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Justin Bieber: Musical Phenom

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785972

This title examines the fascinating life of Justin Bieber. Readers will learn about Bieber's family background, childhood, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Bieber's music career and the release of his hit albums My World and My World 2.0, his popularity on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter, his personal style, and his fans. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Timberlake: Musician, Actor, & Dancer

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786047

This title examines the fascinating life of Justin Timberlake. Readers will learn about Timberlake's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Timberlake's early interest in music and acting that led to an appearance on Star Search, his big break on the Disney Channel's popular show The All New Mickey Mouse Club, and the creation of the boy band 'N Sync that released 'N Sync, No Strings Attached, and Celebrity. Timberlake's solo career and the release of his albums Justified and FutureSex/Love Sounds, his acting career, which includes hosting Saturday Night Live and appearing in several movies, including Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Shrek the Third, The Social Network, and Bad Teacher, his MTV Music Video Awards, his Grammy Awards, his collaborations with other singers, his clothing line William Rast, his record label Tennman Records, and his time spent raising money for charities are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Kim Kardashian: Reality TV Star

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786023

This title examines the fascinating life of Kim Kardashian. Readers will learn about Kardashian's childhood, family, education, early interest in fashion, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores the Kardashian family's deal with Ryan Seacrest to film the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians that made the family famous. Kardashian's appearances on popular television shows, including Dancing with the Stars, CSI: NY, and How I Met Your Mother, her thriving career as a model and a spokesperson, and her business ventures are also described. Also discussed are Kardashian's high-profile romances with rap singer Ray J., NFL running back Reggie Bush, NFL wide received Miles Austin, and NBA star Kris Humphries, the charities important to her, and her philanthropic efforts. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Taylor Swift: Country & Pop Superstar

Aimee Houser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786030

This title examines the fascinating life of Taylor Swift. Readers will learn about Swift's childhood, family, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Swift's early interest in music and songwriting that led to the release of her albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, and Speak Now, how she deals with success, the MTV Awards fiasco with Kanye West, how her songs relate to her romantic relationships, life on the road, acting, modeling, and merchandising jobs, her philanthropic efforts, and future albums in the works. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Adele: Grammy-Winning Singer & Songwriter

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808596

This title examines the fascinating life of Adele. Readers will learn about Adele's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Adele's early interest in music and talent in singing and songwriting that led to the release of her albums 19 and 21. Adele's multiple Grammy Awards and charitable work are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Beyoncé: Singer, Songwriter, & Actress

Barbara Kramer (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808602

This title examines the fascinating life of Beyoncé. Readers will learn about Beyoncé's childhood, family, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Beyoncé's early interest in music and talent in singing that led to her membership in Destiny's Child and eventually the release of her solo albums Dangerously in Love, B'Day, I Am . . .

Cee Lo Green: Rapper, Singer, & Record Producer

Stephanie Watson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808626

This title examines the fascinating life of Cee Lo Green. Readers will learn about Green's troubled childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Green's early interest in music and talent in singing and songwriting that led to group and solo projects and eventually the release of his albums Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, Cee-Lo Green . . . Is the Soul Machine, The Lady Killer, and Cee-Lo Green . . . Is Everybody's Brother. Green's multiple Grammy Awards, flamboyant style, philanthropic work, and role on the television show The Voice are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Drake: Actor & Hip-Hop Artist

Steve Otfinoski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808619

This title examines the fascinating life of Drake. Readers will learn about Drake's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Drake's early interest in acting and rapping that led to his role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, his successful mixtapes, and eventually the release of his albums Thank Me Later and Take Care. Drake's music awards and philanthropic work are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jennifer Lawrence: Breakout Actress

Melissa Higgins (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808633

This title examines the fascinating life of Jennifer Lawrence. Readers will learn about Lawrence's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Lawrence's early interest and talent in acting that led to leading roles in Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class, and the Hunger Games series. Lawrence's acting awards and work with charitable causes are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jennifer Lopez: Actress & Pop Superstar

Kristine Carlson Asselin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808640

This title examines the fascinating life of Jennifer Lopez. Readers will learn about Lopez's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Lopez's early interest in music, acting, and dance that led to her breakout role in Selena and eventually the release of her albums On the 6, J.Lo, This Is Me . . . Then, Rebirth, Brave, and Love? Lopez's acting and music awards, philanthropic work, and role on American Idol are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Kanye West: Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop Artist & Producer

Audrey Borus (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808664

This title examines the fascinating life of Kanye West. Readers will learn about West's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame, as well as controversies over his outspoken opinions. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores West's early interest in rap and talent in songwriting that led to producing beats for other artists and eventually the release of his albums The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, 808s and Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Watch the Throne. West's Grammy Awards, fashion design, and work as a producer are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Nicki Minaj: Rapper & Fashion Star

Ashley Rae Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808657

This title examines the fascinating life of Nicki Minaj. Readers will learn about Minaj's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Minaj's early interest in music and talent in songwriting that led to her successful mixtapes and eventually the release of her albums Pink Friday and Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded. Minaj's music awards, work with charitable groups, and unique style are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Saddle Bronc Riding

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013447

This title introduces readers to saddle bronc riding, the classic rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how long a rider must stay on the horse, and safety equipment such as hornless saddles, hack reigns, padded vests, and leather chaps is discussed. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are introduced, as are rules of competition and scoring. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Steer Wrestling

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013454

This title introduces readers to steer wrestling, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition from the doggie's leap out of the box to the bulldogger's successful throw. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) are also introduced. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Baseball

Bo Smolka (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614787105

Best Sport Ever: Baseball takes readers from the beginnings of baseball to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that make the sport great. Discover the early games of "base", the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first homerun, and the achievements of Cal Ripkin Jr., "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Dorothy Kamenshek, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Baseball! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Basketball

Drew Silverman (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614787112

Best Sport Ever: Basketball takes readers from the beginnings of basketball to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that make the sport great. Discover the game Dr. James Naismith invented in 1891, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first slam dunk, and the achievements of Michael Jordan, Jumping Joe" Fulks, Babe Didrikson, the Dream Team, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Basketball! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Football

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614787129

Best Sport Ever: Football takes readers from the beginnings of football to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the early games of football, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first touchdown, and the achievements of John Heisman, Jim Brown, Joe Montana, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Football! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Soccer

Chr�s Mc Dougall (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614787167

Best Sport Ever: Soccer takes readers from the beginnings of soccer to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the ancient history of soccer, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first goal, and the achievements of Didier Drogba, Pel�, Diego Maradona, Mia Hamm, David Beckham, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Soccer! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tennis

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614787174

Best Sport Ever: Tennis takes readers from the beginnings of tennis to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the ancient history of tennis, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first match, and the achievements of Millie Jean King, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Arthur Ashe, Pete Sampras, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Tennis! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go "beyond the basics" into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Daytona 500

Dustin Long (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010019

The Great American Race, otherwise known as the Daytona 500, is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, hundreds of thousands of people have attended the 200-lap race. Now, young readers can learn about the race's history, the famous drivers, the spectacular crashes, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Masters

Brian Howell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010026

The Masters is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first Masters in 1934, hundreds of thousands of people have attended the three-day tournament. Now, young readers can learn about the tournament's history, the famous golfers, the spectacular drives, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

NBA Finals

Drew Silverman (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010033

The NBA Finals is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first championship in 1947, hundreds of thousands of people have followed the seven-game battle. Now, young readers can learn about the NBA Finals' history, the famous teams and players, the spectacular dunks, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Stanley Cup Finals

Chris Peters (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010040

The Stanley Cup Finals is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first championship in 1893, hundreds of thousands of people have followed the six-week battle. Now, young readers can learn about the Stanley Cup Finals' history, the famous teams and players, the spectacular goals, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Super Bowl

Barry Wilner (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010057

The Super Bowl is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first Super Bowl in 1967, hundreds of thousands of people have followed the gridiron battle. Now, young readers can learn about the Super Bowl's history, the famous teams and players, the spectacular touchdowns, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Wimbledon

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010064

The Wimbledon tennis tournament, known simply as the Championships, is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first tournament in 1877, hundreds of thousands of people have followed the thirteen-day tournament. Now, young readers can learn about Wimbledon's history, the famous teams and players, the spectacular volleys, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.