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Education Trade Books for Fiction: Fine Arts

This page lists fiction books related to content areas to help teachers or teacher candidates.

Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theater)

  • *The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente (art, middle school)
  • *Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (dance)
  • *The Band never dances by J.D. Landis (music)
  • *The Banjo Player by Elizabeth Starr Hill (music, middle school)
  • *Born confused by Tanuja Denai Hidier (BBYA, photography)
  • *Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (N, music, middle school)
  • *Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja (BBYA, BRB, art)
  • *Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (TBA, art, 4-9 grade maybe high school)
  • *A Dance of sisters by Tracey Porter (dance, middle school)
  • *Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine (BBYA, music)
  • *Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (music)
  • *From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (N, art, middle school)
  • *I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Trevino (N, art)
  • *The inn-keeper's apprentice by Allen Say (art, middle school)
  • *Jimi & me by Jaime Adoff (music)
  • *King of Shadows by Susan Cooper (BBYA, theatre, middle school)
  • *King of the Creeps by Steven Banks (music, 1963)
  • *The Maze by Peni Griffin (art)
  • *The Mozart Season by Virginia Euwer Wolff (LSRL, music)
  • *The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse (LSRL, music, middle school)
  • *Paint by magic by Kathryn Reiss (art, middle school)
  • *Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly (NH, BBYA, art)
  • *Play to the Angel by Maurine F. Dahlberg (music, middle school)
  • *River Boy by Tim Bowler (art)
  • *The Sandy Bottom Orchestra by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson (BBYA, music)
  • *Shakespeare's scribe by Gary L. Blackwood (BBYA, theatre, middle school)
  • *A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (N, art)
  • *Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan (BBYA, theatre)
  • *Sweet by and by by Patricia Hermes (music)
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (NH, music, foster children, African Americans)
  • Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun (BBYA, dance)
  • The Blue Mirror by Kathe Koja (art)
  • Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones (performing arts, music)
  • Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson (music, middle school)
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (BBYA, art, high school)
  • Kathleen: the Celtic Knot by Siobhan Parkinson (dance, middle school)
  • Marisol by Gary Soto (dance, middle school)
  • Paper Mage by Leah R. Cutter (art)
  • Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise (art, middle school)
  • Regarding the Sink: Where, oh Where, did Waters Go? by Kate Klise (art, middle school)
  • Sammy Keyes and the art of deception by Wendelin Van Draanen (art, middle school)
  • The Shakespeare stealer by Gary L. Blackwood (BBYA, LSRL, theatre, middle school)