Art - Dance - Music

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five

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Bea at Ballet Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399254093
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 10th, 2012

Bea and her friends love learning about ballet and dancing. Simple, clear multimedia illustrations (3-5).

 


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Duck Sock Hop Cover Image
By Jane Kohuth, Jane Porter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803737129
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2012

What could be more fun than dancing in cool, colorful socks? Rhymed text and bright mixed-media illustrations (3-5).

 


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Green Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596433977
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 27th, 2012

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).

 


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Kali's Song Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375870224
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - March 13th, 2012

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).


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Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423154044
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - February 7th, 2012

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).


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Mousterpiece: A Mouse-Sized Guide to Modern Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596435490
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 21st, 2012

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).

 


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Sky Color (Creatrilogy) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763623456
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Published: Candlewick - August 28th, 2012

Marisol paints the sky on the class mural without blue in the paint box. Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache illustrations (3-6).

 


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Summer Days and Nights Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805090789
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 10th, 2012

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).

 


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There Was a Tree Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399257414
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2012

Bright collages depict the African setting of the song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” Music included (3-6).


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823425198
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - July 1st, 2012

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).

 


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