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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Derek Jeter: Baseball Superstar

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

Justin Bieber: Singing Sensation

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

Robert Pattinson: Twilight Star

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 Pattinson's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Pattinson's first movie roles ar

Kristen Stewart: Twilight Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872525

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Twilight star Kristen Stewart! Readers will learn about Stewart's childhood, family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Stewart's first movie roles are discussed, as well as her major roles in Panic Room and Into the Wild, leading up to her starring role in the Twilight movie series. Stewart's acting awards are included, as well as her interest in music and her community work. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lindsey Vonn: Olympic Champion

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872532

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn! This book introduces readers to Vonn's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Vonn's journey to become professional skier, from her father's early lessons to her break into international races. Vonn's performances in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics are covered, leading up to her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics. Vonn's World Cup wins are highlighted, including her prize cow after a 2005 win in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn's marriage to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, her friendship with competitor Maria Reisch, and her hobbies are also included. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Peyton Manning: Famous Quarterback

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872518

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Peyton Manning! This book introduces young readers to his childhood in New Orleans, famous football family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Manning's years as a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, his draft into the NFL, and his success as a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts. Also covered are Manning's 2007 Super Bowl victory and his recognition as both a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. His personal life, including his marriage, hobbies, and community work are also included, as well as his performance in the 2010 Super Bowl. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shaun White: Olympic Champion

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