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Sam Foster: Sunglasses Success

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110740

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the first person to mass-produce sunglasses, Sam Foster. Follow Foster’s story from his early years manufacturing plastic accessories to his creation of the Foster Grant company and the development of sunglasses from novelty item to fashion accessory to protective eyewear. Fun Facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110757

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Louis Réard: Bikini Designer

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110764

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of the bikini, Louis Réard. Follow Réard’s story from his early years designing cars for Renault to his creation and naming of the world’s smallest swimsuit. Fun Facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Levi Strauss: Blue Jean Genius

Elsie Olson (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110771

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of blue jeans, Levi Strauss. Follow Strauss’s story from his early years as a dry goods merchant to his invention with Jacob Davis of the denim jeans. Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110788

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of All Stars, Chuck Taylor. Follow Taylor’s story from his early years as a basketball star, to his career as a salesman for Converse, and his development of the Chuck Taylor All Star. Entertaining sidebars, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

S. Truett Cathy: Chick-fil-A Founder

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110801

In this title, unwrap the life of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy! Readers will follow Cathy’s journey from his entrepreneurial childhood to his first restaurants to his work perfecting the chicken-cooking process that led to Chick-fil-A. Learn about Cathy’s tenets for success, the company’s commitment to giving back, and the cows! A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Henry John Heinz: Ketchup Developer

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110818

In this title, unwrap the life of ketchup developer Henry John Heinz! Readers will follow Heinz’s journey from his childhood growing and selling vegetables to his start selling grated horseradish that led to “57 Varieties” of products including famous Heinz ketchup. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Aircraft

Katie Lajiness (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785197

This book introduces aspiring artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into aircraft. Young readers will learn to draw a blimp, a cargo plane, a passenger plane, a helicopter, and a fighter jet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cars and Trucks

Katie Lajiness (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785203

This book introduces aspiring artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into cars and trucks. Young readers will learn to draw a dump truck, a monster truck, a semitruck, a race car and a Volkswagen Beetle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cats

Katie Lajiness (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785210

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into cats. Young readers will learn to draw a goofy cat, a sleepy cat, a crabby cat, a curious cat, and a fat cat. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Dinosaurs

Katie Lajiness (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785227

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into dinosaurs. Young readers will learn to draw a deinonychus, a stegosaurus, a brontosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus rex, and a pterodactyl. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Dogs

Katie Lajiness (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680785234

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into dogs. Young readers will learn to draw a bulldog, a weiner dog, a sleepy dog, a happy dog, and a poodle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784039

Climb Aboard! Explore the difference between meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid! Investigate comet composition and development and their observation through history! Learn about asteroids! Learn about key astronomers tools such as telescopes and the Deep Impact spacecraft! See an infographic showing a comet’s orbit! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of Near Earth Objects complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Moon

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784053

Climb Aboard! Explore how the moon was formed! Learn about eclipses, the moon’s atmosphere, and the effects of its gravitational pull on Earth! Meet key Russian and American astronauts and their contributions to lunar exploration! See an infographic showing the moon’s phases! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of moon statistics complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Galaxies

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784046

Climb Aboard! Explore different types of galaxies! Learn how galaxies are formed! Meet key astronomers examine the tools they use such as the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites, and probes! See an infographic showing Earth in the Milky Way! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of seven different galaxies complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Space Exploration

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784077

Climb Aboard! Explore how NASA was formed! Meet early astronauts! Examine the Gemini and Apollo programs! Investigate Keck, Keck II, the Hubble Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory! Learn about space shuttles and stations! See an infographic showing the electromagnetic spectrum! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of landmarks in space exploration complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Planets

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784060

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet early astronomers and read about early astronomy! Investigate telescopes, satellites, rovers, and probes! Learn about different planets: terrestrial, gas, ice giants, dwarf, and exoplanets! See an infographic showing the solar system! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of planets in our solar system complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Sun

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784091

Climb Aboard! Explore how the sun was formed! Investigate spots, flares, and solar wind! Meet early astronomers working to understand the sun! Examine the sun, the moon, Earth, and gravity! Learn about solar observatories! See an infographic showing the sun’s layers! Did You Know? fact boxes and a Guidebook of facts about the sun complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Stars

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784084

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet key astronomers! Examine the history of mapping the stars! Investigate red giants, black and white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovas, and black holes! See an infographic showing our solar system’s statistics! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of the brightest stars complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Real Madrid CF

Todd Kortemeier (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111365

Learn about the history of legendary Spanish club Real Madrid. The title features a timeline, a glossary, and the author's all-time dream team. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Denmark

Julie Murray (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110481

Welcome to Denmark – home of castles, gardens, fjords and the Little Mermaid! Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they learn about Denmark’s history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Denmark’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Denmark! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Kenya

Julie Murray (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110498

Welcome to Kenya – home of the port city of Mombasa, nature and wildlife preserves, and Africa’s largest freshwater lake! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Kenya’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Kenya! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Netherlands

Julie Murray (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110504

Welcome to Netherlands – home of windmills, The Hague, and brilliant fields of tulips! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Netherlands’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Netherlands! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Poland

Julie Murray (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110511

Welcome to Poland – home of museums, castles, and salt mines! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Poland’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Poland! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Syria

Julie Murray (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110528

Welcome to Syria – home of ancient trade routes and cities that are thousands of years old! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Syria’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Syria! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.