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PSY: Gangnam Style Rapper

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013898

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of rapper Park Jae-sang, better known as PSY, the creator of "Gangnam Style"! Readers will follow PSY's journey, from his youth in the Gangnam District of Seoul, South Korea, to his time at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, to his thriving career in the K-pop industry. They'll learn about PSY's albums, from his debut PSY from the PSYcho World! up through PSY's Best 6th Part 1, his 2012 album containing "Gangnam Style." Thanks to YouTube, "Gangnam Style" quickly became a pop culture phenomenon, enticing millions worldwide to do the famous horse dance! Also covered is PSY's family life, his work with well-known manager Scooter Braun, and his 2012 MTV award. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with PSY's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Taylor Swift: Country Music Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858543

This book discusses the family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans of country music star Taylor Swift. From Swift's work as a songwriter to her first record contract, readers will learn about her talent and dedication. Topics covered include Swift's first two albums, Taylor Swift and Fearless, as well as her awards, achievements, and hobbies. Readers will also learn about Nashville and its history as Music City. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating life of Taylor Swift! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

American Idol Host & Judges

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862076

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to the host and judges of the popular television show American Idol. Readers will learn about host Ryan Seacrest and judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara D

Dakota Fanning: Talented Actress

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862090

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to talented actress Dakota Fanning. Readers will learn about Fanning's childhood, family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Her early televisio

Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862113

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Readers will learn about Radcliffe's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Radcliffe's early movie role

Emma Watson: Harry Potter Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862120

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to Harry Potter star Emma Watson. Readers will learn about Watson's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Emma's early talent as an actress an

Miranda Cosgrove: Famous Actress & Singer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862083

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to famous actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove. Readers will learn about Cosgrove's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Her early television

Justin Bieber: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872495

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of popular singer Justin Bieber! This book introduces readers to Bieber's childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. From his start on YouTube to signing a record deal, readers will learn about Bieber's passion for music and his drive to succeed as a pop star. Bieber's many hours spent practicing and performing, as well as his work with famous singers, such as Usher, is covered. Also covered are his albums My World and My World 2.0, his concert tours, and his hobbies off the stage. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jaden Smith: Talented Actor

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841132

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Jaden Smith! This book introduces readers to Smith's childhood, his famous actor parents Will and Jada, his educational background, and his rise to fame. Smith's movie roles in The Pursuit of Happyness and The Day the Earth Stood Still are discussed, leading up to his starring role in 2010's The Karate Kid. Smith's life as an actor is described, including working on movie sets, training for roles, and traveling the world to film movies. Also included is Smith's work to help others in the world and in his community. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Lea Michele: Star of Glee

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841125

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Lea Michele! This book introduces readers to Michele's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Michele built a career for herself, from auditioning and earning parts in the Broadway musicals Les Miserables, Ragtime, and Spring Awakening to her television breakthrough in Glee. Michele's leading role in Glee is discussed, as well as the show's Teen Choice Award and Michele's Emmy nomination. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Michael Jackson: Music Legend

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841095

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Michael Jackson! This book introduces readers to Jackson's childhood, family, and rise to fame. From singing and dancing with his siblings in the Jackson 5 to achieving a groundbreaking solo career, Jackson became a legend after his death in 2009. Readers will learn how Jackson worked to develop his own musical style and create signature dance moves such as the Moonwalk, leading to his lasting impact on pop music for generations to come. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Katy Perry: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878794

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Katy Perry! This book describes Perry's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Perry's early interest and talent in music, her transformation from gospel singer to pop singer, and her albums One of the Boys and Teenage Dream. Perry's unique fashion sense is described, as well as her Grammy nominations, her marriage to comedian and actor Russell Brand, and her work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Kyle Massey: Talented Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878770

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of actor and singer Kyle Massey! This book describes Massey's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Massey's early interest and talent in acting eventually led to starring roles in Disney Channel's That's So Raven and Cory in the House. Massey's movie roles are discussed, as well as his appearance on Dancing with the Stars and the songs he has released for soundtracks. From practicing in sets and studios to traveling to attend events, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional actor and singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lady Gaga: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878756

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Lady Gaga! This book describes Lady Gaga's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Lady Gaga's early interest and talent in music led to songwriting jobs and eventually to the release of her albums The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way. Lady Gaga's one-of-a-kind fashion sense is described, as well as her Grammy Awards and her work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Miranda Lambert: Country Music Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878763

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of country singer Miranda Lambert! This book describes Lambert's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Lambert's early interest and talent in singing eventually led to the release of her albums Kerosene, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Revolution as well as Academy of Country Music Awards and her first Grammy Award. Also discussed are Lambert's farm and her animals, her marriage to fellow country singer Blake Shelton, and their work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bruno Mars: Popular Singer & Songwriter

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786429

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop singer and songwriter Bruno Mars! This book describes Mars's childhood in Hawaii, family, education, and rise to fame. From his early Elvis impersonations to his high school band, readers will follow Mars's career as he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. Readers will learn how Mars started out writing songs for famous artists, including Flo Rida, Matisyahu, B.o.B., and Travie McCoy, which eventually led to release of Mars's first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, featuring hit songs "The Lazy Song" and "Grenade." From writing and recording songs to performing live concerts around the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer and songwriter! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jennifer Lopez: Famous Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786412

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of triple-threat entertainer Jennifer Lopez! This book describes Lopez's childhood, family, Latin heritage, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will follow Lopez's career, as she moved from dancing on In Living Color to starring in Selena to recording her first album, On the 6. Lopez's other movie roles and music albums are discussed, as well as her more recent role as a judge on American Idol. From performing live concerts to filming movies, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional entertainer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Bieber: Pop Music Superstar

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786405

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop music superstar Justin Bieber! From his discovery on YouTube to his rise to stardom, readers will learn about Bieber's childhood, family, education, and future plans. Bieber's work with famous singer Usher is covered, as well as his albums My World, My World 2.0, and his plans for his next album. Also covered are Bieber's 3-D movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and the corresponding album Never Say Never: The Remixes, his My World concert tour, and his hobbies off the stage. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Timberlake: Famous Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786450

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of famous entertainer Justin Timberlake! This book describes Timberlake's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will follow Timberlake's career, from his Mouseketeer role on The All New Mickey Mouse Club to the formation of 'N Sync and eventually to his solo music career with the release of his first album, Justified. Also covered are Timberlake's Grammy awards and his acting work, including his role in The Social Network, as well as his voice work for the children's movies Shrek the Third and Yogi Bear. From performing live concerts to filming movies, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional entertainer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Rihanna: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786443

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of singing sensation Rihanna! This book describes Rihanna's childhood in Barbados, family, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Rihanna's early interest and talent in music led to her discovery and eventually to her work with rapper Jay-Z and the release of her first album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna's other albums are covered, as well as her 2008 Grammy Award. Also described are Rihanna's ever-changing fashions, as well as her interest in helping children and her creation of the Believe Foundation. From recording albums to touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bindi Irwin: Star of Bindi the Jungle Girl

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858406

Bindi Irwin is a well-known conservationist. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Bindi's passion for animals and the environment led her to star in the Discovery Kids' Bindi the Jungle Girl. Also covered are Bindi's famous late father Steve Irwin, her life at the Australia Zoo, and her hobbies and interests. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Carrie Underwood: American Idol Winner

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858437

Carrie Underwood is a famous, talented singer. This book introduces her childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Carrie's early talent for performing led her to become the fourth American Idol winner in 2005. American Idol is described in detail, as well as the start of Carrie's singing career. Also included are Carrie's awards, including her two Grammy wins, as well as her personal life. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Miley Cyrus: Singer/Actress/ Star of Hannah Montana

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858376

Miley Cyrus is one of the most popular teen singers and actors! This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Miley's passion for show business and how she came to be the star of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana. Also covered are Miley's Best of Both Worlds concert tour, as well as her personal life and her famous father Billy Ray Cyrus. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Nat & Alex Wolff: Stars of Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858444

Nat and Alex Wolff are two popular brothers! This book introduces the brothers' childhood, famous parents, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Nat and Alex's documentary The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie led the pair to star in Nickelodeon's television show The Naked Brothers Band. The brothers' home life, hobbies, and interests are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shia LaBeouf: Movie Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858413

Shia LaBeouf is a talented, popular actor. This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Shia's early talent for performing led him to star on television shows and in movies. Descriptions of his most recent roles in Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.