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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.

Johnny Appleseed

M. J. York (author) Michael Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503850989

Based on a real person, this tall tale tells the story of legendary nurseryman Johnny Appleseed and how he introduced apple trees to large parts of the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include background information and historical context of the tale, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Calamity Jane

Emily Dolbear (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503850958

The delightfully tall tale of how Martha Jane Cannary came to be known as Calamity Jane, the toughest woman in the old wild West. Additional features to aid comprehension include background information and historical context of the tale, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Casey Jones

M. J. York (author) Michael Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503850965

Based on a real person, this tall tale tells the story of legendary train engineer Casey Jones and his heroic last ride on the Cannonball Express. Additional features to aid comprehension include background information and historical context of the tale, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Kevin Durant

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605335

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Kevin Durant, a professional basketball star for the Oklahoma City Thunder known for being a perennial high scorer. This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

Temple Grandin and Livestock Management

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130845

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Temple Grandin and Livestock Management examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the livestock industry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Calvin Johnson

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605328

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Calvin Johnson, a professional football star wide receiver for the Detroit Lions who is known as “Megatron.” This colorful and newly expanded series surveys concert stages, film sets, and athletic venues to introduce six more icons of entertainment and sports. Young readers will meet dynamic wide receiver Calvin Johnson, A-list actress Kristen Stewart, boy-band sensation One Direction, and more, learning where these stars came from, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they made it to … The Big Time!

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.

Amazing Americans: Thurgood Marshall

Kristin Kemp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751606

Thurgood Marshall was an incredible man. He believed that "separate but equal" was not fair. He fought for people and their civil rights. He became a justice for the Supreme Court. Here he helped change unfair laws for African Americans. He is known as "Mr. Civil Rights". Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

Amazing Americans: Rosa Parks

Kristin Kemp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751613

Rosa Parks was an amazing woman. She stood up for herself and for her beliefs. One day, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Her actions helped spark the civil rights movement. Today, people have more freedom in America because of her actions. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

Washington's Birthday

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388606

Early readers will gain insight and understand why we celebrate George Washington's inspiring life and incredible accomplishments in this appealing nonfiction title. With captivating images, supportive text, and an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index, readers will be engaged from cover to cover!

Amazing Americans: Pocahontas

Sharon Coan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388408

This fascinating early biography will give readers the opportunity to learn about Pocahantas's incredible life through brilliant images, informative text, and a helpful glossary and index. Children will be inspired by her amazing life and will be encouraged to find someone they think is amazing!

Amazing Americans: Abigail Adams

Jennifer Overend Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388743

What makes Abigail Adams such an amazing American? Young readers will find out in this intriguing biographical book that uses supportive text, a glossary, index, and table of contents in conjunction with colorful images to engage and encourage children to find someone that they are inspired by.

Amazing Americans: Paul Revere

Jennifer Overend Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388736

Readers will learn about Paul Revere in this interesting biographical book. The vivid images and supportive text work in conjunction with the helpful glossary, table of contents, and index to give readers tools they need to learn all they can about this amazing American. Readers will be encouraged to learn about a person they think is amazing.

Amazing Americans: Susan B. Anthony

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388231

Susan B. Anthony believed in equality for everyone. Readers will learn about her inspiring life and how she became known as an amazing American in this early biography that features vivid images and easy-to-read text.

Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388224

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the greatest American presidents. In this engaging biographical title that features clear text and images, readers will learn about the amazing things that Lincoln did for the country during the Civil War and why he is considered a hero today.

Fantastic Kids: George Washington Carver

Michelle Jovin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853358

Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.

Blake Shelton

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786545

Meet Famous entertainer Blake Shelton! In this engaging title, readers will Follow Blake Shelton’s career from his first album Blake Shelton, to his work on The Voice to his nine Country Music Association Awards and four Academy of Country Music Awards! Shelton’s charitable work is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Beyoncé

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786491

Meet pop star Beyoncé! In this engaging title, readers will follow Beyoncé’s career from Destiny’s Child to her first solo album Dangerously in Love to singing the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration to a record 62 Grammy Award nominations! Beyoncé’s charitable work is also featured. Table of contents, map, “Did You Know” fact boxes, a “Snapshot” graphic with vital information, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Michael Phelps

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785692

Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps’s life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps’s Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785685

Meet Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad! Muhammad’s life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began fencing at age thirteen, to a 2005 Junior Olympic championship and 2014 Senior World Team championship. Learn about Muhammad’s Olympic career at Rio de Janeiro games where she won a bronze medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Katie Ledecky

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785678

Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky’s life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky’s Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Usain Bolt

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785654

Meet Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt! Bolt’s life story is examined from his childhood in Jamaica where he began sprinting in high school, to gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Learn about Bolt’s Olympic career in the Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won nine gold medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Simone Biles

Katie Lajiness (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785647

Meet Olympic gymnast Simone Biles! Biles’s life story is examined from her childhood in Texas where she began gymnastics at age six, through ten World Championships on the way to being chosen for the women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won four gold and one bronze medals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.