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A Celebration through Song and Dance

by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: native canadian, native american, dance

? “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Powwow is a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive …


Great Bear Rainforest

A Giant-Screen Adventure in the Land of the Spirit Bear

by Ian McAllister & Alex Van Tol
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: film, environmental conservation & protection

The Ballet Book

The Young Performer's Guide to Classical Dance

by Deborah Bowes & Karen Kain, photographs by Kiran West
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 3 to 9
tagged: dance

"This comprehensive guide... helps youngsters who love ballet to understand the hard work and commitment involved in classical dance training."
-- School Library Journal (of the first edition)

"A detailed, practical guide for serious ballet students... To balance collections heavy on colorful ballet books for browsers with stars in their eyes, her …


The Gymnastics Book

The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics

by Elfi Schlegel & Claire Ross Dunn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: gymnastics

"An excellent book in every way... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport."
-- School Library Journal (starred review)

This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and ju …


Smartphone Movie Maker

by Bryan Michael Stoller
edition: Novelty book
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: film, how things work-are made, activity books

Everything you need to know to make awesome movies with a smartphone.
That’s a wrap!

And . . . action! Did you know that all it takes to be a filmmaker is a smartphone and a little creativity? This essential guide to making movies on a smartphone offers all kinds of tips, techniques, and instructions on how to edit and add special effects to you …



The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: dance

"Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes."—Wall Street Journal
"An enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role."—School Library Journal, starred review

One night, young Anna's mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow …

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