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Musical Picture Books

Music is a huge part of our daily lives. Who doesn’t love a sing along with those small potatoes, Disney movies, or making up rap songs about poo? Ok, that last one might just be me. But seriously, we are surrounded by music every day and kids LOVE it! Both my children do Mini Maestros music classes and it is the highlight of their week. It’s no wonder we are drawn to books that feature music, so here are a few of our favourites that celebrate all things music!


Digby and the Yodelayee…Who?

Written by Renee Price

Illustrated by Anil Tortop

This is the second book in the Digby Series, the first being Digby’s Moon Mission (if you haven’t already got this book, you simply must, it’s loads of delicious fun!) In Digby and the Yodelayee…Who? Digby and his very-bestest friends hear a strange noisy-noise, but what could it be? Lucky the have Digby’s trusty tool kit and noise-o-meter to help them find out. Children will love the use of time, rhythm and rhyme in this story, but they will especially love the bonus download of ‘Digby’s Jam,’ that comes with it!

For all thing Digby and some super-duper fun visit:

To buy a signed copy visit Just Write for Kids Bookshop or you can buy a copy from Booktopia

EXCITING NEWS! You can now listen to Digby’s Jam on Kinderling Kids Radio – how cool!

Baby Band

Written by Diane Jackson Hill

Illustrated by Giuseppe Poli

Inspired by a very noisy baby, members of the apartment block add their unique sound to create a soothing song. The illustrations are joyous, full of movement and enhance the magic of this story about community and the power of music. 

Buy your copy at Boomerang Books

The Very Noisy Bear

By Nick Bland

In the Jingle, Jangle Jungle Lion, Zebra, Sheep and Moose are keeping bear awake with their musical talents. Can they find an instrument for Bear, so he can join in the fun? The perfect story for children to discover different instruments and how they are played. A must-have for all Cranky Bear fans!

You can order your copy online from Booktopia

Alpacas with Maracas

By Matt Cosgrove

Macca and his pal Al are searching for the perfect act to enter the talent contest. Chika, chika, Cha Cha ChaTheir quest will make you Ha Ha Ha! But it’s the spirit of friendship and persistence (and Al’s shaggy hair do) that will make your heart sing. The clever rhyme, wholesome story and vibrant illustrations make this book a stand-out for 2018, no wonder it’s been selected for ALIA’s National Simultaneous Story Time for 2019. 

To participate check out the details on their website:

And for more Macca fun, activities and latest news be sure to visit Matt Cosgrove’s Website:

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