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Amazing Hockey Records

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234379

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of hockey, including a short history of the game.

Peyton Manning

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690921

Is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback who's ever lived? He has the awards to back it up, but his accomplishments and fame go beyond that. He made "Omaha" into a household name. He made people laugh as a Saturday Night Live host and in commercials. He won one Super Bowl, and played in two others. He donated lots of money for an Indianapolis children's hospital. And when everyone thought his career was over because of a herniated disc in his neck, he proved them wrong with yet another NFL MVP performance. Why has Peyton Manning been so good for so long? Let's take a look.

Taylor Swift

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733980

Takes readers through Taylor Swift's meteoric rise to fame as a country musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Down and Out

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472478

Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: Terrance thought about football. He was sore from practice. That was good. Coach Fisher said his blocks were better. He'd get to play in the game! Coach was right about football. You've got to have something to work for. It makes you work at everything.

Drake

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690228

Drake was born with entertainment in his blood. His family loved music and he carried that love onto the stage. Today, Drake is a star on several levels. He is a famous face from his years on television, and a successful music artist. Even when a knee injury slowed him down, he got back up, got treatment, and got better, and returned to wow his fans one more time. Find out what led Drake to super stardom.

Lorde

Heidi Krumenauer (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691225

Ella-Yelich O'Connor wasn't your typical tween. At the age of 12, her performance in a school concert landed her a recording contract with Universal record label. Five years later, that same girl, now known as Lorde, celebrated her 17th birthday by signing another contract - this time it was worth $2.5 million! And only a few months later, she was topping the charts with her megahit "Royals" Life for this New Zealand native has been far from normal as she maintains a superstar status and travels the world selling out concerts to faithful fans.

Markus Persson (Notch)

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691201

Minecraft - its a game that everyone knows. Either they play it now, used to play it, or know someone who plays it. It is the kind of game that inspires worlds. Markus Persson was a quiet kid in school. He didn't play sports or go on dates, but instead spent time learning how to write computer code. His talent created one of the most popular games in history. Find out why in this story about a young man who had a brand new idea.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690907

Did astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson really kill the planet Pluto? Not exactly, although he admits he did "drive the getaway car." He was a teenager when some insisted that comet was going to destroy the world. He disagreed - it would simply be a great chance to take some cool photos - and he was right. When DC Comics needed someone to find Superman's home planet, they called him. See why people turn to Tyson, one of the world's most famous scientists, for his thoughts on the universe.

Harry Styles of One Direction

Heidi Krumenauer (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690082

When sixteen-year-old Harry Styles appeared on The X Factor stage in 2010, he wowed the judges with his performance. But when the judges didn't think Harry could make it to the top of the competition alone, he joined Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to create One Direction. They may have only taken third place on The X Factor, but they've topped the charts of the international music industry ever since. With two platinum-selling albums in 2012 and a world tour under his belt, Harry Styles is definitely moving in the right direction!

Jennifer Lawrence

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690013

The first time Jennifer Lawrence read a script, she knew that she had found her life's profession. Here was something she was good at and enjoyed! A trip to New York turned into modeling jobs and then acting offers. Find out how winning one of the biggest awards in theatre came to be called the "worst moment of Jennifer's life," what famous role she wanted but did not get, how she convinced producers she could be unattractive, and what she wants to do with her future.

Robert Griffin III

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690211

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, also known as "RG3," is not Superman, although he sometimes wears Superman socks. He has become one of the nation's most popular athletes. He set Texas state track records in high school when he wasn't dominating in football. Griffin won the Heisman Trophy while at Baylor University. He became the NFL's no. 2 overall draft pick by Washington, then won NFL offensive rookie of the year honors. In his spare time, Griffin does things for those less fortunate. He is a superstar in every sense of the word.

Kevin Durant

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690235

Kevin Durant is a kid at heart when he's not busy being a basketball star. He is a 6-foot-9 forward with guard skills and a drive to be the best in whatever he does. That includes acting-Durrant starred in the movie Thunderstruck. He made such an impression in his one year at the University of Texas that he became the NBA's no. 2 draft pick. Before he was 25 years old, Durrant was a three-time NBA scoring champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He rates as one of the NBA's most popular players-you can catch him on Twitter-and goes out of his way to help those in need. Durrant is a superstar in every sense of the word.

Big Time Rush

Kayleen Reusser (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690105

The pop music group Big Time Rush has recorded albums and given concerts around the world. Logan Henderson, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Kendall Schmidt also star in a top-rated TV show on Nickelodeon and have performed in concert at the White House! The members of Big Time Rush are more than funny actors and melodic singers. They treat people with respect and work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to meet fans. How did these four young men become one of the most popular music bands in the world? What are they like behind the scenes?

Carly Rae Jepsen

Heidi Krumenauer (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690242

What do you do when Justin Bieber wants to sign you to his record label? You say 'yes,' of course. And that's exactly what Carly Rae Jepsen did in early 2012 after "The Biebs" discovered her on Canadian radio. Her life has been a whirlwind of amazing experiences ever since. She travels across continents, performing in front of massive audiences. She poses for magazine covers. She shakes hands with millions of her fans. But at the end of the day, Jepsen just loves writing music. With all her talent-and the support of her new superstar friend-she has a long musical career ahead of her.

William and Kate

Dale-Marie Bryan (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733881

Takes readers through the courtship of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their wedding, and their life as a royal couple; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Taylor Lautner

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733973

Takes readers through Taylor Lautner's rise to fame and teen idol status as an actor in the Twilight film series; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Justin Bieber

Jan Bernard (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733928

Takes readers through Justin Bieber's meteoric rise to fame as a musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Emma Watson

Dale-Marie Bryan (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733904

Takes readers through Emma Watson's journey as Hermoine in the popular Harry Potter film series; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Anne Hathaway

Dale-Marie Bryan (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733874

Takes readers through Anne Hathaway's rise to become an award-winning actress; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

Amazing Auto Racing Records

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234331

Presents records of amazing drivers and races in auto racing, including a short history of the sport.

Amazing Baseball Records

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234348

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of baseball, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Basketball Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234355

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of basketball, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Football Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234362

Presents records of amazing players, teams, and games in the sport of football, including a short history of the game.

Amazing Olympic Records

Paul Hoblin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234386

Presents records of amazing Olympian athletes, including a short history of the Olympics.

AFC North

Jim Gigliotti (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737023

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers--which make up the National Football League's AFC North grouping.