Citation: Van Fleet, M. (2017). Dance. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Ages: 2 and up
Grades: PreK – Up
Description: In Dance, a baby chick learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals. The book includes jazzy rhymes such as “First thing Chickie Baby just wiggle your hips, and do the Hippopota Hula it goes like this:” that are paired with bright images of animals dancing.
Uses: With its jazzy text and vibrant art, this interactive board book is sure to get kids dancing along! This book can be used in a program or storytime about dance or animals, and librarians/teachers can invite children to dance like each animal while the book is being read.
Dance. (2017). Kirkus Reviews.
Tags: animals, dance, rhyme, children
Citation: Andrews, Sylvia. (2001). Dancing in My Bones. [New York]: HarperFestival.
Grade Level: Babies and Toddlers/Preschool
Description: This is the story of a young girl with dancing in her bones! The book follows her and company of friends as they hip-hop, tip-top, and be-bop through a park. The book is written in first person, which will encourage students to dance along! The book includes a note at the end of the book suggesting ways to incorporate students into the activity of the text.
Use: The first person narration as well as the active, rhyming text make this book ideal for use in programming with toddlers and preschoolers. Children can move along with the text of the book as it is read.
Bair, Janet M. (2001). Dancing in my bones. [Review of the book Dancing in My Bones]. School Library Journal 47(12):88. Retrieved from:http://web.a.ebscohost.com/novp/detail?vid=49&sid=f84f9f85-81e6-45f2-be2a-f3af2f78b6c3%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4109&bdata=JnNpdGU9bm92cC1saXZl#UI=116844&db=neh,
Segal, Marta (2001). Dancing in my bones. [Review of the book Dancing in My Bones]. Booklist. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com/novp/detail?vid=49&sid=f84f9f85-81e6-45f2-be2a-f3af2f78b6c3%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4109&bdata=JnNpdGU9bm92cC1saXZl#UI=116844&db=neh
Kirkus Reviews. (2010). Dancing in my bones. [Review of the book Dancing in My Bones}. Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved from: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sylvia-andrews/dancing-in-my-bones/
Tags: Diversity, differently-abled, dancing, children, outside