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Carly Rae Jepsen

Kelly McNiven (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193773

Carly Rae Jepsen grew up in Mission, British Columbia. After graduating from high school, Carly was a hopeful on the television competition Canadian Idol. She finished third, but her story didn't end there. This entertaining book describes how Carly persevered and released her first album independently, then became an international sensation through MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube - with a little help from Justin Bieber.

Rihanna

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192257

Robyn Rihanna Fenty came to the United States from Barbados at the age of 16. A year later she burst onto the music charts with her first album Music of the Sun. Rihanna hasn't looked back. With seven successful studio albums, all before the age of 25, she is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. This fascinating book about Rihanna reveals the facts about the woman Time magazine listed as one of the most influential people of 2012. But success has not come without a price. She has had struggles in her personal life to overcome, much of it in the unforgiving glare of the spotlight.

Robert Pattinson

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195562

Robert Pattinson became famous around the world for playing a dreamy vampire in the Twilight movies. The romantic fantasy films have rocketed the British actor to fame. Pattinson is more than just a bloodthirsty heartthrob with great hair, however. He has starred in several plays and films, is a talented musician, and has won awards for his acting - and even his kissing!

Selena Gomez

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180346

Talented actress and singer Selena Gomez has definite star quality. From her early start on Barney and Friends to her starring role on the hit TV show Wizards Of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has millions of fans around the world. This entertaining biography highlights the life and accomplishments of the young star, including her childhood, her rise to fame, her work as a Unicef Ambassador, and her plans for the future.

Shailene Woodley

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199836

Born in California, Shailene Woodley almost became an interior designer before landing a starring role in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. This book follows the intriguing story of her rise to fame, from her breakout movie role in The Descendants to her star-making role in The Fault in Our Stars to her superstar status today as Tris in the Divergent movies.

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.

The Beatles: Leading the British Invasion

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191717

Before they spearheaded the musical phenomenon called the British Invasion, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were just four kids from Liverpool. Throughout the 1960s, however, they embodied, as the Beatles, the musical, artistic, social, and spiritual promise of an entire generation. After their stormy breakup in 1970, the Fab Four became four solo artists, at times even appearing on each others recordings. In addition to the millions of records each band member has sold on his own since their breakup, more than 40 Beatles compilation albums have been released and continue to sell millions of copies. To this day, more than one billion Beatles recordings have sold, and thousands of books, academic papers, blogs, and websites are dedicated to the group. Despite being the Beatles for only a decade, John, Paul, George, and Ringo together formed the most successfuland arguably the most influentialmusical group in history.

The Economics of Making a Movie

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179852

The movie is just starting, but what happened before that to get that movie in the theater? The Economics of Making a Movie takes an interesting look at the production process and financing of a big-budget film. Various links in the economic chain include finding someone to finance the film, casting and salaries, scouting locations, set design, contracting for laborers and technicians on the set, advertising costs, film distribution deals, and box office sales.

The Economics of a Rock Concert

Sheri Perl (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179838

The concert is just starting, but what happened before that to get that concert on the stage? The Economics of a Rock Concert takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of a stadium concert. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, management fees, advertising costs, and contracting for laborers to set up the stage, sound, and security.

Asking Questions about Violence in Popular Culture

Jill Roesler (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625242

From sports to movies, video games to the news, violence is everywhere in pop culture. Asking Questions about Violence in Pop Culture looks at how we decide what is deemed "too violent" to show the public, how those standards have changed over time, and what our increasing tolerance of violence says about our culture. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Asking Questions about What's on Television

Jamie Weil (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625259

From news and sports to reality programming and sitcoms, television is a staple of most young people's lives. Asking Questions about What's on Television gives young readers a look at the technology behind the medium, the messages it sends, and how we are affected by it on a daily basis. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Tattoo Artist

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700856

From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Tattoo Artist is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Tattoo Artists. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Asking Questions about Body Image in Advertising

Rebecca Rissman (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625181

What messages do advertisers send to encourage consumers to buy their products? Asking Questions about Body Image in Advertising will help readers discern the messages, both overt and implied, that tell consumers to change the way they look to help them change the way they feel. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Asking Questions about Food Advertising

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625198

Food advertising is seemingly everywhere. But what messages are advertisers sending when they try to get consumers to purchase their products? Asking Questions about Food Advertising looks at who pays for ads, their intended targets, and the tricks of the trade used to influence consumers' decisions. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Asking Questions about How Hollywood Movies Get Made

Jan Fields (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625204

Hollywood has provided one of the most popular forms of entertainment for the past century. Asking Questions about How Hollywood Movies Get Made goes behind the scenes to show how a movie goes from concept to final product, discusses what makes for a successful movie, and looks at where the box office money goes. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Parade Float Designer

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700818

From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Parade Float Designer is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Parade Float Designers. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.