A very simple introduction to pianos, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions and sidebars, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||LG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||48195|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
- Secret Strings
- The Keyboard
- The Strings
- Why Is a Piano Made of Wood?
- The Pedals
- Who Invented the Piano?
- The Shapes of Pianos
- Great Musicians
- Pianos and Music
- Other Instruments with a Keyboard
- To Learn More
- Index and About the Author
Author: Pamela K. Harris
Pamela K. Harris grew up in Oregon and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She directs a non-profit organization that provides early childhood education to children from low-income backgrounds. She has testified before Congress on the importance of early childhood education. She loves being a student herself and has a PhD in Educational Leadership.
A noteworthy review of Musical Instruments from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2019
Written for elementary student reading (grades 3-6), ‘Pianos’ is a color photo filled brief encyclopedia on acoustic pianos. The piano is a historic stringed instrument that uses hammers to hit strings that are activated by depressing keys on the keyboard. Thus it is also a… View →