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Map to the Stars

by Jen Malone HarperTeen (July 14, 2015)

Can one down-to-earth girl plus a very famous boy and a whole lot of paparazzi ever add up to a perfect Hollywood ending?

Seventeen-year-old Annie Shelton isn't sure why her mom thinks moving to Hollywood will...


Frozen

by Disney Joe Books Inc. (December 16, 2014)

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle...


Hollywood Bliss - My Life So Far

by Chloe Rayban Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Having fought attempts to turn her into a mini-me pop starlett in book one, Holly finds herself subjected to her mother's egomaniac schemes once again. Plucked from life and friends in London, Holly is transplanted...


Fizzlebert Stump

by A.F. Harrold & Sarah Horne Bloomsbury Publishing (June 07, 2012)

'There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon....


Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy

by A.F. Harrold & Sarah Horne Bloomsbury Publishing (March 14, 2013)

Fizzlebert Stump's second adventure. The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is...


Manuscripts Don't Burn

by J.A.E. Curtis Bloomsbury Publishing (January 28, 2013)

The Russian playwright and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) is now widely acknowledged as one of the giants of twentieth-century Soviet literature, ranking with such luminaries as Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn....


The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Rose petal milk shakes and a world of surprises awaits Dini when her family moves to India in this spirited novel with Bollywood flair.

Eleven-year old Dini loves movies—watching them, reading about them, trying...


Famous in Love

Encore to an Empty Room

by Kevin Emerson Katherine Tegen Books (April 28, 2015)

Kevin Emerson's Exile trilogy combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park. Filled with infectious music, mystery, and romance, the electrifying Encore...


Between Us Girls :  Everything You Need To Know Before You Drop Your Panties

by Alessandra Cifali Basher Alessandra Basher (August 01, 2014)

A play that sheds a fun but informative light on the serious topics of teenage sex and sexually-transmitted infections. Five 16-year-old girls discuss virginity, the differences between boys and girls, masturbation,...


Girl Defective

by Simmone Howell & Henry Beer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records, this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin’s strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer.

This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a...


Walt Disney

by Marie Hammontree & Frank Irvin Aladdin (August 12, 2014)

Walt Disney’s imagination made him an all-star in American history, and his childhood is where it all began!

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney had a huge impact on the entertainment industry as an animator, film...


Ballet School Confidential: The Complete 3-Book Bundle: Love You, Hate You / I Forgot to Tell You / You're So Sweet

by Charis Marsh Dundurn (February 12, 2014)

This special three-book bundle follows four ballet prodigies as they face several gruelling semesters at a prestigious dance academy. Will they triumph with their self-esteem, friendships, and will to dance...


Famous

by Todd Strasser Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 25, 2011)

A teenage paparazzo makes a dangerous discovery in this timely look at celebrity “that is likely to be snapped up and make a lasting impression” (School Library Journal).

All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to...


I Love You Too

by Ziggy Marley & Ag Jatkowska Akashic Books (April 15, 2014)

Bob Marley's first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut childrens book.


The Art of the Story-Teller

by Marie L. Shedlock Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Everything you need to know to tell stories successfully to children: choosing material, creating and maintaining effect, using gestures, capturing straying attentions, and more. 18 ready-for-telling stories...


Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

by Tim Federle Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 21, 2014)

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton

Winner of the Lambda...


The Acting Bug

by Kathryn Ellis Dundurn (September 01, 1995)

It's the chance of a lifetime for Kate Merriman when she lands a small role in a new TV series called Backbeat. But it's less fun when Kate's best friend Maria turns down the part she's been offered in the show....


This Is the Sound

by Randi Reisfeld Simon Pulse (June 30, 2008)

From Nirvana and R.E.M. to Green Day and Belly, alternative bands are dominating the airways. This book looks at the hottest bands on the alternative music scene--their history, influences, concert personas,...


VIP Lounge

by Ed Decter & Laura J. Burns Simon Pulse (December 22, 2009)

Chloe Gamble is the hottest thing in Hollywood. But it's only pretty from the outside.

Travis was supposed to have Chloe's back. But the spotlight of fame is very seductive.

Nika's the secret behind Chloe's...


Love on Cue

by Catherine Hapka Simon Pulse (March 10, 2009)

When you have to sing your heart out, it's best to know how....

Maggie Tannery is a true theater girl and a total shoo-in for the lead in this year's school production of Romeo and Juliet. She's seriously...


Claim to Fame

by Margaret Peterson Haddix Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2009)

I have to tell you my secret. I can't go on...without revealing it. I had a pretty good run, hiding from everyone for five years. For five years I was safe. But now...

It was a talent that came out of nowhere....


Corbin Bleu: Up Close

by Dee Scott Pocket Books (December 05, 2006)

Takes you behind the scenes and tells you everything you want to know about your favorite acting, singing, and dancing hottie!

A fascinating must-read biography with never-before-seen photos for all true-blue...


Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is

by Heather Henson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 28, 2009)

here's how i see it

Rave reviews, an endless request for autographs, my name in lights on Broadway.

here's how it is

The audience is half empty, I spend zero time onstage, my dad's midlife crisis is about...


Royally Lost

by Angie Stanton HarperTeen (May 06, 2014)

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Susane Colasanti, and Jenny Han, Angie Stanton's brand-new romance asks the question, What would it be like to fall in love with a prince?

Dragged on a family trip to Europe,...


Mackenzie Blue #5: Double Trouble

by Tina Wells & Michael Segawa HarperCollins (June 24, 2014)

Mackenzie Blue is a star! Or she will be . . . as soon as she gets the part of an aspiring singer on a new TV pilot! But juggling auditions and the rest of her life turns out to be harder than Zee thought. Zee's...


Exile

by Kevin Emerson Katherine Tegen Books (April 29, 2014)

Kevin Emerson's Exile, book one of the Exile series, combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park.

Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—minus...


Snapshot

by Angie Stanton HarperTeen (September 24, 2013)

One kiss will change Marti's summer . . . forever.

Marti

Marti just wants a normal life. After dealing with her irresponsible rock-legend father and absentee mother, she only wants some peace . . . and fun. And...


Rock and a Hard Place

by Angie Stanton HarperTeen (September 24, 2013)

When you fall in love with a rock star, anything can happen. . . .

Libby In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her...


The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 13, 2013)

Dini is back from India—with Bollywood star Dolly in tow! But life in the States isn’t all rose petal milk shakes…

Dini and Maddie, very best friends, are back in the same country at the same time! Better...


Wise Young Fool

by Sean Beaudoin Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 06, 2013)

You want ninety? Fine, I'll give you ninety. I'll give them to you coming and going.

Teen rocker Ritchie Sudden is pretty sure his life has just jumped the shark. Except he hates being called a teen, his band...


Mackenzie Blue #4: Mixed Messages

by Tina Wells HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

As a fashionista and future rock star, California girl Mackenzie “Zee” Blue’s life is busy. Zee keeps in touch with all her friends with texts, IMs, and emails—and now, Bluetopia, the coolest social...


Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale

by Jeff Baron Greenwillow Books (March 18, 2014)

Get ready for the sequel to I Represent Sean Rosen, the original and very funny debut novel that has the New York Times–bestselling creator of Big Nate, Lincoln Peirce, proclaiming, "Sean Rosen is my hero!"...


Ballerina Weather Girl

by Shawn K. Stout Aladdin (May 21, 2013)

Fiona Finkelstein was born to be a ballerina—if she can get over her stage fright, that is. The first in the feisty and endearing Not-So-Ordinary Girl trilogy.

More than catching fireflies, more than eating...


The Lucy Variations

by Sara Zarr Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 07, 2013)

Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain.

That was all before she turned...


Bull Run

by Paul Fleischman HarperCollins (September 24, 2013)

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book

In this brilliant fictional tour de force, which the New York Times called "a deft, poignant...


Panic

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2013)

This gripping, chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, “by turns pulse-pounding and inspiring” (Kirkus Reviews), shows that all it takes is one bad decision for a...


On Pointe

by Lorie Ann Grover Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 26, 2013)

For as long as she can remember, Clare and her family have had a dream: Someday Clare will be a dancer in City Ballet Company. For ten long years Clare has been taking ballet lessons, watching what she eats,...


Orfe

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 26, 2013)

Love stories aren’t about how they end.

A chance meeting on a street corner with her childhood friend Orfe plunges Enny into the tough world of popular music. As Orfe’s business manager, Enny sees Orfe and...


Better Nate Than Ever

by Tim Federle Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2013)

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton

A New York Times Notable...


I Forgot to Tell You: Ballet School Confidential

by Charis Marsh Dundurn (December 17, 2012)

The students of the Vancouver International Ballet Academy are back for their third semester. Will they be able to handle the new ballet Coppelia and its lead role, summer school acceptances and rejections,...


No Ballet Shoes In Syria

by Catherine Bruton Nosy Crow (April 25, 2019)

Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her...


Nova in New York

by Katherine Richards Orca Book Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Seventeen-year-old Nova Abbott grew up dancing barefoot in the backyard with her aunt Ivy, whose dreams of becoming a professional ballerina were cut short by cystic fibrosis. Nova is invited to attend a prestigious...


Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson Sky Pony (March 21, 2017)

Once there was a girl named Harper who had a rare musical gift. She heard songs on the wind, rhythms on the rain, and hope in the beat of a butterfly’s wing.

Harper lives in the City of Clouds, an enchanting...


Rock Away Granny

by Dandi Daley Mackall & Mike DeSantis Sky Pony (May 02, 2017)

Getting dropped off at Grandma’s house could be a total snooze. Hours of sitting in the rocking chairs. But not this Grandma. Up she hops to wheel out the record player. And then, with kitty as the DJ—a...


Harper and the Fire Star

by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson Sky Pony (October 09, 2018)

Harper and her friends want to help the Wild Conductor win back his place in the magical Circus of Dreams. They put on a wondrous show, but their plan goes horribly wrong. Instead of the Wild Conductor, the...


Frankie Sparks and the Talent Show Trick

by Megan Frazer Blakemore & Nadja Sarell Aladdin (June 18, 2019)

Frankie Sparks uses her inventing skills to help her friend overcome stage fright in this second chapter book in the STEM inspired Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor series.

It’s time for the annual school...


Travels with Louis

by Mick Carlon Leapfrog Press (September 04, 2012)

The warm-hearted story of Louis Armstrong and 12-year-old Fred, who learns about jazz—and life—from the great musician himself.


Raw Talent

by Jocelyn Shipley Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Paisley loves to sing. She dreams of being a pop star just like her idol, Denzi, who also grew up in the small town of Stonehill. The problem is, Paisley suffers from severe stage fright. She...


POV

by Ted Staunton Orca Book Publishers (October 10, 2017)

When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact...