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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Five to Nine
Open This Little Book Cover Image
By Jesse Klausmeier, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811867832
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - January 1st, 2013

Brightly colored die-cut pages open to reveal readers and their gentle journeys that land at a library. 

 


The Bad Butterfly Cover Image
By Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781610670951
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kane/Miller Book Publishers - June 1st, 2013

Billie wants to be a delicate ballerina, but even practice doesn't make her perfect, until she and her friend Jack come up with a new plan.

 


Rifka Takes a Bow (Kar-Ben Favorites) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780761381280
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - September 1st, 2013

Born to actors in the Yiddish theater, a girl learns the wonders of stagecraft and steals the show.

 


We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423119548
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Published: Jump at the Sun - December 17th, 2013

The important historical context of how a song can play a role in a change is presented for young readers.

 


Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152058067
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - June 18th, 2013

Spare text and colorful gouache and collage illustrations portray the great jazz singer and the dogs who were an important part of her life.

 


Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061227837
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Published: Rayo - March 5th, 2013

Tito Puente's life as a Grammy award-winning musician and bandleader is described in English and Spanish.

 


Mr. Flux Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Matte Stephens (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554537815
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2013

Everything is seen in a new way when an artist moves in on Martin's street.


The Museum Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419705946
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2013

A girl's encounter with famous paintings elicits a variety of emotions and ultimately stimulates her own creativity.


Brush of the Gods Cover Image
By Lenore Look, Meilo So (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375870019
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - June 25th, 2013

Seventh-Century Chinese artist Wu Daozi's paintings were so magical that they came to life.


Wildlife Cover Image
By Paul Thurlby, Paul Thurlby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665630
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Published: Templar Books - March 26th, 2013

Colorful digital posters with captions provide unusual facts about tigers, polar bears, flamingos and more.

 


Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre [With Audio CD] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570913488
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 1st, 2013

After visiting a Parisian cemetery, the nineteenth-century composer struggles to capture the spooky, mischievous sounds of skeletons dancing.

 


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Schneider Family Book Awards - Young Children's Book Winner) Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375867125
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

As a child, Horace Pippin loved to draw, but a war injury interrupted his career until he found a unique way to continue his art, which was celebrated in his later years.

 


When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547907253
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - March 5th, 2013

The collaboration that resulted in the 1913 premiere of the revolutionary ballet "The Rite of Spring" is depicted with dynamic illustrations.

 


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