June 15, 2020 | strande
Looking for inspiration to start your next dance party? Maybe you just need a rest from an endless succession of dance breaks?
Try some of the dance-themed reads listed below. Those intended for older audiences are further down. Those at the beginning might be appreciated by all ages.
And of course, there are always more dance books to be found in our library catalog. Use the search options to browse our collections, you can use keywords and subject headings to find different lists of items to browse. You can also ask a librarian for assistance.
Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives.
Ogden is a gnarly, person-eating ogre . . . with the dream of becoming a dancer. But no one will dance with him - not when they think they're going to be his next meal! A beastly laugh-out-loud story.
In 1984 Newark, Beatriz Mendez navigates romance, gang culture, and her family's past. After her gang-leader brother is killed, Beatriz gives up her dreams of dancing in order to run the gang. But her eyes are reopened to her dream of a career in dance when the school brainiac asks her to compete in a dance competition with him--but will the gang let her go?
A collection of twenty-two favorite fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses. These twelve princesses dance their shoes to shreds each night in spite of being locked in their room. Who can solve the mystery? The story is also available on its own as an audiobook on Hoopla.
Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas about rhythm and time. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend Aimee leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world. Aimee's travels show her there are many ways of dancing beyond the limitations of her childhood.
This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a "simple song-and-dance man," but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.
Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker-actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world.