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A Musical Start

titles about dance, music and theater

Young Adult
The Big Nothing - Adrian Fogelin
Watermusic - Sarah Sargent
Another Way to Dance - Martha Southgate

Juvenile Fiction
Making Music - Susan Bonners
Aria of the Sea - Dia Calhoun
Tutu - Audrey Chevance
The Last Holiday Concert - Andrew Clements
The Great American Mousical - Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton
The Gorillas of Gill Park - Amy Gordon
Sweet By and By - Patricia Hermes
A Mouse Called Wolf - Dick King-Smith
Gentle's Holler - Kerry Madden
Beethoven Lives Upstairs - Barbara Nichol
Alphabet City Ballet - Erika Tamar
Again, Josefina! - Valerie Tripp
Please, Please, Please - Rachel Vail
The Mystery of the Stolen Music - Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Mozart Season - Virginia Euwer Wolff
The Amah - Laurence Yep

Picture Books
Hurricane Music - Barbara Bottner
Hepcat - William Bramhall
Heaven's All-Star Jazz Band - Don Carter
Wolf Plays Alone - Dominic Catalano
Pictures At an Exhibition - Anna Harwell Celenza
I Am a Ballerina - Valerie Coulman
Hazel Nutt, Mad Scientist - David Elliott
The Flute Player / La flautista - Robyn Harbert Eversole
Gabriella's Song - Candace Fleming
David Gets His Drum - David "Panama" Francis & Bob Reiser
Maneulo the Playing Mantis - Don Freeman
Presenting Tanya, the Ugly Duckling - Patricia Lee Gauch
Little Lil and the Swing-Singing Sax - Libba Moore Gray
Georgia Music - Helen V. Griffith
The Animal Boogie - Debbie Harter
Yankee Doodle - Mary Ann Hoberman
Angelina Ballerina - Katherine Holabird
Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (But What About Dolores?) - James Howe
Lili Backstage - Rachel Isadora
Violet's Music - Angela Johnson
Pages of Music - Tony Johnston
Dance - Bill T. Jones
Music Over Manhattan - Mark Karlins
I Like the Music - Leah Komaiko
Jungle Jamboree - Kimberly Knutson
Musical Max - Robert Kraus
Geraldine, the Music Mouse - Leo Lionni
Froggy Plays In the Band - Jonathan London
Mole Music - David McPhail
We All Sing with the Same Voice - J. Philip Miller & Sheppard M. Greene
Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson - Claudia Mills
Music Is - Lloyd Moss
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin - Lloyd Moss
Mr. Putter & Tabby Toot the Horn - Cynthia Rylant
Two Scarlet Songbirds: A Story of Anton Dvorak - Carole Lexa Schaefer
Nate the Great and the Musical Note - Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Craig Sharmat
Dancing the Ring Shout! - Kim L. Siegelson
The Singing Chick - Victoria Stenmark
Baby Dance - Ann Taylor
Daddy Played Music for the Cows - Maryann Weidt
Imani's Music - Sheron Williams
Belinda In Paris - Amy Young
Belinda the Ballerina - Amy Young

The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth - Jaime Adoff
Ah, Music! - Aliki
William Shakespeare and the Globe - Aliki
Footnotes: Dancing the World's Best-Loved Ballets - Frank Augustyn & Shelley Tanaka
On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids - Lisa Bany-Winters
The Ballet Book - Debra Bowes
Ballet School - Naia Bray-Moffatt
Ballet - Darcey Bussell
My Ballet Book - Kate Castle
Long Live Music! - Les Chats Peles
Break a Leg! The Kids' Book of Acting and Stagecraft - Lise Friedman
First Lessons In Ballet - Lise Friedman
Hooray for Ballet! - Margaret Frith
Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll - Holly George-Warren
Dance - Andree Grau
A Day In the Life of a Dancer - Linda Hayward
Lili At Ballet - Rachel Isadora
On Your Toes: A Ballet ABC - Rachel Isadora
Stars In Your Eyes-Feet On the Ground: A Practical Guide for Teenage Actors (and Their Parents!) - Annie Jay
The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons That Shine Through History - Kathleen Krull
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) - Kathleen Krull
M Is for Music - Kathleen Krull
Swan Volume 1 - Ariyoshi Kyoko
Swan Volume 2 - Ariyoshi Kyoko
Musicians of the Sun - Gerald McDermott
The Singing Man: Adapted from a West African Folktale - Angela Shelf Medearis
The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories - Barbara Newman
Shout, Sister, Shout! Ten Girl Singers Who Shaped a Century - Roxane Orgill
The Bourbon Street Musicians - Kathy Price
Putting On a Play - Nick Pryor
Rubber Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass: Projects and Activities on the Science of Music and Sound - Alex Sabbeth
Stories On Stage: Scripts for Reader's Theater - Aaron Shepard
Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem - Charles R. Smith, Jr.
The Gospel Cinderella - Joyce Carol Thomas
Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! - Marcia Williams

Alicia Alonso: First Lady of the Ballet - Sandra Martin Arnold
Nijinsky: Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Dancer - Catherine Brighton
Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly - Anne Bustard
All Shook Up: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley - Barry Denenberg
Bob Marley - Millie Gilfoyle
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dance Genius - Bruce Glassman
Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life - Chan Han Goh
The Beatles: The Music Was Never the Same - Marvin Martin
Martha Graham: Founder of Modern Dance - Gerald Newman & Eleanor Newman Layfield
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong - Roxane Orgill
Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music - Roxane Orgill
I Dreamed I Was a Ballerina: A Girlhood Story - Anna Pavlova
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra - Andrea Davis Pinkney
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa - Andrea Davis Pinkney
Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina - Maria Tallchief
Garth Brooks: Country Music Superstar - Laura Lee Wren

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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