The brotherly trio of George, Charles, and Edward Parker built the Parker Brothers game brand. George, the youngest, was the inventor of the bunch. His board game Banking set the company in motion in 1883. In this business biography, young readers will learn what can happen when someone rolls the dice with an idea.
Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.
Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.
Nikki Grimes is a proud Coretta Scott King Award winner. She has always been intentional about focusing her novels and poetry on the experiences of African Americans just like her. Young readers will get to know a writer who cares about their ability to relate as much as their ability to read.
It could be argued that John Cena is currently the face of professional wrestling. He has held the World Championship Belt many times and is a fan favorite. This book teaches readers about John Cenas past, how he became a skilled professional wrestler, and how he continues to thrill fans around the world.
A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
The title of Lemony Snicket’s most famous collection, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is far from a fitting description of the author’s life. Snicket has been fortunate enough to sell more than 60 million copies of his books worldwide! This life story of one zany writer will amuse curious readers.
Goosebumps and giggles. R.L. Stine’s talent is in writing books that cause these reactions. He sets out to make reading a suspenseful or laughworthy experience. In this title, young readers will follow the major plot twist of Stine’s writing career, his shift from joke books to horror stories.
Did you know that a canine appears in Jumanji, The Polar Express, and other Chris Van Allsburg books? He’s a white bull terrier named Fritz. In this low-level biography, developing readers will find inspiration for using their imaginations to combine the normal and the unexpected.
Relatable characters are the stars of Christopher Paul Curtis works. He never wants children, especially African-American children, to struggle to connect with books. That was the challenge of his childhood. This look at Curtis’s rise to award-winning author will motivate beginning readers.
Action, humor, and creative characters fill the mind of Rick Riordan. He is best known for The Lightning Thief, which follows Percy Jacksons journey in a world based on Greek mythology. Learn more about Riordan and his inspiring characters in this book for young and adventurous readers!
The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures are two award-winning books by Kate DiCamillo. As a child, DiCamillo was often sick in bed, but this allowed her imagination to flourish. Readers can follow DiCamillos journey and spark their own imaginations in this alluring book for students!
By writing about real-life topics for children in her books, Lois Lowry has touched many readers lives. A few of her most famous works include Number the Stars and The Giver. Find out more about Lowry and her stories in this book for developing readers.
Author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak is a perfect example of how creativity and hard work can produce everlasting stories. He illustrated about 80 books and is most known for his work in children's literature. Imaginative students will enjoy exploring Sendak's world in this title.
Since entering the ring for the first time in 2005, CM Punk has made himself stand out with his thrilling moves and ability to engage the audience. He has won several titles, including the WWE Championship. Readers will learn how CM Punk became a wrestler, what his favorite moves are, and how he finishes off his opponents in the ring.
Jack Swagger calls himself The All-American American because of his traditional American wrestling style. Countless wrestlers have submitted to his painful ankle lock, a move that has won him many championships. When Swagger brings his technical skills to the ring, few wrestlers stand a chance. In this title, readers will learn about Swaggers childhood, training, and journey to become a WWE Champion.
Dont be fooled by the charisma and flashy demeanor of The Miz. Once the bell rings and the match starts, hes as tough and inventive as any wrestler. His commitment, desire, and signature moves make him a fierce combatant. Learn how The Miz went from reality TV star to professional wrestler in this action-packed biography.
Big Show has been a wrestling star for over 15 years. Standing 7 feet tall and weighing almost 500 pounds, he towers over almost every other wrestler. Readers will explore Big Shows past, his time in wrestling, and the moves he uses to thrill fans and defeat his opponents.
Nicknamed The Ultimate Opportunist, Edge uses any means necessary and does anything possible to win championships. He has been a successful solo and tag team wrestler, winning titles in both formats. Readers will learn about Edges background, his wrestling style, and why he is one of the most entertaining wrestlers in the sport today.
Kane has been wrestling for almost 20 years. His specialty is the inferno match, during which the wrestling ring is surrounded with fire. This high-interest biography explores Kanes background, his training, and the wrestling moves that make him one of wrestlings superstars.
Randy Orton is the youngest wrestler to ever win the World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Championship. When he debuted, he was nicknamed The Legend Killer because of his ability to defeat superstars. Now, he is a superstar. This title explores his past, his rise to fame, and the moves that keep him on top!
A small, high-flying wrestler, Rey Mysterio has been thrilling fans around the world for almost 20 years. What he lacks in size he makes up for in effort and technique. Readers will learn about Mysterios background, training, and the skills and style that make him a champion of the ring.
The Undertaker is one of the most famous wrestlers of all time. He has wrestled in hundreds of matches and won several championships. Readers will learn about the Undertakers past, his training, and how he has remained one of the biggest stars in wrestling for over 25 years.
Triple H has been a mainstay of professional wrestling for well over a decade. Over this time, he has been both a hero and a villain. Students will explore his background and training, learning about the moves that make him such a powerful force in professional wrestling.