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Ty's Travels: Showtime! (My First I Can Read) (Paperback)

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Ty's Travels: Showtime! (My First I Can Read) By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
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Ty loves to play music, especially in front of a crowd, but the only way to enjoy all the instruments together is with the help of his friends. His enthusiasm is infectious and soon they have an excited audience ready to clap along. I’ve been a fan of Ty for years. With short, easy sentences and joyful illustrations, this is the perfect series to enthrall young ones ready to read on their own.

— Ivy


Ty rocks out with friends in this new book in the Geisel Honor–winning series!

Join Ty on his imaginative adventures in Ty's Travels: Showtime, a My First I Can Read story by acclaimed author and illustrator team Kelly Starling Lyons and Niña Mata. Music, imagination, and play are highlighted, making this perfect for sharing with children ages 3 to 6.


Thrum, thrum, thrum!


Ty loves playing the instruments, but something’s missing—his friends! With the help of his vivid imagination, Ty and his friends are onstage in a band making great music together.

With simple, rhythmic text and joyful, bright art, this My First series is perfect for shared reading with a child. Books at this level feature basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations, ideal for sharing with emergent readers. The active, engaging stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.

Praise for Ty's Travels series:

Ty’s Travels: All Aboard has been named United Through Reading's 2024 Book for the Military Child.

About the Author

Kelly Starling Lyons is a founding member of the Brown Bookshelf ( Her acclaimed picture books include My Hands Tell a Story; the Caldecott Honor title Going Down Home with Daddy; and Sing a Song: How “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Inspired Generations. Her series for beginning readers, Ty’s Travels, won a Geisel Honor for Zip, Zoom! Visit her at

Niña Mata is an artist and New York Times bestselling illustrator. Her books include She’s Got ThisI Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots, I Promise (by LeBron James), and the Ty’s Travels series, including the Geisel Honor Book Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom! Visit her at 

Praise For…

“Quick, positive, and fun. A welcome addition to the world of beginner reader books.” — School Library Journal

"A cozy, snowy Christmastime read."  — Kirkus Reviews

“This installment in the Geisel-winning Ty's Travels series adds some much-needed diversity to the beginning-reader shelf” – Booklist  — Booklist

"Both an excellent book for guided reading and a winning read-aloud" — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Families looking for beginning readers showcasing Black Boy Joy will be delighted by this.” — Booklist Online

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063083684
ISBN-10: 006308368X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: My First I Can Read