Wonderful Picture Books about Jazz for Kids

It’s time to start exposing your kids to new sounds! And these wonderful picture books about jazz for kids will do the trick.

Child-focused artists like Laurie Berkner may rule your home, but it doesn’t mean your child won’t be open to learning about other types of music as well.

From an early age, I started exposing my kids to all different types of jazz… and books were the perfect way to do that!

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Wonderful Jazz Picture Books for Kids

Read about Jazz While Listening!

There are some amazing books that come with audio CDs that act as the perfect introduction to jazz, as well as some that talk about the jazz greats.

For toddlers (and older), I highly recommend Jazz Fly 2, which introduces children to Latin-influenced jazz as well as some Spanish.

For preschoolers (and older), Ben’s Trumpet uses the sound of jazz to tell the story of a boy who just wants to play the trumpet.

Jazz is an awesome book for Kindergarteners on up, which walks children through poetry accompanied by the whole spectrum of the genre.

In addition, I recommend three books that don’t have audio CDs.

The first is for younger children which visually shows how jazz may look (and is about John Coltrane) called Before John Was a Jazz Giant.

For grade school children, there are two terrific books you can read over and over again: Wynton Marsalis Jazz A B Z and Spirit Seeker: John Contrane’s Musical Journey.

And if you really want to get your child interested in jazz, it’s never too early to start learning an instrument. See how to teach piano to a 5 year old yourself.

Wonderful Picture Books about Jazz for Kids


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    1. Thanks, Jodie. I had fun putting this one together. I’ve always been a jazz lover and wanted my boys to get exposed early 🙂

  1. These sound like excellent books! I love that some of them have CD’s with them. Thank you for your review.

  2. These are such great books! We love how jazz-focused children’s books often have a sense of rhythm and phrasing can be playful when read aloud. Perfect for adding some musical improvisation!

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