Art, Music, and More in Chapter Books

When a valuable painting is stolen from a local art museum, fourth-grade super-sleuth Joe Sherlock investigates, aided by his sister, Hailey.

Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T".

The Blackhope enigma by Teresa Flavin

Fourteeen-year-old Sunni, her stepbrother Dean, and an art-student friend trace the footsteps of a labyrinth built in Blackhope Tower by a mysterious and brilliant sixteenth-century artist, and suddenly find themselves trapped inside his enchanted painting, trying desperately to get out.

Charlotte in New York by Joan Knight

In 1894, Charlotte records in a journal her impressions of a family trip from Giverney, France to New York, where her father's paintings will be featured in an exhibition. Includes biographical sketches of painters and reproductions of artworks.

Curtain up by Lisa Fiedler

After twelve-year-old Anya fails to make the soccer team, she decides to pursue her true passion, musical theater, and, with the help of her sister and new friend Austin, pulls together a summer theater troupe.

Immediately after switching schools, Jon Gummyshoes, fourth-grade detective, is confronted with a new case--someone is trying to sabotage one of the bands in the upcoming Battle of the Bands by threatening the lead singer.

Isabelle by Laurence Yep

Isabelle, who attends a performing arts school in Washington, D.C., with her older sister, Jade, has a passion for ballet dancing but lacks self-confidence.

Act 1 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Twelve-year-olds Jack and Louisa tell, in their separate voices, of his reluctant departure from New York City and Broadway stardom to live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where new neighbor Louisa, a "musical theater nerd," urges him to audition for the local theater's production of "Into the Woods.".

Jessie the lyrics fairy by Daisy Meadows

Rachel and Kristy are excited when their fairy friends take them to the Fairyland Music Festival, but after Jack Frost steals Jessie's music notes, it is up to the girls to find them.

Mackenzie Blue by Tina Wells

At the beginning of seventh grade, Mackenzie is worried--her best friend has moved to France, someone steals her diary, she alienates her two new friends, and it looks like she has lost her chance to win the Teen Sing contest.

Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox

To save the ukulele band, third-grader Hayley and her classmates protest the school board's decision to cut funding for the music program. Includes tips on how to play the ukulele.

Violet the painting fairy by Daisy Meadows

Violet the painting fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find her missing paintbrush in order to help keep Rainspell Island's Arts and Crafts Week on schedule.