Trombone Shorty

by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Illustrations by Bryan Collier

2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
“I was so small that sometimes I fell right over . . . because [the trombone] was so heavy.” Troy Andrews explains how he got his nickname as a young boy in New Orleans. Full-color illustrations created with pen and ink, watercolor, and collage.

ISBN: 9781419714658

JLG Release: August 2015

Other Release:

January 2016

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

City Elementary

Grades 2-6


12 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    10" x 10"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.2, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.5, Points: 2


    Level: 760L

    Awards & Honors

    2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
    2016 Caldecott Honor Book

    2015; Parents’ Choice 2015 Picture Books, Gold
    2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2016 CCBC Choices–The Arts
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir



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