books about: circus
Peter Spier's Circus (A Picture Yearling Book)
The circus is in town! Come join in the fun as Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier creates a circus like no other, in this exuberant celebration of the wonders of the big top.
Simple text and brilliantly colored cut-paper illustrations take children into a big top of circus excitement starring leaping lizards, marching snakes, whistling parrots, and the tumbling Zucchini Brothers.
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Random House Books for Young Readers
ALL ABOARD! This Seussian, train-shaped board book with big, bold flaps lets babies and toddlers engage in a rollicking game of "Lift the Flap." Sturdy board pages and an accordion binding lets the fun unfold and makes the perfect nursery room decoration.
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! , his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and ...
The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s
The greatest show on earth: The history and legacy of the circus During its heyday, the American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. The spectacle of death-defying daredevils and strapping super-heroes gripped the ...
The Night Circus
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves , and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood ...
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen
With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection full of humor and heart. When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner ...
A Day at the Circus
Barron's Educational Series
An entertaining day at the circus for the children in this delightful board book introduces toddlers to a variety of different circus animals. Board pages with different shapes give the book a layered 3D effect A cheerful little story is told in rhyme Children are entertained by performing circus animals Bright color illustrations are filled with fascinating details on every two-page spread.
Simply Read Books
When a little girl plays dress up in her leotard and socks she becomes Circus Girl star of the show. Even her toys morph into her dreamscape of circus acts. At each page turn she jumps and tumbles, flies through the air, juggles, spins, balances and contorts. Vibrant and winsome, modern and timeless the illustrations and words convey a captured childhood moment with directness and simplicity.
Clifford At The Circus (Clifford 8x8)
Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! The circus is in town, but everything is going wrong. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford offer to help. Clifford and the circus acts WORK TOGETHER to save the show--and the day! The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.
The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels Book 1)
A. R. Kahler
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels. Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is ...
See the Circus
H. A. Rey
HMH Books for Young Readers
In See the Circus young readers are quizzed in verse on characters and events at the circus
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top
Janet M. Davis
The University of North Carolina Press
A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate ...
ABC is for Circus (Chunky)
ABC IS FOR CIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative chunky board book. ABC IS FOR CIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.
The Immortal Circus: Final Act (Cirque des Immortels Book 3)
A. R. Kahler
The riveting final book in the seductively magical Cirque des Immortels trilogy. Despite Vivienne’s broken heart and deadly truths, the show must go on at the Cirque des Immortels. But it takes more than glamour and sex appeal to keep the Big Top running; without the magic and support Viv came to rely on, the circus is in danger. Now the troupe verges on rebellion, the war between Mab and Oberon rages on, and a horrifying menace looms—with ...
Circus Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)
Twenty-nine reusable, full-color stickers with circus scene on inside covers. Ringmaster, clowns, acrobats, animal tamers, performing bears, elephants, more.
The American Circus: An Illustrated History
Henry Holt & Co (P)
On this panoramic journey from 1785 to the present, readers will find all the sights and sounds of two centuries of circus: acrobats and spangled ladies, Jumbo, the calliope, fearless fliers, crazy clowns, the quest for the quadruple somersault, and even the Living Unicorn. 150 illustrations.
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1)
Stuart J. Murphy
Everyday activities such as sharing a meal, sorting socks, and getting ready for school can be part of learning math. In the MathStart series, everyday life is the basis for each entertaining story. Simple math concepts are embedded in each story so that young children intuitively understand them. Adults can use the creative suggestions for activities in the back of each book to extend learning opportunities with children. Developmentally ...
Olivia Saves the Circus (Classic Board Books)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
When all of the performers at the circus are out sick with ear infections, it's up to Olivia to save the day! That's no problem for Olivia, of course, because she knows how to do everything. From lion taming to trampoline jumping, unicycling to tight-rope walking, Olivia is the ultimate performer--with the ultimate imagination. Now in a board book edition perfect for little hands, readers will delight to see how Ringmaster Olivia learns to fly!
You See a Circus, I See...
A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems. His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches. The scary-looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes. And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents! Lively watercolors capture the excitement of the circus and the coziness of home.
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