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by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: dance, humorous stories, dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance


The award-winning creator of the Giraffe and Bird books introduces Dotty the dancing dachshund, celebrating the gifts of those who struggle to "sit" and "stay"

Dotty the dachshund knows she was born to dance ballet. When told to sit, she does a plié. Asked to stay, she does an assemblé. Fed up with Dotty’s lack of discipline, Mrs. Austere sends …


I's the B'y

The Beloved Folk Song

illustrated by Lauren Soloy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: music, country life, imagination & play

For kids who love to sing and dance: this vibrant picture book shares lyrics from a classic folk song about community, culture, and the seaside.

  • Rhyming lyrics are easy to read and memorize and fun for the whole family.
  • Perfect for kids aged 3 to 8 who love dancing, singing, and the ocean.
  • The history of this famous ballad is explored in vivid …

These Are Not the Words

read by Amanda West Lewis
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, music, 20th century

New York City in the 1960s is the humming backdrop for this poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Missy’s mother has gone back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Missy’s father works in advertising and takes Missy on secre …


Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends

A Collection of Songs

by Charlotte Diamond, illustrated by Eunji Jung
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: music, poetry (see also stories in verse), humorous stories

Award-winning singer and songwriter Charlotte Diamond brings you her very first picture-book song collection!

This book will captivate children, parents, grandparents, teachers and educators already familiar with Charlotte’s songs and delight a whole new generation of readers entertained by the rhythm and whimsy of her lyrics. Throughout her caree …


A Great Big Night

by Kate Inglis
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), music, friendship, frogs & toads

A rollicking, rhyming picture book about music-making and community, now available in paperback! Starred Kirkus review

The music train was a happy sight
Clickity-clackity three on bikes
Rolling in for a great big night.

When three travelling frog musicians roll through the forest on their painted bicycles, the other animals know they're in for a gr …


C pour cirque

by Elena Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: circus

A thousand wonders are gathered under a magnificent old-fashioned big top: an Acrobate Agile (agile acrobat), an Élégant Équilibriste (elegant tightrope walker), Jumelles Jongleuses (juggling twins), a (trio of trapeze artists) and even a Zébu (Zebu) who plays with Zèle (zeal)! In the great tradition of the alphabet primer, the 26 letters of t …


Project Bollywood

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: film, friendship, diversity & multicultural

Salman loves Hindi movies and wants to produce a short Bollywood film for his school project.

He gathers his friends when he's ready with the script, which is a mashup of all the movies he has ever seen. As director, Salman insists everyone follows the script exactly. But it's full of stereotypes and the cast and crew are not shy about expressing th …

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