This textbook is designed for use by several classes: Integrating the Arts in the Elementary Classroom, Literacy Pedagogy, and Adolescent and Children's Literature in the Music Classroom. The advantage of having people from all these classes adding to this textbook is that it is really rich with possibilities and there can be some cross-fertilization of ideas.

This page is an example of such cross-fertilization. The book list was created by Leslie Twigg from the 2008 Adolescent & Children's Lit in the Music Classroom. However, since books involving music are so highly motivating to students, this book list should be helpful to students in the other classes as well.