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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kate Middleton

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878787

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Kate Middleton! This book describes Middleton's childhood, family, education, interest and career in fashion, and marriage to Prince William. Readers will learn about Middleton's college years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she met the prince, the couple's royal wedding, and their charity work. From attending events to traveling with guards, readers will discover what it's like to represent a royal family as a princess! 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.

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

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.

Prince William

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878800

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Prince William! This book describes William's childhood, family, education, charity work, and marriage to Kate Middleton. Readers will learn about William's college years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he met Middleton, his attendance at the Royal Military Academy, and his service in the Royal Air Force. Readers will also learn about England's royal family, the line of succession, and Prince William's status as the second in line to be king of England. From attending events to traveling with guards, readers will discover what it's like to represent the royal family as a prince! 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.

Jennifer Lopez

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.

Bindi Irwin

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.

Beyoncé

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858352

Beyoncé is a dynamic, talented singer and actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Beyoncé moved from singing with Girl's Tyme and Destiny's Child to building a solo career. Her work in movies and her personal life are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Carrie Underwood

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.

Eli Manning

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858420

Eli Manning is one of the NFL's famous quarterbacks! This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Manning's time as a quarterback at the University of Mississippi, his draft into the NFL, and his success with the New York Giants. Also covered are Manning's Super Bowl victory, recognition as an MVP, personal life, and famous father Archie and brother Peyton. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

David Beckham

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858345

David Beckham is one of the world's most popular soccer players. This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Beckham's time with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy. The David Beckham Academy is also included, as well as Beckham's personal life. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tiger Woods

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858451

Tiger Woods is one of the world's most talented golfers! This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Tiger's early talent and drive led him to win amateur honors, before becoming a professional golfer with the PGA. Also covered are Tiger's PGA victories and recognitions, as well as his personal life and societal contributions, including the Tiger Woods Learning Center and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Tom Brady

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858369

Tom Brady is one of the NFL's most famous quarterbacks. This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Brady's time as a quarterback at the University of Michigan, his draft into the NFL, and his success with the New England Patriots. Brady's Super Bowl victories are covered, as well as his recognition as an MVP. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Vanessa Hudgens

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858390

Vanessa Hudgens is a talented actress and singer. This book introduces her childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Vanessa's early talent for performing led her to star in Disney Channel's Emmy award-winning High School Musical. Also included are Vanessa's singing career and upcoming movies. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Michael Phelps

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858512

After breaking records at the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps became one of the greatest swimmers in history. This book introduces readers to Phelps's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about the star's struggle with ADHD, his intense training, and his incredible drive to reach goals. Phelps's performances and medals won at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Michael Phelps!

Jonas Brothers

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858505

Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas make up one of today's most popular teen bands--Jonas Brothers! This book introduces the Jonas family background and each brother's childhood, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about the boys' passion for music and their drive to succeed as pop stars. Also covered are the brothers' albums, concerts, and awards, as well as their progression into Disney television shows, with Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, Camp Rock, and J.O.N.A.S. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating lives of Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas!