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Bull Riding

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013430

This title introduces readers to bull riding, rodeo's most dangerous event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how long a rider must stay on the bull and safety equipment such as leather chaps and helmets are covered. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Barrel Racing

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624013423

This title introduces readers to barrel racing, a timed rodeo event. Readers will learn the rules of competition, such as how to steer the horse and navigate the barrels. Sanctioning bodies such as the National Barrel Racing Association (NBRA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) are introduced, as are competitions such as the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (DNCFR). Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Hydroplanes

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801481

Ready. Set. Read! Hydroplanes brings the speed and danger of racing and puts it on water! Feel the wind and the waves whip you in the face in these large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reno Air Races

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808565

This title explores the history of The National Championship Air Races. Readers will meet important people in Reno Air Races history such as Bill Stead. Readers will learn the seven classes of planes and the rules for each course, from qualifying heats to flying through the course pylons. Famous pilots and planes such as Rod Lewis and the Champion Seafury #232, Chuck Greenhill and the Super Seafury "Furias", and Jimmy Leeward and the Galloping Ghost are covered.

Indianapolis 500

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808541

This title explores the history of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Readers will learn about important people in Indianapolis 500 history such as Carl Fisher. Readers will learn abut the race's track and how it is run, through four turns and straightaways. Readers will learn the rules of the race from time trials to vehicle requirements. Top drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Mario Andretti are introduced, as are top cars Mercedes Benz, Lotus 38 and Penske March.

Kentucky Derby

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808558

This title explores the history of the Kentucky Derby. Readers will meet important people in Kentucky Derby history such as Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. Readers will learn about the race's dirt track at historic Churchill Downs. Readers will learn the rules of the race from the Kentucky Derby Championship Series qualifying events to the finish line. Famous horses such as Aristides, Regret and Citation, Secretariat and Seattle Slew are introduced, as are top jockeys such as Bill Hartack, Willie Schumacher.

Sports Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801504

Ready. Set. Read! Sports Cars brings the sleek side of racing to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines.

Gabby Douglas

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809111

Gabby Douglas amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as she helped Team USA win a gold medal before making history as the first African-American to win a gold medal in the individual all-around event. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of this historic Olympic champion! Readers will learn about Douglas's family background, her early interest in gymnastics, and her move to Iowa at age 14 to train with famed coach Liang Chow, leading up to her gold-medal performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Background on the Olympic Games is also included. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Michael Phelps

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809166

Michael Phelps amazed people at the 2012 Summer Olympics, when he won his 22nd medal, becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and engaging text draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of the greatest Olympian! Readers will learn about the swimming star's childhood and family background, his struggle with ADHD, his intense training with coach Bob Bowman, and his incredible drive to reach goals. Phelps's performances at the Summer Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships are covered, as well as background on the Olympic Games. Features include a table of contents, a map, "Did You Know" fact boxes, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Lindsey Vonn

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872532

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn! This book introduces readers to Vonn's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Vonn's journey to become professional skier, from her father's early lessons to her break into international races. Vonn's performances in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics are covered, leading up to her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics. Vonn's World Cup wins are highlighted, including her prize cow after a 2005 win in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn's marriage to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, her friendship with competitor Maria Reisch, and her hobbies are also included. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Derek Jeter

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872501

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Derek Jeter! This book introduces young readers to Jeter's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his start in the minor leagues to his position as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, readers will learn how Jeter turned his dream into reality. This title includes the Yankees' 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009 World Series victories, as well as a brief history of famous Yankees players. Jeter's honors in 2000 as World Series MVP and All-Star Game MVP and his 2009 record as the all-time Yankees' hits leader are covered. Readers will also learn about Jeter's community work with his Turn 2 Foundation. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Sidney Crosby

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841088

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Sidney Crosby! This book introduces readers to Crosby's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From discovering an early talent and love for hockey to playing on Canadian leagues, Crosby became a shining NHL star for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Readers will learn about Crosby's honors and awards, leading up to his team's 2008 Stanley Cup win. Also covered is Crosby's winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Joe Mauer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841118

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Joe Mauer! This book introduces readers to Mauer's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his early days of practicing baseball in his family's basement to his high-school performance with the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, readers will learn how Mauer built a successful career for himself as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Also covered are Mauer's awards, his performances in the MLB All-Star Games, and his community work. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Peyton Manning

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872518

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Peyton Manning! This book introduces young readers to his childhood in New Orleans, famous football family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Manning's years as a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, his draft into the NFL, and his success as a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts. Also covered are Manning's 2007 Super Bowl victory and his recognition as both a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. His personal life, including his marriage, hobbies, and community work are also included, as well as his performance in the 2010 Super Bowl. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Shaun White

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872549

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White! This book introduces readers to White's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about his background in surfing, skiing, and on to snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as how White's bold snowboarding tricks have made him famous. White's performances and gold medals won in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. White's X Games competitions are also highlighted. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

LeBron James

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858567

This book discusses the family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans of basketball superstar LeBron James. From James's early days with the Fighting Irish to his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, readers will learn about his outstanding talent. Also covered is James's performance at the NBA All-Star Games, on the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, and at the NBA play-offs. Additionally, readers will learn about James's awards and achievements, as well as the LeBron James Family Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating life of LeBron James! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index

Dirt Bikes

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858284

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of dirt bikes! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major dirt bike parts. Also explained is how dirt bikes are used for recreation, racing, and tricks and stunts. Additionally, readers will learn about motocross and famous FMX racers, as well as dirt bike safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing dirt bike! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Speedboats

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858321

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of speedboats! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles speed through water. Difficult concepts, such as density and engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major speedboat parts. Also explained is how a speedboat is used for recreation, racing, patrolling, and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about speedboat safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing speedboat! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Snowmobiles

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858314

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of snowmobiles! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on snow and ice. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings and traction, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major snowmobile parts. Also explained is how a snowmobile is used for recreation, racing, tricks and stunts, and search-and-rescue and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about snowmobile safety and history, snocross races, and famous snocross riders. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing snowmobile! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

David Beckham

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858345

David Beckham is one of the world's most popular soccer players. This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Beckham's time with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy. The David Beckham Academy is also included, as well as Beckham's personal life. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jimmie Johnson

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858574

This book discusses the family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. From Johnson's early races in the ASA short-track series to his break into the major NASCAR series, readers will learn about Johnson's outstanding talent and drive. Also covered are NASCAR and its major races, including the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series. Additionally, readers will learn about Johnson's awards and achievements, as well as the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating life of Jimmie Johnson! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Eli Manning

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858420

Eli Manning is one of the NFL's famous quarterbacks! This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Manning's time as a quarterback at the University of Mississippi, his draft into the NFL, and his success with the New York Giants. Also covered are Manning's Super Bowl victory, recognition as an MVP, personal life, and famous father Archie and brother Peyton. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Michael Phelps

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858512

After breaking records at the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps became one of the greatest swimmers in history. This book introduces readers to Phelps's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about the star's struggle with ADHD, his intense training, and his incredible drive to reach goals. Phelps's performances and medals won at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Michael Phelps!

Tiger Woods

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858451

Tiger Woods is one of the world's most talented golfers! This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Tiger's early talent and drive led him to win amateur honors, before becoming a professional golfer with the PGA. Also covered are Tiger's PGA victories and recognitions, as well as his personal life and societal contributions, including the Tiger Woods Learning Center and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.

Tom Brady

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858369

Tom Brady is one of the NFL's most famous quarterbacks. This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Brady's time as a quarterback at the University of Michigan, his draft into the NFL, and his success with the New England Patriots. Brady's Super Bowl victories are covered, as well as his recognition as an MVP. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers.