A friendly and inspiring introduction to music history, telling the stories of the world's greatest musicians from Bach to Beyonce.
The Story of Music begins with the early drums and flutes of our ancestors, which date back to the last icea age, through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected music library which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The musicians featured include Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry; Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Blondie, Grandmaster Flash, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce as well as Bjork and Kraftwerk. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the music, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the music artwork is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure.
The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
Year 1: Human
Is it human or animal? Draw around your child for them to paint and label different body arts. Test physical skills by balancing on one leg, race against the clock and play ball games.
Year 1: Five
Play and discover your senses with our Best Selling topic! Make a feely box, guess what’s inside the shakers and throw balls into a bowl whilst blind folded. Use all 7 activities to engage and excite children.
Key Stage 1: Music
Play games to discover body percussion, make up silly rhythms and enjoy listening to recorded music. Design and create your own musical instruments.
We aim to inspire curiosity and creativity, providing engaging and stimulating ideas whilst meeting the standards in the U.K. curriculum. Discover 24 topics with over 200 activities, activity sheets and videos.