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PSY

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.

Adele

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809104

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of singing sensation Adele! Readers will learn about Adele's family background and childhood in London, her early interest in music, and her education at the BRIT School, leading up to the creation of her Grammy-winning albums 19 and 21. Also discussed are Adele's musical style influences, such as R&B, soul, and jazz. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Liam Hemsworth

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809128

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth! Readers will learn about Hemsworth's family background, his childhood in Australia, and his early interest in acting, spawned from actor brothers Luke and Chris. Hemsworth's early roles on Australian television are covered, leading up to his breakout role next to Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, and on to his starring role as Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games movie series. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Adam Levine

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013881

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of famous singer and songwriter Adam Levine! Readers will follow Levine's journey, from his family background and youth in Los Angeles, to the formation of the band Kara's Flowers, evolving into Maroon 5 and making lead singer Levine a household name. Maroon 5's albums are discussed, including Songs About Jane, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, and Overexposed, as well as their Grammy wins. Also discussed is Levine's work on the popular show The Voice and his role on American Horror Story, as well as his hobbies off stage, including yoga and charity work. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Levine's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Victoria Justice

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809135

Colorful graphics, oversized photoaders will learn about Justice's family background and her early interest in acting. Justice's role on the popular Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 is discussed, as well as her guest roles on The Naked Brothers Band, iCarly, and True Jackson, VP, leading up to her starring role on Victorious. Also covered is Justice's work as a singer and her more recent roles in movies, such as Fun Size. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Emma Stone

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013904

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of talented actress Emma Stone! Readers will learn about Stone's family background and youth in Arizona, her early interest in acting and improv, and her roles in hit films including The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Croods. Also discussed are Stone's charity work and hobbies off stage. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Stone's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Chris Colfer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013867

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of Glee star Chris Colfer! Readers will learn about Colfer's family background and youth in California, his early interest and talent in acting, and his struggle with being bullied in school. Colfer's role as Kurt Hummel on the hit television show Glee is discussed, as well as Colfer's acting awards. Also covered are Colfer's novels and screenplays, such as the movie Struck By Lightning. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Colfer's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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.

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.

Dakota Fanning

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 Fannings childhood, family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Her early television and movie roles are discussed, including her award-winning performance in I Am Sam. Also covered are her roles in recent films, such as Cat in the Hat, Dreamer, Charlottes Web, and The Secret Life of Bees. Fannings acting skills, including speaking foreign languages, and her hobbies and role models are also covered. Features include maps, Did You Know 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.

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.

Miranda Cosgrove

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 Cosgroves childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Her early television and movie roles are discussed, leading up to her larger role in Drake & Josh and her starring role in her own show, iCarly. Cosgrove's future plans, as well as her work as a singer, are also covered. Features include maps, Did You Know facts, a Snapshot page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Lindsey Vonn

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872532

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn! This book introduces readers to Vonn's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Vonn's journey to become professional skier, from her father's early lessons to her break into international races. Vonn's performances in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics are covered, leading up to her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics. Vonn's World Cup wins are highlighted, including her prize cow after a 2005 win in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn's marriage to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, her friendship with competitor Maria Reisch, and her hobbies are also included. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an 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.

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.

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.

Lea Michele

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.

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 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

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.