Category Archives: Dance

The Secret of the Plátano / El secreto del plátano by Luz Maria Mack, illustrated by Stephany Mesa

The Secret of the Plátano (9781953859235) / El secreto del plátano (9781953859464) by Luz Maria Mack, illustrated by Stephany Mesa. Soaring Kite Books, 2022. Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Realistic … Continue reading

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Freestyle by Gale Galligan

Freestyle by Gale Galligan. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338045802 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: paperback ARC (publication date 10/18/22) graphic novel What did you like about the book?  Cory Tan’s dance crew 8-Bitz has one … Continue reading

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The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres

The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593426135 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Rosa, a talented Mexican-American dancer, … Continue reading

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Ear Worm! by Jo Knowles, illustrated by Galia Bernstein

Ear Worm! by Jo Knowles, illustrated by Galia Bernstein. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536207835 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Little Worm has a song … Continue reading

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Ready for the Spotlight by Jaime Kim

Ready for the Spotlight by Jaime Kim.  Candlewick Press, 2021.  9781536205183 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  This is a cute story about a … Continue reading

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Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson

Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson. Aladdin, 2021. 9781534454743 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction/picture book What did you like about … Continue reading

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Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536206081 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?This … Continue reading

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Tiny Dancer by Siena Cherson Siegel,  illustrated by Mark Siegel

Tiny Dancer by Siena Cherson Siegel,  illustrated by Mark Siegel. Atheneum, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781481486668 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland,  illustrated by Salena Barnes. Aladdin, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534474246 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Collective biography What did you like … Continue reading

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Franz-Ferdinand the Dancing Walrus by Marcus Pfister

 Franz-Ferdinand the Dancing Walrus by Marcus Pfister. Translated by David Henry Wilson. NorthSouth, 2021. 9780735844698 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy/picture book What did you like about the book? Franz-Ferdinand, a walrus … Continue reading

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