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Andrew Luck: Rising NFL Star

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014840

Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. Andrew Luck: Rising NFL Star summarizes Luck's life and career to date and draws attention to accomplishments beyond his athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Colin Kaepernick: NFL Phenom

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014833

Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. Colin Kaepernick: NFL Phenom summarizes Kaepernick's life and career to date and draws attention to accomplishments beyond his athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Joe Flacco: Super Bowl MVP

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014819

Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. Joe Flacco: Super Bowl MVP summarizes Flaccos' life and career to date and draws attention to accomplishments beyond his athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Robert Griffin III: RGIII - NFL Sensation

Will Graves (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014826

Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. Robert Griffin III: RGIII - NFL Sensation summarizes Griffin's life and career to date and draws attention to accomplishments beyond his athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Scotty McCreery: American Idol Winner

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786436

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery! This book describes McCreery's childhood in North Carolina, family, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will follow McCreery's budding career, starting with his early talent playing the guitar and singing in his church choir to his audition for American Idol and eventually to the release of his first album, Clear As Day. McCreery's performance on American Idol is described, as well as the process of American Idol and the famous singers who have been discovered on the show. From recording albums to performing live on stage, 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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Adele: Singing Sensation

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Blake Shelton: Country Music Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809173

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of country music star Blake Shelton! Readers will learn about Shelton's family background, his early interest in music, and his start in Nashville, leading up to his success in the country music scene. Albums covered include Blake Shelton, The Dreamer, Blake Shelton's Barn and Grill, Startin' Fires, Hillbilly Bone, and Red River Blue. Also discussed are Shelton's role on the popular show The Voice, his induction into the Grand Ole Opry, and his marriage to fellow country star Miranda Lambert. 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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Gabby Douglas: Historic Olympic Champion

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809111

Gabby Douglas amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as she helped Team USA win a gold medal before making history as the first African-American to win a gold medal in the individual all-around event. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of this historic Olympic champion! Readers will learn about Douglas's family background, her early interest in gymnastics, and her move to Iowa at age 14 to train with famed coach Liang Chow, leading up to her gold-medal performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Background on the Olympic Games is also included. 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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jennifer Lawrence: Star of The Hunger Games

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809142

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence! Readers will learn about Lawrence's family background and her early interest in acting. Lawrence's roles on The Bill Engvall Show, The Poker House, The Burning Plain, Winter's Bone, and X-Men: First Class are covered, leading up to her starring role as Katniss Everdeen 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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Liam Hemsworth: Star of The Hunger Games

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Michael Phelps: The Greatest Olympian

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809166

Michael Phelps amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, when he won his 22nd medal, becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of the greatest Olympian! Readers will learn about the swimming star's childhood and family background, his struggle with ADHD, his intense training with coach Bob Bowman, and his incredible drive to reach goals. Phelps's performances at the Summer Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships are covered, as well as background on the Olympic Games. 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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

One Direction: Popular Boy Band

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809159

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson make up one of today's most popular boy bands--One Direction! With colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text, this book takes readers on the boys' journey, from their solo auditions on The X Factor, to their formation as the group One Direction, to their first album, Up All Night. Readers will learn about each boy's background and passion for music. Also covered are the group's charity work, worldwide concert tours, and second album, Take Me Home. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Victoria Justice: Famous Actress & Singer

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Adam Levine: Famous Singer & Songwriter

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Big Time Rush: Popular Boy Band

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013850

Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., and Logan Henderson make up one of today's most popular boy bands--Big Time Rush! This book takes readers on the boys' journey, from their auditions for Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush to their success as a band of the same name. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text introduce readers to each boy's background and passion for music and acting. Also covered are the band's albums BTR and Elevate, their 2012 film Big Time Movie, and their concert tours. Features include table of contents, maps, fact boxes, facts page with each star's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Carly Rae Jepsen: Pop Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013874

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Carly Rae Jepsen! Readers will follow Jepsen's journey, from her family background and youth in Canada, to her success on Canadian Idol, leading up to worldwide fame with her catchy hit song "Call Me Maybe." Jepsen's albums are covered, including Tug of War and Kiss, as well as her work with Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, and Owl City. Also discussed are Jepsen's charity work and hobbies off stage. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Jepsen's vital information, glossary, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Chris Colfer: Star of Glee

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Emma Stone: Talented Actress

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

PSY: Gangnam Style Rapper

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Taylor Swift: Country Music Star

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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 D

Dakota Fanning: Talented Actress

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 Fanning's childhood, family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Her early televisio

Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter Star

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 Radcliffe's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Radcliffe's early movie role

Emma Watson: Harry Potter Star

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 Watson's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Emma's early talent as an actress an

Miranda Cosgrove: Famous Actress & Singer

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 Cosgrove's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Her early television