Read Like a Rock Star: Books for Kids

One cool thing about music is there's something out there for everyone, from classical to jazz to rock 'n' roll. Maybe you'll never be a rock star, but you can find out what it's like to be a musician with these books.

In The First Rule of Punk, María Luisa, better known as Malú, loves rock music, especially punk and new wave. She even starts her own punk band, the Co-Co's, with classmates at her new school. When Malú discovers they can't perform in the upcoming talent show, find out what she does to keep the music going.

Want to learn more about Malú's favorite bands such as Blondie, the Ramones and the Smiths? We Rock! is the perfect companion for exploring rock music history. My favorite part of this book is learning the behind-the-scenes information about different famous and not-so-famous songs by artists ranging from classic rock to dance music.

Malú's instrument is her voice. Despite her fear of singing in front of an audience, she is determined to overcome it. Is Singing for You? and Singing give the basics of getting started, vocal technique and what it takes to make it.

If singing is not your thing, pick up an instrument to play. Unsure of what instrument? The Ready to Make Music series can help you decide whether the drums or guitar is a good fit for you with books like Are the Drums for You? For more inspiration, check out Learn to Speak Music.

What's your favorite genre of music?