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Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley became a country music star at a young age. He played guitar for an audience when he was just 10 years old and became a radio star 2 years later. Today, Brad is one of the brightest stars on the country music scene, winning both country music awards as well as Grammys. Students will rea...

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Country Music Stars
For students that love to sing along to the sweet twang of some quality country tunes, this collection is the ideal line-up of biographies on the genre’s hottest stars. From the guitars and musicality of the Keith Urban to the vocal styling of Carrie Underwood, each book carefully details the life o...

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Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough first became famous on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. An award-winning dancer, she won the competition twice. Despite her great success in the world of dance, Julianne’s dream was to become a country music singer. This book tells the story of how this young star pursued her d...

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Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is a fresh voice in the world of country music. Driven to perform from an early age, Miranda learned to play the guitar because she wanted to write her own songs. She formed her own band when she was only in her teens. Miranda’s big break came when she competed on the TV show Nashvil...

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Sugarland
Hoping to make an impact in the world of country music, three country music artists pooled their talents to form the band Sugarland. Their very first performance wowed audiences and critics, and Sugarland’s music has consistently topped the charts ever since. Now a duo, Sugarland continues to be one...

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Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw is a country music singer who has far exceeded his dreams. After years of number-one albums and a record-breaking tour with his wife Faith Hill, he is still at the top of the charts. Tim’s popularity has even extended into television and movies. This engaging biography takes readers backs...

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Toby Keith
Toby Keith has been a big name in country music for over 15 years. However, he wasn’t always a star. Toby had several jobs before he decided to pursue his love of music. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Toby sings, and speaks out, about his love for his nation and the country music way of lif...

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Beastly Bugs
This colorful book takes a look inside the beastly world of bugs. Readers will learn about the creepy crawlies that drink blood or give a nasty sting. Some bugs spread deadly diseases and others will even eat a pile of dung! Bugs are almost everywhere, scuttling around out of sight. What are they al...

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Dangerous Animals
There are some seriously scary animals out there, from the deadliest snakes to the most ferocious sharks to the spookiest of spiders. These dramatic books use vivid close-up photographs, detailed illustrations, and accessible text to examine some of Earth’s most fascinating predators. Young readers ...

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Dangerous Dinosaurs
Learning about the giant creatures that once ruled Earth has never been so much fun. Readers will discover the longest land animals that ever lived and find out about the dinosaurs that had beaks and even feathers! And one killer dinosaur was the largest land hunter ever. Give students a look inside...

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Deadly Snakes
This book engagingly exposes the biggest, fastest, and deadliest snakes on the planet. Readers will find out why snakes smell with their tongues, how they use heat sensors to track prey in the dark, and how they make sure people leave them alone—or else!

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Ferocious Sharks
Enter the world of the fiercest underwater hunters. Students will learn about the biggest and most dangerous fish on the planet—sharks. Some sharks are mighty killers that can track their victims from more than a mile away. This book takes a deep and thrilling dive into the underwater world of shark...

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Scary Sea Monsters
Enchanted readers will learn about tiny octopuses with a deadly bite, giant seagoing crocodiles that snap up people for lunch, and a deep-sea fish that can swallow animals as big as itself! This book dives into the watery world of the scariest sea monsters on Earth!

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Spooky Spiders
Finding out about killer spiders has never been so much fun. Spiders are expert hunters that trap their prey in clever ways. Some ambush their victims from behind a hidden trapdoor. Others tangle their prey in a stream of sticky spit. The endlessly fascinating and spooky world of the spider will del...

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Allosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Jurassic
The dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic were larger than ever before, including the first birds and incredible sea creatures. The most amazing dinosaurs and reptiles of this period are also revealed to readers, uncovering fascinating facts about the history along the way. Readers come face-to-face with ...

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Ankylosaurus and Other Armored and Plated Herbivores
The group of dinosaurs named ankylosaurids were built for battle. They were large, strong animals covered with armor plates, perfect for defending themselves against the claws and teeth of carnivorous dinosaurs. Many also had sharp horns and a club-like tail they used to fight off other dinosaurs. T...

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Brachiosaurus and Other Long-Necked Herbivores
The sauropod group of dinosaurs included the largest animals ever to walk the Earth. Sauropods were plant eaters with very long necks. The giant Brachiosaurus likely ate more than 400 pounds of plants a day. The enormous Omeisaurus’s neck made up more than half of the length of its entire body. Saur...

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Cetiosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Middle Jurassic
The Middle Jurassic period was one of change in both the natural landscape and the forms of life roaming Earth. Readers take a close look at the diverse environments of this period including African forests and European coastlines. They also learn about the amazing creatures that inhabited these var...

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Coelophysis and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Triassic
The Upper Triassic period is when dinosaurs first began to roam Earth. Readers explore the world of the first dinosaurs in this book. They learn about giant sea creatures, such as Cymbospondylus, which could grow to become over 30 feet long and incredible reptiles from environments as diverse as for...

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Dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs are some of the most fascinating creatures to have ever walked the earth. These high-interest books take readers deep into the prehistoric world and introduces them to dinosaurs from a specific time in Earth’s history, such as the Upper Triassic, Middle Jurassic, and Lower Cretaceous. Read...

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Lesothosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Jurassic
Readers discover incredible dinosaurs and lush landscapes in this vibrant book. They experience the flourishing natural environments of the Lower Jurassic period including green jungles and vast oceans. Cutting-edge artwork brings new depth and detail to renderings of the most amazing creatures of t...

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Parasaurolophus and Other Duck-Billed and Beaked Herbivores
The dinosaur group ornithopods included the giant Parasaurolophus, the tiny Lesothosaurus, and many other dinosaurs in between. The name “ornithopod” comes from the Greek words for “bird foot,” which describes the dinosaurs’ three-toed feet. However, this isn’t the only similarity the ornithopods ha...

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Spinosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Cretaceous
The Upper Cretaceous period ushered in a time of incredible change on Earth. The end of this period saw a mass extinction event that destroyed all of the dinosaurs, but the years before that event featured more species of life on Earth than ever before. In this book, readers discover the incredible ...

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Triceratops and Other Horned Herbivores
Triceratops was a three-horned dinosaur that was part of the group ceratopsids, which included dinosaurs that looked a little like rhinoceroses. Some ceratopsids had only one horn, while others had five or six. The tiny Protoceratops had no horns. Ceratopsids had large skulls that included large, bo...

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Tyrannosaurus Rex and Other Giant Carnivores
Everybody head for cover—here comes a T-Rex! Like other giant carnivorous dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex had a large head and powerful jaws filled with long, sharp teeth. They were fierce hunters who used their thewy hind legs to chase down their prey. Some of these giant carnivores grew to the le...

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Utahraptor and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Cretaceous
Readers get a detailed look at the landscapes and creatures of the Lower Cretaceous period and the dramatic changes of life on Earth during that time. They explore the incredibly varied environments of this period including the Asian river plains and African watering holes. Along the way, readers a...

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Velociraptor and Other Raptors and Small Carnivores
Velociraptors were members of a group of dinosaurs that included small, bird-like carnivores. The word “raptor” comes from the Latin word “seize,” which means to take something by force. This explains the way the Velociraptor and other raptors survived—by forcefully taking what they needed. Although...

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Extreme Skiing
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Hang Gliding and Parasailing
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Rock Climbing
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Scuba Diving
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Skydiving
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Triathlons
Extreme Sports will lure even the most reluctant readers with its vivid portrayals of the excitement, skills, techniques, and jargon of six thrilling sports. Vibrant images capture the essence of each sport, and the reader-friendly text stresses the importance of proper training and safety equipment...

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Amphibians
This book shows young scientists and budding nature lovers the difference between a frog and a toad and then looks in greater detail at some of the world’s most fascinating amphibians. Readers will be wrapped in fascination as they learn about a frog that gets smaller as it ages and a species that c...

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Crocodiles and Alligators
This book starts by answering the classic question “What is the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?” It then goes on to look at some of the unique characteristics of two of the world’s most fearsome reptiles. Readers will gain a lasting understanding of the differences between these two...

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Lizards
Why do lizards shed their skins? How do chameleons change color? What’s so monstrous about a Gila monster? How come the creature named the slowworm is not a worm at all, but a lizard? This book answers these and many of the other classic questions asked by young zoologists.

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Nonvenomous Snakes
Just because a snake is not poisonous, it doesn’t mean it’s harmless. The nonvenomous anaconda, which is also the world’s longest and heaviest snake, can suffocate large mammals before swallowing them whole. This book looks at a range of nonvenomous species and answers some of the questions that are...

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Slimy, Scaly, Deadly Reptiles and Amphibians
Slimy, slithering, sneaking, chomping, biting, and squeezing creatures make up the high-interest world of reptiles and amphibians—from water to land and from forest to desert. Readers will learn the differences between venomous and nonvenomous snakes, crocodiles and alligators, and turtles and torto...

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Turtles
Turtles are a natural curiosity—young minds wonder whether they have teeth, how long they live, and whether they are different from tortoises. Readers will learn what shells are made from, and why some are rough while others are smooth. This fascinating book includes illustrations and beautiful phot...

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Venomous Snakes
What is the most deadly snake on Earth? What is the fastest? How does snake venom kill other animals? How do some snakes find their prey in complete darkness? Students will find the answers to these and dozens of other fascinating questions about venomous snakes—one of the slithering creatures that ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Who is "Little E"? Readers will find the answer to this question in Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Jr. was raised in the world of racing. This book tells the story of this well-known NASCAR driver from a very famous racing family, and shows why he is considered one of today's most popular NASCAR drivers.

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Denny Hamlin
This is the story of a hard worker and skilled racer. Denny Hamlin began racing when he was only 7 years old, and was the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Mini Stock championship. In his rookie year in the Sprint Cup Series, he had one of the most successful first seasons in NASCAR history. Readers w...

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Jeff Gordon
Readers will enter the world of one of today's hottest NASCAR drivers. By the time he was 6 years old, Jeff Gordon had won more than 30 races as a young superstar. He has raced in over 570 NASCAR races, has had more than 350 top finishes, and has won more than 80 times. Readers will learn why Jeff G...

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Jimmie Johnson
This book gives readers some of the most exciting racing highlights of one of the most famous NASCAR drivers. A true champion, Jimmie Johnson began racing when he was only 5 years old. Throughout his career, he has won many races and awards. Racing fans will learn about Jimmie's many record-breakers...

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Juan Pablo Montoya
Racing lovers will be revved up to read this book about Juan Pablo Montoya, a true racing giant. Born in South America, Montoya has raced in places around the world. He was the first Formula 1 driver to make the move to NASCAR, and his spirit and skill have helped him become a winner and a favorite ...

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Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch is part of a famous racing dynasty. His father and grandfather were both racecar drivers, and his brother is also a NASCAR favorite. This book tells the story of this racing champion, who races in three different NASCAR series—Nationwide, Sprint Cup, and Camping World Truck. Kyle has won ...

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Mark Martin
Readers will be revved up to meet Mark Martin, one of the most accomplished drivers in NASCAR history. Martin has been a star on the racetrack for more than 25 years. From his early years in racing, he has shown that hard work and skill pay off. At over 50 years old, Mark Martin is still considered ...

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Superstars of NASCAR
This thrilling series gives readers a glimpse into the exciting lives of today’s hottest race car drivers. These high-interest biographies introduce readers to some of NASCAR’s most famous drivers, like Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, and Juan Pablo Montoya. Fans of NASCAR will learn how these superstars o...

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Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart began winning races when he was just 16 years old. At 24, he was the first driver to win three championships in one season. Today, Tony runs for successful sprint car teams that have won several championships. Tony even owns a racetrack. In this book, readers will find out even more fas...

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Amusement Park Rides
Few things are as exciting as a fast-paced roller coaster ride. The thrill of a huge, sudden drop or a giant loop can be both exhilarating and terrifying. From the Kingda Ka in New Jersey to the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, this book has the inside scoop on the fastest, tallest, most incredible amuse...

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