December 27, 2018

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Which one starts like this? Click on a book below to answer

I love being fancy. My favorite color is fuchsia. That's a fancy way of saying purple.
All Tutus Should Be Pink
Sheri Brownrigg

All Tutus Should Be Pink

By: Sheri Brownrigg
Recommended for grade(s):

Two little girls attend ballet class and eat strawberry ice cream afterwards. —from the Scholastic website

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A Dance Like Starlight
Kristy Dempsey

A Dance Like Starlight

By: Kristy Dempsey
Recommended for grade(s): 2, 3

Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don't always come true--they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn't stop them from becoming a star. In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true. --From the website at Penguin Random House

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Maybe Something Beautiful
Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

Maybe Something Beautiful

By: Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Recommended for grade(s):

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformationÑand how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration! --From the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Fancy Nancy (Fancy Nancy series)
Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy (Fancy Nancy series)

By: Jane O'Connor
Recommended for grade(s): 2

Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -with or without the frills. —from the HarperCollins website

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