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A Day at the Circus
Happy Books

Barron's Educational Series, 2012

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.
  
  











  



  
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2004

Based on If I Ran the Circus , this train-shaped board book with big, bold flaps lets babies and toddlers peek inside the train cars to see the Seussian creatures hidden inside. Sturdy board pages and an accordion binding lets the fun unfold and makes this a perfect nursery room decoration. With jugglers, clowns and acrobats, this Seussian circus train is sure to astound and amaze!   The Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection introduces the most ...
  
  











  



  
Circus
Lois Ehlert

HarperCollins, 1992

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.
  
  











  



  
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1986

Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen

Candlewick, 2009

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s
Dominique Jando

Taschen, 2010

  TASCHEN 25 - Special edition! The greatest show on earth "This is a gee-whiz spectacle of a book, a three-ring extravaganza as bright as a pinball machine." —The New York Times Book Review 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the Circus, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

Anchor Books, 2012

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Clifford At The Circus (Clifford 8x8)
Norman Bridwell

Cartwheel Books, 2010

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.
  
  











  



  
See the Circus
H. A. Rey

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998

In See the Circus young readers are quizzed in verse on characters and events at the circus
  
  











  



  
Olivia Saves the Circus (Classic Board Books)
Ian Falconer

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010

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!
  
  











  



  
Circus, 2013

A romantic tale of the big top -- in the time of the great circus trains that delivered a wild magic to the American heartland. The year is 1935 and Jasper Grady, twelve years-old, in Wichita, Kansas flees an abusive home and casts his lot with The Greenbaugh Majestic Circus, The Miracle Colossus, where he will meet . . . Bap, the genius clown and keeper of dark secrets . . . Beth and Anne Kelly, twin trapeze artists who look like fairytale ...
  
  











  



  
Spot Goes to the Circus
Eric Hill

Warne, 2006

Spot is back, and this time he’s going to the circus. Lift the flaps and come along! Spot arrives at the circus and begins looking for his ball. Kids can follow along with Spot’s adventure as he asks each circus animal, including an elephant, a tiger, and a monkey, if they have seen his ball. And in the end, Spot not only finds his ball, but learns a fun trick as well.
  
  











  



  
ABC is for Circus (Chunky)
Patrick Hruby

AMMO Books, 2010

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.
  
  











  



  
Harold's Circus (Purple Crayon Books)
Crockett Johnson

HarperCollins, 1981

Purple crayon in hand, Harold draws a tightrope and falls into a circus [where he has many adventures]. As in the previous books, the dauntless Harold is resourceful and loveable." SLJ.
  
  











  



  
Circus Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)
Cathy Beylon

Dover Publications, 1999

Twenty-nine reusable, full-color stickers with circus scene on inside covers. Ringmaster, clowns, acrobats, animal tamers, performing bears, elephants, more.
  
  











  



  
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1)
Stuart J. Murphy

HarperCollins, 1997

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top
Janet M. Davis

The University of North Carolina Press, 2002

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Peter Spier's Circus (A Picture Yearling Book)
Peter Spier

Dragonfly Books, 1995

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.
  
  











  



  
You See a Circus, I See...
Mike Downs

Charlesbridge, 2006

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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