If this heat wave hasn’t proven this to you already, summer is NOT over! Which means you still have time left to do some summer reading? Looking for some recommendations for dance books to read at the beach or the pool? Here are a few of my favorites!
Degas and The Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield (and really all the books in this series!)
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers by Violette Verdy (this was my favorite growing up!!)
Angelina Ballerina series by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig
Ballerina, My Story by Darci Kistler
Dancing On My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland
Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh
Blood Memory by Martha Graham
So You Want to Be a Dancer by Matthew Shaffer
Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief and Larry Kaplan
George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker by Robert Gottlieb
Misty Copeland: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
These are just a few-there are many many more great reads out there! ABDC has a few of these books in our library-check out our adorable new bookcase! Have any favorites to add to the list, or any books you’d like to see added to our collection? Please comment and let us know!