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Derek Jeter

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872501

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Derek Jeter! This book introduces young readers to Jeter's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his start in the minor leagues to his position as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, readers will learn how Jeter turned his dream into reality. This title includes the Yankees' 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009 World Series victories, as well as a brief history of famous Yankees players. Jeter's honors in 2000 as World Series MVP and All-Star Game MVP and his 2009 record as the all-time Yankees' hits leader are covered. Readers will also learn about Jeter's community work with his Turn 2 Foundation. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Daniel Radcliffe

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 Radcliffes childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Radcliffes early movie roles are discussed, leading up to his popular role as Harry Potter in the Harry Potter movie series. Future plans, as well as his performance in a Broadway play, are also covered. Features include maps, Did You Know facts, a Snapshot page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Bruno Mars

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.

Michael Jackson

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.

Sidney Crosby

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841088

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Sidney Crosby! This book introduces readers to Crosby's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From discovering an early talent and love for hockey to playing on Canadian leagues, Crosby became a shining NHL star for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Readers will learn about Crosby's honors and awards, leading up to his team's 2008 Stanley Cup win. Also covered is Crosby's winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. 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.

Robert Pattinson

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862106

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Readers will learn about Pattinsons childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Pattinsons first movie roles are discussed, as well as his role in the Harry Potter movie series and his popular role in the Twilight movie series. Future plans, as well as Pattinsons work as a singer and songwriter, are also covered. Features include maps, Did You Know facts, a Snapshot page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Katy Perry

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.

Lady Gaga

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.

Joe Mauer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841118

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Joe Mauer! This book introduces readers to Mauer's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his early days of practicing baseball in his family's basement to his high-school performance with the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, readers will learn how Mauer built a successful career for himself as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Also covered are Mauer's awards, his performances in the MLB All-Star Games, and his community work. 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.

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 DioGuardi.

Kyle Massey

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.

Jaden Smith

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.

Taylor Swift

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.

Peyton Manning

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872518

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Peyton Manning! This book introduces young readers to his childhood in New Orleans, famous football family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Manning's years as a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, his draft into the NFL, and his success as a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts. Also covered are Manning's 2007 Super Bowl victory and his recognition as both a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. His personal life, including his marriage, hobbies, and community work are also included, as well as his performance in the 2010 Super Bowl. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Kristen Stewart

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872525

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Twilight star Kristen Stewart! Readers will learn about Stewart's childhood, family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Stewart's first movie roles are discussed, as well as her major roles in Panic Room and Into the Wild, leading up to her starring role in the Twilight movie series. Stewart's acting awards are included, as well as her interest in music and her community work. 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.

Shaun White

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872549

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White! This book introduces readers to White's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about his background in surfing, skiing, and on to snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as how White's bold snowboarding tricks have made him famous. White's performances and gold medals won in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. White's X Games competitions are also highlighted. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Taylor Lautner

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841101

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Taylor Lautner! This book introduces readers to Lautner's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. Lautner's roles in Shadow Fury, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 are discussed, leading up to his breakthrough role in the Twilight movie series. Lautner's life as an actor is described, including working on movie sets, training for roles, and traveling the world to film movies. Also included are Lautner's acting awards and his work to help others. 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

Miranda Lambert

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.

Emma Watson

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 Watsons childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Emmas early talent as an actress and performer is discussed, leading up to her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series. Also covered are Emmas other roles in the movies Ballet Shoes and The Tale of Despereaux, as well as her interest in fashion, her hobbies, her break from acting to attend Brown University, and her future plans. Features include maps, Did You Know facts, a Snapshot page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Justin Timberlake

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.

Justin Bieber

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.

LeBron James

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858567

This book discusses the family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans of basketball superstar LeBron James. From James's early days with the Fighting Irish to his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, readers will learn about his outstanding talent. Also covered is James's performance at the NBA All-Star Games, on the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, and at the NBA play-offs. Additionally, readers will learn about James's awards and achievements, as well as the LeBron James Family Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating life of LeBron James! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index

Abigail Breslin

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858482

Abigail Breslin is a talented young actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Abigail's start in commercials, her early roles in television shows and movies, and her latest starring roles in successful movies, including Little Miss Sunshine, Nim's Island, and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Also covered are Abigail's acting roles with her brother Spencer, her Oscar nomination, and her awards. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Abigail Breslin!

Usher

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858529

Usher is a talented singer and actor. This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Usher's noticeable early talent while singing in a church choir, his success on Star Search, and his record-breaking and Grammy-winning albums. Also covered are Usher's progression into acting on television and in movies, his Broadway performance in Chicago, his life as a husband and a father, and his societal contributions as founder of a charity. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Usher!

Miley Cyrus

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.