The Center for Children's Books


Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On Stage - May 2005

Books about Theater, Dance, and Puppetry


Aliki . William Shakespeare & the Globe. HarperCollins, 1999.

Atinsky, Steve. Tyler on Prime Time. Delacorte, 2002.

Avi. Romeo and Juliet--Together (and Alive!) at Last. Orchard, 1987.

Bagert, Brod. The Gooch Machine: Poems for Children to Perform. Wordsong/Boyds Mills, 1997.

Bany-Winters, Lisa. Funny Bones: Comedy Games and Activities for Kids. Chicago Review, 2002.

Barchers, Suzanne I. Fifty Fabulous Fables: Beginning Readers Theatre. Teacher Ideas Press, 1997.

Bellville, Cheryl Walsh. Theater Magic: Behind the Scenes at a Children's Theater. Carolrhoda, 1986.

Best, Cari. Shrinking Violet. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Blackwood, Gary. Shakespeare's Scribe. Dutton, 2000.

Blackwood, Gary. Shakespeare Stealer. Dutton, 1998.

Brown, Don. Mack Made Movies. Roaring Brook, 2003.

Brown, Jane Clark. George Washington's Ghost. Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

Cheaney, J. B. The Playmaker. Knopf, 2000.

Cheaney, J. B. The True Prince. Knopf, 2002.

Conford, Ellen. Annabel the Actress, Starring in Hound of the Barkervilles. Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Cooper, Susan. King of Shadows. McElderry, 1999.

Dussling, Jennifer. Creep Show. Grosset & Dunlap, 1996.

Fiedler, Lisa. Dating Hamlet: Ophelia's story. Holt, 2002.

Fordyce, Rachel. Children's Theatre and Creative Dramatics: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Works. G. K. Hall, 1975.

Garden, Nancy. Good Moon Rising. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996.

Geras, Adèle. Happy Endings. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.

Graves, Keith. Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance. Chronicle, 1999.

Griffin, Adele. Split Just Right. Hyperion, 1999.

Harrison, Barbara. Theo. Clarion, 1999.

Haskins, Jim. The Harlem Renaissance. Millbrook, 1996.

Hayes, Ann. Onstage & Backstage: At the Night Owl Theater. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Curtain Going Up! Viking, 1995.

Hodges, C. Walter. Shakespeare's Theatre. Coward-McCann, 1964.

Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Dial, 1991.

Holabird, Katharine. Angelina on Stage. Crown, 1986.

Hollyer, Belinda. Stories from the Classical Ballet. Viking, 1995.

Hoobler, Dorothy and Tom. The First Decade: Curtain Going Up. Millbrook, 2000.

Hoobler, Dorothy and Tom. The Seond Decade: Voyages. Millbrook, 2000.

Horowitz, Anthony. The Devil and His Boy. Philomel, 2000.

Isadora, Rachel. Opening Night. Greenwillow, 1984.

Isadora, Rachel. Swan Lake: A Ballet Story. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989.

Jones, Bill T and Susan Jones. Dance. Hyperion, 1998.

Jones, K. Maurice. Spike Lee and the African American Filmmakers: A Choice of Colors. Millbrook, 1996.

Koertge, Ron. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup. Candlewick, 2003.

Koertge, Ron. Stoner and Spaz. Candlewick, 2002.

Krull, Kathleen. Gonna Sing My Head Off!: American Folk Songs for Children. Knopf, 1992.

Kuklin, Susan. Going to My Ballet Class. Bradbury, 1989.

Kuklin, Susan. Reaching for Dreams: A Ballet from Rehearsal to Opening Night. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987.

Laguna, Sofie. Too Loud Lily. Scholastic Press, 2004.

Love, D. Anne. The Puppeteer's Apprentice. McElderry, 2003.

Loxton, Howard. Theater. Steck-Vaughn Library, 1990.

McCoy, Glenn. Penny Lee and Her TV. Hyperion, 2002.

McDonnell, Christine. Ballet Bug. Viking, 2001.

Nickle, John. TV Rex. Scholastic, 2001.

Perl, Lila. Molly Picon: A Gift of Laughter. Jewish Publication Society, 1990.

Potter, Giselle. The Year I Didn't Go to School. Atheneum, 2002.

Reuter, Bjarne, translated by Anthea Bell. Buster the Sheikh of Hope Street. Dutton, 1991.

Roberts, Diane. Made You Look. Delacorte, 2003.

Rosen, Michael & Jane Ray. Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Candlewick, 2004.

Sonenklar, Carol. Mighty Boy. Orchard, 1999.

Sweeney, Joan. Bijou, Bonbon, and Beau: The Kittens Who Danced for Degas. Chronicle Books, 1998.

Tamar, Erika. Alphabet City Ballet. HarperCollins, 1996.

Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites. HarperCollins, 2002.

Van Allsburg, Chris. The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-six Acts Performed by the Carlson Players. Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Varriale, Jim. Kids Dance: The Students of Ballet Tech. Dutton, 1999.

Watson, N. Cameron. The Little Pigs' Puppet Book. Little, Brown, 1990.

Weston, Martha. Act I, Act II, Act Normal. Roaring Brook, 2003.

Williamson, Walter. Behind the Scenes: The Unseen People Who Make Theater Work. Walker, 1987.

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