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Robert Pattinson

by Isabelle Adams & Amy Howe HarperCollins (July 28, 2009)

Here's everything you need to know about gorgeous Robert Pattinson. From his early days in amateur theater . . . to landing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . . . to the amazing...

Cody Simpson: Welcome to Paradise: My Journey

by Cody Simpson HarperCollins (October 22, 2013)

The first official all-access look into the life of singing sensation Cody Simpson. Follow Cody as he goes from singing cover songs in his bedroom to opening sold-out concerts for Justin Bieber. With never-before-seen...

Mama Africa!

by Kathryn Erskine & Charly Palmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 09, 2017)

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa,...

Pocket Bios: Charlie Chaplin

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of actor and silent film legend Charlie Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin, renowned comic silent film icon, enjoyed a successful seventy-five year career as...

Brave Ballerina

by Michelle Meadows & Ebony Glenn Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 07, 2019)

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial...

Monsieur Marceau

by Leda Schubert & Gérard Dubois Flash Point (September 03, 2012)

Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a...

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

by Mordicai Gerstein Square Fish (April 16, 2007)

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This...

Ballet for Martha

by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan & Brian Floca Flash Point (August 02, 2010)

A picture book about the making of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring, her most famous dance performance

Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer

Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer

Isamu Noguchi...

Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

by Kjartan Poskitt & Geraint Ford Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2019)

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes


Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born...

Feed Your Mind

by Jen Bryant & Cannaday Chapman Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 11, 2019)

A celebration of August Wilson’s journey from a child in Pittsburgh to one of America’s greatest playwrights


August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular...

You Are My Friend

by Aimee Reid & Matt Phelan Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 05, 2019)

A heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness


Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the man who...

JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life

by Jojo Siwa Amulet Books (October 02, 2017)

You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo's nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation's version of a...


by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 21, 2017)

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.

Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernández's...

All I Know Now

by Carrie Hope Fletcher The Experiment (September 17, 2015)

“This is a best friend in book form.”—Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes

Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying...

Groundbreaking Guys

Believing in Books: The Story of Lillian Smith

by Sydell Waxman Napoleon and Co (December 01, 2002)

This biography is the story of a child who took her love of childrens' books and found a way to share it with the world as she grew up. Her voice would be the first to carry the message of childrens' right to...

Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould

by Vladimir Konieczny Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2009)

Struggling for Perfection is the story of the famous pianist, an enigmatic figure who made some of the most acclaimed classical recordings of the last century. The book is illustrated with sketches and archival...

Joshua Jackson

by Elina Furman St. Martin's Paperbacks (October 14, 1999)

As Pacey Witter on the hit TV show Dawson's Creek, actor Joshua Jackson is a loner--introspective, quick with a quip, and willing to follow his heart rather than follow the crowd. In real life, Joshua is a lot...

Christopher Reeve

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (July 31, 2007)

Childhood of Famous Americans

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized...

Frankie Muniz Boy Genius

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (February 21, 2001)

Meet Frankie Muniz!

He's the star of Malcolm in the Middle, one of the hottest shows on TV today. Frankie's fifteen, funny, and now he's famous. Here, for every fan who can't get enough of Frankie, is everything...

Joshua Jackson

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (October 27, 2001)

Joshua Jackson

Tall, dark, handsome hunk Joshua Jackson is the superstar of tomorrow. It's easy to see why! How many other stars can boast of appearing in nearly twenty movies, not to mention being the breakout...

Heath Ledger: The Heath Is On!

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (February 10, 2002)


Heath Ledger may come from the land Down Under, but he's taking Hollywood by storm! After starting out in local musical theater, this talented hottie left his hometown, Perth, and headed to Sydney...

Get Lit Rising

by Diane Luby Lane & the Get Lit Players Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (October 18, 2016)

Get to know the Get Lit Players--a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world--with this standards-based book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances.