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Acrobats: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about acrobats?

As you can see, this list of kids books about acrobats is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about acrobats, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Written & illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

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Mirette on the High Wire
Written & illustrated by Emily Arnold Mccully
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

One day, a mysterious stranger arrives at a boardinghouse of the widow Gateau—a sad-faced stranger, who keeps to himself. When the widow’s daughter, Mirette, discovers him crossing the courtyard on air, she begs him to teach her how he does it.

But Mirette doesn’t know that the stranger was once the Great Bellini—master wire-walker. Or that Bellini has been stopped by a terrible fear. And it is she who must teach him courage once again.

Emily Arnold McCully’s sweeping watercolor paintings carry the reader over the rooftops of nineteenth-century Paris and into an elegant, beautiful world of acrobats, jugglers, mimes, actors, and one gallant, resourceful little girl.

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Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole
Written & illustrated by Judy Schachner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The #1 New York Times bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus!

In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner’s vivacious art and riotous text make for mucho read-aloud fun.

Come one, come all–with Skippyjon Jones as the circus star, the Greatest Show on Earth just got even better!

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The Acrobat
Written & illustrated by Alborozo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

An acrobat gets fed up of no one ever noticing him, so leaves the circus to find somewhere where his talents are appreciated.

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