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Amalia Hernández’s fierce determination led her on a journey from dancer to choreographer to founder of her own dance company, El Ballet Folklórico de México. Through her organization, Hernández mixed Mexican and indigenous traditions with ballet and modern dance to create something altogether new. Award-winning author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh showcases Hernández’s unique choreography and style in Danza! (Abrams, $18.95), which will have young readers turning into young dancers in no time. Ages 7-10.


Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419725326
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

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It began with a set of blocks: a young boy started to notice the multitude of shapes that surrounded him. K.L. Going tells the story of this boy named Frank Lloyd Wright, who saw the The Shape of the World (Beach Lane, $17.99) and grew into a legendary architect. Readers will love finding hidden gems in Lauren Stringer’s rich illustrations, and seeing the way Wright incorporated elements of the natural world into his designs. Ages 7-10.


The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
By K.L. Going, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442478213
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 5th, 2017

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Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker highlight the story of Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater (Roaring Brook, $18.99) in their own picture book, exploring his creative process and the culmination of his imagination. LeUyen Pham’s graceful artwork is a fitting celebration of Wright’s powerful legacy. Ages 7-10.


Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596437180
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 17th, 2017