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Music Is for Everyone

Written by Jill Barber & illustrated by Sydney Smith
Published by Orca Book Publisher
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Music is for Everyone is sure to get you excited about making music! Singer-songwriter Jill Barber takes her young readers through many different kinds of music—hip-hop, jazz, classical, folk—and instruments in an energetic, rhyming tour. Sydney Smith’s gleeful illustrations capture all the joy that comes from making music in all its forms!

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musical instruments
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

This is a fun introduction to lots of different kinds of music and does a nice job of showcasing a variety. The illustrations are really fun, beautiful and detailed and give plenty to look at while you read through the rhyming text.

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Who Wrote Music Is for Everyone

Jill Barber

Jill Barber is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and author. Over the course of her career she has released six albums and a baby board book, Baby’s Lullaby. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

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Who Illustrated Music Is for Everyone

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a nscad University graduate, born and raised in Nova Scotia. He has won the Governor General’s Award, been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has been listed twice on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. Sydney lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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August 1, 2018

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