readers to see musicians and instruments in their historical context, adding to understanding and enjoyment of the text.
GLOBAL APPEAL AND INCLUSIVE FOCUS: The book goes beyond a western and homogenous approach, including coverage of female musicians and genres from around the world.
FUN REFERENCE FORMAT takes a fun yet comprehensive approach to pop culture that will appeal to kids for schoolwork or their own enjoyment.
LISTENING GUIDE: Song suggestions give kids an interactive reading experience so they can listen while they learn.
PAPER OVER BOARD format.
Social media campaign
SCHOOL AND LIBRARY
School Library Journal
Book and education trade media
National parenting and kids magazines
Regional parenting publications
Children’s book and literature reviewers
Middle grade bloggers
Radio media tour
History blogs and websites
Music-interest and entertainment media
“This bright and colorful book is so detailed in its coverage of musical history that it could be used as a college textbook, but it is constructed in a way that makes it ideal for children. The thick glossy pages and large photos with equally interesting text boxes will hold readers’ attention. Six chapters divide musical history into easily digestible sections….. VERDICT This impressively diverse musical history book is perfect for any library.” —School Library Journal