…she’s a ballet dancer! Writer Vicki Crain has created a spunky, yet clumsy, little tiger named Sasha who is a princess in her kingdom, the youngest child of the king and queen. In this colorful children’s picture book, illustrated by Christopher Scott Bell, the kingdom where Sasha lives is populated with adorable animals who love […]
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Looking through the list of dance-related picture books that were released in the United States in 2011, three unique categories of books stand out. Picture Books & Pirouettes blogger, Kerry Aradhya looks at little ballerina characters who could give Angelina a run for her money, Spanish and Latin American dance, and books that explore the joy of movement.
Children’s books publishers are emphasizing diversity in their lists, and dance picture books are among those benefiting from this trend. These diverse books are a healthy mix of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, and text and pictures targeting toddlers to tweens. Kerry Aradhya brings us this sampling…