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F14 Tomcats

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142024

The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.

Today's Coast Guard Heroes

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724909

The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are always on call to protect their nation's coasts and help those who are in trouble at sea. In Today's Coast Guard Heroes, kids will meet real-life Guardians who have displayed incredible courage in the face of great danger as they served their country. Packed with first-hand accounts of the brave acts performed by modern-day Guardians working after Hurricane Katrina, the Midwest floods of 2011, and more, this riveting title is sure to inspire young readers. Large action photos, fact boxes, maps and a narrative format enrich these true stories of courage and valor.

Today's Air Force Heroes

Miriam Aronin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724886

In Today's Air Force Heroes, kids will meet real-life airmen and women who have displayed incredible courage in the face of danger as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Earl Covel, a Staff Sergeant who risked his own life during a battle in Iraq in order to protect his 19-man team. With his unit under attack and pinned down in a house, Sergeant Covel raced to an exposed rooftop to direct U.S. fighter jets sent to the scene to help. He remained on the roof, under intense enemy fire, for 36 hours. Thanks to his selfless act, his team remained safe and the Americans won the battle. This is just one of the many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Air Force Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of great danger. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Today's Army Heroes

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724893

On October 25, 2007, U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore Giunta and his platoon were on a nighttime mission in northeastern Afghanistan. Suddenly, Taliban fighters ambushed the Americans, and bullets were flying everywhere. Several of Specialist Giunta's fellow soldiers were struck by fire and seriously wounded. Without hesitation, Specialist Giunta ran toward the wall of enemy fire so he could help bring the wounded soldiers to safety. Despite being shot twice in the chest, Specialist Giunta still managed to pull his fellow soldiers back to safety. The body armor he was wearing saved his own life. For this incredible act of courage, Specialist Giunta became the first living soldier who served in Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor. This is just one of the many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Army Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Today's Navy Heroes

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724923

In Today's Navy Heroes, kids will meet real-life servicemen and women who have displayed incredible courage when facing almost certain death as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Navy corpsman Juan Rubio, who risked his life in Iraq so he could save the lives of other soldiers. Rubio performed first aid on injured soldiers right in the middle of an intense gun battle, and helped carry the wounded to safety--all while he was seriously injured with a shrapnel wound in his leg. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Navy Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger while serving their country. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Today's Marine Heroes

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724916

For Sergeant Brad Kasal, a U.S. Marine who served in the Iraq War, November 14, 2004, is a day that he'll never forget. During a battle against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, he used his body to shield an injured soldier from an enemy grenade. Through this courageous act, Sgt. Kasal saved that soldier's life while putting his own at great risk. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in Today's Marine Heroes, a riveting book about U.S. Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Written in a narrative format, the profiles in courage included in Today's Marine Heroes will keep readers turning the pages. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Daring BMXers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169967

Meet the most fearless BMX champions in this ultimate guide to the tricks, competitions, and history of the sport! From its beginnings in Southern California to its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, kids will discover how bicycle motocross became the no-limits adventure that fans know today. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme action sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.

Super Surfers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169974

Catch a wave and hurtle down mountains of water with the greatest surfers in the world! Kids will meet the champions of surfing, explore the history of the sport, and discover the techniques used to perform breathtaking stunts in competitions. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.

Titanic Trucks

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163477

Fasten your seat belt! You're about to take a tour of the biggest, most awesome trucks in the world! From gigantic tankers that transport enough liquid to fill 72,000 pint-sized milk cartons to super-huge logging trucks that can haul the weight of seven large elephants, readers will see just how useful these trucks can be. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts are sure to make Titanic Trucks a hit with young readers.

Freaky-big Airplanes

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163491

Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.

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.

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.

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.

Tom Brady

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727665

Tom Bradys football career got off to a rocky start. Few colleges offered the quarterback a chance to play. During the 2000 NFL draft, Tom wasnt even chosen until the sixth round. But Tom refused to be defeated. When the New England Patriots finally selected him to join their team, Tom knew he had a lot to prove. Could he lead his team to Super Bowl success and show the world that he was a shining star? In Tom Brady, 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 Michigan, 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 Tom through his amazing career.

Adrian Peterson

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727672

Running back Adrian Peterson knows what its like to be a champion. From his earliest days on the field, Adrian put in the extra effort to become a superstar player. As a rookie, Adrian rushed for 296 yards (271 m), setting a new NFL record! From that point on, Adrian continued to dazzle fans, never missing an opportunity to speed down the field and help his team score the winning touchdown. In Adrian Peterson, young readers get a close-up view of the running backs inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at the University of Oklahoma, 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 Adrian 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.

Robert Griffin III

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241366

Nobody was surprised when the Washington Redskins chose Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The starting quarterbacks amazing speed and strong arm were already well known. However, during Roberts first season, the Redskins struggled. The young quarterback, known by his fans as RGIII, never gave up, though. Despite suffering from a recurring injury, he was able to lead his team to a late-season comeback and a spot in the playoffs! In Robert Griffin III, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at Baylor 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 Robert through his amazing career.

Lebron James

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241359

NBA superstar LeBron James is a living legend. For years he has dazzled fansfirst for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and then for the Miami Heat. During his rookie season, he set a record as the youngest player to score more than 40 points in a game. In 2012 and 2013, he helped the Heat win two NBA championships. Despite moving to Miami, LeBron has never forgotten his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He has donated money to renovate his old high schools basketball arena and to provide the schools sports teams with new uniforms. He also started the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF), which encourages kids in Akron to stay in school. In LeBron James, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Kevin Durant

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724862

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's brightest young stars. In 2010, when he was just 21 years old, he became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title, and in 2011 he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference finals. Even though Kevin has experienced incredible success at a very young age, he has never lost sight of the importance of giving back to his community and helping others. That's why he spends his time making a difference in people's lives whenever he can. In Kevin Durant, readers will follow this NBA superstar's amazing basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in people's lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Blake Griffin

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241342

Blake Griffin is one of basketballs brightest young stars. After being picked first in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, he soon became well known for his amazing slam dunks. In 2013, Blake led the Clippers to their first division championship. In addition to being a dazzling athlete, the young forward has used his basketball skills to help others. During his rookie season, he pledged to give $100 for each slam dunk he made that year to help fight childhood obesity. He also used his win at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as an opportunity to raise money for cancer research. In Blake Griffin, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

American Shorthairs

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721885

From 2001 to 2009, the White House had a very special four-legged furball named India in residence. This American shorthair cat was the pet of President George W. Bush and his family! The American shorthair is a breed with an all-American past. The Pilgrims brought these cats to America on ships such as the Mayflower, where they had an important job: killing mice and rats. Later, they hunted rodents on farms in Colonial America. Today, however, most American shorthairs live indoors as family pets. Their owners love them for their gentle and easygoing nature. Packed with real-life stories about these special cats, American Shorthairs: Pioneers details the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!

The Car Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510361

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a NASCAR race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.

The Motorcycle Race

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510392

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a motocross race. Who will win this dirt bike race? Includes a photo diagram.

The Monster Truck Race

Rachel Bach (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510415

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a monster truck race. Who will win? Includes a photo diagram.

The Tractor Race

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510408

A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a lawn mower race. Who will win this lawn tractor race? Includes a photo diagram.