Art - Dance - Music
Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five
Bea and her friends love learning about ballet and dancing. Simple, clear multimedia illustrations (3-5).
What could be more fun than dancing in cool, colorful socks? Rhymed text and bright mixed-media illustrations (3-5).
The many facets of a single color are explored with minimal text in this cleverly designed and nuanced book. Oil paintings and cutouts (3-6).
Sent out to practice hunting mammoths, Kali makes a surprising discovery about something else he can do with his bow. Mixed-media illustrations (4-6).
Piggie has a new trumpet. Elephant tells the truth about his friend’s “music”—and gets a surprise. Energetic color cartoons add to the humor (4-6).
Living in a museum, a mouse named Jansen creates art in the styles of the greatest modern artists until she discovers a style of her own. Perfect for art- loving families (4-7).
Marisol paints the sky on the class mural without blue in the paint box. Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache illustrations (3-6).
In gentle rhyme, a child experiences a summer day with a joy that lasts until bedtime. Prismacolor illustrations describe her world with rich, glowing color (3-6).
Bright collages depict the African setting of the song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” Music included (3-6).
Baby animals and a grown-up they love watch the stars twinkle, sparkle, flicker, shimmer, and glisten. A repetitive goodnight read with full-page illustrations (2-5).