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Summary: "Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented--and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her 'perfect' older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Am

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD ISA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV AME

Lyons, Kelly Starling

Summary: "The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Misty Copeland became the first African American Female Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, but how did she get there?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Ryals, Lexi

Summary: "Misty Copeland is one of the most famous dancers in the world. But before she was dancing for millions of fans, Misty was just a young girl who loved ballet, even though she didn't look like the typical ballerina. Learn how she made it all the way to the top in this exciting level 3 biography!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc 2016

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Ackelsberg, Amy.

Summary: "The ballet has come to Berry Bitty City! All the girls have parts, including Cherry Jam, who has the lead role, and Strawberry Shortcake, her understudy. When Cherry gets sick on opening night, Strawberry has to step in and save the day! Will Strawberry be able to learn Cherry's part in time, or will the ballet turn out to be a berry big disaster?" -- p. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE STR

Summary: Strawberry and her friends love to dance - and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Peak is taking advantage of it. He has Sour Grapes open a phony dance studio, posing as a famous teacher. Sour Grapes has to keep the kids busy while he plunders the berry crops. But things don't go as planned. Sour Grapes begins to enjoy teaching Strawberry and her friends and can't bring herself to betray...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STR

Summary: This DVD is a fun-filled introduction to the world of dance for kids! It combines three separate beginner dance classes designed for ages four through six. Children will learn the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz. The dances are demonstrated step-by-step and provides music to help children remember and execute the dances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2000

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV DAN

Clay, Kathryn.

Summary: "Simple text and photographs present ballet dancing, including simple steps"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J792.8 CLA

Gardner, Kati

Summary: Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory; her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions for her. But Cason has been hiding an injury, and now she's undergoing chemotherapy. Davis Channing survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. He's doing community service at the hospital, and has been sober for six months. Then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2018

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Lyon, Lea

Summary: Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LYO

Howden, Sarah

Summary: Presents the life of the African-American dancer, describing her childhood, her ballet training, and her work with the American Ballet Theatre.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2020

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Terp, Gail

Summary: Misty Danielle Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE TER

DePrince, Michaela

Summary: "At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED DEP

DePrince, Michaela.

Summary: "The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 DEP

Summary: Watch as Big Boy the cement truck mixes it up, while Flying J the fuel tanker keeps all those engines at the truck stop purring along. See how a truck is built in the assembly plant, and see a truck that transforms itself into an amusement ride. Head out on the highway and get ready to rumble with the Mighty Machines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by NCircle Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV MIG

Maddox, Jake.

Summary: Sarah knows that she is the best dancer in her ballet class, and she is eager to show off at the upcoming recital--but when a new move proves unexpectedly difficult and she has to ask for help, her confidence is shaken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

Young, Amy.

Summary: When Belinda's magnificently large ballet shoes get lost en route to Paris, she must find another pair before her performance in the Paris Opera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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Curlee, Lynn

Summary: Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon--Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge Teen 2019

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Summary: Go nuts and bolts into eight adventures with Rusty's hilarious robotic helpers! Whether they're getting souped up with rockets to solve a mystery or geared up as police officers to save the day, Botasaur and the Bits put the fun into the mix!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV RUS

Summary: In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD OFM

Day, Christine

Summary: After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAY

Summary: Pig has promised to make pies for everyone, but he doesn't have enough letters to make them. Dog has a magical way to help Pig keep his promise - it's all about the letter S. Frog thinks that in order to build a big rocket he needs big, uppercase letters. But when he needs to rescue the Little Piggies in out space, he learns that r-o-c-k-e-t works as well. All the friends have a ball trying to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by NCircle Entertainment 2008

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3 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV WOR

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD W

Hackett, Jane.

Summary: Step-by-step photographs, easy-to-follow instructions and tips from the professionals help the reader (both female and male) prepare for class, do warm-up moves, and basic positions. Further information includes how to look the part, prepare for a performance and ballet stories and famous ballet dancers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 792.8 HAC

Bray-Moffatt, Naia.

Summary: Text and photographs present the activities at a ballet studio where young children warm up, practice the five basic positions, exercise at the barre, and watch teenage ballet dancers perform.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 792.8 Bray

Boross, Rosemary.

Summary: A wonderful introduction for children to the world of ballet, especially designed for ages four through six. It contains all the aspects of a formal ballet class including, a bar warm up, stretches, center practice and across the floor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur International Films 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: J 792.8 Boross

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