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Lisa Lopes

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (August 01, 2002)

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations, inhopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."

-- "Waterfalls"

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas came...

Alex Ko

by Alex Ko HarperCollins (April 30, 2013)

Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big.


Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer...

Pocket Bios: Charlie Chaplin

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of actor and silent film legend Charlie Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin, renowned comic silent film icon, enjoyed a successful seventy-five year career as...

Brave Ballerina

by Michelle Meadows & Ebony Glenn Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 07, 2019)

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial...


by Emily Arnold McCully Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 10, 2014)

Strongheart may have been a movie star, but he wasn't always famous. He started out as a police dog who could sniff out criminals and march like a soldier, but he didn't know how to have fun. Larry Trimble was...

Fab Four Friends

by Susanna Reich & Adam Gustavson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 17, 2015)

In 1957 in Liverpool, England, a young lad named John Lennon and his band played music at a local church fair. In the audience was Paul McCartney, who liked what he heard and soon joined the group. Paul's friend...

Monsieur Marceau

by Leda Schubert & Gérard Dubois Flash Point (September 03, 2012)

Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a...

Ballet for Martha

by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan & Brian Floca Flash Point (August 02, 2010)

A picture book about the making of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring, her most famous dance performance

Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer

Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer

Isamu Noguchi...

Sir Charlie

by Sid Fleischman & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

With thesame gusto, humor, and dazzling description that light up his fiction, SidFleischman produced a quartet of books profiling figures whose talents set theworld abuzz--including this one of Charlie Chaplin....

You Are My Friend

by Aimee Reid & Matt Phelan Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 05, 2019)

A heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness


Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who...

Degas, Painter of Ballerinas

by Susan Goldman Rubin & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2019)

Through Edgar Degas's beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist...

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Dog Days revised and expanded edition)

by Jeff Kinney Amulet Books (May 08, 2017)


Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

by Gina McIntyre Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 04, 2019)

Go behind-the-scenes with the March sisters in this official companion to the major motion picture adaptation of Little Women, written and directed by Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig.



The Golden Girls of Rio

by Nikkolas Smith Sky Pony (November 15, 2016)

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter,...


by Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, Rosanne Green & Lisa Sparks et al. Workman Publishing Company (April 23, 2013)

It’s the mother of all kids’ joke books—an all-encompassing, gut-busting, and bestselling collection of more than 1,700 jokes, tongue-twisters, riddles, and puns for all occasions.

Here are 61 elephant...

Going Performative in Intercultural Education

by John Crutchfield & Manfred Schewe Multilingual Matters (August 24, 2017)

Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this ‘performative...

Zany Circus: Paradox

by Nanci Nott & Xanthe Turner Turner Books (July 10, 2017)

Imagine you live in a circus, and never go to school. You’re free to play pranks, read books, and hang upside down to your hearts content.

That’s what life is like for Zandee, Tobelia, and Kadin Zany.


MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (November 28, 2016)

MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to go with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color...

The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany's Gift of Hope

by Daryn Reicherter, Christy Hale & Bophal Penh Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2015)

This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of a little Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America.

In clear but simple language and vivid illustrations,...

Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World

by Andi Diehn & Samuel Carbaugh Nomad Press (November 21, 2016)

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Teenagers have been sighing an approximation of these words for centuries, ever since William Shakespeare had Juliet utter them from her balcony in one of the most...

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents - A Fantastic Beasts & Treats Menu

by Dinah Bucholz Adams Media (November 01, 2016)

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents--A Fantastic Beasts & Treats Menu is a fantastically fun menu of magical treats. This selection of recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth as you prepare for your...

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

by Dinah Bucholz Adams Media (August 18, 2010)

Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall.

A proper cuppa tea and rock cakes in Hagrid's hut.

Cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice on the Hogwarts Express.

With this cookbook, dining...


by HP Newquist & Aleksey & Olga Ivanov Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 16, 2015)

A magician never reveals his secrets . . . but HP Newquist does, in this illustrated history of magic and famous magicians!

Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectacular....

Finding Bigfoot

by Animal Planet Feiwel & Friends (April 07, 2014)

A howl in the distance. The biggest footprint you've ever seen. A blurry figure in the distance. These are the clues that lead us to believe there is something out there--Bigfoot.

Already a fan of the wildly...

Christopher Reeve

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (July 31, 2007)

Childhood of Famous Americans

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized...

Over the Moon

by Jodi Picoult, Jake van Leer & Ellen Wilber Simon Pulse (January 04, 2011)

Master storyteller and bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber to bring you an original musical, sure to breathe life into any middle-school and high school drama curriculum....

Frankie Muniz Boy Genius

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (February 21, 2001)

Meet Frankie Muniz!

He's the star of Malcolm in the Middle, one of the hottest shows on TV today. Frankie's fifteen, funny, and now he's famous. Here, for every fan who can't get enough of Frankie, is everything...

Joshua Jackson

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (October 27, 2001)

Joshua Jackson

Tall, dark, handsome hunk Joshua Jackson is the superstar of tomorrow. It's easy to see why! How many other stars can boast of appearing in nearly twenty movies, not to mention being the breakout...

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition

by Misty Copeland Aladdin (December 06, 2016)

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.

As the first...

Mr. Rogers

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americas, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Acting For Dancers: Dancing with Intention, How to be a Dance Storyteller!

by J. Alex Brinson & Sarah Brinson U Publishing (August 01, 2014)

Dancing is more fun when your imagination is engaged, when you feel connected to some story, purpose or circumstance. When you've rehearsed and learned the movement well enough to let it all go and just be free...

Guinness World Records: Awesome Entertainers!

by Christa Roberts HarperCollins (June 07, 2016)

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Awesome Entertainers! is the ultimate book of jaw-dropping performances, from the circus to the stage and beyond. Meet the world’s youngest professional drummer,...

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

by Laurel van der Linde Aladdin/Beyond Words (April 07, 2015)

Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance.

From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer...

The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

by Mark Cotta Vaz Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 29, 2010)

Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates...

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

by Mark Cotta Vaz Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2009)

Explore the making of the film New Moon in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen...


by Catherine Hapka Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

When you're reaching for the stars, nothing can hold you back.

Star Calloway is fourteen years old, and she's the most famous pop star in the world. Her album has topped the charts, her video is all the rage,...

Never Give Up

by Catherine Hapka Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

Could Star's wish be coming true?

Star is touring Italy when she gets exciting news: The police have a new lead on her family's disappearance! Star is desperate to fly to Florida where the clues have turned...