Musical Instruments
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A very simple introduction to saxophones, 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.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2020
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Dewey 788.7
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 61803
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
Online Resources

  • The Saxophone
  • What Is a Saxophone?
  • Different Kinds of Saxophones
  • What Shape Are Saxophones?
  • The Mouthpiece
  • The Keys
  • Playing the Saxophone
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Other Woodwind Instruments
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index and About the Author
Author: Sharon Sharth

Sharon Sharth was an actor for twenty years starring on and off Broadway, and guest starring in numerous film and television roles before becoming a writer. She has written fifteen children's books for various publishers including RABBITS, WILDEBEESTS, JELLYFISH, FINCHES, ROBINS, SAXOPHONES, BRASS INSTRUMENTS, and the upcoming PAKISTAN for The Child's World. Ms. Sharth has been involved with children for many years as a Screen Actors Guild Book Pal reader where she reads books to elementary school students. She is a certified scuba diver and has worked with dolphins at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Hawaii. For the Circle Rep West Theatre Company in Los Angeles she has written a series of plays, and her short story, 'Most Quiet,' was published in the literary magazine, Lines in the Sand. Ms. Sharth recently won the Young Adult Fiction Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for her manuscript, WILD MIND.


A noteworthy review of Musical Instruments from Booklist on January 10, 2020

Meet the saxophone! This brassy woodwind gets the full treatment in this volume of the Musical Instruments series (12 titles). Whether curious about how it sounds or what it takes to play it, kids will find the answers to their questions in this primer. After explaining its inclusion in… View →

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