New books this month feature art and music. Learn to Draw is a series of children's books covering Machines, Dinosaurs, Backyard Animals, Amazing Animals, Pets and Space. The series How the World Makes Music has a volume on each instrument family including the voice. These are in Junior Non-fiction titles. Look for an orange sticker on the drawing books and a purple one on the music books.
For adults, we have America's College Museums and Working Americans, 1880-2011: Our History Through Music. The first of these reference works lists all the museums affiliated with colleges across the country. Indexed by region, state, college or university and type of museum, this book will be useful in planning trips. Hours and admission fees are listed along with extensive descriptions of the museums. Working Americans is a series that profiles the lives of Americans decade by decade; with this volume, music is the focus. Each of the twelve chapters includes three profiles, historical snapshots and musical history. This will be a great resource for reports, genealogy and anyone interested in music or history.