Hal Leonard's Piano for Kids is a beginner's guide step by step instruction for piano by Jennifer Linn. This book has piano study materials and an access code for audio tracks to the songs in the book.
The book begins with introducing different types of pianos, how to sit, good hand position, fingering and the keyboard. The first lesson is about rhythm and introducing quarter notes and rests and then half notes. The next lessons start teaching the notes by letters. There are pictures of the keyboard and step by step instructions on how to play the lesson. Some of the music is classical, some from Disney movies and other favorites kids may know. And with each lesson there is a downloadable audio track available to play along with during the lesson.
I think this would be a great first book for a new pianist who is able to read and can follow written instructions. This is ideal for a parent and child to do together as well. I was really pleased to see so many familiar tunes and I was surprised to see a favorite that I learned by ear called "Heart and Soul." I think kids will really enjoy the energy and simple ways this book teaches piano.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waldmania for review. All opinions are my own.*