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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Tom Brady

K.C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025107

Tom Brady is one of the best football players in history. So how did this incredible quarterback rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Tom’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. Tom Brady is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.

Katie Ledecky

James Buckley Jr. (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022946

Katie Ledecky shot to fame at an early age. By age 15, she had already won a gold medal at the Olympics! So how did this incredible swimmer rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Ledecky’s early life and her many amazing 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, clean design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. of readers.

Kevin Durant

James Buckley Jr. (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022960

Kevin Durant was already an amazing basketball player in the NBA when he won gold at the Olympics. So how did this incredible athlete rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Durant’s life and his many amazing 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, clean design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers. of readers.

Michael Phelps (AA)

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022939

Michael Phelps is one of the most accomplished athletes in history. So how did this incredible swimmer rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Phelps’s life and his many amazing 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, clean design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers.

Simone Biles

James Buckley Jr. (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022953

Simone Biles has won a total of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, making her the most decorated American gymnast. So how did this incredible athlete rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Biles’s life and her many amazing 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, clean design, and colorful photos will speak to even the most reluctant of readers.

Bruno Mars

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025176

Bruno Mars is a pop music superstar. So how did this incredible talent rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Bruno’s early life and his 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. Bruno Mars is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Musical Artists series.

Pharrell Williams

K.C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025152

Pharrell Wiliams is a superstar of the music world. So how did this incredible talent rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about Pharrell’s early life and his 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. Pharrell Williams is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Musical Artists series.

Rob Gronkowski

K.C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025121

Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is a star on the football field. So how did this incredible tight end rise to the top? In this fascinating introduction, young readers will learn about the Gronk’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. Rob Gronkowski is part of Bearport’s Amazing Americans: Football Stars series.

Harriet Tubman

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396830

In this biographical book, young readers will learn about the brave life of Harriet Tubman. Readers will discover how Tubman bravely escaped from her life as a slave to cross the Mason-Dixon line into freedom and how she helped hundreds of other slaves into freedom through the Underground Railroad with the help of abolitionists. The vivid images, stunning facts, and supportive text work in conjunction with the helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Tubman's life to give readers an engaging experience as they move from cover to cover.

Sojourner Truth

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396847

This inspiring biography allows readers to learn about the incredible life of Sojourner Truth. Featuring a timeline of Sojourner's life, a glossary, and an index working in conjunction with vibrant images and supportive text, young readers will be inspired by Sojourner's life as an abolitionist and suffragist.

Neil Armstrong

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396762

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.

Jackie Robinson

Stephanie Macceca (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396779

This biography introduces readers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Featuring lively images and inspirational text in conjunction with a helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Robinson's life, readers will be engaged as they read about Jackie's life as a college athlete, his start in the Negro League, his stand against segregation, and his being the first person to ever get named Rookie of the Year.

Wilma Rudolph

Stephanie Macceca (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396786

In this inspiring biography, readers will learn about the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Readers will feel engaged and inspired as they read about Rudolph's incredible journey from a young girl with polio, to her first encounter with track and field, to becoming one of the best Olympic athletes of her time! A timeline of Rudolph's life, a glossary, and index are provided for further understanding of the content and improvement in vocabulary.

Thomas Jefferson

Jeanne Dustman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396793

Thomas Jefferson was a great American who helped the United States win its freedom from England. Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence, later went on to become the third president of the United States, and is even featured on famous Mount Rushmore! Readers will enjoy this biography that includes details of Jefferson's time as a lawyer, his membership in the House of Burgesses, and his role as Secretary of State. The vivid images and supportive text combine with the helpful glossary and index to provide readers with tools for better understanding of the content.