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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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One of the most famous sports icons in modern history comes to the FAME comic book series! We look at David Beckham's life from his boyhood, working hard to make the grade and dreaming of one day playing for Manchester United and England, to his adult life of celebrity in America. Sex symbol, style icon, husband and father, he personifies the 'Brand Beckham.' But strip all of that away, and he's still the boy from Leytonstone.
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Americans call the game "soccer," while the rest of the world dubs it "football." Whatever it's called, fans know the name while former and current players whisper it in respect for the man many consider to be the best player in world. Diego Maradona's career was formed while he was only a child kicking a ball in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he became a legend during the World Cup tournament in 1986 and named FIFA Player of the 20th Century alongside his childhood hero, the remarkable Pele. His storied career is chronicled in this latest illustrated biography.
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Few footballers are honored to wear the number 10 on their jersey. Pelé, Diego Maradona, and now, Lionel Messi have felt the weight of that number, and all have excelled. With five Ballon d’Ors (French for “golden balls”), awarded for meritorious achievement by FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association), this shy player from Argentina, one of the youngest ever to play the game professionally, proves that to excel, one must know yourself and push yourself to succeed.
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Expectations and the pressure following them could break lesser men. Fortunately for Seattle Seahawks fans, Russell Wilson manages to withstand success and defeat with grace and aplomb. Follow Wilson's meteoric rise from high school athlete to superstar.
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One of the newsmakers of 2010 is now a comic book sensation. Tiger Woods is, in most respects, the most famous golfer of all time. He may have had some recent troubles, but his life is one filled with very interesting tidbits. Come inside and see how his life lead him to be one of the most famous sports stars in the history of the United States and the world and learn about the man behind all of these news stories. Go for a hole in one with this comic detailing the life story of this major athlete.
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Bluewater Productions introduces a new biography comic featuring Tom Daley. British diver Tom Daley made quite a splash at the 2012 Olympic Games with his winning personality, boyish good looks and impressive physique. Writer Michael Troy and artist Alex Schumacher tell the inspiring young swimmer's tale of triumph and tragedy from his Olympic success to the loss of his father and his rise as a reality tv celebrity.
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Nico wants to be shortstop on his baseball team. So when he is placed at first base, he is disappointed. Will Nico be the best first baseman he can be or will he let his team down?
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David likes soccer, but he doesn't like being goalie. When it's his turn at the net, he tries a new trick. David is ready to even the score!
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A biography telling the personal life and baseball career of the legendary player, Jackie Robinson. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of athlete Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympic Games and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Tells the life story of dynamic heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who gained fame for his boxing skills, political views, and humanitarian efforts. Written in graphic-novel format.
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A biography on the life of Wilma Rudolph, hero of the 1960 Rome Olympics. Written in graphic-novel format.
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Static-levitation racing has become the most popular--and dangerous--sport of the future, and down-on-his-luck former front-runner Hugo Broyler is about to find out just how dangerous it can be, on and off the track when he takes a transportation gig from a local crimelord. To complicate matters, he suddenly finds himself haunted by the ghost of a former racing rival. Either that or he's going crazy.This volume includes the first full story arc from the hit online series, along with rules for a complete role playing system set within the world of Static Levitation racing, filled with sci-fi world details and concept illustrations from a wealth of top artists from around the world.
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EDDIE NEALE had his future planned, shooting balls into the net for West Ham United F.C, but thanks to WORLD WAR II, now he's shooting NAZIS as an R.A.F tail-gunner! Shot down, he finds himself captive in castle LUNGOTZ LUFTZIG where he'll face his biggest opposition yet...his own DESTINY!
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EDDIE NEALE is a P.O.W. Confined to a castle cell, escape seems impossible. However, under the very noses of his Nazi captors, Eddie and some new allies form a plan... Now all he has to do. To escape is... take a leap into the unknown!
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