Read-Alikes for the 2015 Summer Reading Program “Read to the Rhythm”

Read to the Rhythm2015 Summer Reading Program  “Read to the Rhythm”

For Little Ones (ages two – five)

Andreae, Giles. Giraffes Can’t Dance.

Costello, David. Little Pig Joins the Band.

Craig, Lindsay. Dancing Feet!

Emberley, Rebecca. The Ant and the Grasshopper.

Feiffer, Jules. Rupert Can Dance.

Gorbachev, Valeri. Catty Jane Who Loved to Dance.

Gordon, Gus. Herman and Rosie.

Hennesy, Scott. The Cat’s Baton Is Gone: A Musical Cat-tastrophe.

Holabird, Kate. Angelina Ballerina series.

Kohuth, Jane. Duck Sock Hop.

Lachenmeyer, Nathaniel. Scarlatti’s Cat.

Lickens, Alice V. Can You Dance to the Boogaloo.

Lies, Brian. Bats in the Band.

Lodding, Linda Ravin. A Gift for Mama.

Moss, Lloyd. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin.

Player, Micah. Chloe, Instead.

Ray, Mary Lyn. Deer Dancer.

Schofield-Morrison, Connie. I Got the Rhythm.

Shields, Carol Diggory. Baby’s Got the Blues.

Sif, Birgitta. Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance.

Stinson, Kathy. The Man with the Violin.

Swenson, Jamie. Boom! Boom! Boom!

Trice, Linda. Kenya’s Song.

Vernick, Audrey. So You Want to be a Rock Star.

Winter, Jeanette. Kali’s Song.

Wissinger, Tamera Will. This Old Band.

Wright, Johanna. The Orchestra Pit.

For Early Readers (ages five – six)

Buck Nola. Sid and Sam.

Capucilli, Alyssa. Katy Duck and the Tip-Top Tap Shoes.

Feldman, Thea. Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker’s Beetle Band.

Henkes, Kevin. Penny and Her Song.

Parish, Herman. Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!

Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter and Tabby Dance the Dance.

Scotton, Rob. Splat the Cat Sings Flat.

Willems, Mo. Elephants Cannot Dance!

Willems, Mo. Listen to My Trumpet!

Moving-Up Transitional Chapter Books (ages six – eight)

Ada, Alma Flor. Dancing Home.

Giff, Patricia Reilly. Star Time.

Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry and the Missing Diamond.

Knudson, Mike. Raymond and Graham: Dancing Dudes.

Krulik, Nancy E. Katie Kazoo Switcheroo: Tip-Top Tappin’ Mom!

Marsden, Carolyn. The Gold-Threaded Dress.

Mitchell, Margaree King. When Grandmama Sings.

Stern, A.J. Rocking Out!

Stilton, Geronimo. Thea Stilton and the Dancing Shadows.

Stout, Shawn K. Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon.

For Tweens (ages nine – twelve)

Federle, Tim. Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Haston, Meg. How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies.

Hughes, Mark Peter. Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up.

Lasky, Kathryn. Dancing Through Fire.

Namioka, Lensey. Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear.

Nichols, Travis. Matthew Meets The Man.

Paulsen, Gary. Dancing Carl.

Russell, Rachel Renee. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star.

Streatfeild, Noel. Ballet Shoes.

Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance.

Webb, Sarah. Dancing Daze.

Yep, Laurence. Ribbons.

Zalben, Jane Breskin. Four Seasons.


Florian, Douglas. Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles.

Janeczko, Paul, editor. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems.

Lewis, J. Patrick. Everything Is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis.

Wilson, Karma. Outside the Box.


Ajmera, Maya, and others. Music Everywhere!

Hill, Laban Carrick. When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kook Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop.

Neri, G. Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.

Parker, Robert A. Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum.

Robertson, Robbie. Legends, Icons, and Rebels: Music That Changed the World.

Russell-Brown, Katheryn. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

Sandler, Martin W. How the Beatles Changed the World.

Siegel, Siena Cherson. To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel.

Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool

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