Four boys from Liverpool, England, became the world's most famous rock and roll band in the '60s. Read about their childhood. What Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. , 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Geoff Edgers, 8 a 14 años.
Born in Austria in 1756, he composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. He died at the young age of 35, Mozart left a
legacy of more than 600 works. Lexile 790, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Yona Z. McDonough, 8 a 14 años.
His obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. His path to success and the best and brightest to come with him changing the world. Lexile 660, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Pam Pollack, 8 a 14 años.
He dreamt to change South Africa; he changed the world. Spent his life battling apartheid in a peaceful revolution and spent 27 years in prison emerging as the inspiring leader of a new South Africa. He became the country's first black president. Lexile 850, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Pam Pollack, 8 a 14 años.
Her marriage didn't have a happy ending, but Diana learned to use her fame for charitable causes. She became the People's Princess humanizing the image of the royal Family and showing care and concern for all people, homeless, the sick, and more. Lexile 920, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Ellen Labrecque, 8 a 14 años.
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. His Family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. Lexile 720, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Whitney Stewart, 8 a 14 años.
At the age of 18 she became religious in India, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta helping others. Her work expanded internationally, and her name is synonymous for compassion and devotion to the poor. Lexile 860, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Jim Gigliotti, 8 a 14 años.
Blind from the age of 4, he was 15 when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, until now, no one has ever improved his method. Lexile 780, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Margaret Frith, 8 a 14 años.
His life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an easy-to-read narrative, this title-illustrated with eighty drawings-also explaining the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion. Lexile 640, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Ellen Morgan, 8 a 14 años.
When the plague broke out in London 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion. Lexile 840, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Janet B. Pascal, 8 a 14 años.
Her teacher gave him a cornet in New Orleans. But his passion and genius pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life was a critical time in American music as well as black history. Lexile 780, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Yona Z. McDonough, 8 a 14 años.
Gifted painter, talented musician, dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his. Lexile 650, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Roberta Edwards, 8 a 14 años.
An impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but he was a dictator for life. Lexile 810, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Nico Medina, 8 a 14 años.
Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? The history of technology! Lexile 720, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Bonnie Bader, 8 a 14 años.
Born in 1942, Aretha began singing as a gospel singer. She had a powerful voice and skills on the piano. She released her first albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the 1st female artist. Lexile 900, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Nico Medina, 8 a 14 años.
Born in 1829, at age 11. He began writing adventure stories as a young man and became a popular writer. Mixing scientific discovery and literature in his books like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days. Lexile 930, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, James Buckley, 8 a 14 años.
She was told that girls could not go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to her in Pakistan and realized that words can bring change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. Nobel Peace Prize. Lexile 680, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Dinah Brown, 8 a 14 años.
By age 16, Paul David Hewson was such a good singer that he was nicknamed "Bono Vox," for "good voice". Bono became the singer of the rock band U2 in 1976. Today, U2 have sold over 157 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys.
Barack Obama has made history as the first African-American president. This biography is perfect for students looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President. Lexile 740, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Roberta Edwards, 8 a 14 años.
In 1964, Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a 2nd theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super secret. Why? Because the price of the land would have skyrocketed. So they cleverly covered up their trail, using made-up names. Lexile 990, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Joan Holub, 8 a 14 años.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. He has shown a humbler, less formal approach to his office than his predecessors- a warm style." Lexile 850, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Stephanie Spinner, 8 a 14 años.
The Parthenon is one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world! An ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But it served as a temple for a short time. It then became a church, then a mosque, and then for munitions. Lexile 860, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Roberta Edwards, 8 a 14 años.
19 beautiful towers, the high walls of the Kremlin with cathedrals, treasure-filled museums, and the Russian capitol. This Moscow fortress has had its dark days. Tales of spying, murder, missing children, and lost treasure are part of it's history. Lexile 890, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Deborah Hopkinson, 8 a 14 años.
London: Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton John, he started piano at three. Classical music, and then rock and roll. Since his first album in 1969 he has dominated the world with Songs like Your Song, Crocodile Rock and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Lexile 810, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Kirsten Anderson, 8 a 14 años.
Beloved and iconic symbol of Paris, France, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world! At first, people hated the design of the future landmark, calling it aungainly and out of step with the beautiful stone buildings of the city. Wow! Lexile 830, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Dina Anastasio, 8 a 14 años.
Explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. Lexile 930, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Sarah Fabiny, 8 a 14 años.
It looks like a palace, but it's a tomb- a love story. In 1612, Mogul emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal. For 19 years they were inseparable, she went to battles with him. When she died giving birth to their 14th child, he built this memorial. Lexile 850, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x20 cms, Dorothy Hoobler, 8 a 14 años.
The Great Pyramids of Egypt were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows how the ancient Egyptians did it! The story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza, the culture of Egypt, how mummies were made. Lexile 820, 112 páginas, Tapa Blanda, 1x14x19 cms, Dorothy Hoobler, 8 a 14 años.
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