books about: circus
The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s
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 ...
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.
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.
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 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 ...
Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the Circus
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.
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
Harold's Circus (Purple Crayon Books)
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.
American Circus Posters (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
Here collected together for the first time are 48 large, full-color, rare posters, 1890s-1940s, superbly reproduced from originals. Printed in extra large format so that even small details can be clearly seen, the posters feature many of the greats of the American circus: acrobats, clowns, Gargantua, etc., from Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, Sparks, more.
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 ...
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.
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!
Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010
Bard Graduate Center
At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts relating to the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the 18th century to the iconic railroad circuses of the late 19th century. Matthew Wittmann ...
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Random House Books for Young Readers
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 ...
Spot Goes to the Circus
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.
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.
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