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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.

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.

Blitzed by a Blizzard!

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088522

On December 29, 2007, a fierce blizzard hit Olympia National Park in Washington State. Cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger, traveling alone, was caught by himself in the severe winter storm. Park rangers knew they had to save the lost skier. Could their daring rescue effort succeed through blinding snow, high winds, freezing temperatures, and the threat of avalanches? 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 blizzards and learn about scientific advances in storm prediction. Safety tips show young readers how to stay out of harm's way during a blizzard.

Devastated by a Volcano!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088539

On June 25, 1997, a volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted, spewing hot lava and ash. Linda Daley was washing clothes outside her home in the nearby city of Plymouth when she saw fiery clouds begin to shoot out of the volcano. With clouds of ash and poisonous gases speeding toward her, how would she survive? 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 volcanoes, and learn about the scientific advances that now allow earlier warnings of possible eruptions to be issued. Safety tips show young readers what to do if they are ever near a volcanic eruption.

Hammered by a Heat Wave!

Laura DeLallo (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088553

In July 1995, a scorching heat wave blasted Chicago with temperatures as high as 106° F (41° C) for five days straight. Such extreme weather can cause heat stroke and even death in vulnerable individuals; in fact, heat waves kill more people in the United States each year than any other kind of natural disaster. How would residents of Chicago survive the relentless heat? 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 heat waves and find out how hot weather can quickly turn deadly. Safety tips show young readers how to stay cool during a heat wave.

Leveled by an Earthquake!

Adam Reingold (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088560

On May 12, 2008, a strong earthquake rocked Beichuan, China, destroying buildings and entire neighborhoods. When Beichuan's high school collapsed, 16-year-old Li Anning and her friends were trapped under the heavy rubble. Could the students survive until rescue workers arrived to save them? 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 earthquakes and learn about scientific advances that now help new buildings withstand the force of an earthquake. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case an earthquake occurs.

Mangled by a Hurricane!

Miriam Aronin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088577

On August 28, 2005, Trina Peters heard some alarming news---Hurricane Katrina was headed straight for her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Though officials recommended evacuating the city, Trina and her daughter decided to stay in their home. However, the powerful hurricane caused their house to flood, and they had to climb up on their roof to stay above the rising water. Stranded on the roof in roaring winds and pouring rain, could Trina and her daughter survive the storm? 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 hurricanes, and learn about efforts to rebuild and prepare for future storms. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case a hurricane strikes.

Slammed by a Tsunami!

Miriam Aronin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088584

On December 26, 2004, carpenter Ari Afrizal was helping build a house on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Suddenly, he heard a loud whooshing sound and saw a wall of water heading directly toward him. The huge wave was a tsunami that destroyed the house he was working on and swept him out to sea. Alone in the ocean, Ari struggled to survive. Against all odds, would he live through this horrible ordeal? 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 tsunamis, and learn about scientific advances in warning systems. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case a tsunami occurs.

Erased by a Tornado!

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088546

On February 5, 2008, a powerful tornado ripped through Jackson, Tennessee, leveling everything in its path. Dangerous and unpredictable, tornadoes are monster storms that can strike without warning. With little time to find shelter, how would residents of Jackson survive the storm? 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 tornadoes and learn about scientific advances in storm prediction. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case a tornado hits.

Triple H

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726422

Growing up, Paul Michael Levesque had no idea he would one day become Triple H. Only a chance event started him on the path to wrestling stardom. One afternoon, the skinny 14-year-old was riding in a car when he saw a sign advertising a new local gym. After checking it out, Paul was hookedhe loved lifting weights and exercising. The hard work paid off. Today, Paul is 64 tall and weighs 255 poundsand Triple H is known as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history. Hes more than an athlete, however. Hes a WWE executive who helps run the organization. In Triple H, young readers will follow this wrestling superstars amazing career, from his start in a small league, where he earned just $25 per match, to his signature move in the ringthe Pedigree. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. Triple H is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.

The Rock

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726415

Dwayne Johnson is not your average wrestler. Before he was known in the ring as The Rock, Dwayne played football at the University of Miami, where he was a member of their national championship team in 1991. And after The Rock became a superstar in the WWF, Dwayne kept busy outside of sports and pursued his interest in becoming an actor. Today, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is the leading actor in many blockbuster movies. In The Rock, young readers will follow this superstars career from the wrestling ring to the movie screen. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. The Rock is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.

Eli Manning and the New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726477

Eli Manning knew he would have to play a great game to capture the 2012 Super Bowl. His team, the New York Giants, was facing its rival, the New England Patriots, in a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl. The Giants had won that game in a huge upset, and now the Patriots were looking for revenge. With Giants fans counting on him, could Eli lead his team to the championship once again? Young sports fans will feel like theyre at the games as they follow Eli Manning on his quest for a Super Bowl victory. Full-color photos and engaging, play-by-play narratives will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Eli and the Giants. Eli Manning and the New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI is part of Bearports Super Bowl Superstars series.

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617729782

Joe Flacco had built an impressive career during his first four years in the NFL. Known to have one of the strongest throwing arms of any quarterback in the NFL, he'd led his team, the Baltimore Ravens, to two playoff victories in his first year in the league--a first for a rookie quarterback. Could Joe now take the next step and win a Super Bowl championship? Young sports fans will feel like they're at the game as they follow Joe Flacco on his quest for Super Bowl victory. Full-color photos and engaging play-by-play narratives will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Joe and the Ravens.

Tony Romo

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727689

When Tony Romo joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, few people thought hed become a superstar. During his first three years, he was stuck being a backup quarterback, sitting on the sidelines most of the time instead of playing on the field. That changed in 2006 when Tonys coach decided it was time to see if he had what it takes to lead his team to victory. Would this hometown hero be able to make it in the NFL? In Tony Romo, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Wisconsin, through his college years at Eastern Illinois University, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Tony through his amazing career.

Aaron Rodgers

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727634

Could Aaron Rodgers prove to Green Bay Packers fans that he was a great quarterback? Or would he always remain in Brett Favres shadow? Aaron desperately wanted to show the world that he, too, was capable of dominating the field. And he knew exactly what he needed to do: play harder, stronger, and faster. Would he be able to achieve these goalsand at the same time lead his team to a Super Bowl championship? In Aaron Rodgers, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in California, through his college years at the University of California, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Aaron through his amazing career.