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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Nine to Twelve
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763650797
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - July 23rd, 2013

When a traveling vaudeville troupe passes through Michigan in 1908, Henry experiences the friendship and talents of Buster Keaton, who later became a silent movie comic.

 


The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger Cover Image
By Jenny Meyerhoff, Jason Week (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780374305185
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 4th, 2013

Louie dreams of being a comedian, but can't beat his stage fright! He thought his best friend would help, but now he's not sure.   

 


Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story Cover Image
By Alex Ko
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062236012
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Published: HarperCollins - April 30th, 2013

Alex's passion for dance takes him to the big stage where dreams come true as he stars as one of the dancers in Billy Elliot.

 


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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596435407
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 27th, 2013

When music-loving Clive Campbell moved to the Bronx, he influenced a generation by creating hip hop, enticing kids to dance rather than fight.

 


The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545465137
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 1st, 2013

These reproductions of Tan's enthralling pencil and paint sketches should intrigue young artists, readers of Tan's books and anyone who enjoys an imaginative challenge.


Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810984110
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2013

This well-researched account provides a compelling view of the renowned Mexican painter and muralist.  Examples of his art are included.

 


Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761172192
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Published: Workman Publishing - October 8th, 2013

Career designer Chip Kidd demonstrates how to think critically through a highly visual approach to history and design decisions.


The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596438101
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 29th, 2013

George Ohr was certain of his genius as a potter, but the world hadn't caught up with him.


Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band Cover Image
By Anne Rockwell, Colin Bootman (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761355656
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - November 1st, 2013

When a preacher who is a former slave unites orphans and old musical instruments, a whole new style of music, rag, is born.