Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band
by Kwame Alexander
Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Steer, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald. Includes glossary, notes on the characters and songs, and jazz timeline.
by Misty Copeland
American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.
Flora and the Flamingo
by Molly Idle
In this innovative wordless picture book, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony.
Pest In Show
by Victoria Jamieson
Ladybug's efforts to put on a show for her family and friends may be ruined if her little brother, Fly, gets in on the act--or maybe not.
by Joe Raposo
An illustrated presentation of the classic Sesame Street song about self-expression and the celebration of music.
The All-American Jump and Jive Jig
by M.P. Hueston
All across the country children are jumping and jiving to their own unique dances, be it the Rockland Sock Hop from Maine, the Lubbock Line Dance from Texas, or the Hilo Hula from Hawaii.