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Taylor Lautner

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180360

This exciting biography traces Taylor Lautner's astonishing rise to fame. Readers will learn about his childhood in Michigan, his passion for martial arts, and how his determination and drive have led him to superstar status! Full-color photographs, personal stories, and quotes from the actor himself, give fans the inside scoop on one of Hollywood's rising stars.

Justin Bieber

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197566

Justin Bieber went from runner up in a talent contest in his small hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to a worldwide teen superstar, thanks to the Internet site, YouTube. Growing up, his mother bought him different musical instruments but could not afford lessons too. So Justin taught himself how to play. When singers Usher and Justin Timberlake took an interest in him, "Bieber fever" took off! Now he has platinum albums and sells out stadiums, performing for tens of thousands of screaming fans at a time.

Kristen Stewart

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195531

Kristen Stewart is a talented actress who has appeared in feature films for more than half her young life and has already won several acting awards. But she truly stepped into the international spotlight when she starred as Bella Swan in the 2008 mega-hit movie Twilight. Both Twilight and its sequel New Moon instantly became phenomenal hits around the world, and their stars - including Stewart - became overnight celebrities.

Lady Gaga

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197580

Gaga, ooh la la! Who else would have herself carried into the Grammy Awards inside an egg? Come on - only Lady Gaga! Born Stefani Germanotta in New York City, the girl with the powerful voice quickly became a powerhouse in the pop music industry. Growing up, Stefani was inspired by David Bowie, Elton John, Queen, and Madonna, artists known for their outrageous fashions and theatrical performances. Lady Gaga has said she wants to "revolutionize" pop music. But this unique performer is also a concerned activist who uses her fame to promote humanitarian causes and the rights of gays and lesbians.

Liam Hemsworth

Alex Van Tol (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199812

Growing up in Australia, Liam Hemsworth's youth was focused more on surfing than acting. This entertaining biography describes Liam's rise to fame alongside his two older brothers who are also actors. In fact, Liam lost the leading role in the movie Thor to his big brother, Chris, in 2010. But Liam bounced back landing his first big role, alongside Miley Cyrus, in the movie The Last Song. Now with a leading role in wildly successful The Hunger Games series, his fame just keeps continuing to grow.

M.I.A.

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195548

Superstar singer, songwriter, and artist M.I.A. (Maya to her friends) has come a long way from humble beginnings. Born in Britain, she lived most of her young life in the birthplace of her parents, Sri Lanka, while it was torn by civil war. After returning to Britain, she rose to fame as a multi-talented composer, performer, graphic designer, and music producer with millions of fans worldwide.

Demi Lovato

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192240

Demi Lovato's accomplishments include Disney star, best-selling recording artist, and judge on the hit TV show X Factor. Her rise to fame has not been without hardships, however. Demi has shared her personal struggles with depression, bulimia, and self-injury in an effort to raise awareness. Full-color photographs, personal stories, and quotes from Demi herself, give readers the inside scoop on this inspiring star.

Drake

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197559

Even though Drake started out as an actor, this charming and humble star really rose to stardom as a rapper. Music is in his genes - his father and two of this uncles are professional musicians. Born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto, Drake landed his first big television role at the age of 15, playing a student on Degrassi: The Next Generation for eight years. When he left the show, he took a big risk and made the leap to music. It all paid off when hip hop artist Lil Wayne signed him to his record label Young Money. He has since worked with a number of famous artists. Look for big things in music and the movies from this talented and stylish performer.

Jennifer Lawrence

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191243

Barely into her twenties, actress Jennifer Lawrence has quickly risen to superstar status after appearing in the mega-hit movie The Hunger Games. Acting in local theater at an early age, she worked hard to finish high school two years early so she could go to New York to fulfill her acting dreams. Very quickly, her work received nominations for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. This entertaining biography highlights the life and accomplishments of the young star, including her childhood, her quick rise to fame, and her plans for the future.

Josh Hutcherson

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191267

Just 19 years old, this ambitious young actor from Kentucky has already worked with such superstars as Robin Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Julianne Moore. With his co-starring role in the wildly popular movie The Hunger Games, this talented actor is proving that he has what it takes to build a long career. This entertaining biography highlights the life and accomplishments of the young star, including his childhood, his rise to fame, his contribution to social causes, and his plans for the future.

Engineers Build Models

Reagan Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194008

Models play an important role in engineering - they are used to test and improve designs. Readers will learn how engineers use different kinds of models and identify how a model and its subject are alike and how they are different.

Making Jewelry

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805629

Learn how to make your own jewelry with these fun activities.

Painting Rocks

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805667

Learn how to paint rocks in interesting designs with these fun activities.

Carving Pumpkins

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805575

Learn how to carve pumpkins with these fun activities.

Creating Fairy Retreats

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805636

Learn how to create beautiful fairy retreats with these fun activities.

Decorating Eggs

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805612

Learn how to decorate eggs with these fun activities.

Making a Paper Airplane and Other Paper Toys

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805605

Learn how to make cool homemade toys with these fun activities.

Creating Winter Crafts

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312168

Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the winter season.

Folding Origami

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312113

Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to fold amazing origami creations.

Making Clay Bead Crafts

Kathleen Petelinsek (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631378171

Complete a variety of fun craft projects using clay beads. Crafters practice reading comprehension as they follow the steps for each project. The easiest crafts are at the beginning, to allow the reader to practice scaffolding their knowledge as they learn the domain-specific vocabulary.

Making Jewelry with Rubber Bands

Kathleen Petelinsek (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631378218

Learn how to weave colorful rubber bands together and createyour own jewelry. Crafters practice reading comprehension as they follow the steps for each project. The easiest crafts are at the beginning, to allow the reader to practice scaffolding their knowledge as they learn the domain-specific vocabulary.

Making Sock Puppets

Kathleen Petelinsek (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631378225

Make your own sock puppets and a stateso you can put on shows for your friends and family. Crafters practice reading comprehension as they follow the steps for each project. The easiest crafts are at the beginning, to allow the reader to practice scaffolding their knowledge as they learn the domain-specific vocabulary.

Modeling Clay Creations

Kathleen Petelinsek (author

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631378232

Complete a variety of fun craft projects using modeling clay. Crafters practice reading comprehension as they follow the steps for each project. The easiest crafts are at the beginning, to allow the reader to practice scaffolding their knowledge as they learn the domain-specific vocabulary.

Crafting with Duct Tape

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312137

Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make amazing crafts with duct tape.

Crafting with Recyclables

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312120

Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make crafts using recyclable materials.