"Best of" Lists
Books for Theater Kids
Kids who love to perform will find lots to relate to in these books. But even those who don't will be able to relate to the school-play or talent-show settings, preshow anxiety, fun in the spotlight, and coming-of-age tales in which characters discover a special skill or talent and learn about competition, teamwork, self-expression, and identity. Some of these books involve professional actors. One shows a kid's life changed by Shakespeare, thanks to a caring teacher. For more stories about discovering who you are or who you want to be, check out our Coming-of-Age Books and 40 Books to Help Your Kid Survive Middle School.