High interest, edgy activities fill the pages of Nailed It! Extreme Kite Surfing. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Extreme Kite Surfing presents the thrills and spills of this most intriguing extreme sport. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
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.
Read how Shaun 'The Flying Tomato' White has used his go-for-it attitude to become a superstar in two sports--skateboarding and snowboarding.
The world's most famous soccer player gets his kicks in . . . Los Angeles? Learn how David Beckham came to thrill the world with his famous free kicks.
In 2006, LaDainian Tomlinson broke an NFL scoring record that had stood for nearly 50 years! What will the man they call 'LT' do for an encore?
A winner on and off the court, Dwyane Wade has combined his amazing hoops skills with powerful determination to become an NBA superstar.
He's not even 30, and Roger Federer already owns a place among the all-time greats in tennis. Follow his rapid rise from Swiss teen star to international icon.
Here's the inside story of how Tiger Woods has become the most dominant athlete in the world--and perhaps the best golfer ever.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers--which make up the National Football League's AFC West grouping.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tennessee Titans--which make up the National Football League's AFC South grouping.
Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, and the New York Jets--which make up the National Football League's AFC East grouping.
Millions of years ago, a giant meteorite killed all of the dinosaurs. Find out how! Will humans all be killed the same way? Find out what we can do. Is there life on the planet Mars? Scientists think maybe the answer is yes. Find out why. Then read a scary story about what might happen, Doom From Space.
Which bug has the most legs? Which bug is the fastest runner? Which spider is the most poisonous? And what's the deadliest bug of all? This is the world of bugs and spiders. Find out all about it. Get the facts. Then read 'What's Bugging You?', a story about alien explorers who get a big welcome from the local insect life. This fantastic book features an exciting combination of both fiction and non-fiction. The non-fiction section enables readers to engage with the subject matter, using dramatic illustrations and bite-sized texts. The beautifully illustrated fiction story appears in two formats - short, simple texts for more able readers and an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are really struggling. Part of the Trailblazers series, this book is brilliant for keeping reluctant readers engaged.
Discusses unsolved mysteries of ancient civilizations, including information on the Nazca lines, Yeti and Big Foot, Atlantis, and the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza. These are some of the ancient mysteries we still need to solve. Then read Doorway to Demons, a story about what happens when you're the good guy and the bad guy.
Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.
Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.
An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Manchester United, including a brief history since the team’s 1878 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team’s 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the German soccer team Bayern Munich, including a brief history since the team’s 1900 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Liverpool FC, including a brief history since the team’s 1892 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona, including a brief history since the team’s 1899 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Ariana Grande, an American pop singer and actress known for her work on kid’s shows and such songs as “Bang Bang.”
An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of volleyball, including scientific concepts such as gravity and acceleration, and actions such as bumping and spiking.
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.
Takes readers through Taylor Swift's meteoric rise to fame as a country musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.