This is the time of year when watching the Nutcracker Ballet creates dreams of being the Sugar Plum Fairy. Because who wouldn’t want to dance in satin slippers, wearing a tiara and tutu??
Olivia Take Ballet by Cordelia Evans. Olivia takes ballet lessons and gets help in finding a partner from Uncle Garrett.
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Jane O’Connor. Nancy makes the best of not dancing the lead in her ballet school’s Deep-Sea Dances show, but becomes jealous when her best friend gets a better role than hers.
My First Ballet Class by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Photographs of young ballet dancers demonstrate warm-up exercises, the first two positions and other simple steps, and working at the barre.
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird. Angelina loves to dance and wants to become a ballerina more than anything else in the world.
Ballerina! by Peter Sis. A little girl puts on costumes of different colors and imagines herself dancing on stage.
Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora. Loving everything about ballet class from putting on her leotard and slippers to curtsying good-bye, little Bea practices her basic positions and movements before leaping and twirling her way through a rehearsal.
More picture books about ballet.