Monday, March 8, 2010

Resources for Children: Ballet

I’m positive this isn’t a complete list, but there’s still a lot here. There’s no doubt that ballet is a beautiful art form. Add in all the great music and fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, etc.) and you’ve got perfect material for dreamers. Let me know what I’ve left out—I appreciate the feedback.

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney









Backstage Robert Maiorano and Rachel Isadora

Ballet BunniesBallet Bunnies by Joan Elizabeth Goodman







Ballet of the ElephantsBallet of the Elephants by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker






Ballet SchoolBallet School by Naia Bray-Moffat and David Handley









The Barefoot Book of Ballet StoriesThe Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay








Dance of the Swan: The Story About Anna Pavlova (A Creative Minds Biography)Dance of the Swan: A Story about Anna Pavlova (Creative Minds Biographies), by Barbara Allman, illustrated by Shelly O. Haas








FirebirdThe Firebird by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Vladimir Vagin









Firebird adapted by Rachel Isadora

The Harlem NutcrackerThe Harlem Nutcracker based on the ballet by Donald Byrd, text and photography by Susan Kurklin








I Dreamed I Was a BallerinaI Dreamed I was a Ballerina by Anna Pavlova









Isadora Dances (Picture Puffins)Isadora Dances Rachel Isadora









Jake the Ballet DogJake the Ballet Dog by Karen LeFrak, illustrated by Marcin Barnaski









Lili at Ballet (Paperstar Book)Lili at Ballet by Rachel Isadora









Lili on StageLili on Stage by Rachel Isadora









Lili Backstage (Picture Puffins)Lili Backstage by Rachel Isadora









Max (Reading Rainbow Book)Max Rachel Isadora







My Ballet ClassMy Ballet Class by Rachel Isadora








My Ballet Diary by Rachel Isadora

Not Just TutusNot Just Tutus Rachel Isadora









The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers









Nutcracker BalletThe Nutcracker Ballet by Vladimir Vagin









On Your Toes: A Ballet ABCOn Your Toes: A Ballet ABC Rachel Isadora









Opening Night by Rachel Isadora

The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet (Random House Book of...)The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Angela Barrett








Swan Lake (Paperstar)Swan Lake: A Ballet Story adapted & illustrated by Rachel Isadora









A Very Young Dancer by Jill Krementz

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