Top 10 children's books of 2010
'Ballet for Martha'
Of all the art forms, dance is probably the hardest to convey in a book. Hence the accomplishment of Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, and Brian Floca of "Ballet for Martha" (Roaring Brook) is even more remarkable. With a text full of telling detail, the authors focus on the creative process and explore art, music, and dance. But they dont overwhelm the reader with information and leave just enough room for illustrator Brian Floca to work his magic.