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Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys

by Lang Lang

HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang...


Dave Grohl: Nothing to Lose (4th Edition)

by Michael Heatley

Dave Grohl is no ordinary musician. Having powered Nirvana to legendary status from behind his drum kit, adding the necessary drive to Kurt Cobain's genre-defining grunge anthems, he then switched instruments...


Parallel Journeys

by Eleanor H. Ayer

She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each...


Jackie Robinson: Legends in Sports

by Matt Christopher & Glenn Stout

The story of legendary Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball, is recounted in this title.


On the Track with...Jeff Gordon

by Matt Christopher

Matt Christopher delves into the life of Jeff Gordon, the racing sensation, and recreates his memorable moments with exciting turn-by-turn action. This fast-paced biography includes photos, Gordon's stats, and...


On the Court with ... Kobe Bryant

by Matt Christopher

Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. The son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams,...


Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Marvin Barrett & Pat Fogarty

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon...


Meet George Washington

by Joan Heilbroner

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary...


Meet Abraham Lincoln

by Barbara Cary

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill,...


Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi

You think you know Bon Jovi, but you don't until you open this book. With gorgeous, exclusive photographs and revealing text from the band members themselves, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful captures Jon, Richie,...


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


Little Monk's Parvati

by Gauri Kelkar

Parvati is an incarnation of the Divine Mother, Goddess Durga and wife of Lord Shiva. She is the gentler form of Goddess Durga and is a home-maker, with a husband and children. However, Goddess Parvati herself...


Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

by Debra L. Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch-and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first...


Aaron Jay Kernis

by Leta E. Miller

The first full-length biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer


Who Was Marie Curie?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a...


Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music

by John Lucas

Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him -...


Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

by Jan Swafford

The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives.


Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by William C. Banfield

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...


The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

by Jesse Fink

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals...