Best Children's Performing Arts Biographies Books

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1. The Story of Rap

Author: by Editors of Caterpillar Books
Silver Dolphin Books
English
24 pages

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Lay down a baby beat and learn all about the history of rap!”This is sooooo adorbs!!” Missy Elliot on Twitter2019 National Parenting Product Award Winner From Grandmaster Flash to Kendrick Lamar, rap has shaped generations and brought a voice to the voiceless.

Bop along with the greats in this adorable baby book that introduces little ones to the rappers that started it all! Parental Advisory: May cause toddlers to develop excessive amounts of swagger.


2. Who Was Walt Disney?

Author: by Whitney Stewart
0448450526
Penguin Workshop
English

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Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family’s white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri.

His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic. This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.


3. The Life of – La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Patty Rodriguez
Lil' Libros
English, Spanish
22 pages

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A Lil’ Libros Bilingual Biography Selena’s career started at a young age when she became lead singer in her family’s band, Selena Y Los Dinos. She went on to become an award-winning artist with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live, and earned the title “Queen of Tejano Music.

Your little one will learn that Selena’s favorite food was pizza and that the most important people in the world to her were her familia and fans. Unable to find bilingual first concept books she could enjoy reading to her baby, Patty Rodriguez came up with the idea behind Lil’ Libros.

Patty and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, CNN Latino, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People En Espanol, Cosmo Latina, and American Latino TV, to name a few. She is currently Sr. Producer for On Air With Ryan Seacrest|iHeartMedia, jewelry designer for MALA by Patty Rodriguez, and creator of Manolos And Tacos.

Ariana Stein, a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Ariana spent the first eight years of her professional career in the corporate world. Her life changed with the birth of her baby boy.


4. I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World)

Author: by Brad Meltzer
Dial Books
English
40 pages

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The 18th picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Walt Disney, who made dreams come true. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

This volume features Walt Disney, who makes dreams come true for himself and countless kids around the world.


5. Dolly Parton (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 28)

Author: by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
English
32 pages
1786037602

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Dolly Parton, the singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family “as poor as dirt.” She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television.

After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was rightDolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from.

She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children, and animals in need. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the singer’s life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.


6. Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

Author: by Michael McCreary
Annick Press
English
176 pages

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Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t look autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism looks different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empoweringand funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn’t looked back.

This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary’s life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.


7. RuPaul (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 61)

Author: by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
English
32 pages
0711246815

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of RuPaul, the shape-shifter, performer, supermodel, and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Even before little Ru was born, a fortune teller told his mom that he would one day be famous…

It was only a matter of time before he figured out how. Playing dress-up was his favorite game, and that’s where he felt most comfortable. Ru went on to study performing arts and then moved to New York to mix things up in a punk band.

Later, drag was a way to express himself as an artist. He found success for himself, then wanted to help others find theirs. He inspires us to do what feels right and love ourselves. This witty and wise book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring performer’s life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.


8. Disney: Ultimate Sticker Book (Ultimate Sticker Books)

Author: by DK
DK Children
English
16 pages

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Discover the magical and timeless Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with this fun and fact-filled sticker book containing over 60 stickers. Disney: Ultimate Sticker Book features fan-favorite characters from Snow White to Woody and allows you to create your own adventures with stickers.

With captions and bits of information about each character, this sticker book allows fans to learn more about Disney animated films from the 1920s and beyond. Taking subjects that kids love, from dinosaurs to baby animals to transportation, DK’s Ultimate Sticker Book series is packed with activities that are simple enough for children to do independently, but engaging enough to keep their interest.

The series format helps develop dexterity, making these books products parents can trust, and ones that kids will want to keep picking up to learn more about their favorite subjects.2016 Disney


9. David Bowie (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 30)

Author: by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
English
32 pages
1786033321

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music. As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas.

He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll’s all-time greatest artists.

This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.

All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.

10. Who Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? (Who HQ Now)

Author: by James Buckley Jr.
English
56 pages
0593226372

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Mudpuppy’s Little Artist Board Book Set is comprised of colofully illustrated portraits of visual and performing artists who have made historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to these inspiring artists throughout history.

The board book set includes 4 small books packaged in a slipcase cube and features painters, sculptors, musicians, and performers. 4 board books: Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, and Performers-Package in a slipcase: 4″ cube-8 chunky pages per book, 32 pages total-Greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.Ages 0-5

12. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition

Author: by Misty Copeland
Aladdin
English
192 pages

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A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-class American Ballet Theatreand delves into the harrowing family conflicts that nearly drove her away from ballet as a thirteen-year-old prodigy.

Determination meets dance in this New York Times bestselling memoir by the history-making ballerina Misty Copeland, recounting the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers .

A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.

13. It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Author: by Trevor Noah
English
304 pages
0525582169

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The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir.

A piercing reminder that every mad life-even yours-could end up a masterpiece.” -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling author We do horrible things to one another because we don’t see the person it affects…. We don’t see them as people.

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist.

But he did exist-and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself thanks to his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will.

14. I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World)

Author: by Brad Meltzer
Dial Books
English

40 pages

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We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. This volume focuses on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street.

Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness. Each book in this series tells the story of one inspiring individual through lively text and art that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers.

15. RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Author: by Carole Boston Weatherford
English
48 pages
1534452281

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Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves. Aretha Franklin was born to sing.

The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father’s Detroit church where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves. Her string of hit songs earned her the title the Queen of Soul, multiple Grammy Awards, and a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

But Aretha didn’t just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights. This authoritative, rhythmic, Coretta Scott King Illustration Awardwinning picture book biography will captivate young readers with Aretha’s inspiring story.