Duet by Elise Broach is a sweet book narrated from the point of view of Mirabelle, a songbird who loves to watch over her musical neighbor, a piano teacher named Mr. Starek. When a young boy, Michael Jin, arrives as a wildly talented but reluctant pupil, Mirabelle helps coax Michael out of his shell by singing along as he plays Chopin in preparation for a big competition. The collaboration between Mirabelle and Michael creates a beautiful friendship that inspires both performers to exceed their expectations. Readers will also learn details about the composer Frederic Chopin’s life and the fascinating mystery of his lost piano. (Chapter Books)