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Sam Francisco, King of the Disco

By Sarah Tagholm
Illustrated by Binny Talib
Interest Age: 4–7
Grade: p–2
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

Reading Level: Lexile AD510L
Hardcover (Picture book) : 9781773218212, 32 pages, September 2023 , 9.5" x 11.0"
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781773218229, 32 pages, September 2023


Winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award!

A fabulously fun rhyming picture book about what the David Bowie and Queen B of musical-loving cats do at night.

Superstar DJ Sam Francisco and his feline friends are throwing the best party in town. Unfortunately the music is keeping his grumpy neighbor Buzzkill Bill awake. Bill tries everything to shut it down—he sends dogs, then pest control, the fire department, and the police!

But with Sam’s talent for playing the right song at the right time, all of them end up joining the party. When Buzzkill Bill takes matters into his own hands will he finally get his way? Find out what really happens when your cat stays out all night!

Written in rhyming verse, this joyful celebration of dance, music, and self-expression begs to be read aloud over and over. Young readers and adults alike will delight in spotting musical genres and nods to musical stars past and present.

Sarah Tagholm and Binny Talib’s humor, charm, and energy will win over all readers—even Buzzkill Bills!