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Whoosh!

Chris Barton (author) Don Tate (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348542

A cool idea with a big splash. You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Bertha Takes a Drive

Jan Adkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896962

In this nonfiction joyride, Bertha Benz and her sons drive across Germany in the world's first automobile. It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work. Unbeknownst to her husband, Bertha steals away with her two sons and drives nearly one hundred miles to prove just how amazing the motorwagen is. Bertha's mechanical savvy gets the boys to Grandma's house safely, and the remarkable mother/son road trip reduces global concern about moving vehicles.

Friends for Freedom

Suzanne Slade (author)Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346517

No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.

Monet Paints a Day

Julie Danneberg (author) Caitlin Heimerl (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344544

In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, MONET PAINTS A DAY introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Esquivel!

Susan Wood (author) Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348269

Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Anita Sanchez (author) Catherine Stock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348337

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?* Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence - and his mother's scoldings - he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system - the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color. Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography. *It's a tomato!

Melvin the Mouth

Katherine Blanc (author) Jeffrey Ebbeler (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897143

Meet young Melvin (the future Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame) as he drives everyone a little nuts with the noisy soundtrack to his day-to-day life. Melvin is an imaginative and noisy little boy who grows up to be Mel Blanc, Looney Tunes cartoon character pioneer and the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, the Tasmanian Devil, and so many more familiar personalities. Readers are treated to a typical day for young Melvin, when ordinary tasks like getting ready for school, riding the bus, and completing his chores are charged with sound effects and accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. His knack for making funny noises and using the versatility of his voice was like no other - much to the relief of his teachers. Penned by Blanc's daughter-in-law, this first-person fiction-based-in-reality story is a fun romp and is sure to inspire young readers to turn trouble into triumph!

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

Dwayne Johnson

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280365

In Dwayne Johnson, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of wrestling and movie star Dwayne Johnson. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Johnson’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Dwayne Johnson is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.

Ellen DeGeneres

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280396

In Ellen DeGeneres, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of comedian and TV superstar Ellen DeGeneres. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about her life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in DeGeneres’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Ellen DeGeneres is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Kristine Spanier (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280457

In Lin-Manuel Miranda, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Miranda’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Lin-Manuel Miranda is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.

LeBron James

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280426

In LeBron James, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of basketball superstar LeBron James. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in James’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. LeBron James is part of Jump!’s In the Spotlight series.

Alex Morgan

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607032

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Alex Morgan, an American soccer star who helped the U.S. women’s team win gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Andrew Luck

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607049

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Andrew Luck, a professional football quarterback star who broke rookie NFL records with the Indianapolis Colts.

Stephen Curry

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607087

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Stephen Curry, a professional basketball point guard who helped the Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA championship.

Ariana Grande

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607056

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Ariana Grande, an American pop singer and actress known for her work on kid’s shows and such songs as “Bang Bang.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607063

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese soccer star who helped Manchester United and Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League.

Iggy Azalea

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607070

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Iggy Azalea, an Australian rapper who became known for her fast rhymes and gained fame with such hit songs as “Fancy.”

Davy Crockett

Emma E. Haldy (author)Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634722179

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Davy Crockett in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Czeena Devera (author)Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634729062

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Lyndon B. Johnson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Struck by Lightning!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088591

On July 26, 2003, mountain-climber Rod Liberal was nearing the summit of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. As Rod clung to the side of a granite cliff, he saw dark clouds rolling toward him. Suddenly, there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off the mountain. Attached to the cliff by a rope, he swung in the air thousands of feet above the ground. Would Rod be able to hold on until rescue rangers arrived to save him? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of lightning strikes, and learn about scientific advances in weather forecasting and safety precautions. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case they're caught in a thunderstorm.

Taylor Swift

K.C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025145

Taylor Swift is a pop music icon. So how did this incredible talent rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Taylor’s early life and her many musical achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. Taylor Swift is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Musical Artists series.

J.J. Watt

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025114

J.J. Watt is one of football’s best defensive players. So how did this incredible athlete rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about J.J.’s early life and his many achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. J.J. Watt is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.

Odell Beckham Jr.

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025091

Odell Beckham Jr. is a superstar football player. So how did this incredible wide receiver rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Odell’s early life and his many achievements. Each 24-page book in this series of introductory biographies features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The narrative text, colorful design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. Odell Beckham Jr. is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.