Kid Musicians: True Tales of Childhood from Entertainers, Songwriters, and Stars (Kid Legends #10) (Hardcover)

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Kid Musicians: True Tales of Childhood from Entertainers, Songwriters, and Stars (Kid Legends #10) (Hardcover)

Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of musicians, including Taylor Swift, Louis Armstrong, Harry Styles, Mariah Carey, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul McCartney, and 10 other influential performers.

Every great musician started out as a kid—and many discovered their love of music early on. Whether they became world-famous pop stars, groundbreaking jazz artists, or award-winning songwriters, these musicians pushed boundaries and left their mark. In Kid Musicians, tune in to the childhood stories of musical legends such as:

  • Beyoncé, who used to play truth or dare in the middle of the night with the rest of her music group. 
  • Dolly Parton, who sometimes made up her own title, author, and story when she had to give a book report in class. 
  • Prince, who would rush home after school to watch Superman on TV. 
  • Taylor Swift, who grew up on a Christmas tree farm! 

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, Kid Musicians highlights renowned musicians who have made an impact on the world of music.
Robin Stevenson is an award-winning author of more than twenty books for kids and teens. Her writing has been translated into a number of languages, published in more than ten countries, and nominated for many awards. Her YA novel, A Thousand Shades of Blue, was a finalist for Canada's top literary honor, the Governor General's Award. Her YA non-fiction book, Pride, was a Stonewall Honor book and was selected to ALA's Rainbow List. She lives with her family on the west coast of Canada.

Allison Steinfeld obtained a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She loves to create fun and playful work that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781683693918
ISBN-10: 1683693914
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: November 12th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Kid Legends
Praise for the Kid Legends series:
“Telling the true stories of famous people’s childhoods, this book inspires kids to think big and humanizes historical figures in a new and fresh way.”—CNN Underscored, on Kid Innovators by Robin Stevenson

“These reads aren’t just educational, they’re inspiring – they remind us all that we’re never too young to start dreaming! Plus – they’re a great resource for school projects!”—, on Kid Innovators by Robin Stevenson

“Kids will be drawn in.”—Chicago Parent, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson
“The vivid details of each activist's story, combined with vibrant illustrations, demonstrate that every civil rights hero and popular firebrand started out as children, just like the rest of us.”—School Library Journal, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson

“A great way to encourage kids who already love science to pursue their interests as well as to show kids who are not motivated by traditional schooling that there are many paths to greatness.”—American Scientist Magazine, on Kid Scientists by David Stabler

“Illustrate[s] a wide variety of early influences and backgrounds, proving to kids that where they come from isn't important when fixing something that is.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson
“Outstanding... Inspiring and entertaining.”—Booklist, starred review, on Kid Athletes by David Stabler
“A heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Kid Artists by David Stabler
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever, on Kid Presidents by David Stabler
“Full of real information, but the author made it fun and funny.”—Michael, age 9, on Kid Authors by David Stabler