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Robert Griffin III: RGIII - NFL Sensation

Will Graves (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014826

Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. Robert Griffin III: RGIII - NFL Sensation summarizes Griffin's life and career to date and draws attention to accomplishments beyond his athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Gabby Douglas: Historic Olympic Champion

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Michael Phelps: The Greatest Olympian

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. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Derek Jeter: Baseball Superstar

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lindsey Vonn: Olympic Champion

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Peyton Manning: Famous Quarterback

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shaun White: Olympic Champion

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Joe Mauer: Baseball Star

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Sidney Crosby: Hockey Champion

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. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

ATVs

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858277

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of ATVs! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings and four-wheel drive, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major ATV parts. Also explained is how ATVs are used for recreation, racing, and work on farms and in the military. Additionally, readers will learn about ATV 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 ATV! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Dune Buggies

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858291

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of dune buggies! 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 dune buggy parts. Also explained is how dune buggies are used for recreation, racing, and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about dune buggy 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 dune buggy! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Indy Cars

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858307

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of Indy cars! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel fast around the racetrack. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major Indy car parts. Also explained are Indy car races and pit stops. Additionally, readers will learn about Indy car safety and history and famous Indy racers including Mario Andretti and Danica Patrick. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing Indy car! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

David Beckham: Soccer Superstar

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.

Eli Manning: Football Star

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tiger Woods: Famous Golfer

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tom Brady: Famous Quarterback

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Michael Phelps: Olympic Champion

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! Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jimmie Johnson: NASCAR Champion

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

LeBron James: Basketball Superstar

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. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.