Best Children’s Rap & Hip-Hop Books

Here you will get Best Children’s Rap & Hip-Hop Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Story of Rap

Author: by Editors of Caterpillar Books
Silver Dolphin Books
24 pages

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Lay down a baby beat and learn all about the history of rap!”This is sooooo adorbs!!” Missy Elliot on Twitter2019 National Parenting Product Award Winner From Grandmaster Flash to Kendrick Lamar, rap has shaped generations and brought a voice to the voiceless.

Bop along with the greats in this adorable baby book that introduces little ones to the rappers that started it all! Parental Advisory: May cause toddlers to develop excessive amounts of swagger.

2. Hip Hop Speaks to Children: 50 Inspiring Poems with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience for Kids, From Tupac to Jay-Z, Queen Latifah to Maya Angelou, Includes CD)

Author: by Nikki Giovanni
Sourcebooks Explore
80 pages

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INCLUDED IN THE BOOKLIST TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH! Perfect for fans of A B to Jay-Z and Nikki Giovanni who are seeking modern hip hop poetry books for kids. Our consensus is Hip Hop Speaks to Children is the most essential poetry purchase to make this year.

The poetry is enough. The illustrations are enough.The CD is enough. Together, this book is a treasure of which you cannot get enough. We shall accomplish much this year. Children will be encouraged to put their words to poetry and beats.

Teachers will be encouraged to allow the artists to speak to children. Diane Chen, School Library Journal blog “Practically Paradise”Hip Hop Speaks to Children is a celebration of poetry with a beat. Poetry can have both a rhyme and a rhythm.

Sometimes it is obvious; sometimes it is hidden. But either way, make no mistake, poetry is as vibrant and exciting as it gets. And when you find yourself clapping your hands or tapping your feet, you know you’ve found poetry with a beat!

3. A Kids' Guide to Hamilton the Musical

Author: by Amanda Bjerkan Hennessy
192 pages

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Discover the exciting stories portrayed in the smash-hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, retold in a compelling way that brings them to life and makes them more accessible for younger readers. Do you have a young Hamilton fan in your life? Someone who loves the music and is always asking questions to understand what is happening in the songs?

Questions like: Why does she keep saying she’s helpless?” “Why did people want to duel?” “Why doesn’t Hamilton like Thomas Jefferson? Engaging, relatable descriptions of each song immerse the reader in the show’s captivating tale inspired by American founder Alexander Hamilton.

Take a journey through the entire story, or jump ahead to any song to learn more. 46 chapters share the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life as the show has reimagined it* 22 illustrations and a Who’s Who of the main characters bring the story to life* Footnotes give details about historical events described in the songs* Sidebars offer explanations of unfamiliar words* Musical Notes describe the different styles of music throughout the showGreat for parents and children to read together or as a resource for kids to use on their own, this guide will feed any young Hamilton fan’s desire to learn more about the incredible songs from the show!

4. When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent)

Author: by Laban Carrick Hill
Roaring Brook Press

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A John Steptoe New Talent Award WinnerBefore there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records.

He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaksthe musical interludes between verseslonger for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill’s book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

5. How to Be a DJ in 10 Easy Lessons: Learn to spin, scratch and produce your own mixes! (Super Skills)

Author: by DJ Booma
Walter Foster Jr
64 pages

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DJing is probably the coolest way to make music, right? Now you can learn how with How to Be a DJ in 10 Easy Lessons! Do you think you have what it takes to be a superstar DJ? Do you daydream about making the hottest mixes behind the turn tables?

Well, now is your chance to learn how to be a shredder on the tables with How to Be a DJ in 10 Easy Lessons, a simple guide to DJing! Learn the ins and outs of mixing, scratching, and blending and prepare to play in front of a live audience!

With easy-to-follow instructions, colorful graphics, and helpful tips from an experienced professional DJ, this handy book breaks down everything you need to know into 10 simple lessons. How to Be a DJ in 10 Easy Lessons covers everything from equipment and software, to basic music theory and tips on performance, this is the perfect introduction to music mixing for aspiring DJs.

6. The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

Author: by Carole Boston Weatherford
little bee books

48 pages

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“Carole Boston Weatherford, once again, delivers a resounding testament and reminder, that hip-hop is a flavorful slice of larger cultural cake. And to be hip-hop-to truly be it-we must remember that we are also funk, jazz, soul, folktale, and poetry.

We must remember that … We are who we are!” Jason Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author”Starting with its attention-getting cover, this picture book does an excellent job of capturing the essence of rap … This tribute to hip hop culture will appeal to a wide audience, and practically demands multiple readings.” Booklist, STARRED REVIEW”No way around it, this book is supa-dupa fly, with lush illustrations anchored in signature hip-hop iconography for the future of the global hip-hop nation.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW”With short, rhyming lines and dramatic portraits of performers, the creative team behind How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace offers a dynamic introduction to hip-hop….

This artful introduction to one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century pulses with the energy and rhythm of its subject.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEWExplore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book! A generation voicing stories, hopes, and fearsfounds a hip-hop nation.

7. I Got This!: A Dragon Book To Teach Kids That They Can Handle Everything. A Cute Children Story to Give Children Confidence in Handling Difficult Situations. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 8)

Author: by Steve Herman
52 pages

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When a puppy tells you they gotta goit’s best to listen! Stinky Puppies tells the story of Penelope, a poopylicious puppy whose owner decides to sleep in instead of taking her outside, leading to an odiferous accident. Penelope happily helps her owner clean up and then gets what she wanted all alonga trip to the park with all her puppy pals!

Written to match the melody of Beyonce’s Single Ladies, Stinky Puppies uses humor and song to teach kids about the responsibility that comes with having pets. It’s the perfect book for fans of Cocomelon and Sandra Boynton, and it will make bedtime a blast for you and your child!

Please Note: None of the books in the Animal Sing-Along Series are authored, sponsored, or endorsed by any original artist associated with any song referenced in the Animal Sing-Along Series.

9. Beyoncé: Shine Your Light

Author: by Sarah Warren
Clarion Books
32 pages

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Powerful text and beautiful illustrations make this dazzling picture book biography the perfect read for everyone ready to get in touch with and shine their inner light like Beyonc.Beyonc was quiet. A push-an-empty-swing kind of quiet. That’s how most of the world saw her, until …She can sing!

Do you know she can sing? One teacher looked closer. Onstage, Beyonc became a different person.Dazzling! Confident Bold This was where she belonged. Beyonc is bold, talented, confident, and an inspiring voice and power to millions of people all around the world.

This captivating picture book biography celebrates the icon’s rise from a shy little girl to a world-famous superstar. Discover the story of Beyonc as she finds her voice, through trials and triumphs, and understand that you, too, can shine your light like Beyonc.

10. Ariana Grande 100% Unofficial: Your essential, unofficial guide to the superstar

Author: by Malcolm Mackenzie
Egmont (August 8, 2019)
64 pages

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Ariana is not just the ponytailed princess of pop, she is one of the world’s biggest stars, every album and every single she releases tops the chart, she is the number one most followed female on Instagram, a fierce advocate for women’s rights, and a supporter of the LGBT+ community, she’s a businesswoman, an actress, and a survivor, who puts family first, and that includes seven rescue dogs.

If anyone thinks they can come for her crown, we’ve got three words for them , “thank you, next.”

11. Happy 4th Of July Activity Book: for Kids Ages 5-9 l Fun Patriotic Holiday Coloring Pages, I spy & Count, Maze Puzzle, Trivia, Word Search, Spot the … Day Activity for Children and Family

Author: by Create Bee
36 pages

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4th Of July Activity Book for Kids Ages 5-9 Years OldFun & Educational Independence Day Activity for Children and FamiliesCelebrate the Forth of July holiday with fun activities and history challenges including Coloring Pages I spy & Count Maze Puzzle Trivia Word Search Spot the Difference Word Scramble Game Color By Number This activity book for kids is prined in 8.

5 x 11 inch page With soft glossy cover.

12. Hip-Hop Alphabet

Author: by Howie Abrams
32 pages

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Yo Gabba Gabba!Meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabetand their hip-hoploving parents. Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music that defined a generation.

Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Mr. Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabet uses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and turntables).

Learn the ABCs with a beat!

13. The Adventures of Stephen Curry: The Children’s Book

Author: by Troy DaVinci
25 pages

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UNLEASH THE ARTIST INSIDE OF YOU WITH THIS ONE OF A KIND AIR JORDAN COLORING BOOK Introducing the Air Jordan Coloring Book: Midnight Edition. Troy DaVinci has done it again with this Limited Midnight Editon. If you love our frist Air Jordan coloring book , you’re gonna LOVE this Midnight edtion coloring book!

Introducing the world’s first Midnight “Air Jordan Coloring Book” for adults and kids alike! If you LOVE Air Jordans – everything about them… Especially their super-cool colors and designs – then imagine yourself CREATING the colors and designs that you always wanted to see.

No matter what your level of artistic skill is, you can have a BLAST coloring the sneakers you love to admire – Air Jordans – and show the world what a FAN you are! If you’re a true “sneakerhead” – you can even customize your own sneakers by working out the designs via this coloring book!

This book comes with digitally-drawn representations of the famous Air Jordan sneakers, with TWO identical drawings of each shoe so that you can experiment with different colors and designs. This is truly a one-of-a-kind book and will provide hours of fun for fans of all ages.

15. And So Much More: A Children’s Book Nurturing Strength, Kindness, Gratitude & Creativity

Author: by Jessica Collaco
Shine Your Light Books
26 pages

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How can we raise stronger, positive, confident kids? With the power of positive words, a positive mindset, in a positive environment! From the moment our kids arrive, they hear how cute they are….Because they are. But what if they also learned from an early age that they are strong, kind, grateful and creative?

And So Much More gives kids powerful words to say about themselves like “My arms give loving hugs”, My mind grows wiser”, “I am grateful for who I am and all who love me”.Kids will:Learn how to affirm what they love about themselves.

Gain a positive vocabulary to express what they appreciate about others. Create positive body image, connecting words like “strong”, “thoughtful”, “kind” to their physical bodies. Be engaged and entertained while being educated. Learn to express their emotions and values. A Bedtime Ritual-Gratitude and AffirmationsReconnect with your child at the end of the day using the inspiring phrases in And So Much More.

Foster family connection and soothe nighttime anxiety by taking a moment for gratitude and confidence-building before bed. Looking for a diverse Children’s book? We set out to create a book that includes everyone. Every family is beautiful and worthy. Set in a vibrant city adorned with colorful art, And So Much More celebrates the true melting pot of cultures, families, generations and body types.

16. What Is Hip-Hop?

Author: by Eric Morse
Black Sheep
40 pages

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Included in Publishers Weekly’s Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 feature”Morse and Yi (the team behind What Is Punk? Highlight hip-hop’s cultural hegemony via an impressively encyclopedic parade of rhyming biographies. Yi’s meticulously styled clay figures are as magical as in the previous book, combining profound expressiveness with the playfulness of action figures.

Her compositions are equally evocative, ranging from video snippets (the Beastie Boys strike a pose from ‘Intergalactic’) to formal portraits (Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar) and metaphorical ones (Jay Z stands amid New York City skyscrapers).”-Publishers Weekly”In rhythmic, rhyming verse, Morse offers a genealogy of hip-hop royalty that begins with the Boogie Down Bronx’s DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash and walks readers into today with Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.

In between the origins and now, readers find a rare gender-inclusive narrative of hip-hop history that uplifts B-girls like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott along with legendary male groups such as NWA and Wu-Tang… The magnificent 3-D clay illustrations… Include an intricately produced remake of Tribe Called Quest’s legendary ‘Midnight Marauders’ cover.