Claire Almon lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Claire specializes in creating fun, dynamic characters full of life and wit. Although she can work in several styles, her voice always comes through with strong narrative. Claire holds a BFA in illustration and an MFA in animation.
Anyone who fancies becoming a nature detective needs a copy of this book. Over pages packed with colour illustrations and animal facts, it explains how to read the signs that wild creatures leave, whether that’s paw tracks, a tuft of fur, a hole in the ground, or a pile of poo. The first section is poo based, with pages called Faeces Fun and Who Dung It?, but lots of other things are covered too including where and how animals build their homes and how you can spot who’s been eating what. Text and illustrations are engaging and lively and this is a book as entertaining as it is informative.
There's nothing better than a holiday-unless it's a holiday with your dance team! Brie and the rest of the dancers at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance are thrilled when they find out they're performing in the Citrus Jam - the competition to end all dance team competitions. But then Brie overhears another team plotting to win at all costs. Can she find a way to fight fair and still win?
When Gabriela joined Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance, she hit it off with Brie right away. Even though Gabby is a jazz dancer and Brie loves hip-hop, the two became best friends. But when Ms Marianne announces a solo slot at the next dance competition, Gabby's friendship with Brie is put to the test. Can these BFFs survive going head-to-head?
Grace doesn't love middle school. Everyone seems far too obsessed with who's wearing what and how much it costs. But at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance, Grace's tap dance skills take centre stage. Unfortunately, when a mean girl from school joins the dance team, Grace's safe haven is no longer so secure...
Jada isn't thrilled to leave her old life in Philadelphia, USA, behind. Not only is she saying goodbye to her school and her friends, she also has to leave her dance team. Jada lives for ballet, and thankfully, she finds a way to keep dancing at Ms Marianne's Academy of Dance. But when an injury threatens to sideline Jada before the big competition, she has to find a way to overcome her anxiety and her injury or risk letting down her new team.