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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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In 1927, Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate and looked history in the eye. With each swing of the bat his towering legacy grew larger. Ball after ball sailed into the seats and the race for 60 home runs was on. Join the Bambino as he swings for the fences chasing down one of the greatest baseball records of all time.
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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. The author tells this unforgettable story, which takes place in nineteenth-century England, through the eyes of Black Beauty. The reader will feel the love & cruelty that this great stallion experiences. Beginning with Black Beauty's wonderful life with his master, Squire Gordon, and the kindness of Jerry Barker to the terrible times as a "cab" horse having to tolerate the torture of the "proper" English bearing reins, Black Beauty's story speaks for all animals that can't speak for themselves. 64 pages, FC
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Bree just cannot do it. The big bike jump is too big, too steep, and too scary. Is there any way for Bree to pedal through her fears?
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Ryder Stone, a high school student and wrestling sensation, discovers his true destiny when he's recruited to join a super-powered team of mixed martial artists! Heir to one of eight medallions forged from a radioactive meteorite, he trains with his mysterious mentor Doc Proton for the day when, with focus and resolve, he and his new friends must harness the power to become the next generation of Cage Heroes. However, an evil network known as the Shadow Empire, led by the megalomaniacal Dark Sanctum and his vicious protege Stryker, seeks the medallions for an evil purpose: to wield in unison, plunging the world into darkness. Only by unlocking the hero within can Ryder and his teammates save civilization as we know it! Cage Hero, the perfect blend of superhero action and mixed martial arts, makes its explosive debut, from the minds Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), former UFC manager and MMA expert Ian Parker, and MMA personality Mark Mastrandrea! Bonus materials include character designs by Renalto Rei, and an introduction ny Mike Straka, MMA journalist and host of MMA Noise.
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A young girl joins a dancing competition with her fellow students and soon realizes that she has two left feet! She spends a lot of time practicing but is discouraged by her results. Because of the young girl's passion and dedication, Tinker Bell appears to grant her a wish. When Tinker Bell casts a spell on a magical card, the young girl enters the magical world of Disney and learns the joys of dancing!
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A young girl joins a dancing competition with her fellow students and soon realizes that she has two left feet! She spends a lot of time practicing but is discouraged by her results. Because of the young girl's passion and dedication, Tinker Bell appears to grant her a wish. When Tinker Bell casts a spell on a magical card, the young girl enters the magical world of Disney and learns the joys of dancing!
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Alex Rodriguez has made his name in both baseball and the tabloids over the last twenty years, playing for a number of Major League Baseball teams, always staying in the public eye. Take a look at his earliest days on through his most recent escapades and get the inside scoop on this possible legend of baseball.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro rose from poverty in Portugal to become one of the wealthiest men to ever play football. His father, a poor gardener who drank too much, and his mother, who waited tables and other odd jobs to provide care for four children, recognized his talent early and pulled him from school at a young age so he could devote his boundless energy to the game he loved. Wearing the number seven worn by David Beckham, Ronaldo’s speed, footwork, and skills as a forward and a winger have forged him one of the sport’s most respected players of all time.
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High speeds and high stakes have followed Danica Patrick throughout her life, and yet, she's never given up and never given in. Bluewater's best-selling biographical comic series continues, putting the pedal to the medal and racing toward that checkered flag to give you all the background information you could ever want on the racing Sports Illustrated cover girl.
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