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Book Giveaway! Celebrating National Dance Day with Books, Coloring Sheets, and More

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

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National Dance Day is Saturday, September 19, 2020. According to National Today, the day was was created to encourage Americans to enjoy the art of movement, as a creative outlet to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We're celebrating National Dance Day with books that get your body moving thanks to authors Kelly Starling Lyons and Valerie Bolling. Both authors have graciously shared tons of FREE book activities and even a great giveaway for their fun picture books.

Below you'll find book covers, book summaries, and free book activities for Let's Dance! and One More Dino on the Floor. Remember to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

Title: Let's Dance!

Author: Valerie Bolling

Illustrator: Maine Diaz

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Book Summary

This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away! Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With musical, rhyming text, author Valerie Bolling shines a spotlight on dances from across the globe, while energetic art from Maine Diaz shows off all the moves and the diverse people who do them. From the cha cha of Cuba to the stepping of Ireland, kids will want to leap, dip, and zip along with the dances on the page!


Activities from Author Valerie Bolling's website


Let's Dance! Coloring Sheet

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Find dancer Camerin Watson Instagram

Title: One More Dino on the Floor

Author: Kelly Starling Lyons

Illustrator: Luke Flowers

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Book Summary

It's a hip-hopping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, finger-snapping good time when the dinosaurs go out on the dance floor! One by one (and all the way up to ten), the dinosaurs get their groove on in this delightful counting book! With bright and colorful illustrations and fun, rhythmic text, young readers will be tapping their feet to the Jurassic beat!.


Discussion and Activity Guide (aligned with Common Core Standards)

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Free activities from illustrator Luke Flowers

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From the website: Here you will find a variety of dinorific activities to celebrate One More Dino on the Floor, the new book from Albert Whitman & Co. by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Luke Flowers. CLICK HERE

Find author Kelly Starling Lyons Twitter, Website

Find illustrator Luke Flowers Website

One person will win 2 books (1 copy of Let's Dance and 1 copy of One More Dino on the Floor). Winner will be randomly selected Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm. Prize must be claimed within 24 hours. US entries only please.

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