Best Children’s Dance Books

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1. Giraffes Can't Dance

Author: by Giles Andreae
Cartwheel Books
English
32 pages

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The bestselling Giraffes Can’t Dance is now a board book! Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think.

Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.


2. Angelina Ballerina

Author: by Katharine Holabird
Little Simon
English
32 pages

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In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig! Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the timeat home, at school, even in her dreams!

In fact, she’s so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she’s supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast! Her parents don’t know what to doespecially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk!

Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina’s life forever With Katharine Holabird’s lively writing and Helen Craig’s charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight.


3. Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)

Author: by Sandra Boynton
Workman Publishing Company
English
24 pages

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Everybody sing alongbecause it’s time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton’s twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals.

Extra-big, extra-fat, and extra-fun, BARNYARD DANCE features lively rhyming text and a die-cut cover that reveals the wacky characters inside. Guaranteed to get kids and adults stomping their feet. The “Barnyard Dance! Song, performed by John Stey, is available for download.For ages 0-4.

Oversized lap edition also availableperfect for reading aloud!


4. Dinosaur Dance! (Sandra Boynton Board Books)

Author: by Sandra Boynton
Little Simon
English
16 pages

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A brand-new board book about dancing dinosaurs from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton!ZANG!BOP!KIDDLY POW! The DINOSAUR DANCE is starting NOW! Join Boynton’s lively prehistoric bunch as they get everyone’s tails shaking for a feet-stomping good time.

Whether they dance the Shimmy Shimmy Shake, the Quivery Quake, or just decide to Cha-Cha-Cha, young readers are sure to giggle along with these adorable creatures that are ready for a ROARING good time!


5. Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap: My First Book of Dance

Author: by Rachelle Burk
English
50 pages
1648768385


Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap: My First Book of Dance Cover

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Shake, rattle, and roll with this fun dance book for toddlers Toddlers are natural dancers and they love to move! Channel toddlers’ energy and help them develop balance, coordination, and control with the help of this engaging choice in dance books for toddlers.

Moving along with the story will help stimulate little brains and provide a fun, creative way to build spatial awareness. Tons of colorful pictures offer toddlers visual clues for the movements, and rhyming words make reading aloud feel like music!

Movement and motor skillsLittle ones will begin by isolating individual body parts, like their hands, hips, arms, and toes. Dynamic dancingToddlers will harness their imagination to dance the prancing pony, flapping chicken, and twirling pinwheel. Keep the fun goingExplore a list of online dance videos and resources to help them keep moving and developing even when the book is finished.

Set the stage for an active childhood with this standout in toddler books!


6. Dancing in the Wings

Author: by Debbie Allen
Puffin Books
English
32 pages

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Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream.

When a famous director comes to visit her class, Sassy does her best to get his attention with her high jumps and bright leotard. Her first attempts are definitely not appreciated, but with Sassy’s persistence, she just might be able to win him over.

Dancing in the Wings is loosely based on actress/choreographer Debbie Allen’s own experiences as a young dancer.


7. I'm a Ballerina! (Little Golden Book)

Author: by Sue Fliess
Golden Books
English
24 pages

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A little girl invites us into her ballet class, and later performs onstage (gulp! In her first recital. Young readers will enjoy seeing what happens in a class, and young ballerinas will see themselves in this book.


8. Flora and the Flamingo (Flora and Her Feathered Friends Books, Baby Books for Girls, Baby Girl Book, Picture Book for Toddlers)

Author: by Molly Idle
Chronicle Books
English
44 pages

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In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, 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.

Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending! Will have readers clapping for more of this fun flamingo story! For more feathery fun with the flamingo girls, pick up more preschool wordless books like Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, or Flora and Friends Matching Game.


9. Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina

Author: by Jane O'Connor
HarperFestival
English
24 pages

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What starts out as dancing school just for Dad quickly turns into a ballet class for Nancy’s whole family. Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to pli, pirouette, and jet with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she’s learned in ballet class.

From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.

10. Bunheads

Author: by Misty Copeland
English
32 pages
0399547649

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Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland’s own early experiences in ballet. From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Copplia-a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life.

Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she’s never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class! Though Misty is excited, she’s also nervous.

But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty’s nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember. Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.

12. Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book, 9)

Author: by Mo Willems

English
64 pages
1423114108

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Gerald is careful.Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling.Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

13. Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Author: by Carol Diggory Shields
Candlewick
English
32 pages

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“Children will enjoy the lively verse and exuberant artwork.” School Library JournalHave you ever wondered what the dinosaurs did for fun? What really happened when the Jurassic gang wanted to let off some steam? They danced, of course! They rocked and rolled, they twirled and tromped!

They had themselves a Dinosaur Stomp! With illustrations by Scott Nash that leap off the page like a raptor doing the fandango, Carol Diggory Shields tells dinosaur devotees all about reptilian revelry in verses with a foot-tapping, tail-whacking beat.

14. The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky's music (The Story Orchestra, 3)

Author: by Katy Flint
English
24 pages
1786030934

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Discover the enchanting world of The Sleeping Beauty in this musical retelling of the balletpush the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky’s score. Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora.

But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the kingdom must find the one special person who can defeat it As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes illustrated by artist Jessica Courtney Tickle, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet’s music.

At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with details about his composition of Swan Lake. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms, and musical techniques that make them so powerful.

A glossary defines musical terms. The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet, opera, and program music stories paired with 10-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores.

15. Ballet Stars (Step into Reading)

Author: by Joan Holub
English
24 pages
0375869093

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From ballet class to rehearsal for the big show to the final curtsiesbudding ballet stars show emergent readers each step and pirouette along the way! This Step 1 story has big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues and two sheets of irresistably adorable stickers.

It’s a natural for young readers who are learning ballet or aspire to take ballet classes.

16. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)

Author: by J.K. Rowling
Arthur A. Levine Books
English
304 pages

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J.K.Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover.

However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.