Best Children’s Theater Books
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1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production: The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
Author: by J. K. Rowling
The Eighth Story.Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a play by Jack Thorne. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a “special rehearsal edition” alongside the opening of Jack Thorne’s play in London’s West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatergoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.
2. How to Write a Story: (Read-Aloud Book, Learn to Read and Write)
Author: by Kate Messner
The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent’s Choice Winner, How to Read a Story! Step 1: Choose an idea for your story.A good one. Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don’t be afraid to mix things up. Step 3: Create a heroineor a hero.Now: Begin.
Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process in a dynamic and accessible way, encouraging kids to explore their own creativityand share their stories with others!
Perfect for educators, librarians, and parents who are helping children develop early writing and reading skills Great read-aloud book for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children interested in learning to read Helps teach Common Core Curriculum skillsYoung readers who love We Are in a Book!, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Also an Octopus will love the reading and writing lessons and inspiration in How to Write a Story.
3. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
Author: by Laura Amy Schlitz
Newbery Medal Winner! Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters. Maidens, monks, and millers’ sons in these pages, readers will meet them all. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant’s daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord.
There’s also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance.
Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.
4. La Catrina: Emotions – Emociones (English and Spanish Edition)
Author: by Patty Rodriguez
A Lil’ Libros Book of Emotions Inspired by one of the most recognized symbols of Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead), this book introduces little ones to emotional expressions and their first English and Spanish wordsand teaches them to recognize feelings like emocionado (excited), triste (sad), and confiado (confident).
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. She immediately realized that bilingualism played a very important role in his future, as well as the future of other children.
5. CinderToot: A Cinderella Tooting Tale
Author: by John Mashni
She left something behind. But it wasn’t a shoe… Instead, the prince found himself enchanted by the smell of Cinderella’s own, unique toot! Now, he’s trying to recreate her not-so-sweet stench and track down true love. What IS that intoxicating aroma?Is it cabbage?White beans?Falafel?
The prince won’t stop searching (or sniffing) until he finds his princess, even if he has to sniff every toot from every maiden in the land! This hilarious retelling of the classic Cinderella story will make your family laugh until you cry.Get it now.
6. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay
Author: by J.K. Rowling
The Wizarding World journey continues … The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most of whom are unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second screenplay in a five-film series to be written by J.K. Rowling, author of the internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Set in 1927, a few months after the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and moving from New York to London, Paris and even back to Hogwarts, this story of mystery and magic reveals an extraordinary new chapter in the wizarding world.
7. A Kids' Guide to Hamilton the Musical
Author: by Amanda Bjerkan Hennessy
Discover the exciting stories portrayed in the smash-hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, retold in a compelling way that brings them to life and makes them more accessible for younger readers. Do you have a young Hamilton fan in your life? Someone who loves the music and is always asking questions to understand what is happening in the songs?
Questions like: Why does she keep saying she’s helpless?” “Why did people want to duel?” “Why doesn’t Hamilton like Thomas Jefferson? Engaging, relatable descriptions of each song immerse the reader in the show’s captivating tale inspired by American founder Alexander Hamilton.
Take a journey through the entire story, or jump ahead to any song to learn more. 46 chapters share the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life as the show has reimagined it* 22 illustrations and a Who’s Who of the main characters bring the story to life* Footnotes give details about historical events described in the songs* Sidebars offer explanations of unfamiliar words* Musical Notes describe the different styles of music throughout the showGreat for parents and children to read together or as a resource for kids to use on their own, this guide will feed any young Hamilton fan’s desire to learn more about the incredible songs from the show!
8. A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z
Author: by John Robert Allman
“It’s an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!”AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actressFrom Audra McDonald to Liza with a “Z,” here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage!
Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway’s legendary ladies. Start with “A” for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, and Liza Minnelli!
Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee. AND DON’T MISS THE SEQUEL COMING IN OCTOBER: B IS FOR BROADWAY: ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE FROM A TO Z!
THE RAVE REVIEWS ARE IN FROM THE STARS THEMSELVES! A wonderful, enriching, enlightening book for theater lovers of all ages … And all that jazz!”CHITA RIVERA, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman)”A to Zawesome to zanyI’m thrilled to be a part of such an illustrious group.”CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (42nd Street, Grey Gardens)”I’m so honored to be included among these fierce ladiesbrought to life with such fun illustrationsin this wonderful book for little divas like my own!”LEA SALONGA, Tony Award-winning actress (Miss Saigon)”A is for Audra turns the alphabet song into a show stopper!
9. Firenze's Light: A Children’s Book about Gratitude, Compassion and Self-Appreciation
Author: by Jessica Collaço
Follow Firenze, a feisty firefly, as she discovers the power of her light in this fun and encouraging story of friendship and self-appreciation. Firenze’s friends love her light, but Firenze doesn’t think it’s so great. How can she when it’s nearly impossible to play a good game of hide-and-seek?!!
When Firenze’s light and a new friend’s artwork unexpectedly combine, she must decide whether she will keep her light hidden or find the courage to let it shine. No bullying-Let’s model healthy friendshipsFirenze’s Light is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sets itself apart by leaving out the bullying and shame found in many traditional Children’s books.
Readers will find encouraging, kind characters inspiring self-appreciation, gratitude, kindness and compassion. It’s unfortunate that bullying will still happen in life, however Firenze’s Light shows readers new ways to navigate conflict gently and compassionately, embracing rather than rejecting differences. The best book for bedtimeThe rich illustrations in Firenze’s Light glow, creating a perfect opportunity for reading together, snuggled up in bed with a flashlight.
10. Princess Naomi Helps a Unicorn: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers (Dance-It-Out! Creative Movement Stories for Young Movers)
Author: by Once Upon a Dance
Unicorns and Horses and Snakes, oh my! Interactive movement wrapped up in a charming story of sibling angst, anger management, compassion, and triumph. Grown-ups sit; kiddos move and practice dance fundamentals. This is the fourth of the Dance-It-Out stories, pandemic creations by an award-winning dance teacher and her Ballerina daughter.
Fed up with her annoying sister, Naomi storms out of the castle, only to discover a unicorn in need of help. With a sense of purpose, she quickly forgets her anger. Ballerina Konora is featured on each page as optional movement mentor to help readers connect with movement.
Cheerful and heartwarming, this movement adventure will inspire creative expression through imagination. As readers replicate the actions in the story, they will gain a greater understanding of human emotions and how to express them through both words and actions. Mary Lanni, Librarian/ReviewerAbout the AuthorKonora is an apprentice with Ballet Idaho and previously danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division.
11. Who Was William Shakespeare?
Author: by Celeste Mannis
The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world’s most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man.
With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare’s life and work for young readers.
12. A Little SPOT of Courage: A Story About Being Brave
Author: by Diane Alber
What is courage?You might think of super hero when you hear COURAGE, but all of us can do small and big acts of COURAGE everyday! A Little SPOT of Courage will show you some ways you can grow your COURAGE SPOT From trying out for a basketball team to helping someone when they are being treated unkind too much more!
13. Black Girls Are…
Author: by J. Reef
Every day millions of Black girls around the world are proudly walking with their heads held high while accomplishing great things and positively affecting someone’s life. This activity book was written with the intent of giving children the opportunity to express themselves emotionally while showing appreciation and admiration for Black girls they encounter in their daily lives.
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian, principal, teacher, counselor, or just someone who plays an important role in a child’s life, use Black Girls Are as a valuable interactive tool for children.
14. Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
Author: by Diane Stanley
Celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy with this repackage of award-winning author Diane Stanley’s tribute to the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare. Nobody knows exactly when or why William Shakespeare left his boyhood home of Stratford-on-Avon for the great city of London, but it didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself.
His plays are now performed almost every day in just about every part of the world; even people who’ve never seen them use words and phrases he introduced into the English language. How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy that the world, even 400 years after his death, has never forgotten?
There will always be unsolved mysteries about Shakespeare, but what we do know of his life, his times, and his theater makes for a very dramatic story.
15. Where Is Broadway?
Author: by Douglas Yacka
Take your seats, because Where Is Broadway? Is ready to take center stage! In a lively and engaging style, authors Douglas Yacka and Francesco Sedita cover the development of the first theaters and the birth of the American musical, as well as the shows and stars that have become Broadway legends.
Readers will get the inside story on their favorite shows and may even discover some new ones.
16. The Cat with the Crooked Tail: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers (Dance-It-Out! Creative Movement Stories for Young Movers)
Author: by Once Upon a Dance
Sit back and give a child the imagination stage! Miss Merida Brown thinks her tail hinders her abilities, but with help from a friend, she proves herself wrong. This charming story of persistence and self-acceptance highlights the value of practice, friendship, and a good attitude.
Ballerina Konora offers movement motivation and photo ideas to express the story. Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act out the story in their own way, or follow Konora’s suggested moves, designed by an award-winning dance instructor to improve body coordination and teach dance fundamentals.
Book five in the Dance-It-Out! Series is ideal for kids 5-7 or those who have had success with earlier volumes. Movement/Technique/Action Foci:Leaps; Leaping; Crawling; Balancing; Tiptoeing; Relev; Attitude; Arabesque; Balance Beam; Falling; Body Parts; Body Coordination; Pointed Toes; Jumping; Movement Patterns and SequencesMain Themes:Friendship; Practice; Value of Practice; Joy; Empathy; Celebrating; Helping Each Other; Obstacle Course; Trying New Things; Overcoming Fear; Different Abilities; Disabled Friends; Meeting New People; Making New Friends; New Experiences; Being Kind; Being a Good Friend; Helping Others; Encouraging Others; Persistence; Perseverance; Cat; Cats; Feline; Kitty; KittiesMinor Themes:Details; Beautiful; Strong; Gratitude; Discipline; Moving; Healthy Choices; Habits; Mindful; Meditation; Meditating; Breathe; Breath; Guided; Imagery; Relaxation; Affirmations; Calm; Focus; Emotions; Self-soothingDance-It-Out Series Concepts/Uses: Interactive; Kids Activity Book; Picture Book; Storytelling; Imagination; Bedtime Story; Dance-It-Out; Act-It-Out; Act-out; Juvenile Fiction; Kidlit; Children’s; Reader; Dance Book for Kids; Ballet Book; Active; Action Early Elementary; Preschool; Kindergarten; School-Aged; Early Childhood Education; Daycare; Physical Education; Home-school; Teacher Resource; Movement Activity; Lesson Planning; Dance Studio; Recital; Theater; Theatre Games Ballet for Girls; Ballet for Boys; Dance and Movement; Ballerina; Ballet; Dancer; Dance; Gift; How-to Photos; Aspiring Dancer; Young Dancer; Exercise; Exercise at Home; Fitness; Ballet Lesson; Body Awareness; Creative Movement; Dancing Reference; Studying Ballet; Terminology; Terms; Ballet Vocabulary; Ballet Technique; Ballet Steps; Terrel; Gymnastics; Konora; Dance Fundamentals; Leotard; Strong Women; Role Model; Coronavirus; COVID-19; OnceUponADance; OnceUponABalletAbout the AuthorKonora is an apprentice with Ballet Idaho and previously danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division and Texture Contemporary Ballet.